Our habits and the foods we consume can either slow down or even reverse ageing or on the flip side facilitate the ageing process. To maintain a youthful glow, it’s imperative we consume the right nutrients, so our body can repair itself continuously and hence stall the ageing process.
Reverse your biological clock with these useful tips proven to be full of anti-aging properties.
SIMPLE TIPS FOR FLAWLESS SKIN
STAY HYDRATED; Get in the habit of drinking plenty of water!
Water evaporates from the skin, even with a small amount of dehydration, making your body function in a less optimal way. The instant you’re dehydrated, it takes a toll on your skin- your skin may become dry, dull, flaky and saggy. It’s important you constantly replenish your body with water as it keeps your skin plump, elastic, and smooth. Also, ensure to reduce the consumption of soda to the barest minimum and drink plenty of water; at least a litre per day. Trust me your future self will thank you.
AVOID SUGARY FOODS
Excess sugar damages your body’s collagen and elastin ( which keeps the skin firm and supple), which may lead to early wrinkling and sagging of your skin.
EAT ORGANIC FOODS; Limit the consumption of GMOs, processed or canned foods.
Load up on foods rich in antioxidants- e.g. Wild Salmon, Blueberries (All types of berries), Sweet potatoes, Dark Chocolate, Green Tea, Spinach, Tomatoes are some foods you should eat regularly to achieve a flawless complexion.
WASH YOUR FACE REGULARLY WITH MILK & HONEY
Honey is fantastic for your skin, as it is full of antioxidants that open up your pores and moisturises your skin. The legendary Cleopatra took milk and honey baths to keep her skin fresh and wrinkle-free. Start washing your face with honey to achieve that flawless skin you have always desired!
GO FOR NATURAL SKINCARE PRODUCTS
A huge number of skin care products contain harsh chemicals. When purchasing body lotions or makeup, study the ingredients in them to confirm that they’re safe. To be sure of what you are using on your skin opt for natural skincare alternatives. Tumeric is geat example to achieve flawless skin.
USE TUMERIC FOR FLAWLESS FACE
This unique and tasty powder originates from India and has been in use by the peoples of India for a thousand years. Little wonder they are known to have good skin because they are obviously doing something right. Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties which soften the skin, clear acne, reduce swelling, and diminish wrinkles.
Here’s how to use it:
- One teaspoon turmeric powder
- Two teaspoons rice flour (for oily skin) OR finely ground oats (for dry or older skin)
- Three tablespoons plain yoghurt (or milk, cream, or sour cream)
- Ensure you clean your face before applying the mixture and then let it dry. After 15-20 minutes, wash off. Do this once a week, based on results you may increase the frequency to every day or every other day.
Make sure to wear an old tee shirt or blouse before application as turmeric does not wash off easy and may leave a permanent stain
LIMIT EXPOSURE OR USE NON-TOXIC CLEANING PRODUCTS
It’s important to limit exposure to toxic chemicals because the skin absorbs them. Put on gloves or wear protective body gear as a protective measure.
AVOID EXTREME SUN EXPOSURE
Albeit, small amounts of daily sun produce vitamin D and are beneficial, avoid too much sun exposure as it can damage your skin. Don’t forget to wear your sunshades, and use SPF 15 (depending on your skin type) sunscreen. Sunscreen becomes super effective if worn about 15-30 minutes before sun exposure.
Regular exercise helps increase the circulation of oxygen and nutrients and releases toxins through sweat, which leads to clearer, firmer skin. Also, for a firm face always remember to smile it’s the best exercise for your face
ENGAGE IN MEDITATION- YOGA, MASSAGE OR OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT RELIEF STRESS
Consider meditating or exercising. Also, avoid adverse situations and eliminate toxic people in your life. Stress is very dangerous to your health and can age you faster!
Your skin rejuvenates and repairs itself mostly while you are asleep. Make sure that you not only sleep for eight hours a night but also ensure that you get quality sleep.
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