We all love to look healthy and younger all throughout our lives, but the bitter truth is that there is no magic wand that can stop us from aging. In fact, our generally poor diet and polluted environment have drastically accelerated the process of aging. We all need to make wise choices to make this aging process move at a slower pace.
Though a number of anti-aging creams are available in the market, many are harmful for the skin. Users spend billions of rupees a year trying to rid of the signs of aging to no avail. Some ingredients in these creams may even promote aging. With that said, it is always safer to go for natural remedies. Some anti aging skin care tips are quite common and have been passed down over generations such as:
- Eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins
- Reducing alcohol intake
- Exercising regularly
- Moisturizing your skin daily
- Drinking plenty of water
- Avoiding oily and spicy food
These are great well-known tips on how to slow down aging, but without consulting to a doctor, there is more we can do by taking advantage of nature’s best ingredients. Here are five surprisingly helpful and amazingly effective anti-aging techniques that work wonders:
1- Aloe vera, a blessing for the skin:
Aloe vera which is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and water is a natural moisturizer and skin hydrator. It increases the skin’s elasticity and reduces wrinkles. It has zinc which tightens our skin and shrinks our pores. It decreases inflammation, and even treats stomach and intestinal disorders.
It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties which play a role anti-aging. It is also an antioxidant which is perfect for anti aging skin care as it repairs skin from the inside out. So, start taking Aloe Vera which gives great results both for your skin and for the health of your body over-all.
2- Ginger honey tea:
If you really want to keep your skin young, make it a habit to have some ginger tea on a daily basis. Ginger contains a powerful antioxidant called gingerol, which has anti-inflammatory properties that fight against the breakdown process of aging.
It is particularly effective when it comes to combating wrinkles and dark spots, ensuring clear and smooth skin. As for honey, it has a magical effect on our skin, giving it a great glow.
3- Sugar and lemon scrub:
Lemon is a great skin lightening and brightening toner; it contains alpha hydroxyl acid that gives our skin a collagen boost. Sugar crystals have exfoliating qualities that successfully pull away the dead, dry and dull skin. So a scrub made of lemon and sugar is a great solution to slow-down aging and wipe out impurities.
Massaging it daily on your hands and feet will return elasticity and natural tightness to your skin. Many anti aging skin care products will advertise Vitamin C (which this scrub will contain a lot of) because it helps repair damaged tissues, anti-oxidises and gives our immune systems a boost. This inexpensive scrub really overshadows the expensive and less effective medicated creams.
4- Egg whites:
Egg whites lift up your skin by tightening; give a glow by refining pores and bring a fairer skin by brightening your complexion.
This cheap and all-time available kitchen item adjusts the uneven tone and texture of your face. If regularly used it can also tighten and plump your skin. Since egg whites are also composed of water, this technique will hydrate your skin, preventing water from evaporating too quickly.
5- Grape seed extract:
It is a common ingredient used in anti-aging creams due to its miraculous quality to make our skin smooth and firm. Grape seeds are rich in vitamins and antioxidants which heal the skin naturally. It removes impurities and tightens saggy skin.
In fact, studies have shown that their healing properties are so strong they can even help with healing wounds. They also found that it helped people who took it fight against the aging process by healing their skin.
For further guidance, seek professional advice from our dermatologists and skin specialists to minimize the effects of aging. You can book an appointment with a dermatologists in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi through oladoc.com. or call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for your related queries and problems.