There is ageing and then is there is premature ageing and ageing gracefully. We all have a clear understanding of which road we all want to take obviously, ageing gracefully.
While the body ages naturally, we don’t want our skin to age faster than us. Collagen, an abundant protein found in bones, tissues, and skin, hair and nails keeps it all together. It starts to decrease around our thirties and continues depleting progressively, leaving fine lines, wrinkles and dry feeling skin in its wake. Defensively we pick up products at hand to ward off these first telltale signs. This could prove to be so wrong.
The right beauty regime and products will help in maintaining your skin’s youth and firmness. While the wrong ones will drive you towards ruthless effects of ageing and add years to your appearance. Natural products are highly effective sans the harmful side effects. Give 100% natural, hemp-based and fresh Satliva products a try.
The Usual Suspects
We all know that too much sun, an unhealthy diet, and lifestyle is bad for health and skin. However, some sneaky daily habits that we unknowingly practice can degenerate skin and body faster. Let’s learn about what you may be doing wrong and how to correct it here.
Sleeping With Makeup On
Our skin remains smooth and moist with the secretion of a substance called sebum, through pores on our skin. Sebum protects skin by helping retain moisture. Sleeping with make-up on, blocks pores and retracts sebum, making skin less supple and dry. Remove all makeup before sleeping and start using non-comedogenic (non-pore-blocking) products such as Hemp-based products, with anti-ageing properties and loads of nutrients that nourish skin from deep within.
Cleansing daily is good but cleaning too aggressively might damage skin and the accompanying tissue underneath, resulting in sagged skin. Gently wash off pollutants, dust, and make-up without irritating the skin.
Stop trying to control your weight by yo-yo-ing between extreme diet regimens. Sudden weight loss or gain can tear skin tissue, making your skin sag and look sallow. Faddy diets just don’t work in the long run.
Using ‘Anti-aging' Packs Daily
Prolong and overuse of anti-ageing formulas and creams with harsh chemicals cause more damage than good. Use natural products that promote cellular renewal process like hemp oil and move to a more effective routine.
Keep your computer at arm's length
Yes, and we mean about 2 feet away. Sitting too close to your computer screen may result in fine wrinkles around your eyes. All the squinting and straining at the screen contract the underlying muscles that slowly become permanent. Take frequent breaks from your computer to protect against under-eye wrinkles and fine lines and walk about to maintain your posture too.
Lack Of Sleep
This is a no-brainer. Of course, you need quality sleep. Keen to know what it does? Well, for one, sound sleep eliminates dead cells through digestion and invigorates skin by producing new ones. Lack of sufficient sleep ages skin faster and invites Cortisol, a stress hormone that can cause inflammation.
Soaps purchased off the shelf usually are alkaline, meaning high in caustic chemicals like sodium or even potassium hydroxide. They affect skin badly. It is best to choose mild, oil-based soaps which are 100% natural and organic.
Neglecting The Head And Neck Region
The skin on your neck is particularly prone to dehydration. Take care to see that moisturize and makeup removal is applied lower down from the face to the neck. When applying a face mask remember to extend this to you neck. Use rejuvenating body oils with loads of fatty-acids without the grease for deep nourishment and softness.
Read The Ingredients Carefully
Less is more, especially when it comes to beauty products and skincare. A plethora of solutions exists for skincare (and some of them are carcinogenic too). Do look closely at the fine ingredient to determine which are good for you or dangerous to use. Avoid all unpronounceable chemicals like sulfates, parabens, and phthalates.
Make Sunscreen An Essential
Use a broad-spectrum of sunscreen every day to avoid sunburn, skin pigmentation and even cancer. Choose SPF 30 (or higher) and water-resistant sunscreen and after application, wait for a couple of minutes before heading out to ensure that it is completely absorbed.
Heard of free radicals? Well, this simply means that when your body is exposed to sun, pollution, burning tobacco or other toxic chemicals, free radicals are produced. An overload of free radicals causes oxidative stress, which in turn breaks down collagen and causes the appearance of signs of ageing like wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
Anti-oxidants protect cells against these free radicals. They help repair skin and brighten skin tone. Examples of such oxidants are vitamins C and E which are present in non-chemical cosmetics. Hemp seed oil is rich in Vitamin A, C, and E and is a preferred choice for all skin types to maintain youthful skin.
We hope you are now more aware of what to look for in your anti-aging and beauty routines. Stay stress-free, healthy and positive for the same effect on your skin