Can we grow old gracefully?

Can we grow old gracefully?

Ageing can be scary.

Society’s obsession with ‘young is beautiful’, obscures the reality of ageing for many of us. The natural process of ageing doesn’t seem to exist anymore, with people constantly searching for ways to look more youthful through non-invasive and invasive procedures.

So let us answer that all important question – how do you grow old gracefully?

Not only are there treatments to slow the onset of growing old, it’s even possible to reverse the signs of premature ageing.

Now, let us answer the question on everyone’s lips.

To reverse the early signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, it is vital to wear sunscreen every single day on your face, even in winter. Come rain or shine, those harmful UVA and UVB rays will penetrate through the clouds and contribute to ageing, sagging skin as well as more serious conditions such as skin cancer.

You also need to ensure that your skincare regime is filled with antioxidants. The combination of sunscreen and antioxidants not only protect your skin from the sun but also other reactive oxidative stresses from the environment that lead to premature ageing such as, pollution, chemicals and smoking.

 Red Algae gel is an excellent addition to your skincare routine. It contains Astaxanthin, an antioxidant proven to be 6,000 times more potent than Vitamin C and 100 times more potent than Vitamin E in combating free radicals, which are the main cause of degradation of Collagen and elastin in your skin. This can lead to premature ageing signs such as wrinkles and fine lines.

How to Apply Sunscreen

You have to be extra careful as UV rays can be extremely damaging if you're not applying the proper amount of sunscreen. So today we thought we would show you how to apply sunscreen properly to protect yourself from the sun. Applying sunscreen is the best way to protect skin from premature ageing, hyperpigmentation or even skin cancer.

First, apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside (if you're using chemical sunscreen) so it has time to dry. Then reapply every two hours — especially if you're sweating or swimming.

Mineral sunscreens provide immediate protection after application, but you still need to reapply them every 2 hours.

Second, SPF should be applied properly to achieve the desired protection level. You should apply two finger lengths for the face and neck and the same for each arm. Four finger lengths for the front of your body, back of your body and each leg.

Third, protect your skin by applying antioxidants twice a day (in the morning and at night). These compounds combat any free radicals that UV light can cause by escaping into your skin. Consider applying our Recovery & Repair Gel enriched with red algae, which has the powerful antioxidant Astaxanthin. This compound is 6000 times more potent than Vitamin C!

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