Skincare is all about using the right kind of products. Not just any product, but products with healthy ingredients. When it comes to aging confidently and gracefully, natural ingredients can work wonders! Using these ingredients in their most natural state possible means that more nutrients will get absorbed by your skin.
Natural ingredients can treat wrinkles, dullness, dark spots, age spots and make your skin firm. All of this won't happen overnight, but you have to use these products regularly to see the difference it makes to your skin.
Our skin, and not just women's, but men’s too is exposed to elements that can damage the skin. And this gets worse as we grow older. Even in our 20 's, we must follow a skincare regimen that tackles all the symptoms and gets rid of them. The only problem along with our stressful lifestyle and unhealthy habits is that most anti-aging products are packed with chemicals that can irritate your skin and worsen the situation.
The easiest way to understand the ageing process is that the epidermis thins with age, and the dermis which is the layer underneath, eventually wears out with age. Ultimately this wears out the collagen and elastin fibres, and the subcutaneous tissue also start to sag with age. This is why the skin stops looking plump and healthy with age.
The quality of skin deteriorates when molecules within our cells are attacked by free radicals (caused by pollution, smoking tobacco, UV rays etc). This attacked skin molecule can itself become a free radical and trigger a chain reaction that can destroy other skin cells.
Before we hit 30, our bodies produce enough antioxidants that are able to cope with the onslaught of free radicals. Post that, your skin will require attention. Keeping chemicals away is a good option, and using natural anti-ageing products and solutions is the best option to bring back lively youthful skin.
So, here's everything (well, mostly) you need to know about natural ingredients that will turn back the clock on your aging skin.
What exactly are natural anti-aging products?
We've all used a bunch of anti-aging creams and serums, but not all of them can claim to be made of natural products and ingredients. A natural anti-aging product will not contain sulfates, parabens or added fragrances. A natural product will derive its ingredients from organic sources, that is free from petroleum-based ingredients. Natural products will slow down and attempt to correct the damage that free radicals might have caused.
CoQ10 compound is an antioxidant, that is naturally found in every cell of our body. It is the main source of energy for our cells. However, with age, it diminishes. This is where the symptoms of aging start showing on our skin. The only way to replenish our CoQ10 sources is by consuming or using certain natural ingredients such as Vitamin C and E.
These are found in fruits and vegetables and act as antioxidants. They have the ability to fight free radical damage. It also helps tone the skin and restore its elasticity. As an anti-aging product Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits. Vitamin E, on the other hand, is found in wheat germ, olive oil and vegetable oils.
What kind of natural ingredients can help :
Pomegranate is another natural ingredient that also has antioxidant properties. It is also known as the anti-aging "queen" because of the high Vitamin C content and high levels of punicic acid. This acid is an Omega 5 fatty acid that helps the skin hold onto the collagen.
2. Hyaluronic Acid
This keeps the skin hydrated and youthful. It aids in tissue repair and retains signs of youthfulness. With age, our skins hyaluronic levels reduce and it is harder for the skin to retain moisture.
Retinol is a compound under Vitamin A that chemically exfoliates the skin, since it speeds up the cell renewal process. It removes dead skin cells and removes the build up in the pores that cause dullness. Retinol is an important ingredient, that helps you achieve a fresh, dewy look when it reduces dark spots from sun exposure.
4. Vitamin E and Vitamin C
Vitamin E is essential as it eases dryness and helps skin maintain its natural moisture levels. When used regularly, it shows signs of reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Its inherent anti-oxidant properties blocks free radicals.
Vitamin C, on the other hand, brightens and improves hydration in your skin along with increasing firmness. It fights off free radicals and reverses the damage caused by exposure to pollution in our everyday lives. It is extremely helpful against damage from the sun's exposure, reducing skin discolouration and supports collagen production.
There are many more natural ingredients that can help reverse the damage caused to our skin. However, knowing what ingredients went into making your anti-aging products is important. Most of them are chemical based, and not very healthy for our skin. Naturally and organically sourced ingredients, as not only easily accessible but extremely easy on the skin. Every natural ingredient has its set of advantages, and if used correctly they can work wonders on our skin and reverse the signs of skin aging.