Your skin is a living organ and without the right skin care it can become dull, lifeless and wrinkled due to ageing and today’s hectic lifestyles. Signs of skin ageing can become noticeable as early as your 20s, but if you take a little care you can slow the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and damage due to the suns UV rays.
Ageing skin loses the ability to retain moisture and cells can become weak after being exposed to pollutants over the years. This means your skin may start to show signs of ageing early on with wrinkles appearing if you don’t start looking after it properly.
How to Take Care of Your Skin
Cleanse your face with cool water and a cleanser that contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). This special ingredient will help to plump up the skin and exfoliate away any dead skin cells or dirt. Rinse your face with cool water and pat the face dry with a soft towel.
Apply a daily moisturising cream such as this Emu Oil face cream which will help to restore the skins natural moisture balance and may help skin regeneration. It may also help delay the signs of ageing and promote a healthy, glowing complexion.
Think about covering your face up when the sun is at its hottest during the day. Wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect the thinner skin area around the eyes. Always wear a good sun protection cream with UVA and UVB protection.
Think about taking a good collagen supplement which may stimulate your own body’s production of collagen. When young our bodies produce this with ease, but as we get older the production can begin to decline.
Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day to keep your skin hydrated and aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep a night. Good sleep gives your whole body as well as your skin time to rest and repair. Be mindful of squinting when the sun is bright or when you’re trying to concentrate on something. Make sure you wear sunglasses or your correct reading glasses to eradicate this.
Of course diet can make a huge difference to the health of your skin. Incorporate fresh fruit and vegetables daily into your diet and opt for brightly coloured foods like yellow, red, green and purple. Antioxidants will boost the skins defences and good foods for this are blueberries and spinach. Avocados are rich in omega 3 and a source of vitamin E, which is great to boost the skins luminosity. Brazil nuts are high in selenium - a nutrient that preserves elastin, which will help keep skin firm and tight. The list goes on with skin boosting foods, but aim to keep the diet varied and rich in nutrients.