Anti-aging products has becoming a booming industry in the cosmetic world. Not only are there skin creams, but cosmetics now incorporate anti-aging benefits, and there are hair care products that are based around the idea of giving back “young hair.” It is estimated by 2015 that the global market for these products will reach $291.9 billion dollars!
In this post we will give you some tips for natural anti-aging tricks and fill you in on some important information regarding the bottled anti-aging solutions and ingredients.
SPF. With all of the studies that are out now, there is no way to make excuses NOT to wear SPF. On sunny days, cloudy days, winter days… wear SPF! Skin damage causes premature aging, discoloration of the skin, and more seriously – cancer.
Vitamin C. It is recommended that anyone over the age of 26 has Vitamin C in their diet and skincare routine. This is because of its ability to help the body produce and maintain collagen. Vitamin C is also known to regenerate oxidized Vitamin E, which helps combat free radicals.
Serums. Serums are all the rage now-a-days. They pack a major punch when it comes to antioxidants because they have a higher level of active ingredients compared to a regular moisturizer. They are created with smaller molecules than regular moisturizes so that they can be absorbed deeper into the skin to deliver the anti-aging and antioxidant benefits. Serums should be used before a moisturizer so that the ingredients can be absorbed deep into the skin, then you should follow with a moisturizer because serums usually don’t have strong moisturizing properties.
Papaya. The high content of carotene and Vitamin C, along with the essential minerals and the papain enzyme – this fruit is the ultimate exfoliant and moisturizer. As explained earlier, Vitamin C has a lot of benefit for you skin and anti-aging. What many people don’t know is that the ascorbic acid that makes up Vitamin C is very unstable. Most of the time serums and creams will oxidize, which renders their benefits useless. This is why you can’t go wrong with going straight to the source!
Retinol. This is the only proven ingredient to reduce fine lines long term. Many products may claim anti-aging benefits, but if you are looking for something effective and retinol is not an ingredient, keep looking. Don’t buy day creams with Retinol as it can increase your sensitivity to UV rays. Find a night cream with Retinol and use it at night as your body naturally repaires and rejuvinates.
Omega-3, 6 and fatty acids. It has been proven that people that have a diet that consists of high amounts of sea food have less wrinkles. This is because fish oil contain Omega-3 fatty acids that slow down the aging process in skin. It keeps the skin plump and younger looking.
(Another great source of Omega-3 is Walnuts…so snack away!)
Avocado. This is the ultimate nutrition shop for your body inside and out. This fruit contains Vitamin A, B, D and E. It is also richer in potassium than bananas. This is a great moisturizer that will help reduce wrinkles.
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