Natural skincare is a huge part of maintaining our overall health. This guide is a straight forward presentation of natural skincare habits you can develop and natural skincare products you can use to easily and quickly improve the quality of your skin. It is not necessary to spend half and hour each day with a mask over your face or going out for a facial on a regular basis. Developing these common sense habits will help you maintain youthful looking skin for many years.
In addition to the steps listed below, there are also natural skincare products that are very effective in repairing the damage that has been done to skin over the years. Later in this article we will share which ingredients to look for in effective skincare creams and lotions.
Here are some natural skincare habits you can develop to improve the quality of your skin.
First of all, the most effective thing you can do for your skin has to do with sun exposure. Most everyone would agree that tanned skin looks great. It’s also true that some sun exposure supports mood and overall health. But take it easy! Too much sun is very hard on the skin. It’s an unwelcome fact that many individuals in their 40s or 50s regret all the time they spent in their twenties working on their tan.
When in the sun for extended periods of time, try to shade yourself using a hat or umbrella. Relying on sunscreen on a regular basis is also not a good idea. Among the ingredients in sunscreen are chemicals that in the long run are hard on your skin.
We need sunlight to help our bodies produce vitamin D. However, there is an important component of our skin called hyaluronan which our bodies use to repair damaged tissue. When our skin is exposed to too much sun, the skin cells are damaged and begin to produce less and less hyaluronan. As the production of hyaluronan decreases, there is a corresponding decrease in the quality of our skin and general health.
Secondly, as surprising as it may sound, an important step in improving the quality of your skin is to increase our intake of water. It is a fact that most individuals don’t drink nearly as much water as their bodies need. The make-up of our bodies is more than 70% water, and much of it is needed for our skin. It is recommended that we make a point of drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day, especially if we are in the sun frequently.
Our third point in developing natural skincare habits is to begin eating healthier. Eating a diet that has plenty of green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach provides a great defense against the aging of our skin.
You may wonder what vegetables have to do with skin quality. Much of the damage to our skin is due to free radicals. These are molecules in our bodies that are destructive and cause damage to our cells. A primary cause of the aging we experience in our skin is due to the effect of free radicals. One tool our systems use to fight the effects of free radicals is with antioxidants which are found primarily in vegetables.
What to Expect from Natural Skincare Products
Developing the natural skincare habits listed above will help you make great strides forward toward a goal of improving the quality of your skin. In addition to these habits there are also effective tools that will speed up the process and provide even better results. Among the most effective tools available is an anti-aging natural skincare cream. You should expect the following from the highest quality creams:
1. It should aid your body in it’s own production of elastin and collagen. These are two chemicals found in the cells of our skin that make skin look young. The older we get elastin and collagen deteriorate and less of it is produced by our bodies. However, some substances such as Phytessence Wakame and some products with CoQ10 are able to cause the body to produce more elastin and collagen.
It is important to understand that applying collagen directly to the skin as an ingredient of a skin cream will not be effective. Collagen cannot be absorbed by the skin as some skincare products would indicate. It must be produced by the body to help improve your skin’s health.
2. Natural skincare products should add moisture to your skin in order to keep it soft and flexible. Do one wants the discomfort of dry cracked skin and you should expect the skincare creams you use to do this effectively.
3. Quality skincare creams and lotions should include ingredients that have been proven to lessen or eliminate lines and wrinkles in the skin. Expect them to be able to help with uneven skin coloration that are age spot related.