Anti-Aging Beauty Secrets
1. SLEEP RIGHT
Slip silk pillowcases help with anti-aging and sleep creases on your face. We
spend one third of our lives in bed, and these pillowcases have less pull on the face. They also have less absorption than cotton, so they are less likely to steal your face cream during the night. For more information, visit slipsilkpillowcase.com.
2. COCONUT OIL
It works as a topical lotion with no added chemicals or preservatives. To use on wrinkles, massage a small amount onto the wrinkled areas nightly. The main benefit is softening and smoothing your skin to improve its texture, gently stimulating the blood supply and collagen production.
3. BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWER TEA
This tea is known for its beautiful colors and ability to preserve beauty. The blue flower has been studied to show that it helps combat wrinkles and protects skin from premature aging. The tea is full of antioxidants which will stimulate collagen and can rejuvenate the skin.
4. FACE YOGA
This is a series of exercises that promise to do for your face what yoga does for your body: relax and tone muscles. There are 43 muscles in the face that need to stay toned to keep a youthful look. We all lose muscle mass as we get older; this is a fun way to try to reverse that.
5. COLLAGEN PROTEIN POWDER
While collagen is beneficial to the entire body, it is most noticeably beneficial to the skin. As a person ages, the skin thins and loses elasticity, showing more signs of aging and wrinkles. The good news is that collagen powder has been shown to improve skin texture.
6. DRINK MORE WATER
Yes, we all know this and carry around fancy water bottles, but many of us are still dehydrated. Drink a minimum of eight glasses a day, and to really see results, three liters a day is recommended. By increasing your water intake, you can see improved tone and texture in your face in three to five days. Your skin will look brighter and more radiant from within.
7. WATCH THE ALCOHOL INTAKE
Alcohol dehydrates and depletes the skin of its nutrients, causing a dull appearance. It also dilates small blood vessels and increases blood flow near the skin’s surface, contributing to an aged look. To help with this, always drink a glass of water in between alcoholic beverages.
8. STRESS RELIEF
When we are stressed, our bodies produce a hormone called cortisol that raises our blood sugar levels. This initiates glycation, a process that damages collagen, leading to increased lines and wrinkles. To help with stress, exercise, take a bath, call a friend, laugh, reduce your caffeine, and learn to say no sometimes.
by Irene Marshall