I have heard the quote "Whatever happens, happens for the good", like a zillion times; but something that we wish does not happens to us is getting old. Oh, how great would it be if we were immortal or time stopped for everyone after a certain age! Well, that's quite an impossible thing, so why not try and delay the aging process?
Wrinkles and saggy skin on the face are the biggest signs of aging. I keep hearing people crying over their wrinkly face and crow's feet near their eyes; people getting expensive and painful treatments to get their face muscles tighten just to look younger their age. But, what we fail to know is that delaying the aging process can be easy and feasible; no need to burn a hole in your wallet to look pretty and dashing for an upcoming event! Yes, read on for easy hacks to reduce the signs of aging and look like your younger self! But first, let's have a quick look as to what speeds up the aging process and try to avoid it as much as possible!
Lookout out for the following causes of aging, to avoid those wrinkles and crow's feet, and make others envy your beautiful younger looking face!
Recall an incident when you have your closed ones a big surprise and the way they reacted. I can bet that the look on their face would be worth a million dollars! Facial expressions help us express better, and also helps us in judging as to what one might be thinking. But, what we do not know is that while we express, our muscles contract, and repetitive expressions for years contract the muscles which makes the lines very noticeable and gradually quite prominent. With age, the skin loses its ability to spring back, and hence the lines get prominent. So, next time, try not squinting or frowning unnecessarily.
Well, sun exposure not only tans our skin, but also leads to premature aging. The UV rays in the sunlight, tends to break down a particular tissue deep under our skin, which breaks the flexibility of our skin, leading to those wrinkles and saggy skin. Protect your skin by applying sunscreen, carry and umbrella and wear a pair of sunglasses the next time you go out during the day.
For some of us, smoking and drinking is an occasional affair, but for some it's a regular habit, which without any doubt is not good for the health. Smoking and drinking also affects the skin, that too drastically. While, smoking changes the blood supply pattern, leading to dull and wrinkly skin; drinking dehydrates the body and damages it, which makes us look older. Let's not drink that extra pint next now shall we?
Using expensive cosmetics is something that all of us have done; be it men or women. At times, we do not care about the effects some cosmetics might have on our skin, we just apply loads of it to look good; even if it does not suit our skin. Yes, cosmetics that end up leaving your skin burnt or full of rashes should not be used at all; for it damages the skin making you look older. Try choosing your cosmetics carefully next time.
Eating healthy is something that all of us wish to imply in our lives, but somehow those yummy fries or chicken wings stop us. I have always ended up regretting my hogging talents after looking at my belly, and try to cut down as much as I can. Let me give you and myself another reason other than fat belly for cutting down on high-carb foods. Food containing lots of carbohydrates and sugar damage the skin making it look older, rather leading to premature aging. Eating healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables tend to prevent that damage and delay the arrival of saggy skin and wrinkles.
It has been observed that people who work out tend to look younger. No need to hit the gym, just spend some time every day and do some walking or yoga, as it improves the blood circulation and the immune system, leading to younger looking skin! Another reason to wake up early tomorrow morning!
Cleaning your face is like a must. One must clean their face at least thrice a day and specially after heavy sweating. It helps removing all the dirt that might penetrate under the skin and cause damage. Wash your face gently and avoid scrubbing every day, as it might be a little harsh on our soft skin.
The first thought that used pop in my mind after hearing wrinkles, was expensive treatments and loads of easily available anti-aging creams and night creams. But, after doing some research, I realised that spending money on treatments would be a waste, as most of the ways to reduce wrinkles and delay the aging process is available in our kitchen! Yes, you read that right! Scroll down for easily available items that will help you look younger your age!
Yes, this oil not only helps you cook yummy Italian food, it also helps you look younger. It is one of the best massage oils and contains lots of antioxidants and vitamins. What happens is when you massage your face with olive oil; the oil goes deep under the skin and acts as a layer of protection. It also keeps the skin moisturised for long! All you need to do is dab a little olive oil on your palm and massage your face regularly; it will repair the damages caused by pollution and dirt, and will also help in regeneration of cells.
Almond oil is another oil that works well for delaying the aging process. Gently massage your face with a little bit of almond oil regularly. It helps I providing the required nutrients for the skin and adds glow to the face as well. You can also mix olive oil and almond oil together for massaging your face.
Applying egg white mask is a very effective way to bid adieu to wrinkles and fine lines. Egg white helps in opening up the pores and hence releasing all the nutrients into the skin, which repairs the damages tissues and also hydrates the skin. All you need is one egg white, mixed with either olive oil or almond oil.
Lemon juice is widely used for making facials at home because of its citrus and cleansing nutrients. Lemon juice contains a cleansing agent, which when applied on the skin repairs the damaged tissue and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. Mix with a little yogurt or simple apply lemon juice on your face, both do wonders for the aging skin.
Applying home-made fruit facials at regular intervals will be an effective way to get rid of wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles as well. Read our other article 10 easy fruit facials to get a variety of facials for all types of skin. Fruits like orange, bananas and pomegranate contain nutrients that help in repairing the tissues and also in the regeneration of cells. You can also drink mixed fruit juices regularly to get an ever faster result!
Carrots not only help in improving eye-sight, it also helps in making you look younger. This orange coloured fruit contains a lot of Vitamin A, which helps in keeping the skin smooth and moisturized. Boil 1-2 large carrots and blend it into a smooth paste; add some honey and blend it again. Apply this paste every morning and let it stay for at least 20 minutes and rinse off well. Don't forget to add carrots in your diet!
I'm sure there are many people like me who hate eating raw ginger. But, this high in antioxidant food item helps in reducing the wrinkles and fine lines tremendously! Grate a little bit of ginger and eat it raw every day; and for those who hate eating ginger, add a little bit of honey to dilute the taste. Or you can also drink ginger flavoured green tea if not eating it raw!
Mostly famous in our country for improving memory, almonds contains a lot of nutrients like calcium, iron and fibre which helps in delaying the aging process! Just like you soak almonds in water overnight for your children, soak some in raw milk for yourself. Grind the almonds (after peeling off the skin) and apply this paste every day on your face for at least 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water. As mentioned above, you can also apply almond oil.
Above were some of the easiest ways to get rid of those ugly looking wrinkles and fine lines. Apart from the above mentioned remedies, one should also incorporate healthy habits like eating healthy and doing some physical activity. You can eat lots of nuts and fruits, especially all kinds of berries. Green leafy vegetables and herbs like turmeric and ginger also help a lot in making you look younger. The most important habit, to get rid of all kinds of toxins is to drink a lot of water every day. Every doctor suggests drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water to live a happy and a healthy life.
I read a quote by a famous author the other day "You can't help getting older, but you do not have to get old", which aptly fits here! Let's forget our age and live our lives happily without bothering ourselves with wrinkles and fine lines! Just a few changes in our daily routine, and say hello to a new you!
Hi, I'm Sakhi, and I love to meet new people and learn new things from them. I strongly feel that make-up can make you look pretty on the outside, but eating healthy keeps you pretty on the inside!