Self-isolation self-care: How collagen can keep you young
Self-isolation can be tough, but it’s also a perfect opportunity to slow down and give yourself some much needed TLC. In fact, now that you have a bit of extra time to yourself, this is the ideal moment to upgrade your skincare regime and get back your glow. Here is some of our top advice on how you can fight the signs of ageing and revitalise your skin without leaving the house. By the time you are socialising again, you will look and feel younger than ever.
Boost your collagen levels
When it comes to anti-ageing secrets, collagen is the magic ingredient. This protein helps maintain your skin’s hydration and elasticity, keeping it soft, smooth and firm. It’s no wonder, then, that it’s so popular in top beauty products such as Jurlique’s Nutri-define skincare range. Whether you want a serum to bring back that youthful luminosity, a moisturiser to reduce wrinkles or a balm to restore brightness around the eyes, there’s bound to be a product for you. Jurlique’s Biosome6 Technology helps the natural active ingredients penetrate below the skin to deliver powerful anti-ageing benefits, visibly hydrating, firming, and re-energising the skin.
Maintain a balanced diet
On top of this regime, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. What you put into your body is just as crucial, so don’t forget to fill your diet with collagen-boosting ingredients. Try and consume as much vitamin C as possible; it’s found in common ingredients such as citrus fruits, broccoli and potato. Also look out for antioxidants which are found in teas, superfoods such as blueberries and kale, and even dark chocolate. Whilst focusing on nourishing foods, it’s easy to forget the most important thing – to drink enough water – so set yourself a daily two-litre water target to stay hydrated.
Keep your skin supple with lots of exercise. Though it’s not quite as easy to stay active when gyms are closed and you are stuck in your home, there are plenty of free workout videos available online, from yoga and weight training to high-intensity interval training. Remember to work on all areas of your body, from cardiovascular fitness to strength, flexibility, and balance. This will keep you feeling younger for longer, and what’s more, by sweating you will be flushing out the impurities which have built up in your skin.
Last but not least: look after your mental health. Anxiety and stress not only impact our happiness but can also have an impact on our skin, causing breakouts and deepening fine lines. To avoid this, maintain social connections through video calls and try meditation to calm your nerves. Make the most of your hour of exercise by getting some sun – vitamin D has been proven to lift the mood and even by sitting in the garden or walking around the park for 20 minutes, you can raise your spirits. Bear in mind that you still need to protect your skin, so apply sunscreen during any prolonged exposure to avoid any damage.
Another way to stimulate your senses and lift your mood is through essential oils. These are natural oils taken from highly concentrated plant extracts that are proven to help you to relax and re-energise, whether you are adding a drop to your bath, using a diffuser or diluting and applying it to your skin. Check out Jurlique’s range of essential oils to start your own aromatherapy routine.
Believe it or not, quarantine could be exactly the push you needed to kickstart your skincare regime. Regular exercise, a healthy diet and stress regulation are a great place to start, but it’s that extra collagen boost that will really rejuvenate your skin and give you back your youthful glow. Why not shop Jurlique’s Nutri-Define range online – with free standard shipping on all orders – and take your self-care to the next level.
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