Everyone loves the look of a glowing tan, but skin experts tell us that while a tan might look healthy, it’s a sign of skin damage from the sun.
So, what is the best way to have glowing skin that is also moisturised and in good health? Let’s talk about skin ageing and skin care, and how an anti ageing tinted moisturiser might just be the solution.
The skin ageing process
Skin ageing is caused by both extrinsic and intrinsic factors. Extrinsic includes things like light exposure, pollution, toxins, and radiation, while intrinsic includes genetics, hormones, and metabolic processes. These factors can lead to skin that has fine lines and wrinkles and that looks dry, rough and dull.
When it comes to discussing skin ageing and skin care, there are those that claim to have miracle cures, and then are those that say ageing skin is a fact of life and there’s nothing you can do at all about it.
The truth is somewhere in the middle. While there are no instant magic potions, there are things you can do to the sort of glowing skin you would like to have.
How good skin care helps protect the skin from damage
While it’s true that the clock cannot be turned back, good skin care creates a barrier against extrinsic factors and helps to prevent premature ageing. Anti-ageing moisturisers that contain peptides have also been demonstrated in studies to considerably reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to revitalise the skin of the subjects.
Some of the other skin care strategies recommended by skin experts include avoiding sun exposure and applying sunscreen to block UV radiation, and moisturising the skin to prevent dehydration. Antioxidants are also recommended to neutralise free-radical damage. Green tea polyphenols for instance applied to the skin prior to sun exposure have been shown to reduce DNA damage to the skin.
How to have more youthful, glowing skin
To get the look of glowing skin without the risk of damage, using a tinted moisturiser or sunscreen is an option. HydroPeptide’s Solar Defense Tinted Face Guard, for example, self-adjusts to your skin tone and colour, creating a glowing finish that looks and feels natural.
Ingredients of the moisturiser also include:
- Green tea and Acai berry – for their antioxidant properties.
- Hyaluronic acid – a naturally-occurring substance that helps heal and moisturise the skin.
- Aloe Vera – recommended by skin experts for its soothing effect on the skin.
- Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide – substances that reflect sunlight away from the skin, helping protect it from UV damage.
- Galange root – to help maintain a clear complexion.
So you can see that with the right strategies, it is possible to have skin that is not only well hydrated, but that is also protected from UV damage while looking luminous, healthy and glowing!
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