Aging is a natural process of getting older. Wrinkles and other signs of aging are also normal. We often talk about aging gracefully, however, many women are opting to get botox, facelifts, and other invasive treatments. According to the Society for Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic surgery was up to 5% last year.
While changes in our skin are normal as we age, we think it's important to do what we can to age as healthily as possible, by keeping our skin hydrated, maintaining collagen levels and elasticity as well as naturally addressing wrinkles and signs of aging. Taking care of your skin naturally means that you can combat wrinkles in a natural and healthy way as well. Here are some natural ways to age healthily and keep wrinkles at bay:
1. Antioxidants: Eating a diet high in antioxidants helps fight harmful free radicals and build healthy skin cells. Skin cells are constantly renewing themselves so why not address wrinkles from the inside out through a healthy diet? Foods high in flavonoids and antioxidants like berries are great for promoting beautiful glowing skin from the inside out.
2. Herbal Tea: Many herbs are filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which can be steamed into teas. You can also use these same herbs to create a gentle facial steam to lock in moisture and also harness the healing power in the plants. The polyphenols found in herbs such as green tea also provide anti-aging benefits.
3. Vitamin C: Applied topically it is great at renewing skin cells to reveal fresh new skin. It also helps with collagen production, improving skin's elasticity and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. Vitamin C can also help your skin recover from sun damage, smooth the appearance of fine lines, and lighten age spots. Our Bloom Beautifully Vitamin C serum has 20% pure potent Vitamin C to smooth skin and visibly tackle signs of aging.
4. Love: It sounds so simple but it is oh so important. Love yourself and embrace all that you are; age and all. Age gracefully by loving on yourself and practicing self care. Those fine lines of your face have come from a life lived. It is important to embrace any changes that aging brings while trying to continue to live as healthily as possible. Believe you are beautiful now, well, because you are.
What are some ways you age gracefully, naturally?