7 secrets of skincare - elixir of youth

7 secrets of skincare - elixir of youth

It’s no secret: ageing is inevitable. But how do you want to age? Do you want to be in prime physical condition with healthy skin and look years younger than you actually are? Your skin changes with age and can visibly deteriorate if you do not take appropriate care. Skin changes can be caused by environmental factors, nutrition and makeup usage. 

Even sunlight can take its toll, with years of tanning or being out in the sunshine leading to dry skin, age spots and wrinkles. Skin can become thinner, lose fat, show veins and take longer to heal when it comes to scratches or bumps. When you own a vehicle, you take the necessary steps to keep it fuelled and maintained to keep it in prime condition and working efficiently. Doing the same for your body and skin by keeping yourself in prime condition is essential to maintaining your health and wellbeing. 

Want to know how to keep your skin looking younger for longer? Take a look at these top secret tips to achieve and maintain that youthful, healthy complexion even in your older years.

Secret #1: Know your skin type before choosing organic skin care products

It doesn’t matter what look you are trying to achieve when opting for skin care products, whether that be healthy, glowing skin or a dewy, youthful complexion. One thing you need to be sure of before purchasing is what your skin type is. The five most common skin types include normal; dry; oily; combination and sensitive. While combination and sensitive skin types are the most common, one thing to keep in mind is that as you age, your skin changes – as well as your skin type. When your skin type changes, so should your natural skin care routine. 

Secret #2: Use only the best organic skin care products for your skin type

No matter what age you are, everyone should have an organic or natural skincare routine and include the three basic steps: cleansing, toning and moisturising. Cleansing will keep your skin clean, toning will balance your skin's texture and colour, and moisturising will hydrate your skin back to its natural balance. So many over the counter products contain harsh chemicals, so when you are wanting to achieve a healthy, youthful complexion it is important that you tailor each of these steps to be compatible with organic/natural skin care products.

You must be careful when choosing the right skincare products for your skin, as getting the wrong type can cause damage. For example, using a heavy moisturiser that works for dry skin can leave oily skin with clogged pores which can cause acne. Or using a foam cleanser on dry skin that is supposed to be used on oily skin will strip your skin of any natural moisture. Choosing the right product is crucial to your skin care regime.

Secret #3: Don’t expect overnight results

Everyone loves to see instant results or a quick fix, but that isn’t going to happen. It’s similar to dieting: when a person tries to lose weight by drastically reducing calorie intake, they might lose weight but usually only for the short term, and regain the weight later because they haven’t had the chance to learn a healthy lifestyle and their bodies have not had a chance to respond to the change. It’s the same with your skincare. You need to allow 4-6 weeks to see if a product will achieve the desired results. When organic and natural skin care products are so gentle to use, you need to be patient with the process. Don’t worry, you will see the results in no time!

Secret #4: Apply your skincare in the correct order

Always start with the thinnest product and move your way towards the thickest. The thicker the product, the more protection it will provide and this will also stop your other facial products from being able to soak into your skin. Start off with your facial wash, then cleanse and moisturise.

Secret #5: Wash your face correctly

Yes, you heard that right. This is a highly useful skincare tip as it provides a mini-facial. Rinse your face with warm water, and using three fingers, massage your cleanser onto your skin. Add more warm water to lather up and start from your nose, working down to the edge of your face. Rinse your hands, then rinse your cleanser off your face and pat dry with a towel.

Secret #6: Take care of your eyes

Wearing sunglasses can take years off your appearance by covering the tell-tale wrinkles, age spots and droopy-eyed look. Why not combat ageing skin with natural methods instead? The skin around your eye is the most sensitive skin on your face, so be sure to only use a high-quality organic skin care product for your eye care. Using eye-care products can reduce wrinkles and age spots and make you look years younger.

Secret #7: Match your skin type to the nutrients your skin needs

After you finish cleansing, you’re able to add any organic or natural skin care products that will address your specific skincare needs or conditions. If you’re looking to treat problematic acne, age spots, wrinkles or just increase your healthy glow, choose a natural skin care product with specific ingredients known for combatting the problem. Opt for organic skin care products containing green tea, aloe, or vitamin E and pawpaw for a more youthful appearance.

At Natralus, we have a wide variety of pure natural and organic products to treat any skincare condition. Our products are sourced from local organic farms and our mission is to provide Australia with premium solutions to address their skincare concerns. Natralus products include targeted and effective natural ingredients such as pawpaw and aloe, ensuring your skin receives the care it needs to achieve a youthful appearance and healthy glow. Our products are targeted to effectively resolve your skincare needs, to keep your skin young and healthy through the years.

With results that last, and formulas that effectively work, try our natural and organic product range today. Your skin will thank you for it!