The Bad Habits That Will Age You Prematurely

There are some bad habits that will make you look older than you actually are. This is bad news if you are doing your bit to look youthful, with whatever method you are using to reverse ageing signs. If you ever needed a reason to quit these bad habits (aside from the health consequences), knowing that they are ageing you prematurely should be all the incentive you need.

Bad Habit #1: Eating too much sugar

Those sugary snacks are not great for your waistline, and they aren't great for your face. Sugary foods create an insulin spike, and that can lead to inflammation which breaks down your collagen levels. This will result in your skin looking saggy and the early onset of wrinkles. And as we know, sugar is bad for your teeth. Your once pearly whites will become discoloured, and you will probably lose one or two as well. While you can opt for restorative dentistry to put things right, you should probably make changes to your diet now to maintain both your white smile and your youthful complexion.

Bad Habit #2: Not getting enough sleep

According to research, not only will a lack of sleep give you bags and dark circles under your eyes, but it will also shorten your lifespan. Sorry if that fact alone is enough to keep you awake at night! For both your complexion and your life changes, it's in your best interest to get the right amount of sleep. Experts say between 7 and 9 hours is the optimal range. This means cutting down on late nights and cutting out those sleep-inhibiting bad habits, such as having too much screen time before bed.  

Bad Habit #3: Sitting for too long

A sedentary lifestyle can lead to the early onset of a range of diseases, as well as the problem of obesity. And according to research, sitting too long will also biologically accelerate the ageing process. So, not only will you feel older than you are, you will look older too! Still, we can navigate the problem by doing more exercise. Cut down on those binge watches of an evening, and if you are sat for long hours for work, ensure you get up now and again and stretch your legs. Your health and lifespan depend upon it!

Bad Habit #4: Having the heating on for too long

Not only will you add to your heating bills, but keeping your home toasty warm for extended periods can also add years to your face! The heat will suck the moisture from the air, and this will lead to your skin becoming dry and inflamed. As we mentioned earlier, this will result in those bothersome wrinkles appearing around your face. While we wouldn't want you to sit in a cold room to avoid the ageing process, you might still consider wearing a few extra woollies when it's chilly, or lowering the temperature of the room, so the heat isn't too excessive.

To avoid premature ageing, pay attention to the bad habits we mentioned, and make the appropriate changes to your lifestyle. Not only will you look better, but you will feel a lot better too. And as we said, you will also extend your life chances if you commit to good living instead of bad. Take care, and thanks for reading!

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From washing your hands to washing your hair, there's now a soap for every occasion. Using natural ingredients to produce beauty and skincare products has made life simpler.

Soap has been no exception. Once an old-fashioned way of having to keep clean, soap has been pushed right back into being the purest way to update your beauty routine.

Natural Shampoo Bar for a Healthy Shine

Essential oils in friendly soaps' shampoo bars hydrate your hair and protect it from drying out and splitting. Added ingredients like lavender and peppermint contain antioxidants that keep the hair follicle clear of dirt and prevent the build-up of oils.

Tea tree oil is amazing at keeping your scalp clean and clearing dandruff, its medicated properties heal dry scalp conditions and protect from further outbreaks.

Naturally Moisturising Facial Cleansing Bar

With cocoa butter and shea butter, these facial cleansing bars are a luxurious treat for your face. The fragrance-free method used to create these bars protect your skin from harsh perfumes.

Rich in Vitamin A, the shea butter facial cleansing bar helps to reduce the first signs of ageing by plumping up the skin and filling in fine lines.

Beauty Bars for Everyday Use

Using soap in your everyday beauty routine saves time, money and the planet. With a bar of soap costing under £3.00 and lasting for a month or more and having no nasty chemicals destroying your skin, why wouldn't you change to a natural beauty soap?

Natural Detox Bar

Detoxing your skin from chemicals and toxins will clear your skin from dryness and dirt as well as adding oxygen to your skin to help the blood flow and bring back your natural glow.

After a day out in the city or town, your skin attracts free radicals from exhaust fumes, smoke and the environment. Using the Detox Bar in your daily shower will help your skin breath and keep it looking younger for longer.

