At some point, we have all tried or at least considered ways to retain our youthful appearance. As a beautician, May Hamid (skincare expert and founder of Argan Liquid Gold) is often asked “What should I be doing now to my skin to prevent wrinkles from appearing later?”
Slowing down the effects of ageing is now something skincare specialists are more aware of and anti-ageing should be everyone’s focus. Each and every one of us is ageing every day but most people just allow this process to continue without an attempt to slow it down.”
Here are some common factors in the ageing process – and May’s tips to slow them down.
Skincare products aside, we can start by controlling aspects in our daily routine such as; eating habits, the amount of sun exposure on our skin, social life/lifestyle etc. Everything we do has an effect.
What makes skin age faster? Sun exposure. UV rays given off by the sun are the number one reason for premature ageing skin! Try to limit sun exposure and use a high SPF cream when UV exposure is high. Try using argan oil as a natural skin healer. Our number one hero product in our range – Nature’s Luxury Beauty oil – has its own natural UV protection.
Did you know the way you sleep may be the second most prominent cause of wrinkles? One surprising cause of premature wrinkles on the face is the position of your body when you are asleep. Try to get into the habit of sleeping on your back to prevent creases on your face. Creases from repetitive face movements (squinting, laughing, smiling, talking, yawning etc.) eventually set in; our faces are meant to move, but you do want to avoid creases in the skin which are unnecessary. You can also invest in some luxury, soft silk pillow cases which are kind to the skin.
We have 53 muscles in our face and 32 of those are accessible for exercise. The pull of gravity through the years causes face muscles to sag. Exercising the muscles beneath the skin helps skin to appear tighter and firmer, and can reduce the course of ageing.
Smoking starves the skin cells of oxygen, resulting in dull and tired looking skin. Additionally, collagen destroying enzymes ramp up when exposed to tobacco smoke. This dramatically increases how quickly the skin ages.
Living a healthy lifestyle includes eating food which is high in nutritional value and anti-oxidants, getting between 7-9 hours of sleep a night and exercising to keep the blood circulating through the body. As for laughter, doctors and health professional are prescribing laughter to lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones and increase disease-fighting cells! This can all lead to a healthier immune system.
With my Moroccan heritage, I started using Argan Oil in my early years – it can be applied to children as young as 5 as it is a pure and organic oil. Anti-ageing can essentially start from your early years, so it is all about prevention – how you care for your skin body and mind now will pave the way for how you look and feel in the future.”
For more information on Argan Liquid Gold and the product range, visit www.arganliquidgold.co.uk
And for more more skincare tips, see https://www.myweekly.co.uk/2018/03/27/skincare-secrets-from-the-east/