When it comes to our skin, we can put it through many different changes and transitions throughout our lifetime. From seasonal changes, to hormonal changes - our skin is constantly adapting and that is why we need to make sure we are caring for it properly.
Since you began using various skincare products and routines, it is almost guaranteed that your skin has changed. Whether that was 1 year ago, or 10 years ago, because among other things, our skin changes rapidly with age.
But what are the different ways that our skin changes and why?
How Does Skin Change As We Age?
One of the most visible signs of ageing is our skin, from fine lines and wrinkles to age spots. But this isn’t something to be scared of, and it definitely isn’t the only way that age can affect our skin.
Our bodies are constantly renewing themselves and as we grow older that process tends to slow down. When we are young our skin tends to renew itself around every month. It takes 28 days for your dead skin cells to shed and be replaced with fresh, healthy new ones instead, but as we age our skin cell turnover slows. As this process begins to slow down we are left with a build up of dead skin cells on the surface of our skin, which can make our skin look duller.
Another process that slows down as we age is our collagen production. Our skin’s ability to repair collagen and elastin tends to decrease which means that our skin loses elasticity, leading to typical signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. An easy way to think about it is when we are young the collagen in our skin is tightly packed together, but as we age these bundles gradually become looser.
How To Tackle Ageing Skin
When it comes to ageing skin the main things that we need to help are dryness, fine lines and wrinkles and skin texture. Here are the products that will help you to age smarter and naturally!
This lightweight serum can be used on all skin types of any age, but it best suited to those with ageing skin. Its advanced formulation is packed with highly effective natural superfoods which deliver comprehensive skin protection and rejuvenation benefits including improvement in skin tone, wrinkle depth, texture and luminosity.
How To Use: Apply one pump of this serum and gently massage into face and neck, both morning and evening.
This pro ageing cream is packed with superfoods and high tech green ingredients to deliver comprehensive ageing protection benefits including improvement in wrinkle depth, firmness and skin tone as well as intense hydration for normal to dry and ageing skin.
How To Use: Apply this cream after your serum and gently massage into face and neck, use in the morning and evening.
Our nourishing eye and lip cream can be used on all skin types and at any age. This advanced formulation is packed with an invigorating blend of Probiotics, which care for your skin's microbiome and deliver comprehensive skin protection and rejuvenation benefits, targeting puffiness, dark circles and working to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eye and lip area.
How To Use: Apply gently to the eye and lip area, morning and night - use your ring fingers to pat in any excess.
How Can Hormonal Changes Affect Our Skin?
We may all have experienced the changes our skin went through thanks to puberty, and the hormonal acne that may visit every now and again, but that isn’t the only way that hormones affect our skin.
Our skin is covered in small sebaceous glands which are what create sebum, an essential oil that keeps our skin healthy. These glands have reactors in them which actually respond to the hormones estrogen and testosterone. They are particularly reactive to androgens such as testosterone which is what we produce in excess during puberty - this is what can cause oily skin around this time. Oestrogen can also affect your sebaceous glands and is thought to stop oil production in very high doses, although more research is needed around that area.
Those of us who experience a monthly cycle may also be familiar with hormonal acne, which usually begins a week before the cycle starts and tend to calm down once it has begun and oestrogen levels are increasing and reducing that production of excess oil which can clog pores and lead to breakouts.
On the other hand, the menopause can also play a role in transitional skin. The hormonal imbalance that occurs during this time can lead to dryness, and the lack of collagen can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.
Pregnancy can also play a big part in how our skin changes due to the hormonal changes and also the other changes that happen within the body. A big change you may notice apart from hormonal acne is pigmentation changes. Some areas of your skin may become darker than others, this is called chloasma and is very common during pregnancy. These changes in pigmentation are believed to be triggered by an increase in estrogen that stimulates the production of melanin.
How To Tackle Hormonal Skin
When it comes to hormonal skin the main things that we need to help are oil production, pigmentation and blemishes . Here are the products that will help you to care for your hormonal skin and keep blemishes at bay!
This delicately foaming facial wash helps to detoxify and rebalance oily skin. Natural sugars cleanse away impurities and organic aloe vera softens, leaving skin clean, smooth and supple. It also contains natural Goji Berry extract and Moringa Peptides defend against pollution, which you may face throughout the day.
How To Use: Massage onto damp face and neck before rinsing away with warm water. Repeat both morning and evening.
This 100% natural AHA / BHA liquid exfoliator works to reveal instantly smoother and brighter skin. Blended with fruit AHAs including Glycolic Acid (Sugar Cane), Malic Acid (Apples) and Citric Acid (Citrus Fruits), as well as BHA Salicylic Acid from Willow Bark. Together with Galactoarabinan from Larch Trees, it helps to boost exfoliation, reduce irritation and dryness and improve skin texture.
