Did you know that the best skincare products are found when you do your grocery shopping for kitchen essentials, (and not your bathroom!)?
At Rejuvage, we’re passionate about a natural and minimal approach to skincare. That’s why in this article we will be revealing the 3 secret anti-ageing ingredients in your shopping basket.
1. Resveratrol found in pistachios, not just day serums
This is also a powerful antioxidant that balances out free radical damage. It makes wrinkles less noticeable and enhances firmness. Resveratrol is found in many day serums; however you can find resveratrol naturally occurring in pistachios, peanuts, blueberries and cacao beans, yes chocolate is actually good for your skin, but only a nibble on the high standard plain dark chocolate with 70% or higher cocoa.
This is a type of natural body protein and fibre found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons. It helps gives structure to our hair, skin, nails, bones and restores the volume and elasticity.
As we get older and reach midlife, the production of collagen begins to slow down. This can have many effects on the body, for example, itchy and dry skin in women and brittle bones leading to osteoporosis in both women and men, causing the bones to break more easily. However, there are Collagen supplement drinks that you may have heard about you can take to improve overall bone and skin health.
Why not try this nutritious collagen & beauty milk drink? – It is filled with essential vitamins, powerful antioxidants and a great source of protein. You can enjoy as an alternative to toast or cereal at breakfast or in between meals as a sustainable healthy snack if you are feeling a bit peckish.
The strongest, proven anti-ageing product is probably in a dusty container in the back of your kitchen cupboard at home. The golden powder derived from the Curcumin contains extremely powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
Turmeric can be applied to the face to prevent:
- Age spots
- Sallow skin.
It can leave the skin with a radiant glow, feeling soft and smooth to touch. The only common side effect is that it can leave a slight yellowish residue. We would suggest all sensitive skin types to do a small test on a patch of skin first. You could try and create your own facemask with turmeric powder by mixing a few pinches of the spice with aloe vera gel. Work it into a smooth paste all over your face, making sure you avoid the delicate eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes then rinse off with your cleanser for a great re-vitaliser!
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