Ageing brings in a lot of maturity, knowledge, stability and awareness but it also brings wrinkles with it which most of us want to avoid and alter. Skin ageing is the result of occurrence of free radicals and the loss of collagen.
It is possible to control ageing by some of the time tested ways. Let’s explore the various options and natural remedies which can delay the process of skin ageing.
Some Anti-Aging Treatments
Oil has linoleic acid which retains the moisture of the skin. Dermatologists suggest massaging the skin with a base oil like olive oil and some essential oils like carrot seed or lavender oil which is added to the base oil, this helps get rid of the redness of the skin and also improves the elasticity of the skin, making it look younger. Castor oil is known to be very effective when it comes to reducing and offsetting the onset of wrinkles. Castor oil is a very good moisturizing agent. Using it on the skin on a daily basis will help reduce the wrinkles and some of the fine lines. It can be applied directly on the skin or can be mixed with olive oil. Coconut oil and clarified butter also help hydrate the skin with its moisturizing properties.
Using acupressure at certain points like on the temples and between the eyebrows helps retain the elasticity and tones the skin.
The pressure applied should be in circular motions, with the help of middle finger and the index finger, this kind of massaging relaxes the skin and improves circulation which in turn gives the skin a fresh and youthful look.
The Green Diet
Drinking a concoction of all the greens like spinach, kale, cucumber, broccoli and green apple can help in reversing the ageing process as these greens are packed with antioxidants which help fight ageing. Regular intake of these greens can do wonders for the skin and body by flushing out the toxins and nourishing you with all the useful vitamins and nutrients
Have Super Foods Packed With Essential Nutrients
Almond is a good source of vitamin C which can repair the damage caused by the UV rays, blueberries also has vitamin C and antioxidants which help in protecting the collagen.
Cocoa is packed with antioxidants which helps fight ageing. Curd and peanuts are packed with nutrients which help defy the ageing process.
Protect yourself from the UV rays by using sunscreen whenever you step out in the sun. UV causes skin damage which results in wrinkles and freckles. To protect yourself use sunscreen which can block both UVB and UVA. Dermatologists recommend Sunscreens which contain zinc oxide.
Natural Anti-Aging Face Packs
Some of the natural ingredients have excellent anti-ageing properties. Honey is a natural moisturizer and when mixed with rose water acts as a toner for the skin. Egg white has the ability to protect skin’s elasticity.
Mix egg white with honey and leave on the skin for 15 minutes, wash with cold water. These face packs instantly gives you the feeling of a face-lift.
Along with these treatments regular exercises, yoga and proper sleep will keep your skin healthy and glowing.