In this day and age, it is pretty common to see people on the streets and on the internet who’ve had cosmetic procedures done to stave off the signs of aging.
Hollywood actors and actresses alike have dabbled in cosmetic procedures for decades to make themselves look younger and perhaps extend the length of their careers.
Celebrities whether known for a particular talent or not have also followed in their footsteps. People like Chris Jenner, Meg Ryan, and Dolly Parton are just a few of the ladies who’ve undergone cosmetic procedures to make themselves look younger. Now the masses are happily following their icons and idols.
It doesn’t have to be this way though. First of all the masses probably can’t afford the cosmetics or the doctors these ladies have hired. But what if anti-aging does not have to be an expensive high-risk adventure? What if you could delay the onset of your signs of aging using natural products?
The best anti-aging products are easily accessible and affordable. Let us take a closer look at them.
If you aren’t a great fan of eating fish don’t let this affect your anti-aging efforts. Fish oil is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. A regular intake of fish oil will transform the health and appearance of your skin.
Adding it to your diet is very easy as good quality fish oil can be obtained from health food stores. A word of caution here, some of the fish used to produce fish oil can have high mercury levels.
The larger the fish used, the higher the chance it contains mercury.
A good way around this issue is to buy highly refined fish oil. Do not buy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fish oil combinations. You already get more than enough Omega 6 in your diet! Concentrate only on Omega 3.
Applying coconut oil to your skin daily will moisturize your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It both moisturizes and softens the skin making it more elastic, which in itself will reduce the formation of wrinkles.
Smoking speeds up the rate at which you age and is also a big fat magnet for wrinkles. Smoking affects the body’s ability to rid itself of dead cells and replace them with new cells. When the body is not able to carry out this function properly it leads to premature aging and wrinkles.
Stay away from the sun
Overexposure to the sun plays a massive part in the onset of wrinkles and premature aging. Always keep your skin protected by wearing a high SPF sunscreen. An SPF of 30 should be the lowest sunscreen you wear. Stay away from tanning beds. If you must get a tan then opt for a fake tan that you can either apply at home yourself or have sprayed on at a salon.
Eggs are a great source of Biotin, also known as Vitamin H. Biotin is a natural anti-aging compound because it is capable of repairing damaged skin. Apart from these benefits, it is also a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and zinc
Exercise helps to reduce your stress levels. Apart from making you feel good, exercising regularly helps improve your blood circulation which allows important nutrients to reach your skin and enhance its appearance. It is also a great way of working up a sweat to help you rid your body of toxins
Getting enough sleep is especially important for your metabolism to function properly. Inadequate amounts of sleep will lead to unsightly dark circles under your eyes.
Eat your Greens
Skin damage is caused when free radicals combine with oxygen in the body, – this process is called oxidation. To stop the oxidation process, we have to consume foods that are high in anti-oxidants. Foods rich in antioxidants include green leafy vegetables like curly kale, salads, and broccoli.
Sugar has oxidant properties that speed up the aging process of your body. Reducing your sugar intake will not only slow down the rate at which your body ages, but it also has numerous highly publicized benefits like helping with weight loss.