Despite what we might be led to believe, there is simply no way to reverse the very natural ageing process, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to potentially slow the process down a little. As we’ve been told with many things in life, prevention tends to be easier than cure. So, whichever seeds we sow now, we will reap later in life. We’ve picked a few of our favourite tips to help keep us looking and feeling youthful far beyond our 20’s and 30’s.
1. A consistent skincare routine can change your skin later in life (that means no more falling asleep in your makeup!)
When it comes to skincare, consistency is key. You might have heard the phrase ‘your skin will take care of you when you take care of it’, and this rings most true when it comes to the topic of anti-ageing. We all have our individual skin concerns but spending a little time morning and evening to ensure we clear our skin of the impurities of the day and night helps keep our skin refreshed, clean and reduces the likelihood of further skin worries like acne taking centre stage on our face. But more than just keeping our skin clean and rejuvenated with our cleansing routine, a consistent routine will ensure our skin is being injected with a daily dose of goodness each morning and night to help enhance the restorative process. This can be easily achieved by opting for a nutrient dense serum, like the Vemel Active Radiance Serum. Carefully crafted with Grape, Raspberry and Oat Active, this serum works to renew and protect our skin lipid barrier, therefore helping to restore a radiant youthful glow to the skin.
2. Look at what you are putting into your body, not just on it
The same way antioxidant dense ingredients can transform our skin when applied topically, they can most definitely change the appearance of our skin when ingested too. Ultimately, our skin is relying on us and the foods we choose to eat to deliver the essential nutrients for cell repair and regeneration. So, including foods to target different concerns can work wonders. For instance, avocados, amongst many other benefits, are high in monounsaturated fats – and these specific types of fats can help the outer layer of our skin to retain moisture, helping us look and feel nourished and hydrated. On the other hand, tomatoes contain an antioxidant called Lycopene (which is where they get their red colour!) that has been found to have incredible anti-ageing benefits as well as protecting the skin from harmful UV rays.
3. Manage your stress and anxiety (before it wreaks havoc to your skin!)
We can all agree the human body is remarkable and highly intelligent at managing the physical and mental challenges we throw its way every day. When it comes to stress and anxiety though, we need to put in a little work to navigate our emotions in a way that prevents us from getting to the point of feeling completely overwhelmed on a regular basis. It’s been found that chronic stress and anxiety (when we’re feeling in a constant state of these emotions) can throw our bodily systems out of sync rather dramatically. This is because the body cannot differentiate whether you’re anxious because of an extra shift at work, or because your life is in danger – so it sends out signals to your body to be in survival mode, which means it begins to prioritise the systems in the body we need to keep us alive and functioning – and youthful glowy skin is not on its priority list. So, implementing daily stress and anxiety management techniques can help prevent us from reaching this stage in the first place, and in turn can prevent our skin from bearing the brunt of it. Activities like daily walks, yoga, pamper evenings, and beginning your morning with a few minutes on your skincare routine can all help keep the mind at ease and perhaps have you feeling a little more rested.
4. Look for high quality products which have you, the customer, at the forefront of everything
When it comes to products that are going to change the condition of your skin long term, it can’t all be about a quick fix. That’s why spending a little time to truly understand what the companies behind the product actually stand for, can enlighten you into how the product might change your skin (for better or worse!) years down the line. Take Vemel for instance, with the entire range full of organic, vegan, cruelty-free, water-free, and eco-friendly products, you’ll never have any worries knowing that each and every product has been crafted with love and care, designed to deliver results. No short cuts and no skimping out – just pure potent, high quality products that are made to keep your skin healthy, youthful and radiant.
5. Always avoid known irritants which can end up accelerating signs of ageing!
Unfortunately, many skincare products on the market nowadays contain alcohol and essential oils – both of which can lead to surface level dryness and irritation. The continuous use of these ingredients in your skincare routines can damage the skin lipid barrier, and a damaged skin barrier exposes the skin to further damage and skin concerns like acne and can even trigger eczema. Ultimately, these ingredients can have a significant impact on the speed at which your skin ages, and rather than working to slow it down by retaining moisture, they can instead end up stripping the skin of its natural hydration. So, when it comes to trying to keep our skin with a youthful and radiant glow as long as possible, the emphasis truly lies on the efforts we put in now – and most importantly, it’s never too late to start taking care of your skin.