Stephanie Muir's anti-ageing tips - Women's Health & Fitness

Stephanie Muir, Dermal Clinician, Renu Medispa
There are anti-ageing products on the market with effective ingredients such as retinoids, vitamin C, peptides and growth factors, but there are also natural, non-cosmetic products that I have found to be effective. Try a brown sugar and honey scrub to exfoliate or a mask of avocado mixed with macadamia oil to nourish and hydrate the skin. Also, tomato juice on the skin has great anti-ageing benefits. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A and C and aid in correcting discolouration and brightening the complexion. Also, the lycopene found in tomatoes stimulates the production of pro-collagen, the precursor to collagen that also aids in UV protection.

There are also a number of natural herbal remedies that can help with anti-ageing. Horsetail herb, for example, is known to contain zinc, which reduces dry skin and inflammation, stimulates skin cell growth and maintains healthy collagen and elastin. Liquorice root extract is effective in treating brown spots while willow bark extract contains salicylic acid, a BHA that is a natural exfoliant. Willow bark extract also contains phenolic acids and minerals, which help to stimulate new cell formation.