HOW TO KEEP YOUR SKIN LOOKING YOUTHFUL

AT THE BODY SHOP, WE’RE ALL ABOUT SKIN POSITIVITY. WE’RE NOT ANTI-AGING. BEING OLDER MEANS WE’RE RICHER IN EXPERIENCES, MORE TIME SPENT SMILING AND – HOPEFULLY – A LOT MORE WISDOM.

Your skin is your biggest organ, and it’s the biggest reflection of your health and happiness. Instead of turning back the clock, we believe in acknowledging that your skin has different needs as it gets older. Looking youthful is about nourishing and caring deeply for your body, not about fighting wrinkles. Taking care of your skin feels good and feeling good is ageless.

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SKIN CONCERN: FINE LINES AND THE FIRST SIGNS OF AGING

These days, lots of us are guilty of burning the candle at both ends. Our work-hard-play-hard attitude, late nights and less than perfect diet can start to take its toll on our skin.

That’s not to say the fun stops here. We’re all about skin positivity at any age – it’s all about recognizing our skin’s shifting needs, to make sure we’re taking the best possible care of ourselves. And a proper skincare routine that addresses the first signs of aging? That’s real adulting.




WHAT HAPPENS AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

Losing skin elasticity is a natural part of aging – it’s how our experience shows. The top layer of your skin starts to thin a little with the lack of elastin, meaning those tiny natural creases and laugh lines appear and stick around, particularly in the thin skin around your eyes (you may notice your concealer and foundation start to ‘settle’ in lines a bit more).

Things like genetics, environmental factors, smoking and drier skin can speed things along. STILL skipping sun protection? That’s not going to help. Arm yourself with a high SPF; drink a ton of water and get at least two more good sleeps every week. Finally, get a skincare routine in place that you’ll actually use…

SOLUTION: YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR BOUNCIER-LOOKING SKIN

Luckily, that’s where our Drops of Youth™ collection comes in. The collection is enriched with 3 plant stems cells, and is designed to help gently remove impurities for fresher, bouncier, healthier-looking skin. What’s more youthful than that?

1. Gently cleanse away make-up and grime with the Drops of Youth™ Youth Gentle Foaming Wash.

2. Exfoliate and peel off impurities with the Drops of Youth™ Youth Liquid Peel.

3. Apply a few drops of Drops of Youth™ Youth Concentrate.

4. Tap the Drops of Youth™ Youth Bouncy Eye Mask around the eye contour or smooth on a thicker layer to leave overnight.

5. Finish with a layer of Drops of Youth™ Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask.

6. Once or twice a week, boost your routine with the Drops of Youth™ Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask, to help get your bounce back in 15 minutes.


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SKIN CONCERN: DULL SKIN, DARK CIRCLES AND A LOSS OF RADIANCE

Hanging onto that well-rested glow is vital in keeping skin looking youthful. Easier said than done, right? Gaining years of experience is amazing (we believe aging is a privilege that not everyone gets), but stress, work, family life often means well-rested is not an option. We get more tired, and our skin does, too.

WHAT HAPPENS AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

As we get older, cell turnover slows and the topmost layer of our skin can start to appear dull. Skin can become drier, too. Heat and sun exposure from summer holidays, cold weather, air conditioning, even contact with water can make it harder for skin to hang onto its moisture, which makes things look a little lacklustre, with dullness and fine lines more pronounced.

For dull skin that’s lost its liveliness, it’s time to step up your skincare game to something intensely nourishing. Look for products that focus on adding hydration and boosting skin’s moisture levels. Here’s how to make skin glow.



SOLUTION: YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE TO REVIVE RADIANCE

Oils of Life™ is our intensely revitalizing skincare range infused with three precious seed oils from around the world: Black Cumin Seed Oil , Camellia Seed Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil. The range helps visibly reduce the appearance of the first signs of aging.

1. Cleanse without over-drying with our nourishing Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalizing Cleansing Oil-In Gel.

2. Help soften skin and replenish moisture with the Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalizing Essence Lotion.

3. Give your skin life with our lightweight but ultra-hydrating Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil for a velvety-soft finish.

4. Massage in your oil with the Oils of Life™ Twin-Ball Facial Massager. The massage can help improve skin’s circulation.

5. Moisturize with the Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalizing Gel Cream (morning) and Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalizing Cream (night).


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SKIN CONCERN: LOSS OF SKIN ELASTICITY AND FIRMNESS

For everything we gain as we get older, losing a little firmness and skin elasticity is part of the process. It’s collagen that gives skin elasticity and structure, resulting in that plump, youthful bounce. Production of collagen and elastin tails off as we mature, so we start to lose tone – particularly around the cheeks and jawline.

