Skin ageing threatens every one of us. Everybody wants to feel young and exuberant always. This post will explain the top most causes of skin ageing and how we can delay the aging with the help of home remedies.
What is Aging?
Aging is a process when the body’s ability to function declines. Aging process is marked by wrinkles, fatigue, aching joints, and loss or graying of hair. All these things are accelerated by a poor diet, lack of exercise, lifestyle choice & excessive exposure to sunlight’s ultraviolet rays.
Free Radicals and Aging
There are some other factors as well. One of the major factors is increased free-radical activity. Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that damage the cells’ DNA and interfere with the cells’ ability to function. Life span is eventually determined by the fact that cells can only reproduce a certain number of times a genetically predetermined cut-off point that prevents physical immortality. Understanding this, most researchers still believe that humans should live 120 years or more. Why then is the average life span hovering around age 70? We deteriorate mainly due to damage from free radicals, produced as a byproduct of normal metabolism, or created by various toxins, pollutants, allergens, heavy metals, etc. Additionally, 75% of people are not getting enough free radical fighting antioxidants, such as vitamin E, selenium or even vitamin C. These are quickly used up under stress,while hormonal, immune and neurological imbalances further accelerate aging.
There are a number of herbs available which function as antioxidants and which are highly effectively in eliminate free radicals. few of them are listed below:
Ginger, turmeric, Ginkgo biloba, milk thistle and parsley are known to delay ageing process. You can include ginger in your diet or you can prepare wonderful ginger tea to get its health benefits. Turmeric is also a wonder herb since it is antiseptic and antioxidant and can do wonder to your health. Indian Gooseberry on the other hand is rich in vitamin C and contains around 20 times more vitamin C as compared to lemon. Other herbs includes flavonoids, these are naturally occurring compounds that can improve the strength of body’s capillaries. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels. As a result of this blood circulation gets improved. These herbs are cherries, berries, elderberries, black currants, horsetail, and milk thistles.
Home Remedies for Anti Aging
Skin has a natural tendency to age and loose its glow on becoming old. no one cannot avoid this fact. But for sure, you can delay it for some years. You have to follow some of the natural anti-aging remedies to slow down the skin aging. There are plenty of anti aging products available in the market. I am not sure if they work or not. But these creams and lotion will cost you much more than the desired result. Sometime they also associated with some side effect. On the other hand natural anti aging remedies produces good results and also without any side effect.Must Read – Why you should go organic?
Below is a list of natural remedies which will work like wonder for your skin.
1) Cleanse Away Dead Skin
The first and foremost step to keep your skin healthy and glowing is the removal of the dead cells from the surface. Milk and honey are great Cleansing agents. These have been known for removing dead skin cells. These are beneficial in removing harsh makeup pollutant and dirt particles from the skin surface.
A lotion prepared by blending equal amounts of milk, honey and a mild liquid soap if applied as a cleanser twice a day helps in keeping skin fresh and glowing.
2) Protection from Large Pores
One of the biggest sign of skin ageing is the formation of stretched and large pores. These pores can easily clog dirt and impurities. Applying a blend of lemon juice and yeast helps keeping the pores small and cleanse away the impurities that make pores large.large poses also results in acne. Here are top natural home remedies for acne.
3) Apply a Nourishing Mask
One of the major reasons for skin aging skin can be lack of nutrients and dryness. Applying vitamins and natural oils to the skin can be very helpful in providing essential nutrients and removing the dryness. Bananas are very effective for skins. Banana contains vitamin A and avocados. Apply a mask of banana and honey once or twice a week restores natural oil in the skin and ensure the prevention of dry skin and other ageing effects.
4) Moisturizing the skin
Use of a good moisturizing agent after cleansing of skin helps in keeping it youthful and glowing. Olive oil and Vitamin E oil are the most useful moisturizers. Infact olive oil is considered the original beauty ingredient. On the other hand Vitamin E oil helps in curing skin ailments such as wrinkles, scars, lines and damage due to sun. A solution of both olive oil and Vitamin E act as a perfect moisturizer and heals age spots and makes the skin smooth by regular use. The quantity of the solution applied depends from person to person, from skin type to skin type and the climatic conditions.You should also go for natural oils that not only protect from harmful sun radiations but also nourishes the skin.
Not many of the people are aware that Caffeine is the beauty industry’s best kept secret. Hence, it is a good idea to try your coffee first from your coffee pot before going for high cost cellulite creams.Simply take out the warm coffee grounds from your morning pot and rub the moist ground on cellulite and then rinse of with warm water.. Cellulite will disappear within a few days if you do this regularly once a day.
6) Quick Face Pack
Empty the contents of 3 Vitamin E capsules into a small bowl. Add to this 2 tsps plain yogurt, 1/2 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the face using a cotton ball. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse.
Below are few herbs which has anti aging effect.
7) Ashwaganda- Withania somnifera
Ashwaganda is a tonic which slows the aging, rejuvenates tissues throughout the body. It clears the mind and strengthens the nerves and promote the restful sleep.
8) Garlic- Allium sativa
It Protects nervous system, improves brain function and memory,
9) Green Tea- Camellia sinensis
Green tea is high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and flavonoids. It decreases cellular and tissue damage incurred with aging. It is protective against cancer and heart diseases. It is an immune booster and anti aging..and a stress buster. Green tea is rich in anti oxidants and can help you live longer.
10) Hawthorn- Crataegus oxycantha
it is a tonic for Heart and blood circulation. It normalizes blood pressure and heart rhythm. it Slows down the aging process, protects connective tissue and blood vessel walls. Reduces atherosclerosis and protects against radiation. It also improves digestion and assimilation.
Over to You
Try above remedies to protect your body against anti aging effect and be more youthful and lively.It not like that we should start above things only at the age of 30. you can start at what ever age you are… these are very generic herbs and will help you in longer term.