In today’s society it is a full time job looking and trying to feel younger.
We are constantly bombarded with images of slim, wrinkle free celebrities who manage to look stunning all the time.
Although it is not possible to stop the ageing process, it is possible to slow it down.
How? That is the million dollar questions that I am asked every day as the owner of an Anti Ageing Clinic.
I do not have a magic wand to make all my clients instantly younger but I do have a proven record of helping my clients to look and feel 10 years younger with the help of some good treatments, skincare and common sense advice.
Everyone has the ability to make themselves look and feel younger and with a positive attitude and some hard work even the ravages of time can be defeated.
These are my six steps to turning back the clock and defying genetics-
- Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate……
Your skin is the largest organ in the body and needs water to carry out all its essential functions. Without water the skin would dehydrate, look slack and tired and it is the biggest cause of ageing that I come across everyday.
Imagine your skin as a peach, all lovely and moist and full of juice.
Now imagine if you take out that juice, the skin of the peach will wrinkle and dehydrate making it loose, dull and like a prune.
Do you want to be a peach or a prune?
So drink plenty of water everyday and hydrate your skin with a good serum such as Pevonia C Complex or Propolis concentrate followed by a good moisturiser to hold in that layer of water and leave your skin plump and healthy.
- Protect, Protect, Protect,
The skin has a protective layer called the acid mantle which protects the skin from any harmful chemicals, UV light and pollution. All of these things can cause free radicals which will attack the skin cells and slow down the repairing process of our healthy skin.
It is essential that you wear an SPF everyday not just when you go on holiday.
Most good quality moisturisers have an SPF or 15 or more and can be worn everyday under your make up for protection from UV light.
Most sun damage is done when we are younger and appears later on in life as pigmentation or age spots. Preventation is better than cure. And it is our responsibility to protect and educate our children on the effects of the sun. Always look for an SPF that contains Titanium Dioxide as this is a good quality ingredient that will reflect the suns rays’ way from the skin.
I recommend Pevonia SPF 30 every day and the Pevonia Care creams all contain SPF 15 for a lighter coverage.
- Treat, Treat, Treat…….
Your skin will age if you don’t look after it. So it is essential that you have your skin type professionally identified. This is not your expertise and a skin therapist will be able to recommend you a daily routine which will save you a fortune in buying the wrong products and having reactions to things you buy in a store.
Always invest in your skin, you only have one skin and it has to last you a lifetime so look after it now!
Don’t just buy a cream because your friend uses it or says it’s nice, go to an expert for a consultation and get the right products for your skin type.
Professional skincare products are better quality taht what you would buy in a store and far less expensive than you think, your skin is worth it!
Everyone should be on a daily routine which takes 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening to reap the benefits and to slow the aging process down.
Cleanse and tone- proper cleaning is essential for good skin.
Active Serum– essential for feeding the skin and for fighting free radical damage.
Moisturiser– An essential product for all skin types to keep the skin moist and plump.
Eye product– the skin around the eyes is very thin and needs its own product to prevent crow’s feet and puffiness.
- Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate………
I don’t mean scrub, scrub, and scrub.
If you use a harsh scrub, it will sensitise the skin and could cause broken veins later on. Do not use anything that scratches the skin.
Once or twice a week it is important to exfoliate the skin. This process takes off dead skin cells that lie on the surface of the skin and make the face look dull and will block the pores and not allow your products to penetrate effectively.
Gentle exfoliation will give the skin a healthy glow and allow the new cells underneath to come to the surface.
There are many exfoliaters on the market but I recommend a mild enzyme exfoliater such as Pevonia Enzyme peeling cream which uses the enzymes of pineapple and papaya to gentle eat away at the dead skin cells and leave the pores oil free and the skin radiant.
5. Eat, Eat, Eat……..
What you put into your body will fuel your skin? So if you eat lots of rubbish, your skin will look rubbish. If you eat healthily, your skin will look healthy etc.
We need good quality food to fuel our bodies and to fight off free radical damage which will affect our quality of life in the long term.
Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables as these contain anti oxidants which fight off free radicals.
Take a supplement of Vitamin C and collagen everyday.
I recommend taking Vitamin C in the morning to increase protection of the skin and for energy levels.
Proto Col Collagen supplements are fantastic for helping to replace the collagen in the skin and I recommend taking 2-3 at night as the first 90 minutes of sleep is when the skin is repairing itself.
6. Sleep. Sleep, sleep……….
Rest is essential for repairing your skin, so 8 hours a night is the recommend dose.
Sleeping curled up on your side will create wrinkles and creases on the side of the face. Try to lie on your back at night o avoid waking up with a wrinkled face. Also we recommend that you sleep on a silk or satin pillow case which is softer on your skin and prevents those cotton creases and puts less pressure on your face. This can affect your circulation and prevents eye puffiness. Sleeping on a silk pillow case is also great for your hair and will keep your hair style in place.
These 6 steps to slowing down the aging process will help you to achieve a more youthful skin and leave you looking and feeling 10 years younger.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further anti ageing problems.