Waarom ik geen fan ben van een strakgetrokken gelaat

Why I'm not a fan of a straightened face

What do you see when you look in the mirror in the morning? The sparkling look in your eyes? The fine laugh lines that add fun to your life? Or do you see a face that is getting older? No matter how you look at it, we are not getting any younger. Magazines, TV spots… flood us with products and treatments that promise eternal youth. But is that really what you want? Let me make one thing clear: there is no such thing as a miracle cure that will magically turn back the clock.

Of course, you can visit a cosmetic doctor to smooth out your wrinkles. Personally, I'm not a fan of a smoothed face. Fine thinking lines, laugh lines and crow's feet: they tell a story. By 'erasing' them away, I feel you lose part of your identity. As if you were to delete the less pleasant passages from your personal diary. It changes your whole story. Every age has its charm. I find bright lights in the eyes and fine lines in the face so much more beautiful than a wrinkle-free face with a dull look! Why hide behind a sleek facade? So no, personally I don't lose sleep over another year. I am who I am. All that fake stuff? I thank you for that. I take good care of myself and pay attention to my appearance. And I feel great about that!

Of course I notice that my skin is changing. As you age, your skin cells simply take longer to renew themselves. There are no magic cures for wrinkles, just a lot of empty promises. You can alleviate the signs of skin aging. A healthy lifestyle and the right care products are crucial. Some of my favorite tips:

Go for antioxidants

Free radicals play a major role in skin aging. These small particles are released during our metabolism, but also by air pollution, UV radiation, stress, smoking and alcohol. An excess of these free radicals can damage the skin and connective tissues, resulting in signs of aging. To neutralize their harmful effect, our body produces antioxidant enzymes. Good news: you can give your body a helping hand with care products that are rich in antioxidants and protect against the harmful effect of free radicals!

Tip: Our SELF Boost of Indulgence Face Mask contains a very high concentration of Lycopene. Lycopene, also known as tomato extract, protects the skin against sun damage, contains the super nourishing vitamins C, E, B6, B1, B3 and B2, but above all is a very powerful antioxidant! It has an anti-inflammatory effect, protects the skin against daily external attacks and thus helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

Because applying a mask is so much easier with a handy mask brush, we put together this SELF Mask Duo . Now extra attractively priced!

Don't forget the eyes

The thin skin around the eyes is extra sensitive and deserves the necessary attention. You don't necessarily need a separate (expensive!) eye cream for that. Our mild day and night cream are packed with active ingredients and are perfect for use on the eye contours.

Avoid the sun

The biggest culprit for your skin? UV radiation! Unprotected sunbathing gives free radicals free rein and attacks the skin layers. Use good sun protection that protects against both UVB and UVA rays.

Would you like to know more about how to optimally care for your skin or would you like to share your experiences with us? Get in touch!