If you’re worried about your skin ageing but want to avoid any superficial treatments, look no further. We’ve got 8 essential steps to get you started naturally preventing ageing.
1) Start looking after your skin early on
If you want to maintain youthful-looking skin, it’s important to start taking serious care of it in your 20’s and 30’s. By strengthening the skin’s protective barrier in your younger years, you can prevent wrinkles and signs of ageing from popping up in your 40’s and 50’s. So establish a skincare routine and get in the habit of treating your skin to a little TLC each day - consistency is key! For best results make sure you’ve got products for both a morning and nighttime routine; your future self will thank you!
2) Establish a skincare routine and stick to it!
Chances are you already cleanse and moisturise your skin, but there are a few more steps you can add to your skincare routine to get the best anti-ageing results.
Cleanse: to remove impurities and excess oil from the skin, it’s important to cleanse your skin twice a day. Make sure to use a cleanser with a gentle formula that won’t strip your face of its natural oils. Healthy skin starts with clean skin so make sure to make this the first step in your skincare routine.
Serum: the next step to incorporate into your routine to combat wrinkles is a face serum. Skin care products are applied thinnest to thickest, so use after cleansing gently apply 1-2 pumps of serum over your face, neck and décolletage and leave to sink in before applying your eye cream and moisturiser.
If you’re looking to treat forehead wrinkles or crows feet wrinkles around the eyes, a serum can be invaluable. Face serums are lightweight moisturizers that penetrate deep into cells to deliver active ingredients such as vitamins and retinol into your skin. Because they’re easily absorbed, your skin cells will receive a higher concentration of these active ingredients, which means they’ll pack even more of a punch.
If you’re looking for the best face serum that’s also vegan and cruelty-free, make sure to try the Natural Face Serum with Retinol + Vitamins C, E, F from Hello Beauty Club. Retinol has incredible skincare benefits including fighting acne, reducing wrinkles and dark spots, and helping to brighten dull skin.
Eye Cream: Whether your concern is fine lines, puffiness or dark circles, the skin around the eyes is often one of the first places to show signs of tiredness or ageing. Because your under eye skin is particularly thin and delicate, it pays to apply products that have been formulated specifically for this area.
By giving a little extra hydration and antioxidants to the eye area, wrinkles and crow's feets can be dramatically improved. If you’re looking for a nourishing choice in eye creams that’s also powered with natural ingredients, the Organic Ginger Eye Cream from Hello Beauty Club is a great place to start.
If getting started with skincare all seems a bit overwhelming, we offer four essential products in our Natural Skincare Box, so you’ll be ready to get your complete natural skincare routine started in one go. It includes Organic Ginger Eye Cream, Natural Argan Face Cream, and a Natural Face Serum with Retinol + Vitamins C, E, F and comes in one handy box - how good is that?
Getting started with a vegan skincare routine doesn’t have to cost a fortune either; when you buy all four products together in the Natural Skincare Box, your gift will be ready to give and you’ll save.
3) Get to know the importance of collagen
Collagen is actually the most plentiful protein in our skin - it makes up 75-80% of our skin! And it’s an important protein for our appearance; it’s what keeps our skin looking firm, plump, and youthful. As we age, enzymes in our body begin breaking down that source of collagen and less is produced over time. And as collagen diminishes, our skin loses its firmness and begins to sag. That means wrinkles that used to appear only with a smile or frown become visible all the time.
Studies have found that antioxidants lessen the influence of the enzymes that break down collagen. Since collagen is what creates the look of firm skin and a youthful appearance, antioxidant-rich ingredients like ginger are a great anti-ageing tool - its a key ingredient to incorporate into your skincare routine in your 20’s and 30’s. This powerhouse ingredient also evens skin tone and improves elasticity.
