Who hasn't longed for the days of glowing, radiant younger looking skin? The solution may seem simple - an injection here, a chemical peel there - but can end up costing you hundreds of dollars and can be harmful to your skin. So before you spend half your paycheck on the latest anti-aging remedy, why not try a more natural approach to your skincare routine? Here are the top 5 solutions to help you turn back the clock - naturally.
1. It's what you put into your body that counts
Younger looking skin starts with the nutrients you put into your body - meaning that your diet can directly affect how you age. It may seem obvious but drinking plenty of water is one of the most important things you can do for younger looking skin. A liter of water a day is a good minimum to start - however different body types, activity levels etc. may need more. Count green tea and coffee in your daily total, but go easy on the alcohol as it can dilate blood vessels and lead to rosacea.
What you eat is also important. Make sure you are cutting back on processed foods and sugars as they promote inflammation and speeds up the aging process. Processed sugar is especially important to avoid as it speeds up the aging process by binding to and eventually weakening the collagen in your skin. Instead, try to eat plenty of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Ideally they should come from natural sources, such as olive oil, ground flaxseed and salmon.
2. Look for natural ingredients in your skincare products
If you've ever looked at the anti-aging section of the beauty department, you'll notice many products laden with chemicals. But do you really want to be putting these synthetic ingredients on your face? There are a number of all-natural extracts and alternatives that can totally make your skin look younger, smoother and naturally beautiful.
Anti-oxidants are nature's powerhouses and protect skin against future skin damage and promote collagen production. Pure Fiji's hydrating multi-active day creme is naturally packed with anti-oxidants, essential nutrients and vitamins that help encourage cellular water flow, improve collagen production and boost protection against DNA oxidation. The result is an increase in skin elasticity and tone.
Another natural beauty ingredient that fights aging is essential fatty acids like alpha and hydroxy acids. These fruit derived acids dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, which then leaves you with smooth, younger looking skin. Pure Fiji's anti-aging booster is made of pure natural cold pressed dilo oil. This oil contains essential fatty acids that help regenerate skin cells and smooth fine lines.
3. Protect yourself from the sun
Most experts will agree that the number one skin thing that ages your skin is UV exposure. Sun damages the elastin in your skin and causes a loss of collagen, which translates to sagging skin and wrinkles. It can also cause discoloration and a rough texture. However, simply staying out of the sun isn't always practical and isn't enough to fully protect your skin from the damage of the sun's rays. It is important to apply a sunscreen or product with a sunscreen of at least 30 in it on your face (including your neck and ears) everyday.
4. Focus on your eyes
The delicate area around the eyes needs to be treated differently than the rest of your face. Face creams can be too irritating and may not help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Invest in a good eye cream to smooth fine lines and for noticeably younger looking eyes. Pure Fiji's anti-wrinkle eye creme is a botanical blend of cold pressed nut oils, green coconut kinetin and a powerful anti-wrinkle peptide, matrixyl. This powerful formula works to boost the skin's production of collagen and elastin and helps the skin to maintain optimum hydration, which in turn reduces the depth of existing wrinkles.
5. Invest time in a good skincare routine
Skincare doesn't have to be expensive, or complicated. A basic skincare routine is all you need to fight the signs of aging. Both a day and night skincare routine is necessary to make the most out of the products that you are using. At night, make sure you are removing all your makeup and wash your face before you go to bed. If you don't clean your face properly, the pollutants from your makeup will remain on your face through the night. After cleansing, apply a serum or anti-aging booster, and then a moisturizer like Pure Fiji's anti-aging intense day creme.
With a few simple changes to your natural skincare routine, you can be on your way to younger looking skin in no time. And making sure you have the right beauty products in your arsenal - a moisturizing cream, an eye cream and an anti-aging booster - will not only enhance your natural beauty but will also have you turning back the hands of time.