When it comes to our skin, it can really be a sign of the times. As we age, our body moves and changes with us, with additional environmental stressors and the loss of ceramides and elasticity in the skin, it can become difficult for our skin to clutch on to its youth. Let’s talk about a couple of ways we can combat this.
What are ceramides?
From around the age of twenty, our skin gradually begins to lose ceramides over time. Ceramides are a kind of fatty acid called lipids, which help to form around 50% of the outer layer of the skin, which is called the epidermis. Your ceramide levels can also be influenced by other factors such as seasonal changes, environmental factors and your diet. As the levels of ceramides begin to deplete, you might start to notice your skin feeling a little drier and less plump, the beginnings of fine lines may creep in and wrinkles emerge. This is all a beautiful, natural part of the ageing process, but if you can add products into your skincare routine that contain Ceramides, it can only help and benefit your complexion and aid the anti-ageing process and is stepping stone towards healthy, youthful-looking skin before approaching wrinkle removing injections or anti-ageing injections.
What else can I do?
Another powerful anti-ageing ingredient to look out for is Hyaluronic acid. This is a super intense hydrator for the skin and is one of the main contributors when it comes to keeping your skin supple and plumping up fine lines. Hyaluronic Acid can actually hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it a mega moisturiser! It is something that is naturally found in your entire body and by adding a little more into your skin, it works as a natural alternative to synthetic fillers.
What’s most important?
But finally, the holy grail when it comes to striking anti-ageing gold, is sunscreen. We know this may seem obvious, but prolonged exposure to the sun is one of the primary causes of all the signs of ageing, from dark spots to wrinkles and dryness. Daily sunscreen application year around is an absolute must, even in the winter and especially in the summer, it’s never too early to begin protecting your beautiful skin and it will thank you in the long run.
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