Updated: May 26
Ever heard someone say age is just a number?
it's often refers to someone old looks younger than their real age. no matter how old you are, you might think anti-aging subject is something should not interest you. however, the truth is the earlier you begin with a healthy anti-aging skin care routine is the better, of course not only from the outside, but what you put into your body reflects on your skin appearance.
with so many anti-aging products that give so many promises with charming adverts and gorgeous packaging you could feel confused what to choose for your skin and what would meet your expectations.
they also might promise they help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, help to improve the look of skin tone and reduce the appearance of all the visible signs of skin aging, but the question is do they really work? and if yes do they give a long lasting results or just a one time skin care treatment?
to get the right answer to these questions we need to understand the structure of the skin. the skin anatomy has three layers: The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone. The dermis, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands. The deeper subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) is made of fat and connective tissue.
how your skin ages will depend on a different factors, your lifestyle, your diet, your culture, your genetic background and other personal habits. for example, smoking which can produce free radicals (oxygen flow biggest enemy), these radicals damage cells, leading to premature wrinkles.
Scientific researches show that ingredients such as: extracts, oils, vitamins, acids, alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy can work as barrier, and subsequently work at the deeper levels of the skin.
here are 10 best natural anti-aging ingredients for homemade remedies
1. Pomegranate seed oil
made of several anti-aging components. such as punicic acid which improves the hydration in the skin, and repairs the skin by reviving cells that were damaged due to sun-heat or smoking, also helps on skin regeneration and firming goals. in addition to all that it also stimulates collagen and boosts elastin production in the skin.
can be used in homemade leave-on skin care products such as body lotions, creams or handmade rinse-off products such as: shower gels and cleansing foams.
ideal for all skin types especially dry skin, mature, wrinkled skin and sunburned skin.
2. green tea
you often here that green tea is a fabulous weight loss remedy. however, what you might not have known that green tea is rich in antioxidants known which helps prevent orb delay wrinkles and increases cell turnover.
can be used by making yourself a cup of green tea on medium heat then wait for it to warm. put the bags after they cool over your eyes that will help to reduce the dark circles and deflate bags under the eyes. also you can make a steam bath to your face skin using green tea, the heat will open up pores and the tea will infuse itself into your skin and give your skin the treatment is need.
to be used on regular bases.
an ingredient that is commonly used in every kitchen, ginger is rich in an antioxidant known as gingerol, which has been proven to prevent collagen breakdown. to be used in the morning with a cup of hot tea, shred some ginger, add table spoon of honey for maximum anti-ageing benefits to the skin. apply the shredded ginger on the T zone of a clean skin that will help to close the open pores and improve skin tone.
4. citrus Juice (vitamin c)
Lemon juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, all contains alpha hydroxy acid, a common ingredient in anti-ageing treatments which works as a peeling solution to peel away the external layer of dead skin cells. also they are rich in vitamin c is a naturally occurring, water-soluble vitamin
it is a powerful antioxidant that provides protection from free radicals which can prevent and reduce damage which leads to the formation of wrinkles and aging of the skin.
can be used by applying a mix of citrus fruit juice of your choice with sugar crystals to create an exfoliating scrub for your most needed part of your body. for example: your hands they age faster than your face. also vitamin c is commonly used in leave-on products such as homemade natural vitamin c facial serum and some rinse-off products such as handmade vitamin c facial skin cleanser.
with the high levels of fats and several vitamins like a, d and e adding this super fruit to your skin care routine helps lubricate the skin help also can help the skin retain moisture and work as a great warier against ageing.
can be used as a homemade facial mask by using a tea spoon of mashed avocado fruit with a mixture of coconut oil and olive oil, apply for 15 minutes and rinse of with cool water, can also be include as part of your daily healthy diet.
6. Aloe vera (Vitamin e)
rich in beta-carotene and vitamins as vitamin e, aloe vera is the most common plant to be used as a form of vitamin e in skincare products.
it can be used as leave-on products such as skin moisturizers(body lotions and creams) and lip palm, or as rinse-off products such as homemade facile mask
Powered with , which help keep skin plum, this ingredient is a regular in most anti-aging potions. also can be used as a drink.
7.Rosehip seed oil
rosehip oil has significant anti-aging benefits due to it being packed with vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids. It contains vitamins E, F and pro-vitamin A, which contribute to its antioxidant effect to improve the presence of skin and also stimulate collagen production and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. can be used as homemade facial serum are can be added to handmade soap bars or skin care recipes.
8. green apple (malic acid)
malic acid belongs to a group of chemicals called alpha hydroxy acids, It is naturally occurring and can help to stimulate the production of both collagen and elastin, thereby smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles to provide a younger-looking skin.
can be used as daily homemade facial cleansers, hand made facial serums and creams.
9. yogurt(lactic acid)
lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid. It is used as a synthetic intermediate in many organic synthesis industries and in various biochemical industries. The conjugate base of lactic acid is called lactate.
lactic acid helps to keep the skin moisturized and feeling less dry. When you use lactic acid regularly, it can also improve signs of aging. It stimulates collagen renewal and can firm your skin and helps to improve skin tone and texture, as well as reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
can be used as a homemade yogurt facial mask, click here for an amazing facial mask recipe
mandelic acid is an alph-hydroxy acid which much like glycolic and lactic acids, exfoliates the skin by accelerating cell turnover to improve skin’s tone and texture. it's molecules are much bigger. this means they don’t penetrate the skin quite as deeply or quickly, so it’s slightly less effective but a much more suitable acid for sensitive skin types. You’re less likely to experience the irritation, redness, and flakiness that some acids trigger. this is the best acid you can start with if you are newly using the acid family products.
can be used as part of your evening skincare routine, after cleansing your skin apply few drops of almond oil and leave it on as a moisturizing serum.
overall, natural skin care ingredients have proven to be effective with preventing the signs of aging or reviving the the lost skin cells, yet it is important to note that every skin type vary so using the correct percentages of these natural ingredients is important to get the expected results.
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