It turns out you can put a price on beauty, at least when it comes to skin care. Top of the line creams and skin treatments can set you back hundreds of dollars. What these companies don’t want you to know is that you can naturally derive skin replenishing nutrients with household foods.
The best way to protect the skin is by avoiding alcohol or smoking. These result in heavy oxidative damage to cells and inflammation, causing wrinkles. Unfortunately, environmental factors such as pollution or secondhand smoke are often unavoidable, and pose a constant threat to skin health. Even exercise, for all its benefits, results in oxidative damage to the body.
So how do you take back control of your skin and reduce wrinkles?
Here are 3 effective, low cost solutions to fortify your skin and keep it naturally lustrous.
Egg White Face Mask
Aging causes an unavoidable loss of collagen, an important protein responsible for keeping the skin elastic and malleable. Invasive collagen injections are not only expensive but can cause nerve damage or other health complications. Egg white masks are an easy and healthy way to tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles.
Eggs are rich in a protein called albumin, which rejuvenates skin. They also contain vitamins A and B, which promote tissue repair and protect cells.
To make the mask, separate two egg whites in a bowl by removing the yolks. Beat the mixture until frothy, and use your fingers to apply the foam to your face. Let it sit for about half an hour, rinse and pat dry. This also fights against acne, pimples and blackheads.
Eat Fruits and Vegetables
Antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, spinach and kale neutralize the cell-damaging effects of free radicals. By shielding the body from oxidative damage, fruits and vegetables diminish wrinkle development.
Overconsumption of processed and fast foods cause inflammation and further skin damage. Focusing on a diet which incorporates fruits and vegetables reduces inflammation, and leaves you feeling better.
Individual sleep needs vary, but most people need at least 8 hours of sleep per night to receive the benefits of skin cell growth and repair. The majority of the body’s growth hormone is released at night, reducing wrinkle oxidation and inflammation.
Also if you are a side sleeper, you will want to pay close attention. Side sleeping often causes you to wake up with lines on your face. Over time, the body has to work harder for collagen to spring the lines back into place.
Since collagen diminishes with age, try sleeping on your back to preserve collagen and prevent wrinkles.
Easy and Natural
Beautiful, radiant skin doesn’t have to be reserved for the rich and famous. Simple changes to your daily routine and eating habits can keep your skin flawless for years.
Always be on the lookout for easy wrinkle prevention techniques. Even something simple such as wearing sunglasses prevents you from squinting and building up wrinkles around the eyes.
About the Author:
Jake Gates is a freelance writer for BestHGH.com, in the field of health and fitness. He specializes in healthy living and nutrition. Jake is passionate about contributing to his community and enjoys everything outdoors. He currently resides in Salt Lake City