Aging of the skin is a natural process by which the collagen and elastin, that keep our skin looking firm and youthful, begin to decline, this results in wrinkles. Cell production and cell quality also diminish over time resulting in wrinkles.
These factors unfortunately are out of our control, though diet and supplements can slow down the process, it will not stop it.
The influences that are within our control are largely environmental such as pollution (e.g., smoking) and sun damage.
Here are 10 easy ways to reduce wrinkles and slow down the aging process:-
Love your skin!
I love Shea Butter and use a lot of it in my handmade products. It is renowned for its numerous beneficial properties on the skin. This was reinforced by a friend who used one of my butter butters which contains Shea.
My friend has suffered with blemishes for some time and became quite paranoid about them. This started after she gave birth to her children. With all the hormones raging through her body, she noticed that the appearance of her skin changed and always seemed to be quite irritated. Although I’m sure that no one was, she felt that everyone was staring at her. She became quite anxious and paid a visit to her GP in the hope that he could give her some miracle cure which would get rid of the problem. However, it didn’t work, and she had the additional worry of whether the chemicals in the prescription were causing additional problems to her already sensitive skin.
Out of desperation, she approached me as she knew that I made a whipped body butter which contained Shea Butter. From researching the internet, she was aware of the properties of Shea, such as being soothing on irritated skin, a great anti-ager and good for acne or blemished skin. Most of all, she was attracted to the fact that the ingredients were natural and there was no danger of any chemicals causing any harm to her skin.
I gave her a jar of the body butter and told her that she only needed to use a small amount as a little went a long way.
After 3 weeks she got back to me asking for a second jar. I was quite surprised by this request, because if she has been using the butter as directed, she should not have reached the bottom of the jar.
My friend told me that she was absolutely happy with the results because after using the body butter, she had noticed an improved appearance of her skin as the blemishes appeared to fade. She had put it down to the Shea Butter and its renowned properties. When she told me this, I noticed for the first time that she had a great big beaming smile. She was filled with confidence.
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I love coconut oil and use it as one of the main ingredients in my soaps. It is packed with goodness leaving your skin looking silky, vibrant, and beautifully hydrated.
Here are 5 fabulous uses of coconut oil:
1.It is great for dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Coconut oil reduces inflammation and relieves itching when applied to affected areas.
2.Coconut oil is a wonderful night cream with maximum moisturising benefits. It is rich in anti-oxidants which means that it is great for dealing with fine lines and wrinkles.
3.When coconut oil is combined with sugar, the two make an excellent exfoliant in a body scrub. It sloughs off the dead skin revealing vibrant and healthy skin.
4.Coconut oil is soothing when it comes to burns, insect bites and reduces the appearance of bruises
5.It is a brilliant moisturiser in lip balms helping to deal with chapped lips.
Why not tell us what your favourite beauty ingredient is!
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Well, the Christmas Season is almost finished. For this crazy period, we happily over indulge in eating and drinking and then later regret it when we can’t fit into our clothes. Unfortunately for some of us, we end up with breakouts which we cannot seem to get rid of.
So it seems that it is time to find a natural cure to get rid of unsightly blemishes and help give your skin a healthy glow.
We are surrounded by natural products which when juiced, can help us to achieve this goal. Here are 8 fantastic juices which will put you on the path to getting great looking skin: -
Carrot Juice – This is rich in vitamin A. is anti-aging and makes the skin appear younger and radiant
Tomato Juice – Does not contain cholesterol, rich in potassium. Tomato is mostly known for the abundant proportions of lycopene present in it. Lycopene is famous for possessing anti-cancerous properties. Tomato is rich in Vitamin C and superb for your skin.
Lemon/Lime Juice – When had first thing in the morning, lemon or lime juice detoxifies and cleanses the body. It is rich in Vitamin C which means it builds up the necessary collagen in our skin to maintain its youthful appearance.
Cucumber Juice – This is absolutely fantastic for glowing skin. Cucumber has a high water content which is great for flushing out all the toxins out of the body. As a result, the skin is beautifully hydrated. When drunk daily, it can give you a glowing and flawless complexion.
Grape Juice – This is another wonderful juice which is rich in antioxidant properties. It has been said to help those who suffer with acne and it is great at fighting aging.
Green Peas Juice – Now you might find this a little unusual as a choice but great things have been said about this vegetable as a juice. This vegetable is used in many vegetarian dishes. Green peas are rich sources of Vitamins B6 and K. The presence of folic acid in it makes it a staple food for our body. The juice prepared from green peas is very nutritious. Due to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is really effective in making the skin radiant and glowing.
Spinach Juice - Being highly enriched with Vitamin K, it is excellent for bone health. Iron is present in abundance in spinach; this is what makes it an ideal food for the skin as well. Iron is essential for the production of red blood cells in the body. Vitamins like C and E along with the mineral, manganese act as great antioxidants for the skin and keep the free radicals away from the body. These free radicals are largely responsible for lifeless and dull-looking skin.
Broccoli Juice – This is rich in Vitamin C which is needed for healthy skin. It’s low in cholesterol, extremely nutritious and valuable to the body and skin.
As well as drinking healthy juices, you can use a great skin care regime to alleviate the effects of anti-aging and pollution. If you want to know more about naturally maintaining radiant skin, pm me on my Facebook page or email me at email@example.com to learn about The Aluminé Range which will keep your skin looking vibrant and young for 2016.