Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips
As we all get older most of us seem to lose that youthful glow that we once so foolishly took for granted.
There are many factors to battle in order to keep our youthful looking skin including sun, wind, the foods we eat, or the lack of hydration our skin so desperately needs.
High quality skin care products can help us keep our skin looking better than ever. However, such anti-aging skincare products can only work if the are the right products containing natural ingredients that are known to feed, hydrate, improve elasticity and renew skin cells. Otherwise, trying all the skin care products in the world won’t help to hold back the hands of time or reverse the effects of damaging habits to your aging skin.
To truly enjoy a beautiful, radiant complexion you just need to follow a few simple anti-aging guidelines and then stick to them faithfully. If you form these tips into a regular habit you’re bound to see improvements to the appearance of your skin that will last. And it’s never too late to improve you complexion!
Rest and protect
Let’s begin with our natural anti-aging skin care tips by first looking at your overall daily routine. Starting right at the beginning; you need around eight hours of sleep since this is when the cells and tissues of the body are repaired. A significant lack of sleep has been shown to speed up the aging process of the skin, often making females look much older than they actually are.
Next, you should stay out of the sun as much as possible since over-exposure produces deep skin wrinkles, accelerates aging of the skin, makes the skin texture leathery, and can cause unsightly discoloration such as ‘age spots’. We all know that sun damaged skin never looks attractive.
Always use a high quality, natural skin moisturizer and above all else drink plenty of water. In order to have youthful healthy looking skin, the best anti aging skin care treatment starts with drinking around eight glasses of water per day, or as much as you can manage.
Exposure to the sun makes our skin dry and weather beaten. When you must be out in the sun, use sunscreen and moisturizers for essential skin protection from harmful UV rays. Read the product label before buying it though, you do not want any product that has any unwanted ingredients such as parabens, propylene glycol, etc. Some skin care products can do more harm than good, so it is wise to be discerning when it comes to the products you apply to your skin.
One of the best skin care treatments you can add to your anti aging skin care routine is the use of daily moisturizers. Our skin loses water constantly, and if you are like most people you probably don’t enjoy drinking the recommended quantity of water mentioned above in order to keep your skin hydrated. This is the reason I recommend using moisturizers every single day without exception. You should apply an all-natural moisturizer to your face before you apply any type of make-up.
When you are searching for the best anti aging skin care, ensure thay include all the necessary things to make it a truly effective anti-aging cream – sadly many products miss the mark in this regards. The very best products for skin care treatment that aid in anti-aging are ones that include antioxidants. Antioxidants aid our skin by protecting the collagen and the elastin (that we need to keep our skin feeling firm and supple) from the scavenging free radicals that are out to wreck your skin. Rose Otto essential oil is one such natural product with added benefit it smells gorgeous!
Anti-aging skin care works from within too . . .
The overall thing to remember with all skin care treatments including anti aging skin care is that what you put into your body will also reflect on the outside. Beautiful skin really does come from within because poor nutrition, unhealthy lifestyle choices, and stress all contribute to the overall poor health of your skin. Therefore, you should eat a proper balanced diet including only healthy, nutritious foods. This will help your skin develop a healthy glow, especially when you remember to drink plenty of water.
And this is nowhere as difficult to do as it sounds. For example, drinking just one cup of orange juice and eating one raw carrot a day provides twice the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin C and beta-carotene. The RDA for vitamin E is a little harder to meet, especially for those on a low-fat diet.
The following guideline can be used for RDAs for three of the most common antioxidant nutrients, vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. The best sources and how best to maximize benefits of each are included in the list:-
- Vitamin C: RDA at least 60 mg. (1/2 cup orange juice = 70 mg.) Citrus fruits and juices and tomatoes are good sources of vitamin C. Eat whole fruit for some extra fibre. Avoid juices supplies in clear glass containers as well as heat-pasteurized juice. Light and heat destroy some of the vitamin C.
- Vitamin E: RDA 8 mg for women / 10 mg. for men (1 tablespoon of canola oil = 9 mg.) Good sources include nuts, seeds and their oils, fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, halibut, and trout, and wheat germ. Use canola, olive, or another vegetable oil in place of butter or margarine when cooking.
- Beta-carotene: There is no established RDA., but many experts recommend 5-6 mg. (One carrot = 12 mg.) Orange and yellow vegetables, and leafy green vegetables, including broccoli are all good sources. Instead of potato crisps or popcorn for an evening snack while watching television, opt for pre-packaged, washed and peeled baby carrots.
If you can’t meet the RDAs through your daily diet alone then its fine to take an all-in-one antioxidant vitamin supplement every day, but you should also continue to eat as much natural rich food sources as you possibly can.