Ask any woman what her main beauty concern is, and if she is over 30, she will most likely say wrinkles and trying to stay younger-looking longer. Most men too would like to preserve their smooth, supple skin throughout their lives but few are sure of the best ways to accomplish this.
With so many “anti-aging” products on the market, it can be almost impossible to sort through the helpful compared with the hype. The truth is that many natural remedies can actually be more effective than the expensive products you see on store shelves. This is because skin care treatments you can create in small, fresh batches at home will not contain all the chemicals, additives and preservatives of the products in bottles and jars. They will have no perfumes or other irritants that can clog pores, cause irritation, and actually worsen the appearance of your skin.
There are a number of ways to deal with the effect of aging upon the skin. The first is to learn more about antioxidants and free radicals. Free radicals are rogue molecules that can cause cellular damage and are thought to be one of the main causes of aging, and even cancer in the body, including skin cancer. The process of robbing the molecules is called oxidation, so antioxidants can protect against free radicals. Some antioxidants can be delicious, like blueberries and green tea, so adding these to your diet can help rejuvenate your skin.
Castor oil is a cheap and effective eye cream that will allow the thin, delicate skin around the eyes to retain necessary oils for a smooth complexion. Massage it around the eye area before bedtime for a powerful boost to the skin around your eyes.
Another way to diminish the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes are a pair of cucumber slices. Apply and relax for about ten minutes.
Citrus juices can tone and tighten the skin to make fine lines and wrinkles disappear, so one wrinkle-fighting mask to try would be to beat one egg white together with two teaspoons of orange juice, one-half teaspoon of lemon juice and a few drops of sweet almond oil. Mix these ingredients thoroughly and apply to your face and neck (which can start getting wrinkled and crepey-looking) and avoiding the eye area. Let it dry for thirty minutes and then rinse well with warm water.
One of the cheapest and best ways to prevent wrinkles is through your diet. Make sure your daily meals are full of antioxidants (as mentioned above) and vitamins (especially Vitamins A through E) to assist your skin in fighting off the effects of aging and the loss of elasticity.
You should also make it a point to include Omega-3 oils in your diet at least three times a week. The fatty acids found in Omega-3 oils are one of the best ways to help maintain smooth skin and keeps its elasticity and flexibility.
Eat a well-balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables and lean protein, and you could find that “eating a rainbow” every day is one of the best ways to rejuvenate your appearance and get rid of your wrinkles.