How You Can Avoid Premature Ageing

December 06, 2014

Hey beauties, Happy weekend!

I am after becoming very ‘SunSmart’ here since the sun shines all day every day.
My Irish skin cannot handle it! For those that know me, know I am a complete sun worshiper. Id be the first off to the beach on holidays and happily lay there and bake all day long. Now, I don’t leave the house without my SPF on. Even when I’m just going out around the corner. Working abroad for the past few years I have seen the worst of the worst skin damage. So I am trying to avoid getting as much sun damage as possible. (Because I defo have alot already from previous years)

They say by the time you are 25 your skin starts to show visible signs of ageing, because your natural regeneration process slows down in the body. So if you are younger than 25 start looking after your skin now and prevent damage from happening. If you are older than 25, that doesn’t mean your skin cannot repair itself.

Don't be this woman! You will still get a nice tan from being outdoors, while wearing sun cream.
Your skin will actually look healthier. Rather than having leathery crippled skin when you reach 40



Wrinkles, pigmentation, loss of skin tone – We associate these changes with skin ageing.

Skin changes like the above are a result of genetic and environmental wear and tear on the skin.
While both influence the skins structure and function, the environmental factors cause more noticeable changes.

Wrinkles
Wrinkles are depressions in the skins surface. They occur as a result of a reduction in muscle mass and skin thickness and the loss of elasticity (collagen and elastin fibres in the skin)

Dehydration
Hyaluronic Acid helps retain our skins natural moisture balance, but diminishes as early as our forties. This loss is most likely the cause of dehydration and loss of tautness, which contributes to change in skins elasticity.

Slowdown in cell turnover/cell renewal
The natural shed of older cells slows down as we age, this causes a build up- resulting in dull, thick skin with less tone. Usually cell renewal takes from 28 to 35 days, as we age this becomes 40-60 days.

Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is an excess of pigment in the skin. These dark spots are the result of excess UV/Sun exposure and/OR hormones. Hyperpigmentation can be triggered by certain medications and pregnancy BUT it is mostly triggered by UV exposure so always always wear your spf if this is a concern of yous.

We are all going to see changes in our skin over the years don’t get me wrong. And yes we are all going to get wrinkles and the odd pigmentation spots. But the more you care for your skin, the less damage you will see.

I hope this post was useful to some of you!

Have a lovely weekend,







Katie


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