Friendly soap is free from palm oil, parabens, sulphates, triclosan, phthalates and cruelty-free. All soaps are boxed in plastic-free recycled packaging.

They are also registered with The Vegan Society and Cruelty-Free International.

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JustBe Natural: Reverse the Premature Signs of Ageing

Ageing comes to us all at some point in our life, but don't sit back and wait for the first sign of wrinkles before you take action. Start your new anti-ageing beauty routine before you see any fine lines or wrinkles.

3 Signs of Ageing to Look Out For

Wrinkles and fine lines are a sign of ageing, but there are many other signs to watch out for that may creep up before you even notice them.

  • Dry, itchy skin - this is a sign your skin has dead skin cells on the epidermis (top layer of skin). This is caused by not keeping your skin hydrated enough. If the skin cells don't get enough moisture through moisturising oils, serums and drinking plenty of water, the cells die off and clog the pores, this leaves dry, itchy areas on the skin.

  • Sagging skin - as you get older your skin loses its elasticity, losing this firmness makes your skin sag. keep your skin well hydrated and use natural products that boost collagen production.
  • Dull skin tone - as skin renewal naturally decreases with age this leaves your skin looking dull. The turnover of new healthy cells slows down by 7% every 10 years, which is why skincare companies produce products for your 30's, 40's, 50's and so on. Blood circulation to your skin helps to boost the cell renewal process, adding must needed oxygen to your skin along with nutrients is enough to kickstart the process to healthy, glowing skin.

Keeping your skin looking younger doesn't have to be a chore, JustBe Botanicals have brought out a new powerful 2-step process to keep your skin looking younger for longer.

This simple process hydrates and nourishes your skin to plump up fine lines and add much-needed oxygen to your skin. The results leave your skin glowing and more youthful.

Not only that, they have a 30-day radiance challenge where you can get your money back if you don't see results.

Step 1

Intensely Hydrating Serum

The hydrating serum should be applied to cleansed skin. Rub one pipette into the skin, the serum is very quickly absorbed into the skin ready for the next step. 

Remember to apply the serum to your neck and decolletage.

Step 2

Nourishing Treatment Oil

Apply the nourishing treatment oil to your face neck and decolletage, one pipette should be enough as the oil goes a long way. The smell of the treatment oil uplifts and enhances your mood to leave you ready for the day ahead.

Try the 30-day challenge and see if you can reverse the signs of ageing on your skin. 

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Beauty Benefits of Avocado Oil

We're all aware of how beneficial eating an avocado can be for our health, but the beauty benefits of avocado oil on your skin are even greater.

Avocado oil is a carrier oil, you can add essential oils to it or use it on its own.

What Are Carrier Oils?

Carrier oils are pressed from the seeds, nuts, or other fatty parts of the fruit, and are used to help dilute essential oils to make them safe to apply on your skin. 

The difference between essential oils and carrier oils are; essential oils evaporate and have strong scents, carrier oils don't.

Use Avocado Oil on Skin

Avocado oil is full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties that heal the skin. Antioxidants are powerful ingredients, they clear acne, blackheads and bacteria from the skin, leaving soft, blemish-free skin.

So, what can avocado oil do for your skin?

  • calm itchy skin
  • heal dry, flaky skin
  • boost skin cell regeneration
  • lock-in moisture
  • moisturise skin
  • protect skin from harmful UV rays
  • protect against free radicals that lead to skin damage
  • diminish signs of ageing

Beauty Benefits of Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is safe to use, no toxins or harsh chemicals are added to the process. Using 100% natural and organic avocado oil on your skin will nourish it from deep within the epidermis and keep those fine lines and wrinkles at bay for longer.

This amazing oil contains powerful nutrients for your skin health, which are;

  • beta-carotene 
  • protein
  • lecithin
  • fatty acids, and 
  • vitamins A, D, and E

Boost Skin Cell Regeneration 

Oleic acid, present in avocado oil helps to boost cell regeneration and heal the skin from bouts of acne or dry skin problems. Its strengths include soothing inflammation and creating a barrier to stop infections from attacking your skin.

There are so many beauty benefits of avocado oil for your skin. Try it out and see what amazing results you can see in your skin health.

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