Aging is an unavoidable fact of life. As we get older, it becomes more evident in both our bodies as well as our faces. But you do not need to give in without a fight! If signs of aging are bringing you down, you can smooth your facial wrinkles with six natural remedies.
Always use sunscreen.
While everyone loves the feel of the sun on their face, damaging UV rays will eventually age your skin. Regardless of the season, you should always apply sunscreen on your face or use a facial moisturizer that includes at least a 30 SPF formula.
Cut down on processed sugar.
Refined sugar and processed syrups may tickle the tongue, but the effects that they have on your skin are not so sweet! Your food choices intensify the aging process, and one of the main culprits of wrinkles is a diet high in sugar. Instead, if you have a sweet tooth, opt for natural items, such a fresh fruit, which are chock full of nutrients.
Get enough rest.
Lack of sleep will eventually damage your body at many ages, and this is particularly true as we age. Humans should get at least 7 to 9 hours of restful sleep in order to look and feel their best.
Make a homemade face mask.
Foods such as avocados, lemons, and high-quality olive oil can do wonders for your body and your face! Try experimenting with a natural face mask. In particular, fruits like papaya contain natural enzymes that work to exfoliate the skin, making your face look brighter and more youthful.
Make sure to hydrate.
Liquids that we drink have just as much of an effect on our skin as the foods we consume. Beverages such as alcohol, sugary sodas, and even commercial fruit juices can dry out your skin, emphasizing the look of wrinkles. Instead, choose hydrating drinks like water and herbal teas to refresh and add a natural glow to your skin.
Try face yoga!
Facial exercises or ‘face yoga’ has been promoted as a way to strengthen muscles around the face, thus, decreasing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. One benefit to face yoga is that, unlike traditional and invasive forms of treatment (like Botox), these exercises are free and accessible to anyone. Many of these instructions are found for free online and only require minutes within your day.
The fight against aging doesn’t need to be so challenging. You can smooth out facial wrinkles using these six natural remedies. Have fun, indulge in self-care, and explore these options without heavy investments or committing to commercial products.