Despite the person's age, wrinkles and sagging seem to be a hot topic of conversation in my clinic almost on a daily basis. Ageing is a natural physiological process that we can not STOP, but we most definitely can slow it down.
There are many factors that accelerate ageing in the skin with some taking effect faster than others. The sun is a common accelerator, but the truth is our health (or the lack of) can have a very distinct impact to our body's ageing process.
Additionally, the food we eat and lifestyle we live will speed up or slow down the ageing process. I have devised this list for you to use as a guide to help make the right choices and also help you compensate if there is illness and medications that are out of your control.
Speed Up Ageing
|Slow Ageing Down|
|Illness – especially long term illness||
|Stress||Management of Stress and Life’s Expectation|
|Recreational Drugs||Enjoy Self Help books Daily|
|Excessive Sun Exposure||Diet:|
|Diet:||Anti-oxidant Rich Foods|
|Sugar||Foods High in Omega Fats, Vitamin C, Zinc|
|Refined Carbohydrates||Camel Milk due to its anti-inflammatory effects|
|Trans Fats – usually from take away stores||Whole foods|
|Inflammatory Food||Avoid Using the Microwave Oven|
|Missing Meals||Choose Organic|
|Processed Foods||Grow Anything You Can in Your Garden|
There are certainly items in the Speed up Ageing list that will either be enjoyed from time to time or happen from time to time. An occasional drink of alcohol or enjoying the sun on a beautiful day when you have experienced months of cold weather is not a big deal. With anything in life, it is all about moderation and really focusing on doing the right thing 80% of the time and enjoying the 'guilty pleasures' around 20% of the time.
3 Ways to Slow Down Ageing
The food we eat has a direct impact to our health. The nutrients in our food will be broken down and enter our bloodstream via the small intestine. As a result, all these nutrients travel all around our body. The skin has the epidermis (superficial layers) and dermis, which is where the blood vessels are situated and it is these nutrients that direct effect the health of the cells in the epidermis. As the cells migrate up to the surface of the skin, you will notice how in fact the food you eat can show its effects on the skin.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming and other times we just don't know when to start. Keeping things simple is always a great way to navigate through making changes. Feeling you must attain perfection over night will only lead to more stress and anxiety, which will then only lead you back to old habits.
Organic Herbal Teas:
A great way to make some very easy and small changes is to switch up your evening beverage. A great one after dinner is the Digest and Detox Tea. The Digest and Detox Tea is focused on helping the body with its natural process of eliminating toxins and encouraging a healthier digestive system. This means, the food you eat will be properly broken down and absorbed.
We offer one on one consultations to tailor a treatment specific for your needs. Whether it be for skin health or anti-ageing we have a treatment ready for you.
In 2019 we will be incorporating various tools in our Collagen Induction Therapy and our Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment which include micro-current tools and LED light therapy.
These treatments are fantastic for ageing/mature skin, acne prone skin, sensitive skin and eczema and psoriasis.
Salubre is focused on restoring the integrity of the Skin Barrier. When it comes to rejuvenating the skin, this should be the focus of whatever topical products you choose to put on your skin. It can be very tempting to strip away the dead surface skin but unfortunately this also strips away all the natural oils and nutrients your skin needs to be healthy. Exfoliating your skin is a must, however be mindful to do this is a gentle, nurturing manner to help the skin in its natural healing process.
Salubre has a specialised range for the rejuvenation of mature & sun damaged skin. Read more about the benefits you will see with the Pearl Brilliance range by watching this very quick video.
For more information, call us on 03 9888 4129.
About the Author
Dr. Prantalos (Chinese Medicine) has dedicated her life to skin health after suffering from debilitating psoriasis for most of her childhood and young adult life. She helps hundreds of people to manage their skin issues at her practice and skin clinic in Surrey Hills, Victoria and online at https://salubre.com.au