Ageing of the skin depends on two factors, firstly, from genes and endogenous factors, and secondly, from exogenous factors (poor diet, stress, alcohol, smoking, sun exposure etc.). However, out of all of these, the most harmful is exposure to the sun, and for this reason, extrinsic ageing has been termed photoageing.
What is photoageing and how do we treat it?
Photoageing is a dermatological condition that has been making its appearance more often in recent years, as a result of the deterioration of the ozone layer in the atmosphere. It begins well before it becomes visible externally, and acts cumulatively over the years, causing our skin to age prematurely (rough skin, wrinkles, sagging skin, discolouration and red vessels). However, all of these problems can be reversed and eliminated with the appropriate aesthetic care and of course, with the help of specialists.
Natural anti-photoageing home therapy treatment
Step 1 – Moisturising and firming peeling with apricot oil and salt
Gently removes dead skin cells, leaving the skin feeling moisturised, firm and radiant.
- 1 teaspoon of apricot oil
- 1 level teaspoon of sea salt
Mix the ingredients together until they form a uniform mixture.
Gently massage the mixture on clean skin for 2 continuous minutes, avoiding the area around the eyes. Rinse off with plenty of warm water.
Step 2 – Lavender compress
Soothes the skin, opens the skin pores, and aids the better absorption of the nourishing ingredients contained in the mask.
- 2 litres of water
- 2 tablespoons of fresh or dry lavender
Put the lavender in hot water to allow it to release its fragrances. After a few minutes, remove the herb from the water.
Dip a cotton facecloth into the water and then wring it well. Place the hot towel on your face and leave it for 1 minute. Repeat this procedure at least three times.
Step 3 – Autumn anti-photoageing face mask with caviar (anti-ageing, radiance, whitening, hydration).
Have trust in the beneficial properties of caviar! It is one of the most powerful allies in the fight against photoageing.
- 4 red caviar eggs
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of avocado pulp
- 7 drops of lemon juice
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil
Mash the avocado in a blender and take 1 tablespoon of avocado pulp. Break the caviar eggs and add them to the mixture. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix them together until they become a uniform mixture.
Spread the mask on your face, avoiding the area around the eyes, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with plenty of warm water.
Tips on how to treat photoageing at home:
Don’t overexpose yourself to the sun, and avoid the sun completely during peak hours (12.00pm – 4.00pm)
Use sunscreen cream throughout the year, not just in the summer
Enrich your diet with lots of fruit, vegetables and Omega-3s (fish)
Drink lots of water
Put lemon juice on brown stains for whitening every night before you apply your face cream
Use a nourishing night cream for a month after your holidays