While we can’t stop the ageing process, we can prevent signs of premature ageing with a few simple steps.
There are several solutions to anti ageing, improving health and protecting skin.
No one disagrees that smoking is harmful to your health. But did you know that it also speeds up the normal ageing process of your skin? The more ciggies you smoke and the longer you smoke, the more your skin will age. Although early skin damage from smoking can be difficult to detect, don’t delude yourself, the destruction has started!
The reason tobacco causes skin aging is threefold.
While wrinkles are not reversible, you can prevent wrinkles from getting worse by quitting smoking now.
According to the Cancer Council, Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Many people die each year from an almost preventable disease. Fortunately, being sun smart is a simple and effective way to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, as well as premature skin aging.
Just a few minutes of exposure to UV each day can cause noticeable photoageing of the skin. This includes freckles, age spots, facial spider veins, rough leathery skin, wrinkles, saggy skin, a blotchy complexion and actinic keratoses (thick wart-like patches of skin).
You can’t see or feel UV radiation. It can be extremely high, even on overcast days. Check the UV rating on your weather app and stay out of the sun during the hottest times of the day, and apply good sun protection all year round.
Download the free Cancer Council SunSmart app for daily UV alerts and comprehensive recommendations.
Recent research has also linked indoor tanning salons and lamps to premature skin aging and skin cancer.
According to skincancer.org, people who use a tanning bed before they turn 35 are at increased risk of melanoma by 75 per cent. “Worldwide, there are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than there are lung cancer cases due to smoking.”
Slip, slop, slap, seek, slide.
Self-tanning lotions are the safest way to get a sun-kissed glow and save your skin from ageing. Although some tanning products on the market leave customers with blotchy, uneven or orange skin, with the help of Trulux skincare you can provide your clients with non-streaking, tanning solutions in just four hours.
Our luxurious tanning range instantly moisturises and conditions the skin and is suitable for all skin types. Containing plant-derived ingredients, they help to brighten and even skin tone while providing a beautiful, long-lasting tan.
Image courtesy of pcpforlife.com