5 tips on how to do get your skin looking younger
The two main factors that affect the skin’s ageing process are genetics and environmental influences. There’s not much we can do about the natural ageing processes we’re born with, but we can make changes in our lifestyle habits that can help keep our skin looking young and healthy.
1. Prepare your skin for the outdoors
Today’s environment can be quite harsh for your skin so it’s best to protect the skin from environmental factors such as UV rays and pollution, which starts the ageing process and skin damage. Nikel’s Alpine Rose Stem Cell Tonic was created from Alpine Roses, which are typical Swiss flowers that grow at altitudes of 1500 – 3000m. It is in these distinct environments that they have to adapt to extreme conditions such as the cold, UV and dryness.
2. All-Natural is best
Sticking to beauty products that are all-natural is best for your skin. Using all-natural plant activated ingredients will balance your PH level in your skin and help alleviate skin ailments such as redness and pigmentation.
3. Cleanse and moisturise your skin the right way
Facial skin is extremely delicate and it needs to be treated accordingly. Scrubbing your face or using harsh chemicals can be very damaging to the top layers of the skin. The top layer of the skin, the epidermis, acts as a barrier that protects the body from ultraviolet radiation, harmful chemicals, and pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. It also plays an integral role in producing new skin cells.
4. Eat a healthy, balanced diet
Cutting out highly processed foods that are high in refined sugars, like soft drinks, bread, processed meats and even some so-called “healthy” cereals like muesli cause insulin levels to spike, which can cause inflammation, and in the long-term – sagging. Rather opt for foods rich in anti-oxidants – blueberries, strawberries, beans and green tea are great examples.
5. Get enough sleep
Lack of sleep causes stress to the body and this can compromise the integrity of the collagen in your skin. When sleeping at night that is when your skin is working overtime to repair and rejuvenate.
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