It’s inevitable, we all age. This doesn’t have to be seen as a negative process, rather a constant shift/change in our life. Lines on our skin tell the stories of our emotions, of our past and of what has shaped us to be who we are now.
But this doesn’t mean we can’t give our skin some extra TLC to slow down this process and age in style instead.
The ageing process of our skin starts being visible around the age of twenty five, but it is around the forties that the “signs” are more evident. In most cases it is a natural process, (chronological ageing) but external factors such as our lifestyle, food habits and the environment can reduce or speed up this process.
The skin starts losing hydration and then small micro-wrinkles appear especially around mouth, eyes and forehead. These are known as expression lines. Our skin elasticity diminishes and sun/age spots can start to appear. The skin becomes more vulnerable to UVB radiation because melanin production drops; the synthesis of collagen and elastin reduce, making the skin less elastic. In addition, the production of sebum (fat layer) diminishes, making the skin drier.
Along with all of those factors, other external factors can influence the ageing process. These factors include alcohol, cigarettes, pollution, lack of exercise, junk food, and refined sugars. All of these increase the number free radicals in the body system, damaging the DNA, proteins and lipids.
There is a lot that can be done, don’t panic…
Add one of the following to your juices/smoothies for an extra healthy boost: a teaspoon of organic bee pollen grains or a teaspoon of organic barley grass. These super-foods contain rare traces of minerals and enzymes and will give your skin a healthy glow.
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