Simple natural tricks to slow down the ageing process
The skin and beauty industry rapidly grows with more demand for anti-ageing treatments and products to keep us looking younger for longer.
With laser, skin needling, cosmetic procedures and numerous other treatments available the demand for more natural skin care products and solutions has increased.
Essential oils and organic made products have spiked in demand with more people turning to natural option.
Follow our tips on natural ways to slow down wrinkles and ageing The most popular natural oils believed to help slow down ageing include:
JOJOBA Oil contains the most beneficial hydrating and healing properties for the skin, including vitamin E, Vitamin B, antioxidants and zinc just to name a few. As we age our skin starts to lose its water content and dry out creating a dull complexion. With the powerful properties in jojoba oil, your skin will feel hydrated, skin issues such eczema, redness will start to heal plus jojoba oil is known to soothe fine lines and wrinkles.
POMEGRANATE Oil is known for its anti-ageing properties. Known as the “healer” due to its colour created by bioflavonoids that produce a natural SPF, this oil aids in protecting your skin from sun damage, however, it does not replace sunscreen products and should never be used as alternative to SPF products. It also assists with the symptoms of sunburn.
FRANKINCENSE Oil* is the perfect treatment for sun/age spots, pigmentation, blemishes, large pores and wrinkles. Studies have shown that Frankincense can improve tone and tighten skin while reducing the appearance of stretch marks, scars and acne. *Always patch test frankincense in case of allergic reaction.
LAVENDER Oil considered the number one oil for skin care. Full of powerful antioxidants that help to treat and heal burns, cuts and skin conditions. When mixed with other essential oils and carrier oils* they create a rich, healing serum for the skin. *Never use essential oils undiluted on the skin! When buying essential oils, be sure the product is natural as there are a lot on the market that contain synthetic ingredients.
Our skin is our largest organ, topical products can help to correct and maintain our skin but our gut health plays the largest role. Staying hydrated, eating right, having enough sleep will help slow down the ageing process and appearance of the skin. 4 simple steps to follow:
Drink more water
If you’re lips are chapped and always peeling that is your body telling you it’s dehydrated. Dehydrated, dry skin appears older and looks dull. Drinking a minimum of 2 litres daily will help maintain a healthy vibrant complexion. And the more active you are the more water you should be drinking.
Having a balanced diet is the biggest contributor to your skin’s appearance. Try cutting out processed foods and eating more fresh foods. Different foods contain different vitamins and minerals to keep you at optimal health. Two main contributors to glowing vibrant skin are Antioxidants & Omega 3’s.
Try including them more into your diet to help with skin issues. Antioxidants help to build the skin’s resistance and detoxify the body from free radicals plus assist in cell rejuvenation and skin repair. Helping to reduce the signs in ageing, improving overall health and giving you a healthier, more youthful glow.
Antioxidant Rich Foods include:
Blueberries, Goji Berries, Cranberries, Blackberries, Red Grapes, Dark Green Vegetables, Black & Kidney Beans, Dark Chocolate, Green and Black Tea.
Omega 3s - Essential Fatty Acids
An important factor for optimal skin health as well as body function and improved brain function. Reduces inflammation in the body and skin, boosts hydration and delays the ageing process.
For those with skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and even acne, research shows that omega 3 rich foods have helped regulate oil production and decrease inflammation.
Fish oil is the most common omega 3 supplement but you can also find it also in: Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Flaxseed oil, Avocado, Fish - Salmon or Mackerel, Soybeans, Eggs, Wild Rice.
Going for a 20min walk, working out at the gym, riding a bike or climbing a mountain, whatever you like to do, move your body each day. Being active will assist in improving sleep patterns, preventing tired, dull looking skin. When you sweat it allows the skin to detoxify and release natural oils. Always wear sun protection when outdoors. Sun damage is a major contributor to ageing.
Creating a skin care routine with the right products will keep your skin youthful. Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser are the 3 essentials. Washing your face day and night ensures a fresh healthy skin.
By massaging the products on the skin, it stimulates blood flow, cell turnover and allows the skin to rid any impurities. When you apply moisturiser on clean skin it allows a deeper absorption of the product, aiding in replenishing and rejuvenating your skin with vital nutrients.
About the Author:
Crystal is a passionate Skin Nutrition & Wellness Coach. As a qualified skin therapist, working in the industry she found majority of her clients' skin issues were due to poor diet.
In early 2017 she started working alongside other health professionals to help improve people’s health and wellness through online holistic program, The Healthstyle Emporium. Her mission is to share her belief and educate people on the importance of health and its impact on their skin.