The key to beautiful skin in the future

The key to beautiful skin in the future

Want beautiful, healthy, youthful-looking skin in the future? The key is to start preventing the signs of ageing right now.

It’s not only time that can cause your skin to show the signs of ageing – a lack of sleep, the environment and stress can all contribute to ageing skin, so there’s no time like the present to arm yourself with the best anti-ageing weapons.

So, where do you start? We spoke to Elizabeth Arden National Training Manager, David Whyte, about the different causes of skin ageing and how the right skin care products – like a repairing and renewing night cream – can help to protect your skin, and give you an amazing complexion in years to come.

What effect can insufficient or unrestful sleep have on skin?

When we sleep, our skin undergoes a process of renewal, so the better you sleep, the better chance your skin has to revive and refresh itself. “Insufficient or unrestful sleep can result in poor cell repair and accelerate the signs of ageing,” explains David. “When the body is at rest, it produces a human growth hormone that is essential to tissue repair and renewal. If there’s stress within the body, the production of this human growth hormone can be decreased.”

How can the environment affect skin?

It isn’t just ageing that can affect your skin – the external elements can also cause the signs of ageing to appear. “The environment produces free radicals such as pollution, smoke, and UV rays, which leave skin cells vulnerable and unable to repair themselves. When skin cells are unable to repair themselves, they are weakened which, in turn, weakens the skin and signs of ageing start to occur. This results in fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration of the skin surface, and lack of firmness,” says David. “The environment can also dry out the skin, leaving it feeling tight and uncomfortable, which can lead to redness and irritation.”

And how can stress impact skin?

Feeling frazzled? Stress can actually cause skin-plumping molecules to deplete, leaving your complexion dry, red, and lined. As David puts it, “Stress has a major effect on the skin. Scientific studies have shown that high stress can accelerate ageing by up to 10 years*. The correlation between psychological stress and skin is undeniable, showing up as dullness, redness, dryness, and even fine lines.”

So, how do you stop these factors from ageing skin?

As they say, prevention is better than cure, so now is the time to kick-start your anti-ageing routine to protect your skin in the future. A great place to begin is by incorporating a repairing and regenerating night cream into your evening skin care regime. David can’t rave about the benefits enough: “Night creams help to support the natural regeneration and repair cycle of the skin, leaving it stronger and able to fight against free radicals during the day.”

“A repairing and renewing night cream supports the skin’s natural repair cycle at night, leaving the skin not only visibly smoother, plumper and more radiant but stronger to fight against the aggressions of the environment during the day.”

Our pick? The luxurious, skin-plumping Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Night Cream. Formulated to combat the harmful effects of stress, sleep deprivation and the environment, this cream is an overnight solution for repairing, brightening, evening out your skin tone. It features a blend of barrier-supporting ceramides, which help to improve the appearance of skin firmness and elasticity, while Telosense technology works to minimise the appearance of early lines and wrinkles.

Your skin will be protected from the damaging effects of the environment thanks to the addition of a Second Skin Protective Matrix, while a Botanical Hops Extract will sort out any uneven skin tone.

But the benefits don’t stop there – it actually also contains an exclusive fragrance technology that promotes feelings of relaxation and wellbeing for a more restful night’s sleep. How cool is that?

If you give this cream a go, just smooth it over your face and neck before hitting the hay.

Would you like to try Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Night Cream for yourself? Simply head the Elizabeth Arden counter at your nearest David Jones or Myer for expert advice and a free sample of the night cream.

*Epel, Elissa S. et al (2004), Accelerated Telomere Shortening in Response to Life Stres, PNAS, vol. 101, no. 49, 17312-17315.

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