Each stage of life offers particular beauty and skin care challenges. Although going to a salon may seem the best idea to treat skin conditions, you need to be aware you’re exposing yourself to potentially harmful chemicals and toxins. Using natural therapies is the safest and healthiest alternative for a beautiful complexion.
The National Institute on Aging recommends some important guidelines for preventing and reducing aging skin conditions. These include avoiding excessive dryness, prolonged exposure to the sun, and bruising (because it takes longer to heal).
Wrinkles are the first sign of aging. They appear when the production of collagen slows down. To prevent wrinkles from developing even more, you can use retinol or, commonly named, vitamin A. You can find it in carrots or any other foods high in beta carotene. Also, you can take Vitamin A supplements, but the best results appear when it’s applied directly to the skin.
How to stimulate collagen production
For stimulating the collagen production, you’ll need to start using vitamin E and antioxidants. They help your skin heal and boost collagen formation necessary for smoother skin. In oil applications, they will hydrate and rejuvenate skin.
A common skin condition experienced during aging is skin tags. Although diabetes or obesity is what causes skin tags in general, researchers have shown that heredity also plays a big role. These benign, flesh-colored skin growths are harmless until becoming irritated due to repeated friction from clothing, undergarments or shaving. To remove skin tags, you can either apply apple cider vinegar or garlic on them. After 14 days of treatment, you should be able to see the results.
Rough, Patchy Skin
One quick and easy solution for patchy skin is making a natural scrub. This will help improve the appearance of dull, shallow skin, by stimulating blood flow and exfoliating dead skin cells from the surface. It’s healthier than drugstore products, and it doesn’t take too long to prepare it. Here’s a recipe you can try:
COCONUT OIL SUGAR SCRUB:
- 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup Virgin Coconut Oil
- Optional: 1 teaspoon fruit zest (orange, lemon, or grapefruit)
Combine all ingredients and apply to directly to the skin, gently massage in a circular motion for 30-45 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.
Actress Viola Davis, 50, stated in a recent interview that her big secret to aging gracefully is to embrace her age, no matter what that might be.
You should be aware that some changes will occur but need to accept them. For the rest of them, there are natural remedies, that won’t expose your skin to toxins or harsh chemicals. A little determination and a commitment to choosing treatments that are naturally good for your skin will help build the confidence to face whatever changes come along proudly!