Ageing is inevitable, but with it can come unwanted effects on our skin, such as sun spots, pigmentation and fine lines. With the help of some natural skin care we can help to slow down and fight these visible signs. So I've put together this quick guide to my top five ways to fight the signs of ageing naturally.
There's a common misconception that when it comes to anti-ageing, natural skin care isn't as effective as expensive mainstream skin care and salon treatments, but it's simply not true! I've found firsthand that there are plenty of completely natural anti-ageing solutions that really do work just as well if not better than the mainstream options, and they won't break the bank either. Whether you just want to introduce one extra step in your existing routine or start a new routine completely, there is a natural anti-ageing treatment to suit your skin type and needs.
Natural anti-ageing treatments
Life Basics - SPF 30 All Natural Facial Sunscreen
SPF is absolutely essential when it comes to keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful. UV damage can prematurely age the skin, leading to sunburn and sun spots, it is recommended to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen every day. My all-time favourite is the Life Basics - SPF 30 All Natural Facial Sunscreen, a physical sunscreen containing Zinc Oxide to reflect the sun's rays as well as nourishing and hydrating ingredients including Calendula, Green Tea and Rosehip Oil. Lightweight and non-greasy, it's ideal for daily use beneath makeup, can be used all over the body too and is a simple, easy step to add into your daily routine.
With all sunscreens avoid contact with eyes and if irritation persists discontinue use. Sunscreen is only one part of sun protection. Wear protective clothing, hats and sunglasses when exposed to the sun, and stay in the shade where possible. Prolonged high-risk sun exposure should be avoided. Frequent reapplication and use in accordance with the directions is required for effective sun protection. Always read the label and use only as directed
100% Pure Fermented Rice Water Toner
The 100% Pure Fermented Rice Water Toner is another favourite anti-ageing treatment of mine, and it's also a natural alternative to another very famous mainstream anti ageing product!. Fermented Rice Water, or Sake, has been used for centuries to help fade and correct imperfections such as dark spots, pigmentation, scarring and sun damage. This brightening formula also contains plumping Hyaluronic Acid to firm, tone and smooth skin, while Lemon, Grapefruit and Licorice promote a flawless and glowing complexion.
100% Pure Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Ultra Riche PM Treatment
Overnight, I love using the 100% Pure Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Ultra Riche PM Treatment. This rich and creamy moisturiser combines a potent blend of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and CoQ10 which may help target age spots, pigmentation and uneven skin tone, while calming Rosehip, Vitamin E and Shea Butter smooth and soften skin as well as target fine lines. Silky and creamy, it can be used on the face and neck nightly.
Madara Brightening AHA Peel Mask
For an instant anti-ageing treatment, I love the Madara Brightening AHA Peel Mask. Active fruit acids and Vitamin C from Quince work to very gently exfoliate the surface of the skin to dissolve dead skin cells, and may help brighten skin tone and fade pigmentation and sun spots. Refreshing and stimulating, this rinse-off mask promotes skin cell turnover to leave the complexion looking fresh, radiant and glowing.
Biologi Bm Regenerate Anti Ageing Serum
Biologi Bm Regenerate Anti Ageing SerumBm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum is Biologi's latest single-plant ingredient serum setting new standards in anti-ageing skincare. The latest hero ingredient is Australian grown, wild harvested Mountain Pepper Berry. This small but mighty berry contains a potent blend of antioxidants and phyto-actives that is gentle enough on even the most sensitive skin types.
Vanessa Megan Collagen Boosting Gel Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Vanessa Megan Collagen Boosting Gel Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a blend of potent botanicals and intensely hydrating ingredients and is designed to rejuvenate and plump the skin as it supports the synthesis of collagen and elastin. This super-lightweight gel is created for all skin types, particularly mature and very dry complexions, and is ideal as a makeup primer. Hyaluronic Acid attracts and retains moisture deep within the layers of the skin, and aids in the absorption of the powerful anti-ageing properties of Gotu Kola Extract, which is rich in amino acids, beta carotene (the precursor to Vitamin A), fatty acids, and phytochemicals.
Mukti Microneedle Dermal Roller
The Mukti Microneedle Dermal Roller has become an essential part of my skin care routine. Once you start the benefits are so amazing that I can't imagine going back! This lightweight device is designed to be rolled over the skin while tiny 0.25mm needles create micro channels on the surface of your skin. It sounds painful but I promise it's not! This is a great anti-ageing device for two reasons - firstly, the gentle needling prompts skin cell turnover which may help to reduce pigmentation, scarring and wrinkles and help stimulate collagen production, and secondly, the micro channels actually allow your serums and moisturisers to further penetrate the skin, making them up to 40% more effective!
Krumbled Foods Lemon Coconut Beauty Bites
Containing 3800g of Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides, 1 billion CFUs of probiotics, 8g of fibre and Vitamins C & E, these targeted beauty bars are low in natural sugars, high in protein, and are designed to boost the skin's hydration levels, elasticity and firmness, diminish wrinkles and fine lines, improve the condition of nails and hair and promote digestive health.
Amazonia Raw Beauty Collagen Glow
Amazonia Collagen Glow[www.nourishedlife.com.au/beauty-powders/1996676/amazonia-raw-beauty-collagen-glow.html] is an anti-ageing beauty powder designed to increase the level of collagen in the body, which starts declining when we reach our mid-20s. As 75% of our skin contains collagen, replenishing our store can help to improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin, encourage thicker hair, and help to strengthen nails.
Madara Boost - Amino-Fill 3D Lifting Booster Ampoules
These targeted, single dose ampoules contain a potent concentration of Plant Origin Lifting Biopolymers, which are designed to immediately tighten and lift the surface of the skin by forming an elastic, resistant and continuous 3D lifting network. They also help to improve the skin's texture, boost firmness and softness, and smooth lines and wrinkles. The second key ingredient in these easy-to-use ampoules are Amino Lipids, which help to restore the connective tissue by promoting both the production of collagen and the organisation of the collagen network. They are ideal immediately prior to special occasions when an instant improvement in the appearance of the complexion is desired.
We've all heard of retinol- an anti-ageing powerhouse promoting cell turnover, assisting with everything from acne through to fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots. Despite its benefits, many of us remain wary of retinol, instead looking for natural, botanical alternatives that won't sensitise already stressed skin.
This month's beauty box has just arrived on our desk and here is a sneak peek into it...
Here is what everyone is buying in the Nourished Life office this Afterpay day sale...