If you use sunscreen every day, exfoliate on a weekly basis and follow a pretty good skin regime, but your skin is still losing its firmness then we don’t blame you for getting frustrated!
What you may not realize is that combating the signs of aging comes down to more than just what you apply externally to your skin. It’s a variety of factors that work in unison to ensure your skin stays youthful, plump and radiant.
Keep reading to find out more!
Using conventional products
Don’t be fooled by marketing claims. No matter how beautifully a product may be packaged or no matter what it may claim to do for your skin, if it’s filled with synthetic ingredients it’s not going to help your skin in the long-term.
Make the switch to all natural and organic products and you’ll be feeding your skin with antioxidants and nutrients that will offer visible results and provide long-term benefits.
You can’t go wrong with our 100% natural, toxic free skin care products here at Stem Organics. Learn more about what makes us different from conventional brands here.
Following a poor diet
The foods you eat on a daily basis have a direct impact on the condition of your skin. Sugar increases sebum, which can increase your chances of breaking out, but it also breaks down collagen, a structural protein that is essential for firm, plump skin. The same goes for processed, fried or greasy foods.
To help keep your skin nourished from the inside out, be sure to eat a diet rich in whole foods, leafy greens, a rainbow of fruits and veggies, nuts, seeds and lots of oily fish like salmon and sardines. Here’s some of our favorite foods for a healthy complexion.
These foods are packed in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids to keep your skin cells healthy, hydrated and protected against the damaging effects of free radicals. Your skin will start to firm up and take on a gorgeous, radiant glow!
Lack of exercise
Exercise helps to get the blood flowing, which draws blood closer to the surface of the skin for an instant healthy, flushed appearance. It also helps to flush toxins from the system that may contribute to skin issues such as a loss of elasticity, wrinkles and even breakouts, no matter what your age!
Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise per week such as walking, jogging or any other activity that will get your blood pumping, but most of all something you enjoy doing! If you enjoy your workouts, you’ll be more tempted to keep up with them.
Stress is an inevitable part of life, but intense stress over a long period of time can really take a toll on your skin. Stress raises the stress hormone, cortisol, which can affect the skin in different ways. It may increase sebum production, which can cause you to start breaking out, but it has also been shown to break down collagen, which can result in saggy skin.
To reduce stress, you need to be doing something each and every day to lighten your burden. By getting into a stress busting habit like meditation or yoga, you can really help to reduce your stress so not only will you feel so much better, your skin will thank you too!
Try this yoga for stress and anxiety next time you just need a break!
Using a low SPF
While SPF is essential to protect against the harmful uv rays of the sun, you need to ensure you are using an SPF of at least 30 to block out the damaging and aging uv rays. Be sure to apply SPF to any exposed areas of skin before heading outdoors.
Did you know that one of our key ingredients, pomegranate, can actually enhance the effectiveness of your sunscreen by up to 25%? Make sure you slather on one of our moisturizing face lotions before you apply your SPF for maximum effectiveness!
Don’t let the natural progression of aging get you down. By following these tips, you’ll help your skin to age beautifully and gracefully with minimal lines and wrinkles!