People try to turn back the clock on themselves all the time. They lose weight they gained or build muscle they lost to get back to a version of themselves that felt more comfortable and confident.
Skincare is another way people transform themselves. The right skincare routine and products restore your natural glow and youthful look, but what if the products you find are all made with chemicals you’d rather not use on your skin?
Check out these seven natural anti-aging secrets you can start using today. There’s no need to buy the overpriced natural skincare products at your local store. With a few quick changes, your skincare routine will bring back the youthful skin you’re looking for.
1. Wear Quality Sunscreen
Your skin comes into contact with the sun every day. You may spend hours doing yard work or walking around your city, but every minute your skin spends outside, the more it’s damaged by UV rays.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays aren’t possible to see with the human eye, but they penetrate deep into the skin. Depending on where you are, you might get a sunburn after just a half-hour outside, but the damage is far worse than uncomfortable redness.
The elastic fibers that tighten your skin and keep it firm are broken when UV rays burn them, which loosens your skin and causes wrinkles, along with other aging skin side effects like age spots. Always wear a quality organic sunscreen when you go outside for more than a few minutes at a time. Look at the ingredients on the back of each sunscreen bottle to determine which have the best ingredients for your all-natural lifestyle.
2. Eat Daily Antioxidants
Food packaging sometimes advertises that things like tea and daily vitamins have antioxidants in them, which can be great for your health. When it comes to your skin, you should eat your daily antioxidants through the organic food you buy. Food like dark chocolate, blueberries, and kale all have antioxidants that protect your skin from free radicals which break down elastin and collagen in the skin that give your skin its natural glow.
3. Exercise When You Can
In case you need another motivator to help you hit the gym, exercising is great for your skin. McMaster University recently found that when you exercise, your body releases the cytokine IL 15, which prevents skin cell death and gives your skin a longer lifespan. It’s an easy way to take care of your skin without coming into contact with chemicals.
4. Drink Plenty of Water
Do you feel like you drink enough water during the day? If not, that might be the reason why your skin ages quickly. People who drink enough water every day to stay hydrated prevent long-term wrinkles and drying for more elastic, healthier skin. Think about what your lifestyle looks like and determine how much water you need to balance yourself between being dehydrated and feeling bloated.
5. Apply Rosehip Nightly
Before you go to bed each night, apply a few drops of rosehip to your face and gently massage it into your skin. It’s an all-natural oil derived from rose bush seeds that’s rich in omega 3 oils. Those oils regulate the oil production in your skin that boosts hydration and delays the aging process.
6. Enjoy a Basil Face Mask
When you’re not sprinkling basil into your favorite recipes, use it in a face mask to help your skin become naturally more youthful. Basil helps contain the moisture in your skin and smooth it out, which is helpful for people who struggle with skin conditions or scaliness. One basil face mask mix goes a long way since you only need a little to take care of dry, aging skin.
7. Exfoliate with Ginger
Exfoliating is a great daily habit, but many exfoliating products contain synthetic chemicals. Instead, grab some ginger and scrub your skin with it. Ginger is full of natural antioxidants, which help it reduce inflammation and free radicals, turning around the signs of aging.
Keep It Simple
Beauty companies want you to think that all-natural skincare requires a multi-step process and expensive products, but that’s not true. Keep it simple by using these all-natural tips to reduce signs of aging and keep your skin healthy.