As we get older, lots of things start to change in our body. Nothing seems to work the same in our thirties, forties and fifties as they did when we were 20.
One of the places we notice it most is when we look in the mirror. Skin that was once soft and smooth is starting to look dry and uneven in texture
What causes ageing?
Collagen and elastin are produced in the lower levels of our skin to increase skin thickness, help the skin to bounce back into place and absorb the impact on our structural skin fibers during the 15,000 movements our face makes daily.
As the production of collagen and elastin slows down, our skin will start to become thinner. Think of the skin like a pikelet when we are younger and more like a crepe as we age!
How do we keep it looking younger for longer?
To keep the skin plump and full (like a pikelet) for longer, we need to be constantly ensuring the products we are using are suitable for what the skin needs now. It may be time to rethink the products you’re using to make sure you are being kind to your skin. To prevent or reduce the side effects (aka the crepe effect) of ageing we need to introduce new things into our skin care routine to
Add more oils to the skin (both internal and external) – because natural oil production decreases as we age and a lack of oils accelerates ageing. Yes, that’s right, the oil we loathed as teenagers is now needed to fight ageing!!
Add more vitamins – (both internal and external) – as vitamins like A, B and C help to keep our cell turnover healthy, fight the damaging effects of sun and reduce pigmentation and uneven dark patches on the skin
Add Hyaluronic Acid – as this will help create an epidermal protective barrier (like an invisible film on the skin surface – I call it the layer of breathable cling film!). And if you choose one with different molecular sizes it will also infuse into the deeper skin layers and produce a plumping or ‘push up’ effect that fills wrinkles
Add pre and pro biotics (both internal and external) as this reduces inflammation and inflammation is the pre-curser to pigment production, so if you want less dark spots boost the skin’s immune system with an external probiotic, such as our B Calm SOS Intensive Care Balm.