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Anti ageing through age control by elly b

Most of us talk about skin ageing with a deep sigh! Whilst ageing is inevitable are there some factors that we can control? There are 2 different types of ageing: 1. Intrinsic (internal factors) 2. Extrinsic (external factors) More »

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BEAUTY SLEEP … it’s not a myth!

BEAUTY SLEEP … it’s not a myth!

 It’s not called BEAUTY SLEEP for nothing! Have a bad night’s sleep and it will certainly show on your face.

 When you don’t sleep well or not for long enough – the cells that repair and regenerate your skin can’t do their job properly and the result is lack-lustre skin … dry and dehydrated.

 So not only are you lacking in energy and just not functioning as well, but your stress levels also increase. This can trigger an increase in acne & sensitivities. And may also lead to a decrease in collagen production.

When you do get a regular good night’s sleep – I’m sure you can really notice the difference!

Night time is the perfect time to use a more intense and heavier cream like Dream Cream to really re-hydrate your skin whilst the skin cells are renewing and repairing. Your skin will really reap the rewards of the therapeutic benefits of the certified organic oils and essential oils. It’s not called Dream Cream for nothing!!

There’s truth in what we are told …. don’t drink caffine a few hours before bed, don’t eat a huge evening meal, make sure your room is not too hot or too cold, give yourself some time to wind down and relax an hour or so before bedtime and commit to regular exercise. All these things will improve the quality of your sleep and in turn improve the condition of your skin.

 

 So now you know why it really is a “ Beauty Sleep”! Sweet dreams!

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Article courtesy of elly b Organic skin care. 2013.

Age Control

AGE CONTROL by elly b

Most of us talk about skin ageing with a deep sigh! 

Whilst ageing is inevitable are there some factors that we can control?

There are 2 different types of ageing:

  • Intrinsic (internal factors)
  • Extrinsic (external factors)

 

Organic anti ageing cream

Gwyneth Paltrow and her mother actress Blythe Danner

 

INTRINSIC factors

Are the natural processes caused by genetic factors that are happening to your whole body over time. From a skin point of view this includes a decrease in collagen & elastin production, increased dryness and a decrease in the skin cell turnover rate. And gravity doesn’t help! Obviously intrinsic ageing is something we have little control over.

EXTRINSIC factors

Are caused by environmental & lifestyle factors ie. Sun exposure, smoking, excess alcohol, drugs, nutritional intake, poor health habits, stress etc.
Extrinsic ageing is the bigger problem and can cause more damage. The good news is you do have more control over these factors.  You can slow down extrinsic ageing!  Whilst it’s important to use products that target and help intrinsic ageing factors you can take steps to help prevent & diminish the external signs of premature ageing.

 

 

So what can you do to help your skin?

Here’s just 6 ways that will make a visible difference to your skin by improving your lifestyle!

 

1.  Use sun protection

Most premature ageing is caused by sun exposure. Research tells us a small amount of sun is necessary for Vitamin D synthesis.  However sun damage can take decades to show up and by the time you are aware – it’s way too late to completely reverse the damage done. Sun exposure can cause freckles, age spots, rough & leathery skin, fine lines, wrinkles, skin pigmentation and the worst sun damage can lead to skin cancers. So cover up, stay out of the sun from 10 – 3pm and wear a sunscreen every day to reduce photo ageing.

2.  Nutrition

It’s true – you are what you eat! Better nutrition not only helps you lose/maintain weight but also clears your skin.

3.  Get a good night sleep

Yes you need plenty of it – approximately 8 hours per night, otherwise your skin starts to look dull.

4.  Obey your skincare routine

Regularly removing dead skin cells with an exfoliant, followed by a really hydrating moisturiser can make a huge difference.  Always take off your makeup before going to bed!

5.  Moderate alcohol

In moderation only. Regularly consuming large amounts will dehydrate your skin – leading to early signs of lines and wrinkles. Also depletes vitamins and the production of collagen & elastin.

6.  No smoking

 Just don’t do it! Nicotine affects blood flow limiting the availability of oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Also the repeated muscles movements used increases the number and depth of wrinkles especially around the mouth and eyes!  The damage caused to your skin (long & short term)  is huge – not to mention your lungs and general health.

So you can see we do have some control over how our skin ages and to what degree and there are lots of things you can do to help keep your skin healthy and reduce the signs of ageing. 

It doesn’t matter how young or old you are – start today!

 

 

Article courtesy of elly b Organic skin care. 2013.