Natural Ways To Fight The Ageing Process

Nothing compares with the sheer horror of catching sight of that first under-eye wrinkle, or the moment you realise your skin just isn’t as plump as it used to be. The ageing process is a journey every person on the planet must endure, no matter how rich or how many good genes they have, we are all heading down the same path.

We all know that one person willing to try anything in an attempt to turn back the clock. Some seek a more youthful appearance down the surgery route, and some just blow their weekly wage on a shed load of expensive creams, oils and serums in a bid to banish the pesky lines. But there are also many natural tricks and tips you can include in your daily routine to prevent future wrinkles appearing. Ways that also won’t break the bank!

Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is bursting with ingredients such as fatty acids and linoleic acid, making it an effective moisturiser in slowing down the ageing process that leaves your skin silky and smooth. It’s also rich in Vitamin D, E and B complex, which has been known to reduce scarring and rashes on skin. For best results, apply the oil directly onto the skin for a few minutes then wash off In the shower, or for more of a deep skin pamper, apply before bed, leave overnight and allow the oil to replenish and nourish your skin.

Give up the sweet stuff

Giving up sugar may seem like an impossible task when it seems to be in everything we consume, yet having a smaller intake has been known to reduce your chances of getting wrinkles, this is because eating a lot of processed sugar can weaken the collagen levels in your skin, and we need collagen if we want to keep our skin baby soft and supple.

Use a hand cream

Your hands are probably the one part of your body that you take the least care of, and yet they are the part we use most often. It isn’t rocket science, a heavy-duty cream applied of an evening will be just enough to give your hands the moisture they deserve after a long day of hard graft.

Ginger Tea

Drinking ginger tea as a way of preventing wrinkles is an age-old hack that many people still live by. Originating from India, It is renowned for preventing collagen breakdown in the skin, thus slowing down the ageing process. You can also add a touch of honey to reduce inflammation.

Use a Sunscreen

Applying a high factor SPF sunscreen to your skin daily is the simplest way of preventing aging, yet so many people completely bypass this believing that sunscreen is only necessary on holiday. Sun damage is the quickest route to looking old before your time, and the only real way to prevent this is ensuring you use at least a factor 30 every day, even if it’s cloudy. Many makeup products now include an SPF within the formula, however applying an actual SPF before your makeup would be more beneficial in the long run.

Beauty Sleep

Trying to catch the recommended amount of 8 hours of sleep a night can be tough, especially if you work long hours, have a busy social life, or just can’t quite get your head down of a night, but the professionals are right when they say this is one of the main ways to reduce ageing and give us a brighter complexion. Sleep lowers the adrenaline levels and enables the body to produce certain hormones that repair cells, without the necessary amount of sleep there will be a lack of these hormones which leads to inflammation and eventually signs of aging. If you suffer from insomnia there are many herbal remedies you can try which can help you nod off.

Berries against Ageing

Berries, particularly blueberries, carry a huge number of antioxidants which do amazing things for your complexion and general health. Why not sprinkle a few on your porridge of a morning, or enjoy them in a healthy breakfast smoothie.

Drink Water

Pretty obvious, but drinking 8 glasses of water a day is the best way to keep your skin glowing and healthy, however managing to drinks this much this can prove difficult when you lead such a busy life. Try keeping a reusable water bottle by your desk so you remember to top up each day.

Emily Cleary

Emily Cleary

After almost a decade chasing ambulances, and celebrities, for Fleet Street’s finest, Emily has taken it down a gear and settled for a (slightly!) slower pace of life in the suburbs. With a love of cheese and fine wine, Emily is more likely to be found chasing her toddlers round Kew Gardens than sipping champagne at a showbiz launch nowadays, or grabbing an hour out of her hectic freelancer’s life to chill out in a spa while hubby holds the babies. If only!


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