A Guide to Using Natural Anti Aging Skin Care to Make You Look Younger
What advice do you usually find in an anti aging skin care guide? Using products with an SPF rating on a daily basis is usually at the top of the list. That’s a controversial subject that I won’t get into, but there are other recommendations that I believe are more beneficial. First, let’s start with your diet.
Are you getting enough protein? Do you eat lots of fresh veggies? Do you take a good daily multi-nutrient formulation? How about fish oil supplements?
Proteins and the amino acids that compose them are the building blocks of all human cells, including skin-cells. The “eat a rainbow” thing came out, because each differently colored vegetable contains unique antioxidants. Purple vegetables like egg-plant are some of the best. Broccoli is also great. Kelp is even better.
It is pretty much impossible to get all of the nutrients that you need every day through diet alone. So, a good multi-nutrient supplement that contains lots of anti-oxidants and amino acids is highly beneficial. In a recent study, it was shown that an omega3 fish oil supplement increased the firmness of volunteers’ skin by an average of 10% after three months.
Those are just some basic dietary recommendations. No anti aging skin care guide would be complete without mentioning the importance of a daily moisturizer.
Dry skin is more easily damaged. It tends to sag and looks dull. It is usually itchy and scratching leads to more damage.
The average lotions on the market are not truly moisturizing. In fact, most of them contain petrolatum, which, in large quantities, inhibits the natural cell rejuvenation process. In other words, it can cause a prematurely aged appearance.
The best anti aging skin care guide will recommend that you use moisturizers that contain oils that are very similar to the skin’s own sebum.