Who wants to age anyway?
Well, like it or not, ageing is a natural process that cannot be stopped. To add on to our woes are the environmental pollutants and the rampant food adulteration that makes our skin look decades older than what it actually is. While it is impossible to stop this natural process, there certainly exist many natural ways to slow down skin ageing to delay its horrible side-effects.
Yes, ageing can be delayed by some few simple changes in habits rather than slathering our skin with chemically laden beauty products. So relax as Ourtitbits brings to you simple natural ways to slow down skin ageing:
- Water, water, water:
You will be shocked to know that chronic dehydration is the number one cause of skin ageing. Although we all are aware of the benefits of drinking adequate water, we often tend to overlook this simple thing. Enough water in our body means enough dehydration and that in turn implies the perfect elasticity of the skin, moisturized surface and a youthful glow.
Just keep a personal water bottle with you. Set a reminder if needed but keep drinking water. Take a sip right now!
- No Sugar:
Sugar steals away the skin’s youthfulness and goals. Replace sugar with honey for one month and see the results yourself.
- Bring On Antioxidants:
To flush out toxins and chemicals from our body that eventually start showing up on your skin, you need to fill yourself with antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E and beta-carotene to combat free radical damage. Make sure you are having enough antioxidants rich food in a day.
- Follow the Golden Rule of C-T-M:
Start your day with a gentle cleanser suiting, preferably with calendula or cucumber since it has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Follow the cleansing with toning using effective alcohol-free natural toner and moisturizing with a light face cream with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, jasmonic acid, copper PCA, and calcium PCA.
- Serum It Up:
Look for a skin serum with pure vitamin C, micro filtered yeast extract or glycerin. Serums helps in hydrating the facial skin while helping in smoothing the appearance of fine lines and uneven textures.
- Make Suncreen Your Bestie:
Sunscreen becomes imperative in a country like India where harmful UV A and UV B rays are present throughout the year. Apply a good quality SPF 50 sunscreen to avoid pre-mature ageing, deep tissue damage and skin cancer. Look for ingredients like mexoryl SX, mexoryl XL and titanium dioxide.
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