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It’s time to face up to the facts: We could be compromising our youthful good looks with some seemingly harmless every day habits.
We already know that certain activities like not getting enough sleep and binge drinking can cause premature ageing but what else could we doing to sabotage our complexion?
While ageing is inevitable and happens to everyone, doing the wrong things can certainly speed up the process and nobody wants to look older than they really are. Wrinkles and fine lines are dead age giveaways but they aren’t the only culprits.
Sagging skin can also give you a dull, aged appearance and the problem isn’t easily remedied by slathering on expensive lotions and potions.
Skin sags when fat, collagen and elastin break down. Collagen and elastin, in particular, are produced by our bodies in higher rates from birth until our mid-20s. After this, it all goes downhill.
Below, we show you how your daily bad habits could be compounding the problem of droopy, sagging skin and what you can do to pick up the slack:
Repeatedly pursing your lips for any reason can contribute to some skin slackening. So while you think that sipping from a straw is better for your teeth, the contraction of the muscles around your mouth will encourage the breakdown of collagen and elasticity more than necessary. The result? Sagging, wrinkling skin that will only get worse with time. Remedy the problem by drinking straight from your cup instead.
Pulling, tugging and rubbing on delicate skin around the eyes can add years to your visage. So if you wear contacts daily, you could be unknowingly ageing your skin from all that extra skin stretching when you put them in and take them out. Guard yourself against wrinkles and sagging skin by being extra gentle and invest in some long-term protection in the form of Swisse Ultiboost Golden Collagen Blood Orange Liquid. This great tasting citrus drink supports skin elasticity and delivers 5100 mg of clinically proven hydrolysed collagen to keep your complexion looking young.
Yes, we know you know smoking is bad but in case you’re still in the camp that thinks ‘Oh, a couple of puffs won’t kill me’, we’re here to remind of the facts. Not only does smoking lead to cancers, heart disease and premature death; it also destroys collagen and elastin needed to keep your body working in tip-top condition. In addition, the carcinogens found in cigarette smoke play havoc with your hormones by decreasing the levels of oestrogen necessary to keep your skin looking firm.
If you are stressed out (or sleep-deprived), your body is in constant flight-or-fight mode. This triggers your brain into producing the stress hormone, cortisol, which causes collagen to break down, leading to sagging skin and inflammation. In Singapore, where we work an average of 45 hours a week, it’s inevitable that we’d be stressed sometimes. An easy way to keep your skin in check during this period is to drink one bottle of Swisse Ultiboost Golden Collagen Blood Orange Liquid a day. Packed with anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant, it fortifies facial skin from within to fight against free radical damage caused by excessive stress.
The constant downward pull of gravity doesn’t help when it comes to keeping up the appearance of a tight and lifted visage. But sleeping with your face pressed against a pillow every night can possibly cause your jaws to sag even further. As collagen and connective tissues start to degrade over time, repeated friction when you sleep on your side or tummy can cause skin stretching and loose jowls. Invest in a silk pillowcase to reduce the effects of smooshing your face into your pillow every night.
The sun is your skin’s worst enemy and exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays’ causes collagen to break down and elastin to degrade. You can hide out in a cave to avoid the sun but it’s a lot easier to apply sunscreen on the regular. Increasing your intake of Vitamin C can also protect against the ageing effects of the sun. Luckily, Swisse Ultiboost Golden Collagen Blood Orange Liquid is packed with Vitamin C thanks to the Sicilian blood orange extracts in its formula. A daily guzzle of this golden beverage can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in as little as 4 weeks, too, because of its unique blend that includes clinically proven hydrolysed collagen.
Spending too long staring at a screen is a huge no-no when it comes to keep your skin taut and youthful. Light emitted from devices like mobile phones and computer screens, known as high energy visible light, can penetrate the deeper levels of skin, breaking down the connective tissues that keep our faces firm. Figure out another way to help you unwind and indulge in it regularly. Perhaps ease into a good book, or get some extra shut-eye instead of scrolling through your endless Facebook feed.
It probably comes as no surprise that sugary, oily foods aren’t doing your facial skin any favours. But you’re not doing your skin any good by cutting down on too much calories either. Losing too much weight, too fast by cutting down on your nutritional intake may lead to a situation where your face suffers from accelerated volume loss. This will make you look gaunt, not gorgeous. Make sure you eat a sufficient amount of healthy food to keep that baby face intact.
Investing in some quality skincare can help but beauty is more than skin deep. Your skin’s best insurance policy against an ageing complexion starts with making sure you put the right things in your body. Here’s why you should pamper your skin from within with Swisse Ultiboost Golden Collagen Blood Orange Liquid so you can quite literally boost inner health and outer beauty:
This clinically proven drinkable collagen by Swisse, Australia’s #1 vitamin and supplements brand, has been shown to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity in 4 weeks*. Enjoy 5100 mg low molecular weight hydrolysed collagen in a great tasting drink that is easily absorbed and distributed in the human body. Natural ingredients such as Sicilian Blood Oranges make it suitable for long-term consumption.
*Refer to the raw material used. Based on the 2 test results on 46 and 57 healthy females (1.“Oral Supplementation of Specific Collagen Peptides Has Beneficial Effects on Human Skin Physiology: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study” – by Proksch E., Segger D., Degwert J., Schunck M., Zague V., Oesser S. Skin Pharmacol Physiology, August 2013 and 2. “Oral Intake of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides Reduces Skin Wrinkles and Increases Dermal Matrix Synthesis” by Proksch E., Schunck M., Zague V., Segger D., Degwert J., Oesser S. Skin Pharmacol Physiology, December 2013, respectively). For reference only. Individual results may vary.”
Take care of your skin from within with antioxidant support from natural Sicilian blood oranges harvested in the nutrient-rich volcanic region of Sicily in Italy, which protects your cells from free radical damage that can lead to premature ageing. At $39 (for 7 x 30 ml bottles), at leading pharmacies. Find out more here.
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