Are your habits helping or hindering the look of your skin?
Day after day, year after year our skin is exposed to UV rays, wind damage and environmental pollution. Not to mention our own bad habits – over scrubbing, drying it out, not taking proper care, you name it.
We all want healthy, youthful looking skin. And the good news is, there are simple steps we can take every day to help achieve it. And it is never too early or too late to start.
6 tips to keep your skin looking and feeling great
Open pores. To receive maximum benefits of your skin care products, open pores up. This way your skin can properly absorb them. To do this, soak a wash cloth in hot water and then place over your face for a couple of minutes. Then proceed with cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Once you are done, close pores back up with a splash of cool water.
Antioxidants help stop or prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. Look for products that contain antioxidant ingredients such as Vitmain E and Aloe Vera. In fact, aloe is not only soothing but also assists the natural process of cell division and exfoliation, by rejuvenating and rebuilding healthy tissue at an accelerated rate. This results in younger, healthier looking skin.
Vitamin E does so many things for our skin. When it comes to aging and our skin, regularly applying vitamin E prevents the peroxidation of fats. This is the leading source of cell membrane damage that can cause the skin to ‘age’ quicker. It also reduces the formation of free radicals when skin is exposed to other types of stressors in the environment.
Did you know that your skin begins aging in your early 20’s?
Work those facial muscles. While it may feel silly to give your face a workout, it is actually an effective and free anti-aging treatment. Our faces are made up of muscles and keeping them toned will help prevent sagging skin due to aging.
A facial massage does much more than help you relax. They actually help stimulate cells in the skin to release collagen and restore elasticity that gets lost as we age.
Wear sunscreen… every single day. Nothing ages our skin as quickly and vehemently as UV damage. Even if you are inside all day, you still need to have on a broad spectrum sunscreen. This is because UVA rays travel through windows and while they only cause about a tenth as much tanning as UVB rays, they are carcinogenic, and long term exposure can lead to significantly more wrinkles as well as give your skin a grayish-yellow hue.
Nature’s Aid all natural skin gel is a multi-purpose skin care product. Fast absorbing and non-greasy, it works quickly to penetrate the many layers of the skin, nourishing, rejuvenating and healing it on every level. A natural product, our gel works with your skin without the use of any harsh chemicals, parabens or sulfates. Learn more about it and the wonderful benefits of aloe vera, tea tree, witch hazel, rosemary, and vitamin E here.