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How We're Ageing Differently

13 June 2016 14:37

Posted in: How To, Lifestyle, Skin Health

 

In today’s world, the rapid rate of skin ageing is a growing concern for many, and it is fast becoming apparent that our lifestyle choices have a large impact on how quickly (and early!) these changes start to appear. Studies suggest a staggering 85% of the signs of ageing are caused by extrinsic factors (i.e. external influences that can be avoided) so read on to find out more about some of the factors responsible for accelerating the ageing process and how to keep the signs of premature ageing under control.


1) ‘Tech neck’

A large proportion of us spend countless working hours looking at a computer screen in addition to many more out-of-office hours looking down at our smartphones. This repeated motion causes folding of the skin on the neck (often one of the first places to show signs of ageing as a result of the delicate, thin skin), eventually leading to a syndrome known as ‘tech neck,’ a wrinkle that appears just above the collarbone at the base of the neck.
Prevention is key to avoid tech neck. Try adjusting your posture at work so that your computer screen is at eye-level, and try and hold your phone up and closer to your face to avoid bending your neck looking down. Also, don’t forget that your skincare routine shouldn’t be concentrated on just the face. It is vital to also apply your products to the neck and décolleté for optimum results. Our Super 16 Serum contains an advanced formula designed to boost collagen synthesis, lift and firm the skin and reduce fine lines. Post serum, try applying a layer of our Renaissance 360, a vitamin-rich moisturiser that targets the ageing process on all fronts for powerful anti-ageing results.


2) Lack of movement

Office work and spending a significant number of hours sitting inhibits circulation and has a number of negative implications not only on our overall health but also on our skin condition. Firstly, collagen production is slowed down along with the rate of detoxification and cell renewal, causing skin to become looser hence more prone to wrinkles. Lymphatic drainage is also impaired, leading to fat accumulation and water retention.
Make sure to take regular breaks to get up and stretch, go for a walk or better yet squeeze in a gym class during your lunch break to really get your body moving.


3) Central heating/air-conditioning

Exposure to central heating and air-conditioning can wreak havoc with our skin and be extremely drying. When our skin is dry it often becomes irritated and more sensitised, not only leaving our skin feeling tight and uncomfortable, but also making it more prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles.
Because changes in climate are hard to avoid, it is more important than ever to make sure we supply our skin with everything it needs to stay balanced and protected. Omegas, anti-inflammatories and prebiotics are key ingredients to look out for to keep skin healthy, hydrated and younger-looking. Try our Super 16, Perfect Cleanser, Renaissance 360, Bedtime Beauty Boost and Restoration Oil to give your skin a much-needed hydration boost.

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Last Updated: 13 June 2016 14:41

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