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A regime for anti-ageing skin


Published on : 16/November/2016


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It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that the goal of mature skin care is to make you look younger. Exaggerated promises, such as “look 10 years younger overnight” or “quickly reduce all signs of ageing”, sound too good to be true because they are. Looking healthy at the best you can for your age is a much more sensible and achievable goal. Your skin is the first organ in the body to show the signs of ageing.

As a general rule, the more sensibly you care for your skin and your overall health throughout your life, the better you can withstand the ageing process. Alter your beauty regime to accommodate the changes in your skin.

A similar regime applies for both youthful and mature skin, but make a few refinements and pay closer attention to areas of wrinkles and delicate skin. Choose products with ingredients that have a high content of vitamin A and E, antioxidants, omega-fatty acids, collagen-boosting properties, and peptides, as these have all been proven to help reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing.

EVERY DAY

  1. CLEANSE: choose a light, gentle cleanser to remove make-up and grime. A good cleanser will leave the skin feeling clean and soft.
  2. TONE: refresh skin, refine pores, and remove residue with a toner that prepares the face for nourishing treatments. A slightly astringent toner has a non-drying, anti-wrinkles effect.
  3. APPLY SERUM: serums supply collagen-boosting peptides and antioxidant botanicals. They penetrate more deeply than a moisturiser. Apply before your moisturiser or make-up. A serum should absorb quickly, without tingling.
  4. MOISTURISE: choose antioxidant and collagen-boosting cream with anti-ageing botanicals to protect and rejuvenate your skin. Use a light but nourishing cream, leaving your skin feeling soft, not oily or tacky.
  5. USE NIGHT CREAM: choose ingredients that nourish the skin and work overnight to boost collagen and reduce wrinkles. Antioxidants help to repair the skin from sun damage and ageing, and peptides will boost collagen. A suitable night cream should be nourishing and moisturising but should not feel too heavy.

EVERY WEEK

APPLY A MASK: nourish and cleanse the skin with a mask that removes grime. An anti-ageing mask should be rich in nutrients and supply antioxidants to the skin. A suitable mask leaves your skin feeling smooth, nourished, and clear.

Some plants have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that can provide anti-ageing properties. Frankincense essential oil, for example, has anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties; it will help to tone the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It also has a protective effect on healthy skin cells.

As a last advice:

  • Base both your diet and skincare regime on antioxidant-rich plant extracts and anti-inflammatory omega-rich plant oils, and choose skincare products that have proven benefits. (Try our Frankincense range by NYR).
  • Ensure that you get rest and relaxation. It is only while resting that your skin and body can repair itself.
  • Protect your skin from excessive exposure to the sun-wear a hat, sunglasses, and use a sunscreen.
  • Indulge in regular rejuvenating facials.


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