And 4 ways you can use to fight them...
Do you sometimes feel that your skin is aging way too fast?
Or that some of your friends who are your age have more youthful skin compared to you?
You may think, "The way your skin ages is because of your genes, my friends just got lucky," but that's not entirely true, and when you finish reading, you'll know why.
While it's true that some people are genetically predisposed to have fewer wrinkles than others, there are also factors that can age your skin faster than others.
Ageing may be inevitable, but you can do a lot to slow it down by helping your skin retain its natural elasticity longer - and that starts with paying attention to these 4 factors…
What does premature ageing of the skin mean?
There are external factors that affect the ageing process and knowing how to protect your skin against them can help you preserve your youthful skin for longer.
In other words, much of what we think is natural ageing is actually due to a number of external factors.
What are the 4 factors causing your skin to age faster than it should?
1. Sun Damage
80% of premature ageing is caused by not using sunscreen and exposing your skin to the sun’s harmful rays.
The sun’s rays are responsible for hyperpigmentation, wrinkling and dryness of the skin – all skin problems you want to avoid occurring too soon.
Sun damage slows down skin renewal, causing old, dead skin cells to accumulate and skin to become dull and oily.
So how can you prevent sun damage?
It’s an obvious answer, but wearing sunscreen is the only way you can protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a sunscreen that could protect you from premature ageing and heal existing damage?
Well, there is.
Antarctic Sun Defence is the unique product that does both!
It contains a peptide found in Antarctica that rejuvenates the skin from within and protects it from further damage.
2. Lack of Hydration
Our skin is 65% water and needs moisture to be healthy.
When it’s dehydrated, it’s less effective and your protective barrier weakens and can no longer effectively protect your skin.
Environmental and lifestyle factors (hot showers, air conditioning, harsh chemical skin care, poor diet) can often cause moisture loss in the top layer
of the skin, leading to more wrinkles and fine lines appearing deeper and more pronounced.
Hydrate and protect the skin
The Prebiotic Moisturising cream is unlike any other moisturiser you’ve tried!
It contains a prebiotic complex that takes care of your precious microbiome (the ecosystem of friendly bacteria living on your skin) and also hydrates the skin.
The microbiome is responsible for keeping your skin healthy and radiant, that’s why we formulated the Prebiotic moisturising cream with special care for it.
3. Air Pollution
The upper layer of our skin plays a very important role as a barrier; however, it’s also vulnerable to pollution, which can weaken its function.
Air pollution particles hover in big cities, the countryside and even in your home.
Those free radicals are small enough to enter skin and accelerate brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin… the list goes on.
Cleanse and hydrate
Cleansing can do wonders for your skin because the pollution will seep into your skin…
A quick rinse will definitely not do the trick, which is why proper cleansing is important.
The Hydrating Cleanser is 100% organic rose water based and comes with a gentle silicone brush to help you remove all traces of dirt on your skin, without leaving your skin dry.
It is formulated for sensitive skin, making it extremely gentle and hydrating for your complexion.
4. Collagen Breakdown
Collagen is responsible for the youthful appearance of your skin and with age, collagen production drops.
However, sun exposure is the biggest enemy to collagen production in your skin…
The sun damages the DNA in the cells where collagen is produced.
UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, where they damage the collagen fibres.
The antioxidant mix that stimulates collagen production
The Rose Youth Elixir contains a blend of antioxidants that leave your skin soft, hydrated and rejuvenated.
The formula contains Bakuchiol and Rosa Damascena Oil that boost collagen production resulting in a firmer, more youthful look.
Bakuchiol is a natural ingredient that is the scientifically backed retinol alternative, delivering the same anti-ageing benefits but without irritating the skin.
Bakuchiol works by speeding up cell turnover, leading to an increase in collagen production.
Rosa Damascena Oil also contains a handful of antioxidants that further hydrate, protect and revitalise the complexion.