One of the most common problems adults are facing today is aging. External signs of aging are most evidently seen on our skin. This is why I will be discussing about Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care. But first, let us know what "Aging" means. Aging is a sequential or progressive change in a certain person, animal and/or organism. It is simply termed as the process of getting old. Skin changes are among the most visible signs of aging. You might notice wrinkles, age spots and dryness. Your skin also becomes thinner and loses fat, making it less plump and smooth. It might take longer to heal, too. How your skin ages will depend on a variety of factors: your lifestyle, diet, heredity, and other personal habits. Sunlight is also a major cause of skin aging. You can protect yourself by staying out of the sun when it is strongest, using sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding sunlamps and tanning beds. Cigarette smoking also contributes to wrinkles. The wrinkling increases with the amount of cigarettes and number of years a person has smoked. Other factors that contribute to aging of the skin include stress, gravity, daily facial movement and obesity.
People over the age of 25 usually start noticing the first symptoms of skin aging. On the surface of the skin begin to emerge the first visible signs of the process including the occurrence of first fine lines (they first appear around the mouth and the eyes), which over time develop into deeper lines and wrinkles, a decrease of volume-giving cells and loss of density.
To maintain youthful skin, start with healthy habits: Eat well, stay hydrated, exercise regularly, and avoid exposure to sun and smoke. Signs of aging such as wrinkles take decades to develop. It’s unlikely they will disappear entirely with a smear of a cream. Instead, aim to slow the aging process by preventing damage. A proper treatment and a healthy routine will do the trick while making your skin look healthier and younger.
Here are some tips on how to prevent rapid skin aging:
It protects and improves your skin. Even if you have oily skin or breakouts, you can use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer every day. If you have dry skin, you may need to put it on more than just once a day. Pat it on while your face is still damp to seal in moisture.
You need sun protection during daylight hours, even if it’s overcast or you’re staying indoors. The sun’s rays can pass through clouds and windows, so you're always exposed.
Exfoliate to help your skin glow. You can buff off dead skin cells gently with a soft washcloth, spinning brush, or scrubs. If your skin is dry, exfoliate once a week. If you have oily skin, do it once or twice a week.
Avocados contain healthy fats and vitamins C and E to keep skin plump, bright, and hydrated. Keep a sliced one in your work fridge for a super-quick snack.
Your skin needs more water than you normally drink, so look for products with sodium hyaluronate, more commonly known as hyaluronic acid, to help bring it to a normal pH level.
If you have sensitive skin, test new products on the inside of your wrist 24 hours before using it on your whole body. Also, be sure to choose mild products specifically formulated for sensitive skin.
Wake up with soft, hydrated skin while tackling everything from eczema to acne with an ultra-hydrating mask. Instead of washing the formula off, wear it overnight and blot off the excess with a tissue at sun-up.
Watermelon and cucumbers are loaded with water, so naturally, eating them keeps you and your skin hydrated. Enhance your complexion by enriching your diet with their beautifying vitamins and anti-oxidants
Avoid the sweet stuff whenever possible. Proteins in your skin react with excessive sugar, which causes your skin to age faster.
Stick with a gentle cleanser that's free from strong fragrances and alcohol that can dry out skin. Be wary of anti-aging products with ingredients like retinoids and alpha-hydroxy acid, which can increase irritation.
There's no scientific proof that organic or all-natural cosmetics and skin care products are safer for your skin. In some cases, they may irritate it, especially if yours is sensitive. Like many skin care products, "natural" ingredients like plant extracts may cause rashes or allergic reactions in some people. Test them first on a less noticeable area of your body.
You already know that eating high-sodium foods make your body retain water, leaving you feeling heavy and bloated. So it should come as no surprise that super-salty fare triggers a similar response in your face, giving you a puffier appearance (under your eyes, for example). To cut back gradually, start cooking with salt-free flavor boosters such as chili peppers, lemon juice, and fresh herbs. Not only will you look less bloated, but a low-sodium diet will also reduce your risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
These natural anti-aging skin care tips will not be successful if you have no discipline in doing it religiously. So you better make this a daily routine. Also, Begin ASAP! Even if you've never taken care of your skin, it's not too late to start. Your skin begins to age when you are only in your mid-20s, though you may not see it. Your favorite products may not work as well anymore. Your genes, daily habits, and the sun cause these changes. So don't wait any longer! Don’t wait until you’re 40 and wrinkled to start taking good care of your skin. You may want to ask a dermatologist now how you can get smoother, softer skin, whatever your age.