In this era of constant wellness trends and fads, protect your body's largest organ (your skin) with our tried and tested skincare fixes that will leave you glowing from the inside out!
SPF. Every. Single. Day
Oh it's cloudy today and you can't see the sun? SPF. You're stuck inside with sick kids and won't be leaving the house? SPF. You only see the sun for 5 minutes when you walk from the office to your car? SPF. Make SPF a non-negotiable part of your morning routine to avoid premature aging from sun damage and to reduce the risk of serious skin cancers. Choose an SPF that includes ‘broad spectrum’ on the label, to ensure it protects from both UVA and UVB rays and opt for one that is at least SPF 30 or 50.
Just like your body needs rest days to recover, so does your skin! Skin cycling focuses on the less-is-more approach to skincare, pairing products together that complement one another and taking breaks from products with active ingredients to repair the skin's barrier. Depending on your skin type, skin cycling may look like this: night one - exfoliate, night two - retinol, night three and four - rest and then repeat!
- Sadly, from the age of 25, your body's production of collagen begins to slow down, which may result in joint pain, reduced skin elasticity, and even decreased mobility. Luckily, you can support this transition by adding a collagen supplement into your daily skincare routine. Not all collagen products are made the same – our Antiox Beauty Collagen contains Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides, which are able to escape digestion and pass directly into the bloodstream, meaning it will absorb faster and nurture youthful hair, skin and nails.
Burning the candle at both ends
- It's called beauty sleep for a reason. A consistent lack of sleep can wear out your skin and lead to premature aging - bummer! Sleep is the ultimate form of self-care, so make it a priority and aim to get quality sleep every night so that your skin can repair and rejuvenate while your snooze. Have trouble getting enough quality sleep? Try our Deep Sleep Remedy for help catching those much-needed zzz's and wake up refreshed and energised.
- Chronic stress is not only bad for your mental health and wellbeing, but can also lead to increased levels of cortisol, which can inhibit the formation of collagen and hyaluronan synthesis - two fundamental building blocks for healthy-looking skin. To get a handle on your stress level, read up on our five favourite ways to handle stress here or give our Adaptogenic De-Stress a try, the ultimate stress-less elixir.
Neglecting your gut
- Gut health is at the centre of all things wellness. When your gut health is off, your skin can become irritated and inflamed. Repairing your gut will not only improve your digestion, focus and even mental wellbeing, but it can also do wonders for your skincare. Our Complete Gut Restore is an all-in-one functional food containing prebiotics and over 5 billion probiotics that will help to repair your gut lining and optimise your gut function for that glowing-from-within look.
Our skin is something we have to live with for the rest of our lives, so make it a priority and give it the TLC it deserves!
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