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April 15, 2020 3 min read

When it comes to our skin, perhaps all of us are concerned about signs of ageing, from fine lines and wrinkles to dullness. 

Our modern lives are full of stresses brought on by the busy pace of day to day life. These have a considerable effect on both our mind and body, and can potentially lead to premature ageing. This all links to lack of sleep. Our stressful lifestyle paired with modern habits such as using electronics at night can lead to struggles with sleep. 

Lack of sleep can be a contributing factor to cortisol dysfunction whilst daily stresses can cause high levels of cortisol in our bodies. This can cause flushing and redness which can further cause the skin to produce harmful enzymes that could erode collagen and elastin. 

This damage caused by cortisol can eventually be visible in the form of wrinkles and fine lines, over time this can lead to changes in the skin’s barrier, making the skin more susceptible to environmental stress such as pollution and UV damage. 

But these are all things that we can look after and help to prevent with the right ingredients and skincare. 

Here are our 5 tips for looking after mature skin:

Use SPF Every Day

Try using an SPF of at least 20 or higher daily, depending on how long you stay outside for. If you are outside for longer periods of time then use at least SPF 30. 

This will help to keep your skin healthy and can help to prevent signs of ageing such as sun spots and discolouration of the skin.

Use a more moisturising SPF and try to avoid those that are high in alcohol as they can easily dry out your skin.

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Upgrade Your Face Cream

You might find that your current face cream isn’t rich enough to penetrate your skin. As you age your sebaceous (oil) glands tend to become less active, so you start to lack moisture in the skin. This is why a rich face cream is important.

Our  Restore Cream  is an anti-ageing moisturiser that is designed to nourish and protect even very dry and sensitive skin. It uses Biomimetic Lipids and Ceramides to restore your skin barrier and really lock in moisture, as well as Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and help plump up the appearance of wrinkles.

If you want to you could use a serum as well. Serums work well, especially on mature skin as they tend to be higher in active ingredients, and as our  Renew Serum  contains Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid it can penetrate deeper into the skin and target those layers. 

These are lightweight and easily absorbed so make sure to apply before moisturising as they are perfect to layer under your face cream! 

Restore Cream Renew Serum
An ultra-rich anti-ageing moisturiser designed to nourish and protect very dry, sensitive skin.
A pioneering anti-ageing serum designed for prematurely ageing skin prone to stress.

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Restore Cream - £46

 

 

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Renew Serum - £64

 

 

 

Exfoliate Skin

We typically create a new layer of skin every 28 days, which means our skin is shedding dead skin cells regularly. This can slow down over time which can make our skin look dull and lifeless. To give our skin a helping hand we can exfoliate.

By gently exfoliating we can help to remove this build up and reveal glowing skin. Our  Nourish Cleanser  allows you to gently exfoliate your skin without using harsh chemicals and ingredients. It uses Rosehip Oil to promote cellular renewal and protect against ageing, whilst the Papaya Enzymes gently exfoliate your skin helping to remove build up and reveal younger looking skin underneath. 

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Look After your diet

How you look and feel on the outside has a lot to do with how your body is feeling on the inside. One of the best things you can do for your skin is feed it the right foods.

Look for foods that are going to nourish your body and skin. Antioxidants are great foods to look for and can be found in a lot of our daily meals. Try including foods like garlic, nuts, and spinach in your diet alongside a lot of protein rich foods such as fish. Even wine has antioxidants so should be included in your diet. You can thank us later.

Drink Plenty of water

Stay hydrated. It’s great to feed your skin through rich moisturising face creams, but it’s really important to keep drinking water and hydrate your skin that way too.

Try drinking 6-8 cups of water a day. Decaffeinated tea can count towards this but try to avoid caffeinated drinks as these can dehydrate you and contribute to dry skin.

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