The beauty industry has tried in the last several years, very hard to sell us products that will help reduce the effects and signs of aging. And they have succeeded in doing so.
Do not get us wrong, we have nothing against people that are willing to spend a small fortune on beauty products, but also people need to know that there are numerous natural solutions that will help you treat any skin problems that you might encounter. But, you need to bear in mind that there is no magic wand that will help you turn the clock back. If you are a person that is deep in its 40s, you simply cannot look like twenty-something. But, these natural remedies will help you look beautiful for your actual age.
Commercial products contain chemicals, that in some cases, will make the matters even worse than it is. So, we suggest that you consider using natural solutions, and make some lifestyle changes. You will also need to be aware that the results will not come overnight, and you will need to be determined and persistent if you want to succeed. The toxins that are located in our food, the chemicals that are present in our environment, our lifestyle choices, chronic stress – all of these factors will affect the condition of your skin. If you change one of them, you will notice that you are feeling better, but if you change all of them, you will glow!
Smoking is one of the biggest causes of wrinkles and other skin-related problems. The reason for that is because cigarettes are full of chemicals and toxins that will affect your skin and its overall condition. This terrible habit will make you look much older than you are, and it will affect your cardiovascular system, your skin texture, pigmentation, elasticity, the presence of lines, and brightness. Just by stopping this terrible habit will not make you look younger since day 1, but if you give it some time, your body will be able to flush out the toxins, which will result in a much better appearance.
Aloe Vera Gel
We mentioned at the beginning of this article that the beauty industry is trying very hard to sell you products that often times cost north of $100. All of these products contain Aloe Vera gel, and if you don’t believe us, you can check the label and see for yourself. This gel is the main ingredient in all of the skin care products. When you use this gel, the facial wrinkles will improve in a dramatic way. You can also consume Aloe Vera supplements. This gel will increase the production of collagen, and we know that collagen is one of the most important ingredients when it comes to the health of our skin. When the human body is able to produce enough collagen, your skin will have a better structural support, and the Aloe Vera will also be able to prevent the collagen from becoming damaged. You can apply this gel topically, or you can add it to your smoothies.
Red ginseng extract
Red ginseng extract is packed with antioxidants, anti-aging agents, and immune boosters. Because of the fact that it contains so many beneficial nutrients, this extract is widely regarded to be one of the best natural remedies in the fight against wrinkles. What is more, it does not only help against wrinkles, but it will also improve the elasticity of your skin, and it will help you with your pigmentation as well. It works in a similar way to the Aloe Vera gel, by encouraging the production of collagen in the body. It can be found in tinctures, powders, liquid extracts, and capsules. We recommend that you use tinctures.
Pine bark extract
This extract will reduce the signs of aging of the skin. You can find it in most foods stores, or you can order it online. It is a very safe, yet very effective solution, which will reduce pigmentation of age spots, and it will also improve the color of your skin. What is more, pine bark extract will also improve the health of your heart, arterial health, and the function of your brain.
Sleep on your back
We mentioned above that there are some lifestyle habits that will affect the health of your skin. One of this habits is the way that you sleep. You should try and sleep on your back, and if you are not used to sleeping on your back, you can work toward that goal slowly, and you will see that eventually, you will be able to get there. If you are constantly sleeping on your stomach, it can lead to the appearance of sleep lines. They will etch into your skin and they will not disappear after you wake up. As the time passes, these lines will become permanent. You can also purchase pillowcases and silk sheets, just to reduce the effect of sleep lines.
Change your diet
The condition of your skin is the best indicator of the quality of the foods that you are eating. In order to have a good looking skin, it is a general rule of thumb that you need to ingest more vegetables and dietary fat. What this means is that you will need to consume more green and yellow vegetables. By doing so, you will reduce the number of wrinkles on your face. When we are talking about fats, it is important to note that there are bad fats and that there are good fats. Make sure that you include the good ones in your diet. These fats can be found in fish, grass-fed meat, pastured poultry, olive oil, eggs, coconut oil, dairy products, and foods that are rich in omega 3. For vegetables, you will need to ingest more of those that are rich in antioxidants and beta-carotene. They include zucchini, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, collards, arugula, Swiss chard, mustard greens, tomatoes, winters squash, and yellow bell peppers.
Reduce the intake of sugar
The last lifestyle change that we are going to talk about today is cutting back on sugar. Sugar is one of the biggest causes of numerous types of health problems. When you ingest sugar in high amounts, it will lead to obesity, diabetes, heart problems, and cardiovascular problems. It will also affect the look of your skin, and it will lead to the appearance of wrinkles to your face. The link between sugar and the appearance of wrinkles is in the process called glycation, which is a chemical process that happens in the human body when the levels of blood sugar are very high. The molecules will circulate in your blood and they will bind to other components. If you reduce the consumption of sugar, you will be able to improve your overall health in terms of skin problems, and you will also protect the elasticity of your skin and the production of collagen in your body. When the production of collagen and elastin is compromised, it will almost instantly lead to the appearance of wrinkles. Another thing that you should keep in mind is that when you decide to cut back on the consumption of sugar, you will need to check foods with hidden sugar because if you eat these products you will ingest sugar without even knowing that you do.