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Anti-Ageing Tips and No, It’s Not Sunscreen

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This blog is not written as a means of not accepting signs of natural ageing,

Wrinkles and fine lines are all a part of the body and its evolutionary process as we age.

RT Aesthetics is an advocate for body positivity as well as self-love and acceptance,

In order to age gracefully one should accept your body or face for what it looks like today and what it’s going to look like five or even ten years from now.

Ageing is a beautiful process and with self-love and acceptance you could really further achieve a glow from within.

This blog is filled with tips, tricks and products that can help us fight signs of exacerbated signs of ageing that we could be experiencing due to stress, environmental factors and our lifestyles.

While sunscreen is crucial for protecting your skin from UV damage, there are other aspects of skincare and lifestyle that can also help you maintain a youthful appearance.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle choices play a significant role in the aging process and can impact how naturally you age.

Several aspects of lifestyle, such as diet, exercise, stress management, sleep, and social connections, can influence the aging process and promote anti-aging benefits.

Here’s how these factors contribute to anti-aging:

Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration is essential for healthy, youthful-looking skin. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin well-moisturised from the inside.

Hydration can help improve skin elasticity, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Did you know that dehydrated skin is also more prone to sunburn and other forms of UV damage?

Hydration can further protect your skin from harmful UV damage. 

Healthy Diet: A balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals can help support your skin’s health.

Include plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon and walnuts) to nourish your skin.

If you’re like most of us you need a little bit more guidance and help with formulating a diet plan that is going to help you achieve your dream results, whether you wish to be healthier, have non-textured glass skin, a more toned physique, to trim a few cm’s or all of the above,

Please visit our website resource hub where you can submit your details and receive a personalised diet plan. 

Avoid Smoking and Limit Alcohol: Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can accelerate the ageing process and lead to premature wrinkles and dull skin.

Quitting smoking and reducing alcohol intake can have a positive impact on your skin’s appearance.

Regular Exercise: Exercise improves blood circulation, which can help deliver nutrients and oxygen to your skin, keeping it healthy and vibrant. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.

Get Enough Sleep: Quality sleep is when your body does most of its repair work, including skin cell regeneration.

Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to help your skin stay youthful.

Reduce Stress: Now, telling you to avoid stress is always easier said than done – especially with the fast paced society we find ourselves living in today.

Chronic stress is known to accelerate the ageing process. Luckily we have a rise of wellness today, there are many resources and even apps today that can help you.

Practice stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to help keep stress levels in check.

One practice that has been gaining popularity and I can personally say I have received great benefits from is meditation. Most people would find it challenging and to be honest, it’s hard in the beginning.

All things that are good for you in the long run can be and will require great determination and dedication.

A great way to start this journey is with the Headspace app, with over 70 million users in over 190 countries it’s clear to see that this app is a wellness favourite.

They offer a great guided meditation beginners course starting with meditations that are just 3-5 min long. Use this link to receive your 30-day free guest pass to the app, here. 

Skincare

Skincare plays a crucial role in achieving healthy, radiant, and youthful-looking skin.

While genetics and overall health certainly play a part, a well-rounded skincare routine tailored to your skin type and concerns can significantly improve the appearance and texture of your skin.

We have an amazing organic skincare range where you can find products that seek to treat the planet as well as it treats us. RT Skin- visit our website for a sweet surprise in our header.

Use a Gentle Cleanser: Avoid harsh soaps that can strip your skin of its natural oils.

Use a mild, hydrating cleanser to clean your face daily.

A great hint to knowing that your face wash might be too harsh is if your skin feels too tight or dry after using a product, there is also the standard burning, itching and redness that’s a bit more of an obvious tell tale sign.

Remember, our skin is an organ and that organ, if we pay attention to it, can make us aware of things faster than we ourselves can register from time to time.

Moisturise Regularly: Apply a good-quality moisturiser to your skin daily to keep it hydrated and plump. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which can help retain moisture.

If you, like me, have oily skin then another tip is that “dryer isn’t always better” never skip on moisturising because you feel that your skin already has enough moisture/oil. 

In its simplest explanation, oily skin is actually producing an excessive amount of oils as it believes that there is a lack of moisture, in it’s more commonly spoken explanation it is caused by the overproduction of sebum from your sebaceous (oil) glands however if you give your skin moisture and hydration then you have a great chance of combatting your oily/acne prone skin much like I.

With oily skin the trick is to make sure you’re hydrating the skin without adding extra oil by using other products. 

