Anti ageing skin care tips
It's no secret that ageing affects us all, especially our skin. Like it or not, thinner skin and wrinkles are caused by biology, as the proteins in the second layer, the dermis, which are responsible for strength and flexibility, reduce in number as we get older. Luckily, however, we can take measures to counter the ageing process, depending on the type of lifestyle we adopt.
Targeting those fine lines, crow's feet and patches of discolouration, which can appear from the age of around thirty, and become more prominent as we our oestrogen levels drop during the menopause, can be carried out through a combination of a good diet, a conscientious schedule, and a carefully-planned skincare regime. Let's start with diet: drinking at least a litre of water a day keeps the skin well-hydrated, helping you to feel, as well as look, younger. Don't like the taste of plain water?
Try substituting green tea instead. Alcoholic drinks aren't such a help though, especially red wine, which can cause areas of skin inflammation, just like sugary foods. Next, lock in all that moisture by protecting the top, protective layer, by eating foods rich in omega-3 and omega-6. Reducing the amount of time we spend in the sun, and using high-quality sunscreens, can make a large difference, as can cutting down on or eliminating cigarettes from daily habits, and removing cosmetics before bed.
Skincare ranges that support the ageing process
But what about skincare? The sheer number of anti-ageing products on the market can be quite overwhelming, but there's one key ingredient out there to look for: Silica. This is a natural mineral which is needed by all living creatures, including of course, us! Although we tend not to absorb it very well through our diets, we can reap its many benefits through formulated supplements and from carefully-formulated skin creams and serums; check out Sönd's range for a closer look, but first, let's cover what those benefits are. Remember those proteins that we mentioned?
Collagen and silica’s role within it
Silica is known to support the production of collagen which strengthens the skin by holding together the connective tissue, resulting in firmer yet flexible skin. Furthermore, Silica is known to increase the skin's ability to retain moisture, combating the effects of those indulgent glasses of red wine. So many benefits! When adapting your anti-ageing rituals and lifestyle habits, Silica is definitely not to be forgotten.