How To Use: Apply to cleansed skin using an eco-friendly reusable cotton pad, in the morning and evening.
This natural yet powerful skin treatment can be used on blemish prone and congested skin at any age as well as oily and combination skin to decrease sebum production and blemishes, leaving skin clearer and helping to protect skin from future breakouts.
How To Use: Apply gently on clean skin morning and evening.
How Can Changes In The Weather Affect Our Skin?
How the weather affects your skin really depends on your skin type. Different weather conditions can cause anything from break outs to dryness and even irritate conditions such as eczema.
When it comes to warmer weather our skin’s main concern is the sun. Exposure to the sun is one of the main reasons for premature skin ageing, so making sure you wear an SPF daily will help to protect your skin against further damage. Even when it doesn’t feel really warm outside and it looks cloudy, the sun can still damage your skin!
The warm weather can also lead to breakouts. If you have oily skin then you are probably already aware that breakouts can be caused when your pores become clogged. During the warmer weather, you may have a tendency to sweat more and your sebaceous glands may also produce more sebum. If excess oils and bacteria combine on the skin, they may end up clogging our pores which in turn can lead to more breakouts.
However, cold weather during the winter months often means low humidity. This can really dry out your skin. Bitter winds that often join our winters can strip your skin of the moisture it needs to keep itself hydrated.
During colder months you tend to wrap your body up in big coats, hats, scarves and gloves. But quite often your face is exposed to the elements. Meaning that your face can be left with dry sore patches due to lack of moisture, and can also appear red and feel tighter than usual. This is due to cold weather conditions triggering skin sensitivities.
How To Tackle Skin In Summer
When it comes to warmer weather our main concerns are balancing and protecting our skin from the elements and breakouts. Here are the products that will help you to get gorgeous glowing summer skin!
This is a protective facial mist with prebiotics to help strengthen and balance the skin microbiota to protect it against pollution and aggressive chemicals. It also uses Organic Mexican cactus elixir to calm irritated skin whilst firming and increasing skin hydration, alongside Hyaluronic acid, known for its ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leaves the skin looking younger with an improved skin tone.
How To Use: Spray lightly over clean face. Follow with your daily moisturiser. Can also be applied over make-up throughout the day.
This mattifying moisturiser helps to tighten and reduce the appearance of pores, limit excessive oil production, and hydrate the skin whilst Moringa Peptides protect the skin by preventing micro particles of pollution such as car fumes or smoke from sticking to the skin.
How To Use: Apply gently to cleansed face & neck, in the morning and evening.
Our Bio-Retinol + C Booster works to deeply nourish and replenish your skin.
It contains vitamin C which is a strong antioxidant that protects the skin against UV damage and helps to brighten the appearance of sun damage and pigmentation. It also helps to tackle signs of ageing and increase collagen production for younger looking skin.
How To Use: Apply 1-2 drops of our booster into your moisturiser before gently applying onto a cleansed face and neck. Alternatively, you could also apply 1-2 drops straight onto cleansed skin and gently massage into your face and neck.
How To Tackle Skin In Winter
When it comes to our skin in colder weather our main concerns are ensuring our skin stays hydrated whilst reducing any irritation. Here are the products that will help you to keep your winter skin nourished and cared for!
This luxurious cleansing balm contains nourishing organic baobab oil that soothes and hydrates. Natural sugar extracts gently combine with water to turn into a creamy milk that rinses away clean, leaving skin clean, calm and hydrated.
How To Use: Gently massage onto dry face, including the eye area, then apply warm water to transform into a rich creamy milk before rinsing away. Use in the morning and evening.
How To Use: Apply gently to cleansed face & neck. Use twice a day, in the morning and evening after cleansing your skin.
This nourishing yet light Rosehip facial oil contains natural retinol from Organic Rosehip and antioxidants from Organic Argan oil to regenerate and revitalise mature and dry skin. Organic Blackseed oil nourishes and reduces any signs of irritation.
How To Use: Apply two drops and gently massage into your face and neck. Suitable to use in the morning and evening.
If you are suffering with transitional skin changes of any kind and are looking for some expert help, why not book a free consultation with one of our skin experts now? They will be able to help you identify any problems you may be experiencing and find the ideal products as a solution! Book your free bespoke skincare consultation here.
Our skin is always changing and can be hard to keep up with, but as long as we care for it using natural products that work alongside our skin rather than against it, we can achieve healthy, glowing skin all year round.
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