You won’t see us pushing anti-ageing or ‘reverse the signs of ageing’ promotions or campaigns from Earth and Skin. Why?
We see ageing as a privilege. Thankfully, we can have healthy skin no matter what age we are. Wrinkles and fine lines happen when we are expressive. How beautiful it is to be given lines on your face that remind you of all the times you’ve smiled!
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t help beat the signs of premature ageing and help your beautiful skin age gracefully.
Whilst it’s inevitable that we will all age and wrinkles will appear at some time in our lives, there are ways we can prevent them for as long as naturally possible by lifestyle and skincare choices we make in our daily lives.
Did you know that sun exposure is the biggest cause of premature wrinkles and can make age spots and pigmentation more visible?
Living on the beautiful Gold Coast, where we have the best beaches on our doorstep, means many of us spend more time in the sun than we should. This can result in deep wrinkles and skin that is leathery to touch.
The cold and wind
It’s not just the sun ageing your skin at a faster rate, so is the cold! When we’re exposed to dry and cool air, our skin becomes thinner and dries it out making the surface flaky, red and itchy.
This lack of moisture can make the skin look older than skin that is well-hydrated.
It’s true, you really are what you eat! If you enjoy a diet that’s high in inflammatory foods such as refined sugar, white flour and excessive dairy, your body will age much faster than if you ate a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and good fats.
A simple rule of thumb to remember is that the further away your food is from its original form, the less likely it will be good for you.
When we’re feeling stressed, it doesn’t just impact the organs we feel symptoms in such as our head, heart and gut, but our entire body is impacted by stress, including your skin.
You could try any creams or potion to help aid your skin back to health, but if stress is the root cause of your issues, unfortunately they will not go away.
How you can help avoid these and help your skin age gracefully
Now that we’ve looked into some of the important factors that can cause our skin to age faster, here are some super easy ways to help protect your skin and allow it to age gracefully.
As we mentioned before, the sun is mainly to blame for your complexion changing with wrinkles, sun spots and pigmentation.
Whilst we have the latest beauty technology at Earth and Skin Beauty Day Spa to help you with these skin issues such as LED Light Therapy and Skin Needling, prevention is the best option.
As a general rule, never leave the home without applying SPF. Learn more about to screen or not to screen here. To offer full protection, don’t stop at your face. Apply liberally to your hands, neck and décolletage.
Your skin requires your body to be well-hydrated to look smooth, plump and bright. Remember to not just drink when you’re thirsty, but sip out of a drink bottle throughout the day. Soft drinks, tea and coffee don’t count either!
After starting with a personal trainer, our founder, Louisa was disappointed not to see better results. ‘I was eating clean non processed foods and working out 3-4 times a week but I wasn’t getting the results I’d hoped for. Even my PT was at a loss as to why. Then he asked me how much water I drank and I admitted that drinking water is something I’m really not good at. I made a conscious decision to drink at least 2 litres of water every day. Wow – what a difference! I felt lighter, I had more energy and finally saw the results I was looking for. And bonus, I saw a huge difference in my skin too.
Eat, sleep, exercise, stress less and repeat
In our current climate, we know it’s impossible to not feel stressed or overwhelmed, however, making small changes in your routine can help such as:
- Avoid screen time at least 1 hour before bed
- As mentioned, try and eat food rich in vegetables and fruits 80% of the time
- Try and get out in nature or exercise for at least 20 minutes a day
Creating a routine can definitely help you take control and stress less. Your body and skin will thank you!
Our best age-supporting products we stock at Earth and Skin Beauty Day Spa
Age support is about restoring and maintaining the structure of the skin’s elasticity and volume, something lost with the ageing process. So it’s important to have a strong arsenal of power serums that are active enough in potency to penetrate the dermal layers and stimulate collagen production and cellular renewal.
Focus on three key areas – Restore, Protect, Replenish.
When you are younger prevention is key as the skin ages it’s more about restoring and preserving the skin’s health this means maintaining hydration levels in the skin by making sure you are using a night cream , an amazing facial oil and an incredible eye cream.
Products we proudly stock and suggest include:
- Vanessa Megan N.E.O miracle oil
- Mohi -24 Carat gold facial elixir
- Mukti Marigold Hydrating cream
- Clemence Ultimate face cream
- Vanessa Megan’s Copper and Rose eye cream
- Mukti Age defiance – Eye cream
Skin needs to be fed much like a garden that needs fertiliser, the skin needs some high potency antioxidants and vitamins to support its natural repair and renewal process that may have slowed down over time to do this we need active serums that penetrate deeper and have more effect of the DNA and cellular structure of the skin. These are the serums that pack a punch high in antioxidants and Vitamin A, B and C.
- Mukti Age defiance range
- Mukti Day Serum
- Mukti Night serum
- Mukti Vitamin A serum
- Earth and Skin Night serum
- Earth and skin Day serum
- Earth and Skin HA serum
- Vanessa Megan’s A.B.C daily moisturiser
- VM 24k Gold and Lime Colloidal sheet masks
- Collagen Powder complex
The skin’s natural barrier function can be compromised over time and that’s where protection is key. Using a good SPF and make -up mineral powder with zinc oxide will help.
- Mukti Daily Moisturiser with SPF 15
- Evohe Tinted Mineral powders
- Ere Perez Papaya ointment
- Ere Perez Oat Milk foundations
- The Kind Sunscreen SPF
What treatments do we recommend if you’re targeting signs of ageing?
Bio Marine Deep Sea Facial
Our gentle enzyme AHA peel with willow bark, papaya and juniper berry is activated with steam to cleanse and emulsify dry dehydrated skin cells and reveal a plumper and smoother appearance. Regenerative Frankincense and Rosehip Facial oil serum is used during our lymphatic drainage facial massage and boosts youthful results.
The Bio-Marine facial also features our Alginate Repair Mask which is derived from fossilized remains called diatoms, a prehistoric single celled organism similar to algae. It’s high in silica and other trace minerals and helps to promote healthy skin and remove impurities. This mask feeds and supplements the nourishment of the skin.
Collagen induction therapy is the safest and most effective way to wake up skin! It delivers botox-like results in a very natural, safe and longer lasting way.
Hands down, LED-light therapy is the best along with skin needling to deliver immediate results with no down-time and LED Dermalux light therapy not only heals and repairs skin it helps to renew the skin and promotes collagen production and skin health immediately.
Don’t under-estimate the power of monthly facials along with a good home care regime
Monthly facials will keep your skin looking amazing as it tracks the natural cycles of the skin’s regeneration phases. However home care and what you put on your skin everyday will help sustain the effects of a good facial along with a good diet and a good inner health collagen skin food supplement.
Earth and Skin is a Gold Coast organic day spa with a difference. We offer beauty treatments and products that are vegan, organic, chemical-free and free from animal cruelty. We have done the research into the safety and toxicity of common beauty rituals and have developed our menu based on the safest, most effective treatments available. If you’d love to experience beauty that cares for you and the Earth, we’d love to see you. Call now on 07 5530 7959 to book an appointment or book online.