The 5 Best Anti-Ageing Ingredients For Your Skin

by | Jun 5, 2018

We’re more conscious than ever before about the ingredients in our food but its time you took a closer look at your skincare routine. Here’s the recipe you need for a deliciously healthy skincare routine.

Probiotics

They’re not only good for the good bacteria in your tum, probiotics help balance the microbiome on your skin’s surface. They help protect your skin from environmental factors and help restore a healthy pH balance to your skin. Probiotics in skincare are very fragile and deteriorate easily, look for products containing probiotics that come in a pump bottle as they will break down if they are stored in jars.

Sea Fennel

Before you jump to any unnecessary conclusions, sea fennel is known not only for helping to reduce redness and blemishes but also helps increase luminosity and reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier. Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster is fortified with sea fennel and probiotics to help revitalise your skin. 

Sunscreen

Mum was right, all of that nagging wasn’t for nothing, sunscreen is your hidden weapon when it comes to protecting your skin. Sunscreen helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays and stop premature ageing and sagging. Add it to your daily beauty routine even if you are only in the sun for short periods of time to protect yourself from those harsh Aussie rays.

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Vitamin C

Power-up your routine with an extra layer of protection from a vitamin C serum, benefits of an antioxidant-rich serum dynamo include protection against UV exposure and also boosted collagen production. Apply a Vitamin C serum to your skin after cleansing before applying the rest of your face, serums are stronger than creams and help protect harmful free radicals.

Retinol

The final powerhouse to add to your skincare routine is vitamin A. Retinol is part of the vitamin A family and helps to boost the production of healthy skin cells, protecting your body against bacteria, pollutants and infection. It’s best to apply retinol as part of your night-time routine before you hit the hay so it can absorb into your skin and has more time to regenerate while you get your beauty sleep.

This killer combo will have your skin glowing and feeling better than ever.

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Your First Look At The Tour de France Femmes 2022 Route

For decades now, cyclists and their fans have been clambering for a women’s Tour de France. While the sport offers numerous events in the realm of road to gravel racing for female cyclists, they all tend to fall short to the kind of European stage race that has continued to attract the best competitors in the men’s field and, for those watching at home, left them inspired to purchase a bike and get outdoors. It’s safe to say that for many who aren’t even familiar with cycling, the Tour de France is well known. The event is bigger than the sport itself, having produced some of the most well known names in sport, even if controversy continues to surround them and the race itself which has long been plagued by doping scandals. Even so, the fact remains that few races possess the same kind of frantic energy, prestige and wonder as the Tour and not surprisingly, the sport’s female stars have fought for years to see a lasting, prestigious women’s stage race run alongside the men’s Tour. 

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that a women’s edition of the race will go ahead in 2022 that closely follows after the men’s race. According to Tour de France organiser, Christian Prudhomme, the women’s race will begin after the men’s Tour. As Prudhomme told The Guardian, “It will take place next year, that’s certain. It would have happened this year if it had not been for the Covid-19 pandemic, obviously, and above all if the Tokyo Olympics had not been after the [men’s] Tour, so the best riders may not be available. But the decision has been taken. There will be a Tour de France femmes in 2022 following closely after the [men’s] Tour.”

Now, the sport’s female athletes have been granted their first look at the 2022 race route which was recently unveiled in the Palais des Congres in Paris by newly appointed race director Marion Rousse. Even the unveiling was significant, with the elite women sitting alongside the peloton’s elite men in the Paris auditorium for the first time. It marks a shift in the landscape of cycling, one that puts women on an equal playing field as their male counterparts and signals a long-awaited leap in the profile of women’s cycling. Rousse described the “honour” of being the director of the women’s Tour de France, adding that: “The women’s races we have now are jewels to cherish.”

As the unveiling depicts, the women will begin on the Champs-Elysees before the route then zigzags east towards the Vosges Mountains and the Haut-Rhin, taking in sprint stages, gravel tracks that wind through the vineyards of Champagne, before ascending to high-altitudes in the final weekend. It will culminate in the 24 per cent gravel climb to Super Planche des Belles Filles. 

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“We wanted to start from Paris,” Rousse said of the women’s Tour. “With only eight stages, we couldn’t go down to the Alps or the Pyrenees, the transfers would be too long.” It was also announced that the women’s Tour de France champion would pocket a staggering 50,000 euro (approximately $78,190 AUD), with a further pot of $312,760 for Tour stage winners. 

Lizzie Deignan, winner of the inaugural women’s Paris-Roubaix this month, spoke of the announcement as being “an important day for cycling, not just women’s cycling.”

“It is a key indicator that the sport is still progressing as we are now able to compete in the most well-known bike race in the world. I think the organisers have done a really good job preparing the route for this edition.”

Deignan went on to add: “It will showcase the best that women’s cycling has to offer with a stage suited to every type of rider, something I was really hoping for. The route has been designed to offer entertaining racing from start to finish, but also to reach a crescendo with the final stage finishing on the Super Planche des Belles Filles, one of the hardest climbs in professional cycling.”