Nothing quite compares with the feeling of sheer panic after catching sight of that first under eye wrinkle, or the moment you realise your skin just isn’t as plump as it used to be. Aging is a process every person on the planet must endure, no matter how rich they are or how many good genes they managed to acquire off their parents, we are all heading down the same path.
It’s no secret that woman will try anything in an attempt to turn back the clock, some may go down the surgery route to seek a more youthful appearence, and some may just blow their weekly wage on a shed load of expensive creams, oils and serums in a bid to vanish the pesky lines. But before you rush down one of these anti-aging roads, why not include some natural tips and tricks into your daily routine which could prevent future wrinkles and won’t break the bank.
Sesame oil is bursting with ingredients such as fatty acids and linoleic acid, making it an effective moisturiser that leaves your skin silky and smooth. It’s also rich in Vitamin D, E and B complex, which has been known to reduce scarring and rashes on the skin. For best results, apply the oil directly onto the skin, wait a few minutes and then wash off in the shower, or for more of a deep skin pamper, apply before bed, leave overnight and allow the oil to replenish and nourish your skin whilst you sleep.
Give up the sweet stuff
Giving up sugar may seem like an impossible task when it seems to be in everything we consume, yet having a smaller intake has been known to reduce our chances of getting wrinkles, this is because eating a lot of processed sugar can weaken the collagen levels in your skin, and we need collagen if we want to keep our skin baby soft and supple.
Take care of your Hands
Our hands are probably the one part of our body we use most often, and yet we take the least care of. It isn’t rocket science, a simple rich, nourishing moisturiser applied of an evening will be just enough to give your hands the moisture they deserve after a long day of hard graft.
Drinking ginger tea as a way of preventing wrinkles is an age-old hack that many people live by. Originating from India, It is renowned for preventing collagen breakdown in the skin, you can also add a touch of honey to reduce inflammation.
Use a Sunscreen
Applying a high factor SPF sunscreen to your skin daily is the simplest way to prevent aging, yet so many people completely bypass this believing that sunscreen is only necessary on holiday. Sun damage is the quickest route to looking old before your time, and the only real way to prevent this is ensuring you use at least a factor 30 every day, even if it’s cloudy. Many makeup products now include an SPF within the formula, however applying an SPF cream before your makeup would be more beneficial in the long run.
Trying to catch the recommended amount of 8 hours of sleep a night can be tough, especially when you work long hours, have a busy social life, or just can’t quite get your head down of a night, but the professionals are correct when they say this is one of the main ways to reduce ageing and give us a brighter complexion. Sleep lowers the adrenaline levels and enables the body to produce certain hormones that repair cells, without the necessary amount of sleep there will be a lack of these hormones which leads to inflammation and eventually signs of aging. If you suffer from insomnia there are many herbal remedies you can try which can help you to nod off.
Berries against Aging
Berries, particularly blueberries, carry a huge number of antioxidants which do amazing things for your complexion and general health. Why not sprinkle a few on your porridge of a morning, or enjoy them in a healthy breakfast smoothie.
Pretty obvious, but drinking 8 glasses of water a day is the best way to keep your skin glowing and healthy, however managing to drinks this much this can prove difficult when you lead such a busy life. Try keeping a reusable water bottle by your desk so you remember to top up each day.
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