As I get older I’ve realised that my skin is altering whether I like it or not! Fine lines, little wrinkles and age spots have appeared as well as my skin losing some firmness. The ageing process! Almost every woman (and many men too!) I meet tell me that they want to ‘turn back’ time and have a healthier looking, clearer skin. The good news is that there are ways to stem the tide! Here are my 5 tips to have a healthy skin and look younger.
Always have a skincare routine
Age makes our skin loses its collagen and elasticity, causing the cheeks to drop and wrinkles, fine lines and wrinkles to deepen. I’ve always been good and disciplined about using skincare on a daily basis. Thank you Mum! The routine of cleanse, tone and moisturise is hard wired! But do you know exactly what you are putting on your skin? There are so many options to choose from but I’d always recommend a plant based, no parabens, never tested on animals skincare brand.
Many preservatives are in high street brands which can cause skin irritations. As a five year old I always hated being in the sun. I had ‘prickly heat’ which made me miserable. It was only when I changed my sun cream years later that I realised it was the preservatives in the sun lotion that was causing the irritation. No more prickly heat for me!
If you’re short of time in the morning and tired at night then place your products out in a prominent place to remind you to use them!
Drink plenty of water
Drink lots of it – its recommended two to three litres a day. I struggle with this but find that if I have a water bottle with me all the time it reminds me to stay hydrated. My skin looks plumper and it helps to flush toxins out of my body as well as preventing dehydration, headaches and brain fog!
Get plenty of sleep
As we get older apparently we don’t need to have the amount of sleep. That might be true only our skin needs its eight hours a night to replenish, repair and rejuvenate. It also helps with dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles – classic signs of ageing!
Make healthy choices
The saying ‘You are what you eat’ is so true’! I’ve realised that when I eat healthy food (non processed, fresh vegetables and dark fruits) and cut down on dairy, red meat, caffeine and alcohol then it shows in my skin. Not only that I know that I sleep better (perfect for a woman in her 50s!), have less mood swings, less brain fog, more energy and lose weight.
So healthy choices, healthy body and skin do go hand in hand.
Always wash off makeup at the end of the day
This is a massively important one. When I meet women who don’t, saying they’re too tired to remove it, I encourage them to change. Why? For health reasons, preventing infections and practical reasons. My blog goes into more detail here
There’s so much pressure I believe, brought about by social media, celebrity endorsement and peer pressure to look our best at all times. However if we feel and look healthy our self-confidence and self-esteem will increase.
If you’d like any more advice or would like a personal consultation or trial of anti-ageing skincare then do contact me.
“I was introduced to the products by Sue about six months ago. I started with some make-up as this was what I needed at the time. I’ve since progressed to using one of the skin care ranges too and have been impressed with everything I’ve tried to date.
Sue is always on hand to offer advice about which products to use and having the option to try samples before you buy is a definite plus side. I can’t wait to try some more of the products over the coming months.”
Emma Jarram, Charnwood Accountants
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