Monday, 23 March 2015

Top tips for fighting ageing WITHOUT Botox

Word on the street is that a lot of people I know are thinking of starting their anti-aging journey in the nurses chair. When it comes to age, I have a pretty broad range of friends, I was 23 when I got married and with my husband being a little bit older our friendship group has always ranged in age. Now being 28 with 2 kids, it ranges from 25 years old to 45 years old. Age is just really a number when you have kids, you always feel the same age on the inside but your body just starts to show little signs on the outside. Those little cracks on the outside are what can really start to niggle at the thought of growing up, everyone wants to age gracefully right? We see the perfect faces of celebrities online never ageing and as a mum thats not a reality. Because I am into more of a natural life but I still want to keep up with looking and feeling young, I have been doing a little research and these are my top tips I will be sticking by to fight ageing without botox.

Wear Sunscreen
We know that we need some sun on our skin to get that good vitamin D into us but getting too much UV radiation can destroy the collagen and elastin in the skin which speeds up signs of wrinkles and other signs of aging. I definitely need to work on this one but when out in the sun, we all need to be rocking big sunglasses, a lovely hat and good quality natural sunscreen.

Clear Skin Clinic's Skin Gym
Clear Skin Clinics have a great range of skin gyms for every skin type and concern including pimples, freckles, fine lines and wrinkles. Their aim is to provide everyone with the dream of having clear skin. The skin Gym programs are tailored to the individual through consultation and skin analysis and can include micro-dermabrasion, peels, lazer and more. So far I have tried the microdermabrasion and loved it. It is a really simple and non-evasive treatment that makes your skin feel absolutely fantastic. That's a picture of me above 2 hours after my treatment. For more info on Clear Skin Clinics go here: http://clearskincareclinics.com.au

Visiting Clear Skin clinics last week
Eat good food
You are what you eat, the saying goes. This just means we take the good and the bad from the foods we eat in regards to nutrition and how our body process it. Some foods may actually combat the aging process because of the nutrients they contain and others can contribute to the destruction of cells. It's said that the more antioxidants that are consumed through food, the less chance free radicals have to damage our skin cells. So flood your body with lots of foods containing vitamins A and C and other nutrients that boost cell turnover. A morning green juice with carrot and ginger is a great start.


Eat fat
Eat good quality fats like salmon, avocado, fish oil, olive oils and coconut oils.
These types of fats promote healthy skin since they are responsible for creating healthy cell membranes and keeping your skin lubricated.

Cleanse with oil
I find oils are the best cleansers, they are super soft on the skin and they take all the dirt and grime off. Seriously, the best eye make up remover I have ever used is coconut oil. It's said that many natural oils contain linoleic acid, which helps skin retain water. Just massage on a little oil of your choice such as coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, rose hip oil or apricot kernel oil and then wipe off with a warm cloth.

Sleep
Beauty sleep anyone? We all know what we look like in the morning when we are lacking sleep. The bags come out, dark circles and lines start to crack. It is recommended to have at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Turn off your phone at least half an hour before you are planning to go to sleep, switch off your mind and get some Z's.

Stress less
Reducing stress also leads to better sleep, which, in turn, reduces the appearance of ageing, like wrinkles and the bags under the eyes. Reduce stress by incorporating some exercise into your day, a brisk walk, being mindful and stopping what your doing every now and again to take some deep breathes of fresh air. Meditation or prayer are also great ways to rest your mind.



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