Sun damage, dry, dull, drooping skin, puffy eyes, fine lines and wrinkles... there's no way to stop the clock, but here we show you some easy ways you can help slow it down naturally xox
Treating Sun Damage Naturally
“The mistakes of our past start to catch up to us, usually in the form of sun damage," says Dendy Engelman, a dermatologist in New York City. UV-damaged cells eventually reach the skin's surface (think freckles or hyperpigmentation), and they're sometimes so subtle that only your facialist and her magnifying mirror will notice. Engelman recommends working a retinol product into your routine to help speed up cell turnover, which will allow skin to rebound more quickly. "Retinol helps diminish the appearance of sunspots, minimize the appearance of pores, and even reduce blemishes," says Engelman. So in case you didn't already know, it's pretty much magic.
Retinol is Pure Vitamin A
Retinol is simply pure Vitamin A, which is also commonly referred to as a retinoid. There are many natural and synthetic (prescription) forms of retinoids.
It’s is an ingredient that helps the skin look and behave younger. Retinol is an antioxidant and thus can interrupt the free-radical damage process that causes skin to look and act older by increasing collagen production and thus preventing wrinkles. Retinol is effective at managing acne and eczema; it improves skin discolourations (also known as age spots or pigmentation marks) and assists in the repair of sun damaged skin.
Overall, retinol has shown to:
improve the appearance of skin texture and wrinkles
help restore an even skin tone
manage sensitive or oily skin with its exfoliating effects
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Prevention Has Always Been Better Than Cure
But simply treating sun damage on the surface isn't the end of it—dermatologists also urge clients to step up their prevention game: "Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays to help reverse damage and prevent more from occurring," says David E. Bank, a dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York. We've said it before: Sunscreen is the best anti-aging product you can buy.
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Treating Fine Lines and Wrinkles Naturally
It's a major bummer to see your makeup settling into fine lines that you could have sworn weren't there last week. If a coat of moisturiser isn't doing the trick, here's a two-pronged approach to try:
First, change your makeup. "As we begin to age, our skin can get very dry, and the wrong formulas will emphasise the lines," says Engelman. "Avoid using powders, as they absorb oil and moisture." Switch to a cream foundation or tinted moisturizer and apply a line-filling primer beforehand to create a smooth surface.
Massaging Your Skin Daily to Prevent and Treat Fine Lines
This might sound like just another thing to add to your to do list but it’s really quite easy incorporating into your skincare regime. To help soften the appearance of fine lines, spend time massaging the skin daily. This not only helps with circulation but promotes cell regeneration.
Use a natural oil packed with antioxidants and antiaging properties. save our skin’s magical golden oil works wonders for this. I like using it as my daily face cleanser. Simply massage a small amount into the skin… really getting into the space between your eyebrows, fine lines on the forehead cheeks and chin. and then wipe away with a warm wet face towel. Whaloa you’ve just cleaned and massaged your skin at the same time. Also instead of just slapping your moisturiser or vitamin serum on actually take time to massage these in and apply a little extra to areas that need it ie forehead lines.
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Treat Dull Skin Naturally
As we age, our cell-turnover rate slows down. The top layer of the skin becomes dull and we lose our glow. . But this one has a fairly easy remedy:
Dehydration can make the skin dull and tired. This problem can be solved by drinking a lot of water. Drink water when you wake up in morning and keep drinking water the whole day. It will hydrate the skin and help in making it fresh and bright.
Treat Dull Skin with a Honey & Sugar Exfoliation
Treat face dullness by using a DIY honey and sugar remedy. For this, you need to take these two ingredients and mix them well so that you get a smooth paste. Apply on face with a rubbing movement. Ensure to rub very gently and always in an up and outward motion. Rinse with warm water. Do this treatment once a week. It will help in exfoliating the skin in a natural way.
Regular exfoliation enhances cell turnover and eliminates dry, flaky, dull skin.
The Secret to Making Your Skin Glow
A vitamin C-packed, fruit acid-rich, hydrating, and renewing product such as save our skin’s ACE 4 Face protects the skin from free radicals and is essential in collagen production. This serum contains 20% ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to reduce discolouration and brighten skin. Formulated with vitamins A & E to retain skin's natural moisture and collagen to enhance skin's firmness and elasticity.
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Treat Puffy Eyes Naturally
The eye area skin is thin already and as you age, the skin thins even more, which can make issues like dark circles or puffiness even more apparent.
If you're feeling extra puffy, it's time to say goodbye to those after-work martinis (sorry). Cut out salt and alcohol, which lead to water retention and exacerbate swelling.
You can also try a cold compress or use an eye cream that contains cooling cucumber, which alleviates undereye puffiness and dark circles.
In addition, the worst thing you can do for your eyes on a daily basis is to rub them, so be gentle when you apply product and use a good makeup remover that doesn't require tugging.
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Treating Dry Skin Naturally
Dry skin is a sign of aging in and of itself, but it can also exacerbate most of the other signs. That's why—though it may feel like a "duh" recommendation—moisturiser needs to be your BFF. Morning and Night!
Your skin is in a constant battle with the environment to stay hydrated. Everything surrounding us pulls moisture out of our skin. Think heat, sun, wind, air conditioning—even rinsing with water.
Use an a powerful concoction at least twice a week at night to pull extra moisture into skin. Made with honey which is hydroscopic in nature, which means it draws moisture from air (while you sleep). Winning!
Ensure that you moisturise morning and night and be a little more liberal with your application in winter as your skin needs more hydration during the cooler months.
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Treat Drooping Skin Naturally
Young skin gets its plump, firm look thanks to collagen and elastin, which provide structure for your face. Once the production of these compounds begins to slow in our late 20s, skin begins to look less taut, typically around the jaw and cheeks. To pump the production of collagen and elastin back up use products containing vitamins A, C and E.
Vitamins A C and E Boost Collagen Production
Vitamin A has been proven to tighten sagging skin and enhance collagen production.Whilst the anti-ageing properties found in Vitamin C stimulate collagen synthesis to make your skin more supple and elastic. And the topical application of Vitamin E is best for reducing the signs of wrinkling and sagging.