The quest for youthful, radiant skin is a timeless one.
While ageing is a natural part of life, there's a lot we can do to promote healthy skin and prevent premature ageing.
This goes beyond a fancy cream – it's about embracing a holistic lifestyle that nourishes your skin from the inside out.
Sun protection

Sun Protection is Non-Negotiable

As much as we love it, sun-worshipping isn't doing your skin any favours. Up to 90% of visible skin ageing is caused by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays [1]. Here's your defence strategy:

☀️Suncream Every Day: Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher suncream daily, even on cloudy days, and especially in the summer. Reapply every two hours, and more often if you're sweating or swimming.

☀️Sun-Smart Clothing: Wear lightweight, long-sleeved shirts, pants, and wide-brimmed hats for added protection.

☀️Seek Shade: When the sun is at its peak (10 am to 4 pm), find refuge under an umbrella or seek air-conditioned comfort.
Applying sunscreen

Nourish Your Skin from Within

You are what you eat when it comes to skin health! Here's how to fuel your skin with the nutrients it craves:

💧Hydration is Key: Aim for eight glasses of water daily to keep your skin plump and hydrated.

🍓Load Up on Antioxidants: Fruits and vegetables like berries, leafy greens, and tomatoes are packed with antioxidants that fight free radical damage, a major contributor to wrinkles. They are packed with vitamins like vitamin C and E which protect cells from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress and free radical damage can be caused by UV exposure.

🐟Healthy Fats are Your Friends: Include healthy omega fats like those found in fatty fish, avocados, and seeds in your diet. Evening Primrose Oil seed is an example of a seed with skin-nourishing oils. These healthy fats are incorporated into cell membranes and keep your skin supple.

🌟Nourish your Collagen: Collagen is a structural protein in the skin. Eating plenty of protein, or taking a collagen supplement, provides your body with the amino acids it needs to replenish collagen levels. Vitamin C is also required to produce collagen.

🚫Limit Processed Foods: Sugar and refined carbohydrates can wreak havoc on your skin. Choose whole grains and complex carbohydrates instead.
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