When you look in the mirror and see some changes to your face? You stare a bit longer and that’s okay.
Aging is human and seeing wrinkles on your face is also normal. Something that everyone notices.
I don’t know about you but I don’t think of getting facelifts and botox.
According to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic surgery was up 2% overall in 2011, and Botox treatments were up 5%.
First things first, I think it’s important to embrace any changes aging brings. It may make you insecure. But those lines have come from a life lived, you’ve made so many memories and gathered wisdom.
Taking care of your skin naturally means that you can combat wrinkles as well. Here are some natural ingredients that keep wrinkles at bay.
Studies show that berries are packed with polyphenols like flavonoids and tannins which act as antioxidants and fight off oxidative stress.
These properties help reduce the effects of skin aging and improve appearances of scars and burns.
Flavonoids are known for their anti-flammatory and antimicrobial, while tannins actually tighten skin cells.
- Rosehip Oil
A study done in 2015 showed that it contains anti-aging properties. The subjects reported significant improvement in crow’s feet, skin moisture and elasticity after eight weeks of use.
Rosehip is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants like tocopherols and carotenoids, making it highly effective against inflammation and oxidative stress.
I love using the Jasmine Rose Oil from Amaki. Check it out here.
- Green tea
You’ve heard it. Tea needs no introduction.
It’s numerous benefits are good for the overall health including abundance of skincare wonders.
“Green tea has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The anti-aging benefits of green tea are attributed to polyphenols, a type of flavonoids found in plants,” says dermatologist Harold Lancer, M.D., F.A.A.D., founder of Lancer Skincare and creator of the celebrated anti-aging protocol The Lancer Method.
“Early studies have shown that green tea can reduce sun damage, protect skin from cancer and decrease collagen breakdown,” he explains.
- Coconut oil
Coconut oil is a must-have. It is so multi-functional that my mind is blown away.
In 2010, a study done on virgin coconut oil showed that it contains properties that stimulate the production of collagen.
It’s a great moisturizer too! For those with parched or aging skin.
- Fruit and plant derived stem cells
They are rich in collagen and elastin fibers. Stems cells are said to be the closest we’ll get to fountain of youth.
They are important for anti-aging skincare because of their ability to self-renew. They replenish cells in need of repair and regenerate damaged tissue.
It has also proven to show signs of reducing fine lines.
Now there are so many natural skincare out there and you get confused. So look out for the ones with these ingredients.