Prevention is truly better than cure, so instead of waiting for the visible signs of aging to appear why not do something now to prevent them? Girls and women of all ages can benefit from these awesome beauty tips and keep their skin looking young and beautiful. There is no right age, just start now.
This tip seems fairly obvious, but there are still many of us who don’t actually do it. Skin care that isn’t organic contains all sorts of harmful chemicals, crude-oil based petrolatums, and a host of other chemicals linked directly to breast cancer. Certified organic products made from raw natural ingredients is the only thing you want touching your skin! Luckily, everything La Mav makes is organic, because we care about your skin’s health!
Apply Natural SPF Protection
The harmful UV rays from the sun can be our skins worst enemy if you get too much. Even though you might not see damage in your teens and twenties, your thirties and later years will make you wish you can turn back time and apply that SPF. The sun makes us lose collagen and therefore elasticity in our skin, which after years of repeated exposure with no protection leads to wrinkles, sagging and age spots.
Start wearing SPF everyday alone or under makeup. Wear an organic, chemical-free sunscreen that uses minerals instead of harmful chemicals to protect your skin (active ingredients should be zinc oxide and titanium dioxide).Don’t forget that your body does need UV for Vitamin D, so you need some sun (~15 minutes a day, or longer if you have a darker complexion), just not too much. Use good judgement!
Hydration is Key
Water, water, water is what you need for a smooth, glowing and dewy complexion. Dehydrated skin from lack of water shows up as dry, flaky and dull skin as well as chapped and peeling lips. Aim for at least 2 liters a day, but even up to 3 liters in the colder and dryer months.
Use an Eye-Cream as Early as your Teens
The delicate under-eye area is the first place to show signs of aging as this is the thinnest skin on our face. Keep it intensely moisturized from a young age as an anti-aging precaution. Most eye-creams are targeted at delivering intense moisture and should be used twice a day. Avoid eye-gels as these tend to dry out the skin and can cause irritation.
This might be easier said than done, but if you are serious about your health and your skin, you will quit, today. Smoking is one of the worst things we can do to age our skin rapidly as smoke is packed with free radicals that destroy collagen and cause wrinkles. There are so many ways to successfully quit smoking now that there’s no reason not to start – today.
Exfoliate Once a Week
Exfoliation is key to ensure our skin stays glowing, by removing the dead skin cells that make skin appear dull and dry. Make sure to exfoliate at least once a week with a gentle scrub like the
Jojoba Beads and Argan Oil Exfoliating Scrub from Lav Mav which is suitable for sensitive skin, but offers intense exfoliation.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Processed foods and sugars are seen by your body as a poison. Get lots of
fruits and vegetables, healthy fats like avocados and coconut oil, wild-caught salmon for omega-3, and take a quality raw vitamin supplement like Mega Food (avoid supermarket vitamins!)
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