Are there any natural anti-aging treatments that actually work? That’s what we’ve set out to find in this article.
The skin care industry is flooded with natural anti-aging products that promise to lift, firm, smooth, highlight, and perfect our skin. It is nearly impossible to sort through every product that promises a younger look or “your best skin at any age.”
But there’s good news! Healthy, natural skin isn’t limited to the young. It can be achieved through more than just expensive skin care treatments.
Maintaining healthy, natural skin is simpler than it may seem. It can be achieved at any age by simply taking care of both the inside and outside our bodies.
Natural Anti-Aging Treatments – In Our Bodies
Did you know that most people are chronically dehydrated? It’s true.
By some estimates, up to 75 percent of Americans suffer with chronic, mild dehydration. It’s a condition that interferes with cell growth, digestion, brain function, memory, and you guessed it, even the appearance of your skin.
We’ve all heard the old “eight glasses of water a day” adage. The truth is that you may only need half that! But, it can be difficult to know exactly how much water your body truly needs to stay hydrated.
Proper hydration adds support and firmness to your skin. It increases your body’s ability to flush out waste, and it has many other benefits for your entire body that we don’t have time to mention.
If you’re unsure how much water your body needs, remember this simple formula:
- Take your weight in pounds and divide it in half.
- The resulting number is how many ounces of water you should drink in a day.
Remember to drink more water in especially hot weather or when exercising, and limit your intake of sugary and caffeinated beverages that can actually contribute to dehydration.
Good nutrition offers many anti-aging benefits for your skin, not just for the rest of your body.
When you eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and veggies, you’re not only taking in essential vitamins and minerals, but you’re also contributing to your daily intake of water. Raw fruits and vegetables like strawberries, cucumbers, and tomatoes are made up of more than 90% water. Plus, they are high in vitamins and antioxidants that keep you looking and feeling fresh.
Natural Anti-Aging Treatments – On Our Bodies
Hydration is not only an important natural anti-aging treatment for the inside of your body. It’s extremely important for the outside of our body as well.
Our bodies lose moisture throughout the day, but we often lose the highest water volume at night while we sleep. Here’s an explanation of how this happens, according to HowStuffWorks:
Overnight, there are two processes that cause you to lose water gradually. The first is respiration. Each time you exhale, you lose a little bit of water (exhale onto a cool piece of glass and you can see this moisture). The second is transpiration through the skin, also known as sweating. Over the course of a night, both of these processes eliminate quite a bit of water.
Daily moisturizers like Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day & Night Face Cream can help your body retain more moisture throughout the day or night by rehydrating skin cells that have been stripped of their natural oils due to the constant barrage of harsh elements like the sun’s UV rays.
Sunscreen, or more specifically natural sunscreen, is one of the most important natural anti-aging treatments for your skin. In fact, it may actually be the most important form of skin care protection for your face.
Even if your face is exposed to the sun for only a few minutes each day, it can still lead to premature wrinkling and sun spots, and it can increase your risk for skin cancer.
Many natural skin care makers have come to understand the need for SPF protection in their products, so make sure you are using a natural, broad spectrum daily moisturizer that has SPF protection as part of your daily skin care routine.
Tinted moisturizers and beauty balms like Pacifica’s Ultra CC Cream not only include SPF protection, but they are available in both tinted and clear versions to match your skin tone, mood, and lifestyle.
Cleansing and Exfoliation
The options for facial cleansers are endless. Gone are the days when we used harsh chemicals and drying products to find the perfect anti-aging treatment. Gentle is the word of the day now, especially when it comes to maintaining your best skin at any age.
Oil cleansers are quickly growing in popularity as a gentle cleansing solution for your face. Oils are especially good for sensitive skin since they cleanse the skin without stripping it of the natural oils that are present. Badger Balm Unscented Face Cleansing Oil cleans your skin without the irritation of artificial fragrances.
For a more advanced anti-aging treatment, try exploring the world of masks and scrubs. These products exfoliate your skin, helping to shed dead skin cells and improve the regeneration of new skin cells.
If you’re just starting an advanced skin care regimen, start simple with once or twice weekly exfoliation. Deep Steep’s Pure Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub combines the luxe moisture of pure coconut oil with the exfoliating power of a scrub for soft, deeply hydrated skin.
If you’re not a fan of the abrasiveness of a natural scrub, try a product like Acure’s Cell Stimulating Facial Mask. It goes on like a mask and rinses like a foamy cleanser, leaving behind softer, brighter skin.
Give Your Skin a Little TLC
No matter how you choose to approach your personal skin care routine, Soap Hope has gentle, natural anti-aging options for everyone. But looking and feeling your very best can be achieved without cleansers, oils, or exfoliants. Embrace your beauty – inside and out – at every stage of life. YOU are beautiful.