We all covet a young-looking face. Who else doesn't secretly long to have JLo's everlasting youth? We all have different skin types and so have varying skin needs. But there are three things that we can use to help improve skin and increase elasticity. An elastic and moisturized skin is not prone to wrinkling. Increasing moisture and suppleness is key to a young-looking face.
Compared to all the anti-aging products we see today, retinol or retinoids are the only ones medically proven to work on a cellular level. This means that they are not just creams that act on the surface of our skin. They help speed up cell turnover and improve the condition of a sun-damaged or aged skin.
Prescription retinoids are stronger than retinol. But both have shown effectiveness in fighting skin aging symptoms including wrinkles, dark spots, and roughness. For starters, use an over-the-counter face cream containing retinol first to see how your skin reacts with the treatment.
Taking a good quality vitamin A supplement also helps prevent skin aging in many ways. It helps reduce wrinkles by increasing collagen, a structural protein that keeps skin elastic and supple. Vitamin A intake also helps with dark circles under the eyes.
Moisturizers are important for three good reasons: protection, repair, and blood flow. Our skin goes through various threats such as pollution, free radicals, UV rays, changing temperatures, and even stress. Also as we massage or tap the oil on our skin, it helps increase circulation. This nourishes our skin cells and encourage new cell growth.
Natural moisturizers are better than the conventional ones available in the market. Virgin coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba, and argan oil are healthy oils that moisturize and nourish the skin at the same time. They contain omega acids and other vitamins that fight free radicals, shield the skin from sun damage, and help renew dry skin. Dry skin is thrice more prone to wrinkles than a well-hydrated skin.
3. Alkaline dietA diet that’s loaded with sugar and carbs is acidic and is one of the culprits of bad skin. We need to maintain a normal skin pH balance to help our skin stay young and flawless. A balanced skin is a well-protected skin.
Breakouts and dryness are the results of our skin going out of whack. To help maintain a balanced skin pH level, we need to eat a healthy, alkaline diet. Load up on fruits and vegetables. Foods rich in essential fatty acids also help in boosting our skin’s protective layer. Try eating an alkaline diet for two weeks straight and see a whole world of difference.
A plump and glowing skin is a result of several good factors. We can’t control our genes. We also can’t change the type of skin that we have since birth. Yet we can apply the above methods to help improve the overall appearance and texture of our skin. Consistency is key if we want to keep a young, blemish-free skin.
What anti-aging regime have you tried? Did you get some good results?