Alongside elastin, it’s one of the vital proteins that your skin needs to maintain plumpness, firmness, radiance – and to fight the signs of ageing. You may see collagen-boosting creams, supplements and even drinks that can be consumed, all in the name of supple, youthful-looking skin but the best way to boost collagen levels is through a combination of natural skin care products and a few healthy lifestyle habits. Read on for our tips on those.
4) Maintain a healthy diet
It’s no secret that eating well is a key to maintaining overall wellness. When you eat a healthy diet, your body has more energy, you sleep better at night, and your immune system can work hard to fight off illness and keep you healthy. But did you know there are certain foods you can target to help you get glowing, vibrant skin? When you fuel your body with food, you’re also feeding the appearance of skin, so it’s hugely important to power it with the vitamins and antioxidants it's looking for.
If you’re looking to boost your antioxidant intake for healthier skin make sure vitamin-rich fruits and veggies like blueberries, strawberries, kiwis, broccoli, grapefruit, and spinach are on your grocery list. Try incorporating these foods as snacks throughout the day or throw them all in the blender for a breakfast smoothie - your skin will be thanking you in no time!
5) Get enough sleep
There’s no doubt you’ve noticed a difference in the appearance of your skin when you’re well-rested. Your face appears bright, refreshed, and any puffiness or under eye bags are a thing of the past. That’s because sleep is the time when your body repairs itself; it's true for your epidermis as much as it is for your brain or your muscles. During sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases, and the organ rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots. So if you’re looking to prevent wrinkles and put your best foot forward, make sure you’re heading to bed early and locking in those important eight hours each night.
6) Keep your skin hydrated inside and out
Hydrated skin creates the dewy youthful look we’re all after. When dermal cells are dehydrated they contract, making our skin look sallow and accentuating fine lines and wrinkles. When cells are hydrated they expand, making skin appear plumper and fresher. You’ll notice that when you press on skin that’s hydrated it “bounces back” to your touch. This supple feel is the key to creating youthful looking skin.
Nourishing products that absorb deeply into the skin (like our Natural Face Serum with Retinol + Vitamins C, E, F or Natural Argan Face Cream) can help rehydrate the cells within the dermal layer, but it’s important to keep those cells hydrated with lots of water as well. Try to drink two litres of water per day – especially if you’ve been in the sun or exercising throughout the day.
7) Limit sun exposure
Prolonged sun exposure can create a host of skin issues over time including everything from dark spots and hyperpigmentation to forehead and under eye wrinkles. You of course can’t completely protect your face from daily sun exposure, but there are some precautions you can take to prevent premature ageing. If you know you’ll be in the sun, make sure to wear SPF and cover your face with a hat or sunglasses.
8) Use products with natural ingredients
We know our bodies work better when we eat whole foods without lots of additives, and our skin is no different. Natural ingredients are gentler on skin than products formulated with harsh chemicals, especially if you have sensitive skin. Not only do they nourish our bodies, they can be just as effective in treating wrinkles and dry skin. Botanicals and oils that come from the earth are packed with nutrients that our skin needs - that’s why they’ve been used as beauty treatments since ancient times! At Hello Beauty Club we believe there’s no need for artificial extras in skincare.
Take our Natural Argan Face Cream for example. Between argan oil, safflower seed oil, macadamia nut oil & shea butter, this moisturiser is guaranteed to hydrate dry skin and give you that fresh, glowy complexion we’re all looking for.
If you’re not sure where to start for natural skincare, Hello Beauty Club has a trial offer for our Natural Argan Face Cream that will take the guesswork out of establishing a vegan skincare routine. You can grab your free trial of the Natural Argan Face Cream Mini Version, and pay only shipping and handling.
The Face Cream is nourishing and hydrating without a greasy feel and is packed with vitamins that your skin will love. Formulated with argan oil, essential omega fatty acids, Vitamin E, and linoleic acid, this cream will get to work treating wrinkles and signs of ageing as soon as you apply it.
We know that once you try the best in natural skincare, you’ll be hooked.