The birds are singing, the sun is out and everyone is gearing up to make the most of the summer season. While spending time in the sun has many benefits for our body, it’s important to follow some precautions and take care of our skin to ensure it remains healthy. Wondering whether you need to switch up your skincare routine to better suit the summer season? Or are you still guilty of adhering to your old skincare regimen? If your answer is a yes to these questions, then now might be the time to get serious about your skin care. And why not! There is nothing wrong in wanting plump, healthy and younger looking skin.
The first signs of ageing can appear as early as when you are in your 20s. These signs of ageing often show up around your eyes in the form of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles or as dark spots on your skin. As you age, the collagen production slows down over time and the skin continues to lose elasticity. It further causes these lines to deepen into folds and sag.
While it is no secret that as you grow old your skin visibly changes but how your skin ages depends on a variety of external and internal factors. Apart from genetics and heredity, external influences like pollution, sun exposure, nutrition, dehydration and stress could majorly contribute towards premature ageing of skin. However, following certain steps can help delay signs of ageing and keep your skin healthy and young.
- Protect yourself from the sun
Exposure to the sun can damage your skin, leading to premature ageing and formation of wrinkles. To protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays, it’s vital to use mineral-based sunscreen which offers broad-spectrum sun protection and has SPF 30 or use a day cream that offers protections from UVA rays which are known to cause ageing.
- Stay hydrated
Drinking water is essential for good health. Your body needs water for almost every function like flushing toxins out, aiding with digestion, and regulating your body temperature. It also keeps your skin healthy and hydrated from the inside.
- Eat a balanced diet
Fruits and vegetables are an important source of vitamins, mineral and antioxidants that can help keep your skin healthy and nourished. It’s best to avoid foods that are high in sugar, salt and unhealthy fats as these can have a negative effect on your skin and body.
- Follow a skincare routine
A simple skincare routine consisting of cleansing and moisturizing regularly can go a long way in keeping your skin healthy. Cleansing helps remove dirt, impurities and sweat from your skin while moisturizing helps to nourish and hydrate the skin. This is especially important as you get older and your skin becomes drier, making it more prone to wrinkles.
- Avoid excessive smoking and drinking
Drinking alcohol not only leads to dehydration, it also releases a hormone called glucocorticoids which can result in signs of ageing. Smoking tobacco leads to oxidative stress, an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. It also constricts blood vessels which inhibits the flow of oxygen from reaching the skin cells. Together, these two can contribute to early signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.
- Relax your face
Repeated facial movements like squinting, frowning, or pressing of the lips can speed up the formation of wrinkles.
- Learn to manage stress
Stress can speed up skin ageing. Look into ways to relieve your stress by practicing yoga, meditation and exercising regularly.
While ageing is inevitable and a part of life, there are steps you can take to prevent premature ageing and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How can I make my face look younger with skincare?
Following an age-appropriate skincare regime and knowing the right ingredients that can help combat early signs of ageing can help you maintain a youthful looking skin.
It’s important to use the right anti-ageing skincare products that are especially formulated with the right natural ingredients to target sings of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, dark circles and more.
But looking young should not come at the cost of harming your skin. Using harsh chemicals found in many skin care products can cause allergic reactions, skin sensitivity and more. When it comes to anti-ageing skincare, you must have heard how Retinol is considered as the must-have ingredient. However Retinol has some downsides to it. It can trigger redness, flaking and peeling of skin along and increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Retinol is not suitable for all skin types and products with Retinol are also not safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. So do we have skin care products with all- natural ingredients? Yes, we do.
Ingredient like Bakuchiol is a natural alternative to Retinol that works just like it but without the side effects. Derived from the Babchi plant, Bakuchiol reduces early signs of ageing such as fine lines and facial wrinkles, improves skin elasticity and promotes collagen production. It is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and can be used throughout the day. It is also safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Another powerhouse ingredient to look for is Niacinamide. It is an essential nutrient that helps reduce pigmentation and minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines.
When the skin starts to lose water it shrinks and leads to wrinkles and fine lines . A boost of moisture can help plump up and potentially reduce appearance of any wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid, with its unique ability to retain water, helps replenish moisture and stimulates collagen production.
Give your skin a boost with natural, gentle and effective anti-ageing skin care products.
The Moms Co.’s Natural Age Control range comprises – Natural Age Control Day Cream, Natural Age Control Night Cream and Natural Age Control Under Eye Cream. This trio can help you fight signs of ageing and maintain the health of your delicate skin naturally from morning to night.
Natural Age Control Day Cream comes packed with the goodness of natural ingredients like Bakuchiol, Green Tea Extracts, Sea Buckthorn Oil and Hyaluronic Acid. This anti-ageing day cream is all you need to kick start your day. It stimulates collagen production, minimizes appearance of fine lines and fights free radicals leaving your skin spotless, plump and hydrated. It also provides your skin defense against UVA- induced damage and pollution.
At night, apply Natural Age Control Under Eye Cream that has potent natural ingredients like Bakuchiol, Niacinamide along with 5 botanical plant extracts. This helps reduce fine lines & wrinkles and visibly improves the appearance of the eye contour. Antioxidant rich Coffee Oil and Vitamin C loaded cucumber extracts are both great ingredients to have in an anti-ageing eye cream. They help improve blood circulation, reduce water retention and diminish the swelling and puffiness around the eyes.
As a last step to your skin care routine, apply the Natural Age Control Night Cream to help nourish and repair your skin cells. Infused with the healing properties of Bakuchiol, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid and Natural Vitamin E makes it the perfect anti-ageing night cream to help repair and restore elasticity of the skin thereby improving its tone, texture and firmness.
The Moms Co.’s Natural Age Control range is suitable for all skin types. All their products are dermatologically-tested, safe and Australia-Certified Toxin-free, so you get nothing but the best of all that nature has to offer.