Home Remedies And Healthy Habits To Keep The Wrinkles Away
We all want a magic wand that can stop our skin from ageing, right? However, ageing is a rather natural process and once done, it can’t be reversed. (Unless you go for Botox). Due to our modern lifestyles, wrinkles are hitting us at a very young age making our skin dehydrated and dull. Exposure to pollution, sun, stress and lack of sleep are all the reasons why your skin lacks moisture.
Before knowing how we can keep our skin healthy and glowing, we must first understand how ageing works!
The Natural Aging Process
The topmost layer of our skin – the epidermis becomes thinner as we age, making the skin look dull and translucent. The early signs of ageing are wrinkles and fine lines. The process can start from as early as our 20’s and by the time you reach your 40s, the skin will start sagging more and lose its tight.
Simple Home Remedies For Anti-Aging
Following An Effective Skincare Routine
Whenever we hear ‘skincare routine‘, we start thinking about a 60-minute long routine involving at least 10-15 products. But what we don’t know is that for keeping wrinkles at bay, a simple routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturising can show the desired results. However, if you have very flaky skin under your eyes, you can go ahead and use an under-eye cream. No matter how lazy and tired you feel, always do the CTM routine.
Masking helps in cleaning our pores by removing the excess dirt and making our skin hydrated. Using natural ingredients such as bananas, aloe vera, and yoghurt will boost our skin health. The simple way of making a banana mask is to mash a banana, add aloe vera gel, and yoghurt put a thin layer on your face and keep it for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it with water.
Using Essential Oils
If you have Sahara Dessert dry skin, chances are that your skin is lacking essential oils. If used in combination with a carrier oil, essential oils such as carrot seed, jojoba, lavender, rosemary, sandalwood, pomegranate, argan, neroli may help in the reduction of wrinkles and heal the skin without causing any irritation.
Experts say that massaging your face for three to five minutes daily can reduce wrinkles by increasing proteins that keep the skin smooth. You can use a facial roller or a gua shua stone to massage your face in circular motions. These massaging tools help in detoxifying your skin and boost the blood circulation.
These are all the remedies that you will apply externally, but many studies have shown that what you consume has a significant impact on your skin as well. There is a tremendous effect of dietary nutrients on skin youthfulness, so apart from practising skincare routines and massaging your face, you must keep in mind what you are putting in your body.
You must have heard about the word collagen? What’s the hype about It? and how can it help in the anti-ageing process?
The buzzword collagen is an essential protein that helps in keeping your tissues and bones together, thus giving your skin structure and elasticity. So boosting your collagen level or preventing its loss can help your skin look younger.
How To Boost Your Collagen Levels?
Consuming food that is high in protein will provide our body with the amino acids needed to make more protein such as eating food rich in vitamin C, copper, zinc and glycine. There are majorly two sources from where you can get collagen, animal-based or plant-based.
Animal-based collagen is made up of hooves, bones and hides of animals. In simple terms, you are taking the collagen from an animal and putting it in your body in the form of food. But there are some problems associated with this type of collagen, like the presence of contaminants, poor absorption by our bodies, and not helping your body in producing collagen naturally.
Over the few years, clean eating and plant-based diets have become very popular. Most people are turning completely vegan. Plants contain the most powerful anti-ageing compounds to have ever existed. There are beauty products that use plant-based ingredients, but they only work at the topmost layer of your skin, nutrition is the key to deeper penetration. If you want to give your skin a significant anti-ageing and collagen boost, consume food rich in anti-ageing flavanoids such as Quercetin (apples, strawberries, raspberries), Rutin (oranges, lemons), Lycopene (tomatoes, carrots) etc.
Habits That You Must Follow To Boost The Anti-Ageing Process
- Increase the intake of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C.
- Include root vegetables such as onions, sweet potatoes, ginger and beetroot in your diet to boost the production of hyaluronic acid.
- Drink at least 7-8 litres of water every day.
- Include tropical fruits, rich in amino acids, such as mangoes, pineapples, papayas, and dragonfruit in your diet.
- Decrease your daily sugar intake to prevent the destruction of collagen.
- Get your beauty sleep for skin rejuvenation.
- Meditation, yoga and exercise can help in reducing stress.