You can’t stop the clock but you can definitely slow down its impact on your skin.
Be sun-safe: Be vigilant at all times, not just when you’re spending large chunks of time outdoors. It’s important to protect your skin year-round not only during summer.
Avoid sugar: Those dark smudges under your eyes aren’t just from a lack of sleep. Toxic by-products produced when we process sugar can also cause those dark circles, as well as wrinkles and sagging.
Be sleep smart: Skimping on sleep can cause blood vessels to dilate, leading to tell-tale puffiness and dark shadows under the eyes. The effects of sleep deprivation aren’t just skin deep – sleep allows our bodies to rest, repair, and regenerate cells – all crucial to slowing the ageing process.
Make friends with omega-3: Omega-3 fatty acids protect our cells from ageing by slowing down the shortening of telomeres, the markers of biological ageing found at the end of chromosomes. To make sure your cells receive the benefits of omega-3, you could take a fish oil supplement and boost your intake of omega-3-rich foods such as salmon, sardines and walnuts.
Fight free radicals: Antioxidants help fight against free radicals, which can damage the skin and cause premature ageing. Free radicals are everywhere; they occur naturally in our body and are also left behind by smoke, pollution and the sun’s radiation.
Start now: There’s no time like the present to slow down your skin’s ageing process. Jurlique has an age-fighting range to suit your stage of life.