This lack of collagen and elastin means skin starts to lose firmness and volume, resulting in loose skin and a weaker structure. Our experience and knowledge starts to show in the delicate skin around the eyes, and natural folds and creases will start to look deeper



WHAT HAPPENS AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

The rate of skin aging depends on lots of things – mostly, our DNA. It will come as no surprise to hear sun damage, smoking and pollution are big players here. Environmental factors can also lead to a build-up of melanin that appears as age spots, or sun spots.

So what can we do about it? Firstly, don’t stress. Aging is the nature of being alive. There’s no turning back the clock, no fountain of youth to undo the years of wisdom you’ve earned (and if you could do that, would you really want to?) Choose skincare for the skin you’re in, that makes it feel and look the best it can be – just with a little added strength.

SOLUTION: YOUR FIRMING, SHAPING SKINCARE ROUTINE

Mature skin needs skincare that performs. Our high-performing Roots of Strength™ skincare is infused with root extracts and is designed to leave your skin looking more plumped, firmer and denser, as if re-shaped*. This straightforward three-step routine will help improve the appearance of mature skin. Spend an extra few minutes massaging skin as you apply it, to help boost circulation and help products sink in.

1. After cleansing, apply the Roots of Strength™ Firming Shaping Essence Lotion . The refreshing texture makes skin texture look refined as well as preparing your skin for the serum.

2. Smooth on the lightweight, silky Roots of Strength™ Firming Shaping Serum to make skin feel more plumped and firmer, as if re-shaped.*

3. Apply the Roots of Strength™ Firming Shaping Day Cream, a rich yet non-greasy cream to reduce the appearance of wrinkles*. *Skin feels more plumped, firmer and denser, as if re-shaped. **Self-assessment on 123 women


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SKIN CONCERN: DARK CIRCLES UNDER EYES, LAUGH LINES, CROW’S FEET

Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they’re the first to show when we’re tired, dehydrated, and not as young as we used to be. Dark circles can appear at any age – some of us are blessed with them from birth – but as we age, the loss of collagen causes the eye socket to look deeper and more shadowy. The same goes for puffy eyes. While it can strike at any age, water retention from alcohol and salt makes puffiness more apparent on older eyes.

As for crow’s feet – we prefer ‘laugh lines’ – this comes from losing skin elasticity, which means those expression lines don’t smooth out so easily anymore (but since they’re a sign of a life full of laughter and expression, we don’t mind them too much).

WHAT HAPPENS AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

All this adds up to the thin, delicate skin around our eyes starting to show wear and tear. The most important thing we can do for our eye area is to treat it as gently as possible. Avoid rubbing and tugging at the eye area; when removing eye make-up, using a gentle make-up remover that doesn’t require rubbing.

If your laugh lines are still in the early stages, remember your water and SPF – and invest in a good pair of sunglasses to help protect the skin around your eyes from the sun (and also stop you squinting!)

It’s never too early to start using an eye cream. Start by adding one to your evening skincare routine, and remember to apply your eye cream with your ring finger – it’s the weakest, so uses the least pressure – and tap a small amount gently around the orbital bone.

Using a rollerball massager can help reduce the appearance of puffiness. To help wake up tired eyes, leave your massager in the fridge for a wonderful cooling sensation in the morning.



SOLUTION: THE EYE RESCUE EDIT

Our Drops of Youth™ Youth Bouncy Eye Mask doubles as an overnight mask or morning eye cream to instantly give tired eyes a powernap.*
Help revitalize your eye contour and visibly reduce signs of aging with the Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalising Eye Cream-Gel.
If you don’t like the thought of heavy eye creams, our Elderflower Unperfumed Eye Gel is a gentle, cooling and refreshing gel for the delicate eye area.
Gently melt away eye make-up without scrubbing with our Camomile Gentle Eye Make-up Remover.
*Helps to de-puff bags under eyes, signs of fatigue appear reduced, and dark circles under eyes appear faded.

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HOW ELSE CAN I TAKE CARE OF MY SKIN?



VITAMIN E SKINCARE RANGE

Vitamin E skincare is one of our bestsellers for a reason – it offers simple, effective hydration for all skin types. The iconic Vitamin E Moisture Cream launched the 1970s, and has gathered something of a cult following. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, the moisture cream locks in moisture and helps protect skin for happy, hydrated skin in one step.

Since you love it so much, we added two additional Vitamin E moisturizers to our range. The Intense Moisture Cream is rich yet non-greasy, locking in 72hr moisture. For normal to combination skin, the Vitamin E Gel Moisture Cream gives you a pop of hydration without weighing you down, in an oil-free formula that’s perfect for daytime.

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