Exfoliate: Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, allowing newer, healthier cells to come to the surface. Use a gentle exfoliant 1-2 times a week to promote skin renewal.

More granular exfoliants may be too harsh on the skin and using them too often could lead to dryness and irritation; if this occurs be sure to use the product less often like every four days.

If you’re older than twenty-five look into investing in a good retinol as retinol helps assists the skin in healthy cell turnover which aids your body in pushing out fresher, smoother skin quicker. 

Skincare Products: Incorporate skincare products into your routine, such as serums containing antioxidants like vitamin c or retinol.

Lucky for you we have our very own organic skincare range specifically tailored and designed for a range of skin types.

We have a limited time only 50% offer on our skincare sets, find this amazing offer here

Retinol: A personal and skincare cult favourite, our trusty old friend … retinol. Considered a “skincare wonder” and rightfully so.

This is another beauty favourite that I have tried and can now say has become a staple in my routine.

Retinol gained popularity in the 1980’s for its remarkable treatment results when used to combat acne and now anti-aging.

It helps promote cell turnover and prevent the clogging of pores.

This will help defend against blemishes, as well as improve the way your skincare products penetrate your skin.

By promoting healthy cell turnover it, in turn, helps to refine the skin and signs of ageing that are often caused by environmental factors as well as genetic factors. 

If you have sensitive skin, plan on proceeding with caution so you give your complexion some time to warm up to the retinol. 

Retinols should be avoided while you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, and those with certain skin conditions like eczema or rosacea should also steer clear of the ingredient.

Even though this blog is about products away from sunscreen, please ensure that you use sunscreen religiously if you do choose to use retinol as they won’t react with sunlight to cause a burn on the skin but many of them do break down when exposed to UV rays.

So in order for your skin to reap the full benefits of the age-defying powerhouse that is retinol, sun protection is a MUST!

Vitamin C: Now, if you’re wondering why I chose to specifically talk about these two products in particular I’m going to let you know that it’s something I just couldn’t hold away from anyone anymore and that is the powerhouse of using retinol and vitamin c together.

If you want smooth, non-textured, glass skin that is radiant and looks ultra happy and hydrated then don’t walk but RUN to get yourself some vitamin c and start incorporating this into your skincare routine. 

Vitamin C has been proven to help our skin fight off free radicals, we become exposed to these by simply leaving our homes or even not as we are exposed to free radicals through chemicals, pollution and UV radiation !

Vitamin C could be seen as our antioxidant best friend who helps us combat the oxidative stress that we may experience.

Oxidative stress leads to dull, tired-looking skin and Vitamin C gives it the boost it needs to look younger and fresher, an added bonus is that instant radiant glow. 

It is important to note that even though these products show amazing results when incorporated into your routine, please do not use them at the same time.

Certain products cannot be used with others as they would cause them to be ineffective due to each product requiring different PH’s.

This only happens when the products are used at the same time, to get the best results use vitamin c in the mornings and a retinol at night. 

Hydrating Masks: Using hydrating masks or sheet masks can give your skin an extra boost of moisture and nutrients.

Another great treatment known for helping further our skins hydration, used by many celebrities, our very own HydraFacial – our HydraFacial treatment is more than a facial/mask.

With patented technology the HydraFacial not only cleanses but also, extracts and hydrates your skin – all in one session.

It involves lymphatic massage, exfoliation, peel and extraction, infusion and hydration – all in one treatment !

Stay Sun-Smart: While not sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses can also shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. This complements the use of sunscreen.

Regularly Replace Makeup and Brushes: Old makeup and dirty brushes can harbour bacteria that may harm your skin. Replace makeup as needed and clean your brushes regularly.

Stay Consistent: Consistency is key in skincare. Stick to a routine that works for you, and be patient, as it may take time to see noticeable results.

In conclusion:

Remember that everyone’s skin is unique, so it’s essential to tailor your skincare routine to your specific needs and consult with a dermatologist if you have specific concerns or conditions related to ageing skin.

Luckily for you, we have our treatments that have shown amazing results such as our HydraFacial, and our BTL Exilis Ultra Face Treatment. 

We are RT Aesthetics, based in Newcastle.

To book a face to face consultation please call 0333 009 8140 or book directly through this book now link.

We hope to have you visit our clinic soon,

In the mean time please do pop over to our website and have a read through our treatments and learn more about us. RT Aesthetics.

 

Posted: 7th December, 2023
Written By: Ashleigh Ruiters
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