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Skip the rage as you age: Embracing and caring for maturing skin

Like that one guy from high school who dms you once every few years, time is unstoppable - it just won't quit. Try as we might, we can't stop the years from ticking by. And while you have absolutely zero control over the world spinning around the sun, you do have a big ol' say in how comfortable you look and feel in your skin.


Ageing skin is nothing to be ashamed of, and as we enter different seasons of life, our skincare needs and goals change. While you might have spent your teens worried about what shade of bronzer would help you land that perfect date to formal, you might now be more concerned about the uninvited lines and wrinkles that keep showing up on your face. Rude! 


Just because you can't remember the era when you routinely got home after 10pm (much less started your night that late) or prefer to chat with your friends about investing (we still don't totally get it, either) and nap schedules (both yours and your kids'), doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to gorgeous, radiant skin. 


Read on to learn how to slow time's effects on your look and how to take care of your maturing skin so you can face the future with pride.

Hit pause with the help of these 5 tips for slowing the signs of ageing

While there's no need to fear the future, there's also no need to rush into it head first if you don't want to. Here are five things that can help you slow down the effects of ageing.


  • Throw some shade. You think throwing shade is a young person's game? Not when it comes to sun protection. UV rays from that bright ball in the sky can speed-up the effects of ageing and lead to dryer, leathery skin. Make sure you have sunscreen for your face on hand everywhere – at home, in the car, at work and in your bag. Don't know how much sunscreen to apply on your face? A good rule of thumb is a teaspoon of sunscreen for your face and ears. When in doubt, slap on more and rub it in well. Don’t forget to pop on a hat while you're at it - not only will this provide your face with extra protection but it will also shield your scalp!
  • Tuck into some good stuff. Just like a poor diet can lead to dull hair, what you put into your body can be just as important as what you put on it when it comes to looking after your skin. Foods that are rich in collagen like fish, chicken, citrus fruit, bone broth, leafy greens and cashews help to maintain skin elasticity and keep you looking youthful.
  • Cut down on the drink. You’re not alone if you love nothing better than a glass of wine after a long day at work or when catching up with friends, but it’s important to remember that alcohol can suck the moisture out of your skin. You know that icky dry mouth feeling you have the morning after a big night? Your skin experiences similar dehydration. Therefore, if hydrated, youthful-looking skin is a priority for you, try to stick to a few tipples to toast the weekend or a special occasion, and try to follow each glass of alcohol with a big glass of water. 
  • Pick up some pre-emptive products. While there's absolutely nothing wrong with ageing, the right products can help you do so with the utmost grace. Anti-ageing serums can support production of that collagen we were just talking about, giving your skin more give as you age. The BIOEFFECT EGF Serum is an absolute winner when it comes to boosting production of collagen and elastin. BIOEFFECT was born when a team of scientists discovered a way to bioengineer a replica of EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), one of the most important growth factors in our skin. Learn more about this miracle product here - the science speaks for itself! 
  • Believe the hydration hype. We'll get to this more in a bit, but hydration is the name of the game when it comes to managing ageing skin. A simple yet effective method for slowing down ageing is drinking enough water every day. As we get older, our bodies dehydrate quicker. So make sure you're loading up on the H2O on the daily.

  • No need for aged care with these ageing skin heroes 

    While you don't need to relocate to an aged care facility just because a few fine lines and wrinkles have shown up on your face, there are some products we recommend seeking assistance from. 


    Retinol

    You may have been hearing a lot about this rockstar ingredient, but just what is retinol? In short, it's a lovely little piece of the ageing skincare puzzle that speeds up cell turnover and pumps up your body's collagen production, leaving you with smoother, plump skin. You can find retinol in a range of products, including toners like the Medik8 Press & Glow Daily Exfoliating PHA Tonic, which is especially good if you're rocking some combination skin.


    Anti-ageing moisturiser

    If you ask anybody who knows their stuff if they know how to prevent wrinkles, one of the first things they'll tell you is to make hydration a priority (see: water consumption chat above). The best anti-ageing creams provide hydration by creating a barrier to trap water in your skin, and the Aspect Phytostat 9 Moisturiser does this and more! Containing ChroNOline™, a peptide that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this little tub of goodness is an anti-ageing hero. The Phytostat Moisturiser is not the only science-backed miracle moisturiser, however. If you liked the sound of the science behind BIOEFFECT, you’ll want to get your hands on the brand’s ever-powerful Hydrating Cream, combining pure Icelandic Water, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E with the power of Barley EGF to deeply hydrate and rejuvenate skin. If this all sounds a little complicated and you’re all about simplifying your skincare routine, you’ll want a moisturiser that also has SPF in it. One of our fave daily moisturisers that ticks both the hydration and sun protection boxes big time is the asap Moisturising Daily Defence SPF 50+, containing hyaluronic acid for an extra boost of hydration. 


    Wrinkle cream for your eyes

    Your peepers need a bit of extra TLC as you age, so finding the right cream that targets the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes can be key if you want to keep the creases at bay. Murad Resurgence Renewing Eye Cream can chase away the crow's feet and firm up the trouble areas around your eyes with renewing, soothing properties to boot.


    Guess what? Everybody’s skin is in the process of ageing, no matter how many years they've been on this earth. While the effects of time are nothing to worry about, it's important to care for and protect your skin as best you can as it ages. Find the right products to nourish your ageing skin at Oz Hair & Beauty today, and make these days your glory days.

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    Annaliese Evans on May 07, 2021

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