One of the primary reasons women get into skincare is to fix the various signs of aging start showing up as they get older. Right from pigmentation to fine lines and wrinkles, aging and exposure to the sun and pollution can cause a lot of damage to the sin and unless you are careful about your skin care routine, you can easily fall prey to the various signs of aging right in your 20’s. Here are our recommendations for what you need to be doing to prevent these issues.
Opt for Products with Natural Ingredients
Buying skin care products can be tricky these days, with so many different options available and endless, hard-to-pronounce ingredient lists on every face wash, lotion and scrub package. Knowing the potential for commercially sold products to absorb right into your skin and cause serious issues, you really want to keep an eye on what is being added to your products and how your skin reacts.
When looking for skin care products, follow the same rules that you follow for a healthy diet: hunt for unprocessed ingredients, without any harsh chemicals or anything artificial! Basically, the closer to the nature the natural skin product is, the more your skin will know what to do with its beneficial ingredients in order to improve your skin’s health.
Store-bought skin care products typically contain toxic ingredients and chemical fragrances that are linked to all sorts of issues − from hormonal problems, irregular periods and infertility to allergies and even cancer. A good option is to go for natural skin care products such as our organic face wash that includes vitamin c as an active ingredient.
Avoid Products with Too Many Artificial Ingredients
One of the most significant consequences of built-up toxin exposure from artificial skin care products is hormone imbalances, since many products contain hormone disruptors. These external, or exogenous, hormones found in commercial products are substances produced outside the body that may act like or affect hormones inside the body. They include synthetic, patentable hormones that negatively affect the endocrine system and can impact a women’s menstrual cycle, fertility and even hormone levels in men.
Often called endocrine disruptors, some of these chemicals’ molecular structures resemble natural estrogen so closely that they fit into the same receptors in the body. They either bind to these receptors — so your own hormones dont work like they are supposed to — and turn genes on and off, amplify the negative aspects of estrogen, or travel to the cells’ nucleus, where they exert a negative effect on chromosomes or DNA.
The majority of skin care and beauty products, including cleaners, lotions and scrubs, use inorganic compounds and petroleum-based gels as their foundation. Mineral oils are not naturally harvested from plants. When an ingredient is made with chemicals, it actually clogs your pores. Your skin loses its natural ability to expel toxins, which leads to increased acne and signs of aging.
Putting chemicals on your body will limit your skin’s natural healing processes. Your body’s immune system, the health of your eyes, and your respiratory system can be damaged by unhealthy chemicals and additives. Also, many of these chemicals are skin irritants, leading to red, dry, flaky skin.
Follow a Healthy Diet While using natural skin care products, such as our acclaimed vitamin c serum for face, do not forget to follow a healthy diet filled with the right kinds of nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy and strong.
Fresh and healthy food contains vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that keep your cells active and prevent any age-related diseases. These nutrients fight the harmful free radicals that damage your skin, thus reducing the signs of aging drastically.
Make sure your diet has enough of these things:-
- Amino Acids
Stimulate elastin and collagen production, giving the skin a wrinkle-free and smooth appearance.
- Carotenoids (Retinol, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A)
Fight the harmful free radicals. A study found that people with high level of carotenoids (antioxidants) in their system had younger-looking skin.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
They have anti-inflammatory properties, and their supplements have shown to slow down the aging process.
The consumption of polyphenols protects you from UV damage. They are potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents and have anti-DNA damage effects.
- Vitamin D
This vitamin protects your skin cells from damage due to UV exposure, prevents skin infections, and has an anti-aging effect.
It boosts the antioxidant defenses of your skin, protects the skin cells from UV damage, and has anti-inflammatory effects.
- Vitamin C
It protects your skin against pollution and other environmental effects, boosts collagen production, and exhibits antioxidant properties. You can also get this vitamin through products such as our vitamin c cream, specially designed to moisturise your skin along with using vitamin c as an active ingredient.
- Vitamin E
It protects your skin from oxidative stress, thus preventing long-term damages such as wrinkles, edema, erythema, and thickening of the skin.
A study, sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson's Skin Research Center and led by dermatologists Steven Wang and James Leyden, that was published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery has shown that applying sunscreen daily shows marked improvements in the many signs of aging caused by the sun, such as texture, overall tone, and fine lines. With just a daily application of moisturizer with SPF 30, participants saw improvements of 52 percent in mottled pigmentation (a.k.a. sun spots), 40 percent in skin texture, and 41 percent in skin clarity after a year of use. This is enough of a reason not to skin sunscreen every single day, no matter what other beauty regime your follow.
Use Natural and Organic Products
Having great skin is a combination of using natural and organic beauty products, such as our skincare line that includes wonderful options right from hydrating toners to antioxidant masks, as well as following the right diet and avoiding toxic chemicals that can help keep your skin supple and problem free, with no signs of aging in sight.