Did you know, the average person is exposed to over 5000 advertisements every day? Many of these ads represent beauty standards which are near impossible to meet and place unhealthy pressures on society to be “perfect”.
The truth is, we all have the necessary tools to look and feel our best, all we need is a little extra knowledge and the right products to take things to the next level. If you’re not feeling your most glamorous self when you look into the mirror every morning, perhaps you’re guilty of one or more the following 5 Ways Which We Speed Up The Signs Of Ageing.
SMOKING: As Stop-Tobacco reports, smoking and its links to ageing has been the subject of many clinical studies and, the results should be enough to make you want to butt-out once and for all. A recent report has found that tobacco decreases elasticity in skin, cuts off the skin’s oxygen supply and causes fine lines and wrinkles, all of which have been found to affect women at a faster rate than men. Other visible side effects include thin hair, yellow teeth, skin, and nails!
NOT ENOUGH WATER: We have all heard that 8 glasses a day is the optimal H20 intake, however, there are many other factors which need to be taken into consideration. A person’s weight and even the climate which they live in should all be considered when trying to fulfil your daily water quota. CSIRO dietitian Pennie Taylor Spoke to ABC Health on the matter and recommends that “a good rule of thumb is 35 millilitres of fluid per kilogram of bodyweight”. Water is so important to a balanced diet as it aids in digestion and circulation, and, makes up our skin cells. Without water, they dry out and can’t do their job properly!
POOR DIET/ NO EXERCISE: A poor diet is usually made up of empty calories and a lot of sugar. Even when you don’t realise that you’re eating sugar, it is hidden in almost every processed food, disguised as carbohydrates. This nasty sugar affects the balance in the gut and in turn, affects the outward appearance of the skin, causing redness, sagging and fine lines and wrinkles. A diet high in sugar also increases our insulin levels which can give a “washed-out” appearance. Exercise is the fastest way which we can flush out toxins, as it forces our skin to sweat and breathe. While it may be hard work and not always fun (damn you burpees!) exercise will give you a healthy glow in as little as one session and will make you feel on top of the world.
STRESS: Breathe in, breathe out, repeat. Stress can cause all types of irritating skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea and eczema and can even cause breakouts and hives. While it’s often difficult to deal with stress, there are some things you can immediately do to minimise its effects, such as aromatherapy and breathing exercises. Exercise in general is great for releasing pent up feelings and often you find yourself leaving your stress at the gym or your yoga class and returning home with a brand new perspective - and a clear mind (and skin!).
NOT MOISTURISING: So, you’ve been drinking your water, eating your greens and perfecting your downward dog, yet you still don’t feel that glow at 100%? No mater what your age or gender, the most vital thing to do each and every morning and night is moisturise! When we have a hot shower, we strip the natural oils from our skin and need to replenish them as soon as we can. If we don’t, we are left with dry irritated skin which is susceptible to many other problems. Our face, ears, neck and chest replace skin cells more often than any other part of our body and in turn are the highest risk areas for skin cancer. Moisturising can help skin repair itself and stay healthy, as long as we are using a product which is free from harsh chemicals.
Organic Islands Active Antioxidant Day Crème is designed to retain moisture in the skin, while still being lightweight, so you won’t feel greasy throughout the day. Using antioxidants found in Rosehip, Olive Leaf, Sea Kelp, Green Tea & Vitamin E., our day crème is scientifically formulated to effectively protect your skin against everyday elements that cause dry, uneven skin tones , fine lines and wrinkles.
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Using the right product for the right skin type is essential to looking and feeling your best. At Organic Island, you can be certain that our products are for everyone as they are double certified organic and use only the best natural ingredients which are backed by science and clinical tested.