Daily stressors causing ageing?
- Posted on: Feb 15 2020
The stressors we go through daily has an impact on our skin without us even realizing. These includes environmental and internal stressors that have an impact on our skin. Environmental stressors involve uv rays and pollution which plays havoc on the skin. Whereas, internal factors is a result of poor nutrition and stress you go through. Understanding the cause of premature ageing can help to prevent ageing in the first place. Thus, we can take steps to reduce ageing.
Not sleeping enough:
Sleep is essential for our body to repair and for our skin to repair from stressors and environmental factors. Not having enough sleep can result in the skin to age. As lack of sleep stops the cellular repair process and skin cell rejuvenation. Thus, preventing dead skin cells being replaced with new cells.
On the other hand, stress we experience in our daily lives, gives a rise in cortisol level. This is a stress hormone that is produced by the body that breaks down collagen and elastin fibres, resulting in premature ageing. This production of hormone inhibits us from getting the required sleep needed for optimum functioning. Thus, leaving the skin with a sallow appearance.
What can I do to reduce cortisol levels?
To reduce the cortisol level in the body it is best to do meditation. This will help to relax the mind and body, which will help you to get enough sleep required. Thus, doing this regularly decreases the cortisol level in the body.
Being late to work and how it causes ageing:
Always being in a rush to get to work can cause havoc to the skin. As this may mean you skip essential routines in your skincare routine. For instance, you may forget to wash the face, use a toner, moisturizer the skin or sunscreen.Not carrying out your skincare regimen steps on a daily basis causes premature ageing, like fines lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Thus, it is important to give yourself enough time to allow you to take care of your skin properly.
Not eating a healthy diet on a daily basis:
Eating an unhealthy diet that is high in fat and sugars, can cause premature ageing. As sugars and fat break down the collagen and elastin fibres in the skin. This in turn cause those wrinkles, fine lines, acne and sagging skin. The best way to prevent this is to eat healthier foods, that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins. Thus, it is important to eat those vegetables will do you good in long run.
Failing to remove makeup on a daily basis:
Often when we are sleepy, we feel very lazy to remove the makeup. This means us sleeping with makeup on our faces. Leaving makeup on the face causes the pores to clog and cause those fine lines and wrinkles. As the makeup tends to get trapped in the lines and wrinkles. Thus, making you look much older.
How can I prevent ageing?
- Follow these useful tips suggested above.
- Get a regular facials and microdermabrasion. This helps to remove dead skin cells and givijg you the youthful glow.
- Ensure you follow your skincare routine religiously.
- At Saints European we have a variety of skin treatments to reduce the sign of ageing.
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