Beat the signs of ageing with targeted nutrition and skincare

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As we age, our skin’s needs for care and support change in order to keep it looking healthy. Youthful and healthy looking skin appears smooth, radiant, hydrated, even toned, and firm without the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and redness.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology: Production of collagen and elastin slows down a dramatic 65% between the ages of 20 and 80. The thickness of the skin decreases a staggering 6% every 10 years. The sun causes 90–95% of wrinkles, lines, as well as brown, red and white discolourations on our bodies.

Our biology and genes account for only about 10% of the visible signs of ageing.  In general, the darker the skin, the less visible the signs of ageing. and thicker skin does not show ageing as fast as thinner, more fragile skin types – which is why men’s skin ages more slowly.

The other 90% of our skin age is down to external factors such as smoking, too much alcohol, poor nutrition, and – the biggest culprit –  sun exposure. Free radicals are considered to be a major contributor to the ageing process. Free radicals are created by UV exposure, pollution, stress, smoking, and normal metabolic processes. Free radicals bring about changes that lead to the degradation of the skin’s firmness (collagen) and elasticity (elastin) that is characteristic of photo aged skin.

The visible symptoms of extrinsic ageing include: wrinkling, sagging, discolouration, pigmented spots, thin skin, spidery lines, and lack of colour.

We all want radiant, youthful-looking skin. So what can we do to minimise – or reverse – the process? Continue reading “Beat the signs of ageing with targeted nutrition and skincare”

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Digestion Plus

Digestion Plus is a daily supplement which you take first thing in the morning.  It contains probiotics and prebiotics to keep your gut healthy  and enzymes to assist digestion.

Poor diet, processed foods, stress, lack of sleep, medicines, alcohol – all these things affect our gut health, which, in turn , can have a negative impact on our physical and mental well-being.

I take it everyday and love knowing that I’m helping my hard-working digestive system to keep healthy and balanced.  Continue reading “Digestion Plus”

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7 Day Body Cleanse

The world today is a dangerous place. Not because of what we see on the news every night, No. It’s what’s happening inside us we should be worried about. That’s much more likely to do us in!

The “toxic load” on our bodies is greater today than ever before. And our poor digestive system is overloaded and often unable to deal with everything we throw at it.

We now know that many of the conditions which are so prevalent today – IBS, eczema, constipation, chronic fatigue, and much worse – are caused by the body acting against itself and there is lots of evidence that our diet and lifestyle is a major contributory factor.

But we are not helpless victims, there’s plenty we can do to reduce our risks.  Continue reading “7 Day Body Cleanse”

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You’re just 30 days away from a more healthy lifestyle

Most of us want to live healthy lives. We want to be well, free of disease, full of energy, free from pain and looking forward to a long, happy life.

But the reality is that most of us actually don’t. Where does it all go wrong?

My colleague Dr Tanda Cook explains all here, and shows how the Arbonne 30 day plan can help you achieve a healthy, happy life.

We are learning so much about how our diet and lifestyle affects every part of our well-being. Many of the most common killers are avoidable, and we all know the impact obesity is having on our society and health system.

I talk to lots of people who want to be more healthy but just don’t know where to start.

I use and recommend the Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond. It’s not a diet, it’s a way to incorporate better eating habits into your life. It has changed my life and it could change yours.  Continue reading “You’re just 30 days away from a more healthy lifestyle”

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Essential Oils

We’re all looking for ways to make our lives cleaner, purer, more natural. Essential Oils have recently become part of my daily routine. Obviously I love to use them to enhance my bathing experience.

But they’re not just to add to bath. Here’s a few suggestions on how you can adopt a more natural approach to housework and hygiene as well as balancing your body and mind. Continue reading “Essential Oils”

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Let me get under your skin

Skin is the body’s largest organ and the one that gets the most attention.

Our skin is “us” – it’s the visible bit that everyone sees. It reflects our emotions, our well-being, our feelings, our health. Blushing, a “deathly pallor”, blue lips, goose-pimples, our skin gives away all our secrets. Including our age!!! Especially our age. Maybe our kidneys age too, but we can’t see the wrinkles on our kidneys, so, unless we need to, who spends time worrying about the state of their internal organs? Our time, energy and money is focused on what we can see.

OK, so skin tells all.  We wish it wouldn’t and many of us spend oodles of dosh trying to hide the superficial signs of ageing. But have you ever wondered what happens below the surface? Knowledge is power. The more you understand what’s going on out of sight, the greater your chance of making the right decisions to keep your skin healthy, youthful and glowing.  So, today we’re going to dive under your skin to find out what’s going on.

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