How To Create A Natural Anti-aging Routine?
Our skin represents the state of our inner health and well-being. Aging is a natural biological process in which our body experiences cellular decline and lack of vitality. This gets reflected on our skin in the form of signs of aging.
Collagen is a form of protein which is found in abundance in our body. It gives structure to our bones, skin and muscles. It is considered as ‘the glue that holds everything together.’ As we age, our skin starts losing collagen. This leads to dehydration, discolouration, wrinkles and skin-thinning.
Let us learn about how we can slow down these signs of aging naturally by following a specialised anti-aging routine.
IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING AN ANTI-AGING ROUTINE
It provides hydration.
Every step of a good anti-aging routine consists of products that hydrate your skin to give it a plump appearance. Gentle cleansers ensure that the skin gets cleaned without losing its natural moisture. Hydrating toners prepare your skin for effective absorption of serums and moisturisers. Plant oils seal the skin and prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
It reduces hyperpigmentation.
Aging skin is more prone to photodamage. Frequent exposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause sun spots, hyperpigmentation or blemishes. An effective anti-aging routine boosts your skin’s cell turnover rate and promotes an evenly toned complexion.
It softens fine lines.
Studies show that topical anti-aging products that are rich in antioxidants, such as vitamins, polyphenols and flavonoids, reduce collagen degradation, directly affect collagen metabolism and promote collagen production, thereby softening fine lines and wrinkles.
It enhances glow.
Cell turnover is the rate at which our body replaces dead skin with new skin cells. Following a dedicated anti-aging routine regularly improves your skin’s cell turnover rate which leads to a healthy and radiant complexion.
It improves barrier function.
A healthy and functioning skin barrier is important to prevent premature aging. Research indicates that daily skin care can strengthen the protective barrier of our skin, thereby increasing elasticity and smoothness.
It promotes wound healing.
According to a study, applying an anti-aging formulation on aging skin promotes wound-healing and improves the appearance of scars and marks.
It lifts your mood.
Practicing self-care rituals improves your mood instantly and creates a feeling of joy and confidence.
FACTORS DETERMINING YOUR ANTI-AGING ROUTINE
Skin concern –
Analyse the needs of your skin before creating your beauty regime. For example, if your goal is to minimise dark spots, pick products that contain brightening ingredients. If your target is soft and supple skin, pick formulas containing emollients and hydrating ingredients.
Geographical location –
Understand the climate of your city and choose your formulations accordingly.
For example, for moisturising your face, pick a lightweight face oil for hot and humid climate, and a rich and nourishing face cream for cold weather.
STEPS FOR AN ANTI-AGING ROUTINE
Aging skin produces less sebum and often feels dry. Massage your skin with a carrier oil to dissolve dirt and makeup. Then wipe your face gently with a damp washcloth. This is known as oil cleansing.
Follow up with a mild face wash to gently remove any residual oil or dirt.
Regular exfoliation improves the appearance of dark spots and leads to soft and smooth skin. Use a formula that contains fine particles to remove dead skin. Exfoliate once a week or as necessary.
Masking weekly delivers beneficial nutrients to the skin through potent ingredients. Analyse your skin type and concern, and choose a mask accordingly.
Choose a rejuvenating toner, hydrosol or organic flower water to rehydrate your skin after cleansing, scrubbing or masking. It can be sprayed and patted onto your skin like a watery serum, or it can be used with a cotton round to wipe off the residue from the previous steps.
Seal the moisture of your skin using a facial oil formulated with barrier repairing ingredients during the day, or a nourishing cream during the night. Dot a rich eye cream under your eyes and pat it gently for absorption. Seal the moisture on your lips with a hydrating lip balm.
Use sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage during the daytime. It must be reapplied every few hours throughout the day for maximum efficiency.
EASY ANTI-AGING ROUTINE WITH JUICY CHEMISTRY
Step 1 –
Wash your hands, and take a few drops of Juicy Chemistry Cold Pressed Argan Oil or Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil in your palm. Massage your skin gently with the oil in circular motions to dissolve makeup and dirt. Wipe it off gently with a soft and damp washcloth.
Follow up with our Saffron, Marula and Ylang Ylang Organic Face Wash that is specially formulated to prevent dryness and dullness in mature skin.
Step 2 –
Take a spoonful of our Hazelnut, Coffee and Chocolate Face and Body Scrub in a clean bowl. Add enough rose water to make into a paste. Apply a thin layer on your face and neck in an upward direction. Rinse it off gently after 10-15 minutes with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel.
Step 3 –
Repeat the same steps for masking with our Kakadu Plum, Matcha and Blood Orange Vitamin C Rich Face Mask. It helps to reduce dark spots and pigmentation.
Step 4 –
Spray our Bulgarian Rose Water generously on cleansed skin for hydration and rejuvenation. It is clinically proven to improve skin tone and brighten your complexion.
Step 5 –
During the daytime, take 2 drops of Juicy Chemistry Saffron and Red Raspberry Facial Oil and apply it on your face and neck. During the night, apply a small amount of Australian Sandalwood and Myrrh Night Cream to moisturise your skin deeply.
Step 6 –
Use our Camellia and Red Raspberry Certified Natural Sunscreen daily to protect your skin against sun damage during the day. It is a water resistant formula that provides broad spectrum protection of SPF 30.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can use anti-aging products from Juicy Chemistry?
Our products are cosmos certified organic and natural. They are formulated to be used by everyone. However, all ingredients perform differently on different skin types, so do remember to patch test every new product on a small portion of your inner arm before applying it to your face.
Do I need to follow all the steps of the anti-aging routine daily?
Cleansing, hydration, moisturizing and protection are to be followed daily. Scrubbing and masking can be done once or twice a week.
How long do Juicy Chemistry products take to show results?
The older your signs of aging are, the longer it may take to see an improvement. When it comes to using natural ingredients for anti-aging, consistency and patience are key.