Growing older is an integral and even beautiful part of life, and wrinkles, laugh lines and crow’s feet are inevitable.
At rawbeauty we are focused on “age confidence” that is feeling and looking your best at any age and feeling confident and happy in the skin you are in.
That being said, none of us want to look older than we ought to for our age. Have you ever wondered whether your skin could be ageing quickly or felt concerned that you may have more wrinkles than other women your same age?
Lifestyle and environmental factors can make you appear older than you are. For example sun exposure, stress and smoking can dehydrate and damage your skin causing brown spots, dull skin & deeper lines. If you have gotten a lot of sun exposure, wrinkles and line could be accentuated.
The good news is that its not too late to make some make some simple changes to improve the look, condition and health of your skin!
Here are 4 Signs of Premature Ageing and Tips to Combat them
Lost Your Glow?
Has your skin become dull, faded and lost colour?
One of the first signs of premature ageing is losing your youthful glow.
As skin ages, your cell turnover slows resulting in a build up of skin cells, making your skin look uneven and dull in appearance, which unfortunately can make you look older than you really are.
What can you do?
Gently Exfoliate your Face & Body twice weekly
Remove dead skin cells naturally to reveal fresh glowing skin using one of the following:-
- Natural Face & Body Scrub
- Face Cloth
- Exfoliating Body Soap Bag
- Dry Brush – Body
Apply a Product high in Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is a miracle ingredient for brighter Skin. It has a brightening, firming, smoothing, and nourishing effect which makes your skin noticeably more glowing.
That why use certified organic Kakadu Plum extract as a hero ingredient in many of our products.
Kakadu Plum has the highest recorded levels of natural Vitamin C content in the world, measuring up to 7000 mg/100g DW, which is 100 times the Vitamin C content in oranges. plant source of Vitamin C o the planet! We use Kakadu Plum in our Kakadu Plum Face Cream & Kakadu Plum Body Lotion.
2. Noticed Dark Spots and Pigmentation ?
Sun damage has been found to be the number one cause of premature ageing, it results in dark spots and pigmentation on your face and body.
If you have spent too much time in the sun in your youth, or you are still not applying sunscreen correctly, your skin could be showing the signs of this through premature wrinkles and pigmentation.
What can you do?
Sun Protection every day!
Whether spending a day at the beach or running errands, sun protection is essential. You can protect your skin by seeking shade, covering up with clothing, and using sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30 (or higher), and water-resistant. You should apply sunscreen every day to all skin even when not covered by clothing.
Vitamin C to the rescue
Creams containing Vitamin C applied topically to the skin can help fade pigmentation and dark spots and smooth the skin’s surface to reduce dullness. This gives skin a youthful glow. Have you tried our Kakadu Plum Power Duo?
3. Fine Lines and Wrinkles appearing at a rapid rate?
A primary cause of early wrinkling is ultraviolet radiation, it speeds up the natural ageing process. Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue (collagen and elastin fibres), which lie in the deeper layer of skin (dermis). Skin then begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely.
Air pollution has also been found to cause premature ageing, accelerating wrinkles and age spots, according to emerging scientific research. So getting fresh, clean air is must.
What can you do?
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
Studies have found that eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent damage that leads to premature skin ageing. Findings from research studies also suggest that a diet containing lots of sugar or other refined carbohydrates can accelerate ageing
Vitamin C Moisturiser
A moisturiser high in Vitamin C will hydrate skin, but also penetrate the skin and efficiently target skincare concerns such as hyper-pigmentation or signs of ageing, like our Kakadu Plum Hydrating Facial Cream.
Smoking greatly speeds up how quickly skin ages. It causes wrinkles and a dull, sallow complexion.
Drink Less Alcohol
Alcohol dehydrates the skin and in time damages the skin, making us look older.
Exercise most days
Studies have found that moderate exercise can improve circulation and boost the immune system. This, in turn, may give the skin a more-youthful appearance
4. Skin feeling Dry, Irritated and/or Losing Elasticity?
Age and sun damage cause us to lose collagen, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.
Leathery skin is a sign of ageing. Your skin’s moisture and collagen deplete over time, and lifestyle choices, such as the time you’ve spent in the sun, smoking, alcohol accelerate the ageing process.
What can you do?
You can quickly improve your skin by drinking lots of water, eating Vitamin-rich foods and using topical creams with anti-aging ingredients like Kakadu Plum which is very high in Vitamin C.
Vitamin C boosts your skin’s collagen production to give you firmer, more plump skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Apply a facial moisturiser every day
Moisturise traps water in our skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. Have you tried our Kakadu Plum Hydrating Facial Cream?
Drink for Hydration and a Quick Skin Pick Me Up
Water delivers vital nutrients to the deeper layers and gives the skin bounce and support. Actively staying hydrated is extremely important in following an anti-ageing skin care routine, as drinking enough water makes your skin glow.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Regular and plentiful water consumption can improve the colour and texture of your skin by ensuring cell turnaround time is optimal.
Gently Cleanse your Skin
Scrubbing your skin clean can irritate your skin. Irritating your skin accelerates skin ageing. Gentle washing helps to remove grime, pollution, makeup without irritating your skin. Have you tried our Elderflower and Lemon Myrtle Body Wash?
Wash your face twice a day and after sweating heavily. Sweat and grime irritates the skin, so you want to wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating.