Aging is a natural part of life, but living with wrinkles doesn’t have to be! The sun, our bad habits, and the chemicals we encounter in everyday life take their toll on the skin, making you look older than you really are.
Top Causes of Wrinkles
- Overexposure to the skin and sunburns
- Insufficient diet
- Smoking cigarettes
- Commonly-used facial expressions
- Pollutants in the air
- Sleeping on your side
Fortunately, you can bypass the pain, expense, and stigma associated with plastic cosmetic surgery by just following a few natural precautions and remedies. Regardless of your skin type, there are lots of things that you can do to improve the look and feel of your skin right now.
These are some of the best natural ways and natural foods to fight wrinkles in your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond.
Skin Care Tips
Prevention is always the best remedy, but there’s still plenty you can do if the damage has already been done. Here are some skin care tips to keep in mind, especially during the summer months.
Drink Lots of Water
The human body is made up of mostly water, and your body needs to have a constant supply of the wet stuff to function properly and look its best. Keep a reusable water bottle with you at all times to stay hydrated at work, school, home, and on-the-go. Coconut water and green tea are also excellent liquids to drink to promote bodily hydration.
Moisturize without Chemicals
If you read the back label of most moisturizers in the beauty aisle, you’ll find a laundry list of unpronounceable chemicals that probably don’t belong on your face. Fortunately, there are other ways to keep your skin soft and smooth without toxins. Coconut oil, for example, is great for moisturizing the skin, reducing the appearance of age spots, and smoothing wrinkles.
Argan oil is a great option for people with oily skin because it’s drier than coconut oil and packed with natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. We recommend Seagate’s Smooth Skin, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, natural vitamin E and vanilla oil, for day and night use.
Wear Sunscreen Everyday
Being out in the sun is the biggest cause of skin aging, so protect yourself with a daily coat of sunscreen to all exposed areas. Unfortunately, many of the most popular sunscreen brands are full of chemicals. To take an all-natural approach to sun protection, check out EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database to learn about safe and effective natural sunscreens.
What you put inside your body has a tremendous effect on how you look on the outside. Foods that are naturally high in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and vitamin C tend to be the best foods for overall skin and wrinkle protection.
These are some of the most delicious and nutritious natural foods that have shown promise in fighting wrinkles.
Wrinkle-Fighting Protein Sources
- Skinless chicken
- Nuts (walnuts, almonds, pistachios)
- Salmon, mackerel, and other fatty fish
- Red apples
Other Wrinkle-Fighting Foods
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Aloe Vera
- Green tea
- Rooibos tea
- Dark chocolate