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January 15, 2023 3 min read
They say with age comes wisdom, but with age also comes an evolving sense of beauty and an emulating sense of confidence. Or, as they call it, ageing gracefully (whatever that is supposed to mean).
At IMBIBE, we know that ageing gracefully isn’t just about how you look, but about how you feel. It’s about how you’ve cared for yourself, loved yourself and also, effectively, how you’ve loved your body and your skin. And when it comes to caring for your skin, your age and your health, you can’t stop time from passing, but what you can do is optimise it.
So, from our beauty-secret closet to yours, here are our top tips for ageing for beauty (and for grace 🙄).
We rave on about beauty foods (daily), because we know that the best way to feed glowing, radiant skin is by feeding your body the vitamins, minerals, nutrients and healthy fats that it needs to really shine.
Luckily the foods that feed our skin health and beauty the most, are also incredibly delicious and easy to find. You’ve heard that you should ‘eat the rainbow’ as you grow up and this is a really great way to keep thinking of it forever more. Why?
Because your skin (and general health) thrives from certain vitamins and minerals abundantly found in nature:
(collagen production + synthesis + antioxidants) capsicum, oranges, broccoli, strawberries, kiwi and grapefruit
(skin healing, collagen support, wrinkle fighting) almonds, broccoli, avocado
(reduce inflammation, brain health, heart health, skin health, hormone health) salmon, walnut, eggs
Feed your beauty, your skin, your brain and your health by focusing on colourful whole foods, and taste the rainbow.
Ultimately, when we’re talking about The Science of Gut Health – we mean it is King.
A healthy, diverse, well populated gut is critically important to your long-term health from day one. Your gut health is intrinsically linked to the health of your skin, hormones, immune system and mood. In contrast to a healthy gut, which is responsible for glowing skin, good sleep and a strong immunity, an imbalanced gut can lead to dull, tired skin, insomnia, mood swings and terrible bloating. Um - no thanks.
A major focus of beauty ageing is to eat foods that promote flourishing, balanced gut bacteria, and probiotic rich foods (like Beauty Renewal. Probiotics provide the body with a diverse range of bacteria that work together, or separately, to influence things in the body like immunity, digestion, bowel movements, acne and sleep.
Naturally occurring probiotics can quickly become overtaken with ongoing stress, processed foods, sugars, coffees and acidic diets. Supplementing probiotics is hugely important, and can be widely impactful long term.
Aka our hero… As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen naturally, leading to tired, sagging, lifeless skin. Collagen synthesis, production and absorption is a key strategy in keeping your skin, hair, nails, bones and gut health in check, which can be accelerated with a bioactive collagen supplementation (*ahem* Miracle Collagen), stimulating all of the above. And that’s because, as you’ve heard us say time and time again, Collagen is The Building Blocks to Radiant Skin.
Optimising your natural collagen synthesis, and the impact of supplementation, can be totally supported with a whole foods focused diet and with targeted co-factors like Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and the liquid sunshine, Vitamin D.
The lymphatic system is a network of vessels that drains toxins from your body. As you age (gracefully or not), your lymphatic system is not as efficient as it once was leading to a build up of toxins in the body, blood, skin and face, leading to really puffy, bloating, congested skin.
An ancient trick to help stimulate and accelerate lymphatic drainage and detoxification is with lymphatic massage, often ritualised with a Gua Sha tool. Lymphatic massage uses a technique that applies moderate pressure and massage to the skin, body and face creating painless, undetectable controlled micro trauma without breaking the skin. This micro-trauma signals to the body to bring fresh blood, oxygen, nutrients and collagen to the area to repair, heal and renew cells.
As you age, your skin loses its natural elasticity and hydration levels drop. This can lead to wrinkles, dry skin, and more. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help protect your skin. First, you should try to eat a diet rich in healthy fats. When your body doesn’t get enough healthy fats, it can lead to dehydration, which can cause your skin to look older. Additionally, it can be helpful to use facial oils. These are great for hydrating your skin and fighting signs of ageing.
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