How To Slow Skin Ageing and Prevent Premature Skin Ageing Naturally
Skin Ageing? Can You Slow the Process?
Skin is the largest organ in our body and it protects what is inside. However, as we age, it changes sometimes slowly and sometimes more dramatically. There are two factors at play here: intrinsic ageing and extrinsic ageing. By being aware of each and choosing the right natural skincare for anti-ageing you can definitely slow the ageing process of your skin.
What is Intrinsic Ageing?
Intrinsic ageing is the ageing your skin starts to show due to simply having birthdays. As we age our body produces less collagen. In fact the collagen in our skin depletes by 1% every adult year and it changes from well organized bundles of fibres in young skin to fragmentation disorganized bundles of fibres in older skin. The skin also loses elasticity which are the elastic fibres which in youth enable the skin to regain its shape after deformation. The skin also naturally becomes more dry due to loss of oil glands as we age. All of these factors can lead to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
What is Extrinsic Ageing?
Extrinsic ageing is caused by environmental factors such as smoking, diet (especially too much sugar causing glycation), exposure to chemicals and pollution, trauma, stress, sleep position and most importantly UV exposure which accounts for 80% of facial ageing due to low grade chronic exposure. These extrinsic or external factors can lead to skin pigmentation, age spots and irregular mottled skin, deep wrinkles, rough skin texture, spider veins and even a sallow or yellow complexion.
Natural Skincare Products and Steps To Slow Signs Of Ageing
The good news is, you can slow both intrinsic and extrinsic skin ageing. Well nourished and UV protected skin is key as it helps the skin to be resilient against intrinsic ageing. Extrinsic factors are about lifestyle. So maintaining a healthy diet, drinking lots of water and exercising will help the external/extrinsic factors. Discover our easy steps and natural skincare products for ageing skin.
Cleansing Skin To Help Prevent Ageing
As skin is drier as we age, it is important to avoid anything that dries the skin out such as an overuse of soaps or hot baths which will make the problem worse. Cleansing with a nourishing natural facial cleanser that won’t strip the skin is very important. Choose a natural cream cleanser such as the Jojoba Bead Cleanser or a natural oil cleanser. Some people like to double cleanse. Clean skin is key as nothing will absorb as well on unclean skin. Try our all natural cleansing oil or bead facial cleanser which will deeply clean the skin without stripping precious moisture from the skin.
Effective Moisturizing Helps Skin Plump and Firm
Key to protecting the skin against intrinsic ageing with a natural moisturizer. There are 3 types of moisturization to target the 3 areas of hydration. Choose products that cover this and you will be well on your way to hydrated skin.
1. Humectant (bind)
deeply hydrating components and water based ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, AHAs, salicylic acid that draw moisture from the air into the skin. They keep the top layer of the skin hydrated. They are like water magnets. They should always be the first step. Use our ultimate serum for this.
2. Emollient (support)
Help to replenish the moisture and nutrients in the skin. These are your oils, jojoba, rosehip, argan, olive oil, shea butter etc. they play a crucial role as they provide the moisture/oil to the skin and nutrients. This step allows you to treat dry flaky skin leaving it smooth and soft. Choose an oil to suit your specific skin concerns. Choose Pigmentation oil to target pigmentation, ultimate youth potion to target general signs of ageing, skin balancing oil to balance out oily skin.
3. Occlusive (protect)
moisturizing step that helps to lock in all the powerful ingredients in the previous steps. It creates a powerful barrier helping to keep all the goodies in and pollutants and extrinsic causes out while preventing moisture and water loss. Choose an occlusive that won’t block the pores and still allows the skin to breathe. Our ultimate night cream and ultimate day cream provide occlusive benefits providing a skin barrier to prevent moisture loss while still allowing the skin to breathe and not clog the pores.
Choose moisturizers that are made from natural, nourishing ingredients. Harsh chemicals can disturb ageing skin, so natural is best. At The Jojoba Company, Australia Wadi Wadi Jojoba is at the heart of our products and we are dedicated to creating natural, vegan and sustainable skincare products. Our recommended moisturizers for preventing ageing include:
Ultimate Day Cream: Clinically proven day cream will visibly reduce skin sagging and fine lines. Super nourishing Vitamin C, Arctalis™ & Akoactive® Garuda.
Ultimate Night Cream: Powerful natural jojoba extracts, this rich, deeply moisturizing natural night cream for ageing skin enhances skin texture, visibly reduces deep wrinkles and regenerates skin cells overnight.
Using Targeted Natural Serums, Facial Oils and Treatments
Target specific skin concerns with a natural serum or natural facial oil. Our recommendations for targeted natural skincare include:
Ultimate serum for wrinkles, increasing collagen in the skin by 9% in 4 weeks (that’s 9 years head start!), increasing skin elasticity by 133%
Pigmentation oil for pigmentation, dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Transformative eye serum for puffiness, dark circles, tired looking eyes, reducing crow’s feet and fine lines etc.
Skincare Regime To Help Prevent Skin Ageing – How to Order
Apply skincare products thinnest to thickest:
Special tips: Damp skin absorbs 10 x better than dry. After showering is a great time to do your skincare. Wait 60 seconds between steps for optimal results. Finish with an SPF in the morning to protect your skin all day long.