Sun, stress, lack of sleep, pollution… Many factors can influence your skin and cause early ageing. In this article, Horace shares how you can prevent it.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It’s also the most exposed, especially the skin on your face. Several external factors can manipulate its condition. This includes the sun, stress, sleep deprivation, and pollution. These factors weaken the skin’s defences and allow harmful free radicals to multiply on the skin and age and damage the skin.
Thankfully, we have tips to help you delay skin ageing for as long as possible.
Cleanse and hydrate
Pollution is a major factor in skin ageing. It causes the release of free radicals and accelerates oxidative stress in the skin. This is why it’s so essential to cleanse it daily to get rid of the impurities that have accumulated throughout the day.
Then be sure to apply a skincare product that’s packed with antioxidants to counteract the harmful effects of pollution. This is the basis for preventing the signs of ageing and in turn, slowing down the appearance of wrinkles on a daily basis. Our rich moisturiser and our mattifying moisturiser contain antioxidants like nourishing organic shea butter, hydrating organic prickly pear oil, and anti-inflammatory vitamin E (Tocopherol in the INCI).
We also recommend using our Face Firming Gel regularly. With its formula based on two hyaluronic acids, it tones the skin and fills in wrinkles that are accentuated by dehydration.
As a weekly boost, exfoliating the skin brings radiance to the face and stimulates cell renewal and blood microcirculation. Our exfoliator is also packed with antioxidants like murumuru butter which helps restore the skin's defensive hydrolipidic barrier, malted barley to brighten dull skin, and anti-inflammatory, healing vitamin E.
Protect yourself from the sun
Sun exposure still remains the main external factor of skin ageing. UV rays penetrate into skin cells and damage their ability to produce melanin, collagen, and elastin. This is what causes dark spots, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. Too much sun exposure leads to noticeable premature ageing, so be careful to protect yourself intelligently with an SPF cream that’s adapted to your skin type. This isn’t just your best bet for anti-ageing, but even anti-cancer.
Improve your lifestyle
Tobacco use is another free radical accelerator. It impairs your skin’s microcirculation, which leads to a decrease in the supply of oxygen and nutrients that the cells need. This is why your complexion becomes dull. What’s more, smoking tobacco regularly deteriorates the production of collagen and elastin, the fibres that are responsible for your skin’s strength and elasticity. Although we know how difficult it can be, quitting smoking will always be more beneficial than any self-proclaimed anti-ageing cream.
The quality of your skin also depends on the quality of your sleep and what’s on your plate. For your skin to have all the cards in hand to regenerate well, it’s in your best interest to provide it with the nutrients it needs by loading up your diet with fruits and vegetables that are full of water, vitamins, and antioxidants. We also recommend sleeping for at least 7 hours every night to allow your skin to regenerate. No anti-ageing cream can make up for your lost hours of sleep.
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