How to make your skin look younger naturally
But there are simpler alternatives for you to erase years off your appearance without having to undergo painful surgery and just by making a few simple changes. These tips will help you maintain smooth and toned skin year after year.
1. Avoid refined sugar snacks & foods with high amount of carbohydrates
By consuming lots of refined sugars, this triggers a process called glycation which causes sugar molecules to attach themselves to proteins. Although this may not seem like a problem, this results in harmful new proteins forming called "AGEs" (advanced glycation end-products) that cause harm to all cells in our bodies.
Refined sugars also make our collagen proteins more rigid. By having rigid collagen cells in our skin this reduces elasticity that our skin cells need to stay supple and younger looking. By lacking collagen, wrinkles and creases will begin to form on your outer skin.
2. Sleep on your back
Although this might sound strange, sleeping on your back actually helps you to avoid wrinkles. Those of us that sleep on our sides put unnecessary pressure on our facial skin and can cause it to crease and wrinkle. Back-sleepers wake up, are able to look in the mirror and see a crease and line-free face in the morning. This is because there is no pillow pushing up against their skin all night. Sleeping on your back can also prevent "cleavage wrinkles" in women.
3. A good night's sleep
Whilst we are sleeping, this is the time our bodies produce human growth hormone (HGH). HGH is responsible for the majority of our youthful characteristics. It helps keep skin smooth and supple, our hair soft, and our energy levels high.
We produce this important hormone more whilst we are asleep and even more during the deeper stages of our sleep cycle. This unfortunately means, if our sleep is interrupted, we won't produce as much of this important hormone as it should. A good night's sleep also gives more energy to back up the appearance of greater vitality and also improves our skin's colour and tone.
Try and exfoliate as often as you can as this helps to increase cell turnover. This put simply means that new cells in your skin are continuously brought to the surface which results in a smoother and more radiant appearance since dead cells dull our skin. Exfoliation also has a positive effect on collagen production and cellulite prevention.
5. Protect your skin from the sun's UV rays
Sunlight is a vicious thing, our skin needs to produce vitamin D however if we have too much of it or are unprotected when it is on us then this can result in sun damage. Excessive sunlight exposure can cause age spots, accelerate wrinkle and fine line development and compromise firmness and elasticity in our skin. This is due to the free radicals that excessive sun exposure creates. These types of molecules roam the body and destroy or damage healthy skin cells. This accelerates our aging process.
When choosing your sunscreen make sure you avoid any sun-block with vitamin A derivatives such as "retinol" or "retinyl palmitate" as both accelerate tumour growth and promote cancerous cell growth when they are exposed to the sun!!
Although we have highlighted and spoke about various tips to help keep our skin looking younger we cannot fight the fact that aging does happen and wrinkles will eventually show. So what do we do when this happens and what can we do to prevent these wrinkles being visible?
One option is to under go expensive cosmetic surgery, OR there are products on the market that target collagen-growth and in addition, only cost a fraction of the surgical price (- also a much safer choice!).
Eye Secrets have developed a product called the Collagen and Q10 patch that works to increase your collagen levels and leaves your eyes and skin looking smoother and tighter.
Eye Secrets collagen and Q10 patches get to work in just 15 minutes and reduces the appearance of under eye wrinkles, those nasty, black circles under your eyes and the general puffiness of your skin. In addition to this it can reduce dry skin and leave your skin feeling smooth and tight once again!
In each package you will receive 5 applications (10 gel eye patches). The patches should be applied underneath your eyes for 15-20 minutes. Whilst they are placed on your face the patches get hard to work and intensely moisturise, nourish and hydrate your skin. This increases elasticity and help your skin to look and feel rejuvenated, vibrant and smooth.
The hydrating formula also helps relieve puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.