Anti-ageing is no longer a taboo subject. After all, everyone ages and ageing is a part of life. Wanting to maintain a youthful and fresh appearance is the desire of many and skincare is one of the best ways to begin. One may wonder, what age should I start taking preventative measures? What ingredients or skincare products should I be using in my 20s, 30s, 40s?
The truth is, apart from the standard advise (antioxidants, sunscreen, retinol), the approach and steps that need to be taken for intervention on prevention largely depends on the individual rather than an age band. In this blog, we will be exploring the common early signs of extrinsic ageing and the steps that everyone should take to prevent them and how one could actively manage certain common manifestations of ageing.
With our recent collaborative partnership with Breathe Pilates, we now firmly believe in advocating a three pronged approach to anti-ageing: Skincare, Fitness-Wellness-Diet (Lifestyle), and Stress Management. Admittedly, certain structural changes such as changes in bone density and structural changes due to natural chorological ageing is a genetic process and is difficult to avoid, however, distinguishing between looking “tired” and “old” may be the first step in managing expectations and addressing the issues that are truly affecting you.
Have you ever caught up with a friend and noticed that just in a short period of time they looked “Aged”? There is a high chance they simply look tired or fatigued rather than looking older in a short period of time. This is common, particularly during times like these, that people feel fatigued and frustrated, causing dark eye circles, lackluster skin and a dull complexion or perhaps even acne outbreaks in some.
Fortunately, this is far easier to deal with than structural changes caused by natural ageing. By using a three-pronged approach, you will not only appear, but also feel, uplifted and more radiant in a short period of time. Everyone can benefit from sunscreen and brightening serums at any age. Using antioxidant rich serums not only combats dullness and increases protection against free radicals, but also encourages collagen production and healthy cell turnover. Using antioxidants daily (during the day) is extremely beneficial to anyone.
We love The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Duo which is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and herbal extracts. The radiant oil-serum blend is packed with potent, skin-loving ingredients for a radiant, healthy glow. Suitable for all skin types and for daily use. If you are looking for something more advance that will plump and lift at the same time, Venn Age-Response Compound K Hyaluronic Booster is supercharged with 2,700 ppm of VENN’s patented form of Ginsenoside Compound K, a key anti-aging active in Panax ginseng with free-radical-fighting antioxidant power as strong as Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) but without oxidation and sensitization issues.
Did you know that apart from slathering your skin with protective antioxidants, leading an anti-inflammatory lifestyle is just as important? Pack your breakfast bowls with antioxidant rich berries and reduce stress by managing daily stressors and working out. For some ideas on how to start the day right, check out our breakfast ideas blog post.
Regular exercise is also pertinent in maintaining glowing skin. Ever wondered why your skin was particularly glowy after a workout? Thank oxygen for that! Apart from strenuous gym workouts, lighter workouts such as Pilates also promoted blood circulation and balanced muscular strength which improves overall fitness and wellbeing.
Anti-ageing is a journey and a lifestyle, taking a multi-pronged approach is much more effective and rewarding.