Wednesday 9 April 2014

 How to Prevent Wrinkles and Premature Ageing

We all know smoking is one of the top 2 ways we can age prematurely. All that lack of oxygen to the skin really takes it's toll on our skin amongst other things. So what would have the opposite effect of smoking on our skin? Well Oxygen Facials for one. But there's a cheaper way to get extra oxygen pumping to our aesthetic layers and have us looking youthful, blushing and glowing... Exercise!!! Whether its dancing, karate, jogging or walking, all that activity keeps us looking younger, healthier and less wrinkly! Another great reason to get up & about. We can really reduce our biological age with a regular dose of physical activity ;)

The next demon cause of premature ageing is of course Sun Exposure. Exposing our skin to harmful UVA & UVB rays causes uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, broken capillaries, age spots, cancer and more. We can protect our skin with daily, broad-spectrum, SPF moisturisers with antioxidants. (I have listed my faves below) Good skin requires less foundation make-up & PREVENTION is better than cure!! 
So the secret to looking young is to ALWAYS wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days. When you're spending time outdoors, apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent both UVA and UVB rays. Essential for all you outdoors people, gardening, surfing, walking, swimming, running 5K's and all! 

A little birdie in Therapie Clinic told me that our computer monitor and laptop screens ALSO emanate UVA rays!! Yes those ones that cause the owl wrinkles an' all.. Another great reason to always wear a daily moisturiser with SPF  ;)

Below are some of my top SPF picks available in most pharmacies, on-line and in department stores. Happy shopping!! :)  <3

My Top Picks! - Moisturisers

The wording on the product is important when buying moisturisers. Look for a day moisturiser that says 'Protecting'. Make sure it has a high SPF Factor, and that it is broad spectrum, i.e. that it blocks both UVA & UVB rays. Look for one with Antioxidant vitamins C and E. These antioxidants mop up the cancer-causing free-radicals that are generated when we are exposed to the sun.

  • Paula’s Choice Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex with SPF 30 with antioxidants 60ml €27.50  

    This lightweight lotion with antioxidants provides gentle, broad-spectrum sun protection with a soft, powder-like, finish. Great for those of you who find your skin to be a bit oilier in the Summer. It's also perfect for wearing under make-up and has an SPF of 30! With daily use this lotion will prevent and repair multiple signs of ageing.

My Top Sunscreen Picks!  <3

Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50, 148ml €20.90

This amazing product from Paula's Choice is my top sunscreen pick and is available on-line at   ;)

This antioxidant-rich sunscreen provides broad-spectrum sun protection without leaving a greasy or waxy film on skin. Formulated for the face and body, it may be worn under make-up and is ideal for outdoor activities because it is very water-resistant. You can buy it on the Paula's Choice Website

Vichy Ideal Soleil Mattifying Face Dry Touch SPF50+ 50ml €20

In warm weather our skin is much oilier than usual, and often suncreams can be quite greasy! I always repurchase this one as it's great for those prone to breakouts. 
"Expert sun protection for normal-combination skin. High protection from UV rays and a mattifying effect against shine with a dry touch texture. Vichy Ideal Soleil Dry Touch includes a wide spectrum filter system and photostable UVA-UVB based Mexoryl ®. A soft, dry, no-shine, water resistant finish."

Thank you so much for reading my blog post! If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I'll do my best to get back to you. If you enjoyed this post please like & share and I'll do more similar beauty posts in future  ;)

Selina  x

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