The beauty industry consists of multi-billion dollar corporations that feed on the insecurities of women around the world. As we inevitably age, our once plump beautiful skin, luscious looks and nails lose their luster. We are all guilty of purchasing those exorbitant day and night creams that promise to rid us of these pesky wrinkles and some even go as far as invasive surgery to stop the aging process.
My philosophy has always been “natural is best” (although I am guilty of purchasing a few of those creams myself). There is no miracle cure for aging, but there is a couple of simple things that we can do in our everyday lives to nourish our bodies with the essential oils, vitamins, minerals and hydration needed to help mother nature in keeping our skin healthy and vital.
Eating a handful of nuts a day, like almonds and walnuts, can help boost Vitamin E levels which is one of the most crucial antioxidants for healthy skin. They also provide you with essential Omega 3 oils which keep the skin lubricated.
Virgin Coconut Oil
One of my favourite treatments for dark spots and circles is virgin coconut oil. Not only is this stuff simply miraculous for nourishing your body from the inside, but few know that it can also be used for outside application on the skin to help reduce dark marks, dark circles and even burn marks and stretch marks.
The application of fresh Avocado mush has literally been one of my favourite beauty treatments since I was a kid. I used to watch my mum and grandma smashing these little fruits and applying the pulp all over their faces. However, avocados are not just good for leaving your skin feeling supple and soft after a facemask, they nourish your skin from the inside too, if consumed daily as part of a healthy diet. They are packed full of antioxidants which help reduce wrinkles and make your hair more luscious.
Staying away from the the sun is vital in maintaining a wrinkle-free face. The sun’s harmful rays can wreak havoc on our faces so it’s imperative that you always wear sunscreen with a high factor of protection for your face. If you want to give your skin the added defense of a natural sunscreen then eat tomatoes. They contain high levels of lycopene which boost the skins natural SPF levels. It is important to note that this should not be your only defense, the application of a sunblock lotion is highly recommended.
As silly as its sounds, drinking plenty of water is essential for a wrinkle-free face. It only makes sense that anything dehydrated shrivels up like a prune and that includes your face. Keep yourself hydrated and drink at least 3 litres of water a day. That helps to eliminate oxidants from your body and makes the skin more plump, thus keeps you looking younger for longer.