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  • January 30, 2023 5 min read

    Follow These Steps to Protect and Nurture Your Skin as it Ages

    Protect Skin As You AGe


    Regardless of your age, you can protect and nurture your skin to keep it healthy, ensuring it radiates that glow that only comes from skin nourished inside and out.

    These tips will help you to protect and nurture your skin with every passing year, leaving you feeling your most confident and beautiful!

    Hydrate Inside and Out

    Hydrate to Keep Skin Looking Young

    Our bodies are composed of mostly water, and when you don't get enough of it, it's little surprise that your skin, the largest organ, will let that show.

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, during the first five years of menopause, collagen production drops by about 30%, which means that your skin loses some of its ability to retain water. So, we must be more vigilant about keeping our skin hydrated from the inside as we age. Drink your water (at least 2 litres per day) and nourish your skin with moisturising products that help repair your skin barrier to lock in moisture rather than letting it squander. 

    Related article: The Best Skincare Routine for Peri & Menopausal Skin

    Eat more foods with Omega-3 Fatty Acids from a Variety of Sources*

    Chia Seeds have omegas for healthy skin

    Omega 3, a nutrient found in nuts, seeds, and fish, is helpful to the body in several ways. Recent studies suggest a diet rich in Omega-3s can positively impact cellular ageing. 

    They help improve skin hydration, which can speed up the ageing process, so may be of interest to anybody looking to help slow the hands of time. Omega-3s also help buffer the skin from sun damage.

    By now, it is probably apparent that omega-3s have many unique, skin-promoting benefits, so you are likely wondering how to increase your intake of omega-3s!

    There are two kinds of Omega 3 acids. EPA and DHA are found mainly in fish. ALA, another Omega 3 fatty acid type, is in nuts and seeds (think plant sources).

    Here's a quick list of foods you want to consume regularly:

    • Fatty fish such as salmon, albacore tuna, halibut, mackerel and sardines
    • Fish oil or omega-3 fatty acid supplements with EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
    • Walnuts, soybeans, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds
    • Ground flaxseeds or flax oil

    *Before making significant diet changes, visit a health professional.

    Fight Free Radicals

    The unstable molecules that are usually found in environmental pollutants are called free radicals. They don't have important electrons, so they scavenge them from their environment in an attempt to restabilise. In our bodies, they take these electrons from our DNA and other parts of our cells, which can lead to collagen breakdown.

    Antioxidants in our bodies combat this by binding to the free radicals, preventing them from pillaging those electrons. A healthy diet rich in fresh, wholesome foods certainly helps on the inside, though on the outside, you need to find ways to create a shield with antioxidants.

    One of the best ingredients in skincare for this is vitamin E. In fact, in Indagare's Illumino Youth Serum contains prickly pear seed oil a skincare ingredient that naturally boasts more vitamin E than any other beauty oil! And our beautiful Illumino Youth Serum has a composition of 99% pear seed oil.

    Illumino Youth Serum Best Prickly Pear Seed Oil Australia

    Sea buckthorn is another prime ingredient with plenty of vitamin E antioxidant power, found in Indagare's Signature Night Recovery Oil. This nighttime skin treatment also has pomegranate, another powerhouse of antioxidants for your skin that contains Vitamins A, B D and E and the minerals potassium and magnesium.

    It also has omega-5 or punicic acid, a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that helps stop premature ageing caused by sun exposure. A study from the University of Michigan Medical School found that pomegranate seed oil and its omega-5 content speed up skin rejuvenation. This incredible ingredient works by stimulating the proliferation of keratinocytes in the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis. It also stimulates the production of collagen in the dermis further down.

    Omega 5 works by stimulating keratinocyte proliferation in the epidermis. The study also found that pomegranate extract with its Omega 5 stimulated collagen production by fibroblasts in the dermis. On top of that, pomegranate can help boost sun protection while improving your skin's appearance and health.

    Related Article: Face Oils for Dehydrated Skin

    Safeguard from the Sun

    Safeguard Skin From the Sun To Stop Signs of Aging
    While we're on the topic of sun protection, you must protect your skin before going outdoors. UV rays can also cause trouble for your DNA if they can get through the skin. You really need to pull out all the stops when it comes to sun protection at any age, but as you mature, it becomes even more imperative.

    Use a Gentle Touch

    If you want to prevent wrinkles, use a gentle touch on your skin. You should never do anything that warrants pulling or tugging. Avoid rubbing your eyes when you're tired, for example, and avoid irritating and abrasive ingredients. It's so important to use products that are kind to your skin at any age.

    The Best Organic Skincare to Help Protect and Nurture Your Skin

    Indagare makes it easy to get what you need to bring out the best in your skin as it ages. The GLOW Bundle Set is a treat of four best-selling organic skincare items to nourish, detoxify, cleanse, renew, repair, and bring out your radiance, all in a luxurious way. The results are extraordinary as it transforms skin into a healthier state, but people say they particularly love the simplicity of the routine.

    GLOW is designed to give you four core products, all formulated to work together synergistically to brighten, nourish, repair, detoxify and hydrate skin.

    It starts with Illumino Youth Serum, a beautifully lightweight yet remarkably hydrating eco-luxe face oil ideal for mornings. It's one of our best-selling organic face oils, the one that's been featured in the press thanks to it featuring the world's best quality, certified organic and ethically sourced prickly pear seed oil. It won Editor's Choice Award at the incredibly competitive and highly regarded global Beauty Shortlist Awards in 2018 and is celebrated for the noticeable hydration, brightness, and radiance it delivers.

    At night, you'll use the Signature Night Recovery Oil, brimming with 18 active botanicals, for a luxurious cocktail of nourishing omega-fatty acids and vitamins that the skin drinks up, along with much-needed antioxidants to repair and rejuvenate skin from the deepest layers while you sleep. And yes, it won Editor's Choice, like its sister morning product!

    This bundle also gives you the Atonement Clay Mask, a true multi-tasker that does four steps with one easy application! This clever, 100% natural mask detoxifies and brightens the skin and ensures cellular turnover, helping combat the signs of ageing. Here's how ...

    The incredible clays purify your skin and encourage healthy blood flow while revealing renewed and radiant appearance. Natural fruit AHA's from pineapple slough dead skin cells away, smoothing out your skin's appearance and chemically exfoliating to brighten things up. Cranberry powder brings skin resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant, while a combination of bamboo and hibiscus work to exfoliate the skin as you massage the mask off. Guess what? This product was the Winner of the Finalist Award for Best Clay Mask at the global Beauty Shortlist Awards in 2019. You can add our vegan face mask brush for easy application.

    The all-natural konjac sponge is the last item in the bundle to help you bring your skincare goals to life at any age. Without toxins, this 100% natural cleansing tool helps balance the skin's PH while it cleanses skin and gently exfoliates. It's biodegradable too!

    With the bundle, you can save more money as it comes with a 10% discount, but the best thing about it is that you protect and nurture your skin. Yes, ageing is all a part of life and surely beats the alternative. However, you can still reclaim any lost confidence and ensure that your skin looks radiantly balanced, nourished and healthy, regardless of how many years you've celebrated!


    Related: If you love living a lifestyle that looks to mother nature for inspiration, we think you'll enjoy this 40 page FREE E-Book with tips on natural skincare and wellness. Download it now!