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How To Slow Down The Signs Of Ageing

Ageing is a very natural process and one to be embraced. As we get older, we get wiser and are full of wonderful experiences, but it is also natural to want to maintain a youthful glow and keep your skin in a healthy condition...

Finding that balance is key to loving your body inside and out by looking after your overall health physically, emotionally and mentally to feel the best version of yourself. There are some simple ways to gently put the brakes on the classic signs of ageing without attempting to turn back time.

Stress is a part of life, but it can take a considerable toll on our bodies when not managed. It is important to balance everyday concerns and stop them from developing into long-term conditions. Meditation can be a powerful practice to counteract stress; regular meditation has been proven to help regulate the part of your brain in control of emotions and reactions. It allows you to connect with yourself and a time to gain the perspective and tools to approach challenging circumstances with a more composed mindset. Use essential oils in conjunction with meditation to help increase your awareness and overall focus, especially if meditation is new to you. Happy Society’s Lune Spacemist is a beautiful blend of sage, lavender and vetiver that encourages you to unwind and reduce anxieties or stress. Spritz wherever you want to practice meditation or just a moment of quiet for an added aroma of calm. If you like to meditate spontaneously, perhaps during a still moment at the beach, then the Ananda Life Athena Pulse Point Roller is the perfect companion to have with you on the go. Apply to your wrists, neck and other areas to communicate positive, serene vibes throughout your body.

Exercise is another major de-stressor and anti-ageing practice; whether it is running, walking, yoga, or rock climbing, whatever you enjoy doing will always be the most effective. Exercising can flush out toxic chemicals through sweating; it also builds up your natural strength whilst having fantastic effects on your brain, bones, muscles and mood! It has been shown to delay the onset of chronic diseases, including cognitive decline. Of course, keeping active also means maintaining a healthy weight and heart and giving you an abundance of energy - movement really is medicine! Whole body workouts like resistance training, stair climbs, and high-impact classes are great at getting your heart rate up, giving you a natural high. Remember to maintain hydrated; you will lose water when exercising, so keeping your H20 levels up is vital. It is also another fabulous way to stave off the signs of ageing. Drinking enough water will make your skin glow; as the largest organ in the body, you need at least two litres daily to maintain your natural moisture levels that enable your body to flush out toxins and carry nutrients to your skin cells. Staying well hydrated will give you fresh, plump-looking skin as it encourages the production of elastin, a big one for anti-ageing.

One of, if not the biggest culprits of premature skin ageing and skin damage is the sun. Wearing sun protection every day should be a must practice in your morning routine, and don’t forget to top up as the day goes on; no matter if there are clouds or rain, UV rays are powerful and can penetrate your skin at any time. The bottom line is, being vigilant about SPF will be your most successful tool for slowing down the signs of ageing. SPF will help combat sun spots, uneven complexions and wrinkles. The Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen is ideal to pop in your bag and use whenever you need it. Its broad spectrum formula protects you from both UVA and UVB rays whilst moisturising your skin with rosehip oil and parsley seed extract. Other ingredients, including Vitamin C and E, are packed with antioxidants that help with hyperpigmentation and act as a barrier against environmental pollutants. Limit your overall sun exposure and avoid sitting out in the middle of the day; being sensible will be 100% worth it and help keep you (somewhat) forever young.

And whilst preventative measures are always favoured, some of us have been more prone to living in the moment, forgetting to keep up the key steps aforementioned. But that’s where Linné Botanicals Repair Oil comes in to save the day. The perfect oil for reducing wrinkles and increasing collagen production. Win, win.

Age is just a number...