Fight Aging Naturally
Aging is inevitable. That being said, there are tons of natural remedies that can slow and reverse the process. As we age, so do our skin and hormones (along with many other things!). Change is probably the most consistent part of life. However, other than age and your lifestyle, your skincare routine and ingredients can make all the difference when it comes to preventing signs of aging in your skin.
Changing hormones come with many different physical skin changes. During menopause, as estrogen levels decrease, skin loses resilience and elasticity. This can cause the skin to dry, become irritated, and slow down collagen production as well as cell turnover.
With the proper ingredients and consistent routine, as well as avoiding sun exposure, can dramatically help prevent and correct signs of aging, helping you achieve a natural looking glow and youthfulness and reduce the need for more invasive, expensive, and noticeable procedures in the future. Below are key ingredients that are well worth adding into your routine, and don’t require any type of treatment or office visit.
At home chemical peels
Chemical peels are highly effective and easy to do at home. They slough off dead, dry skin cells resulting in a smooth, rejuvenated complexion. They treat numerous skin issues like sun damage, oily skin, breakouts, acne scars, and fine lines.
DNA Repair Enzymes
Products that contain DNA repair enzymes, do just what the name says – repairing damaged DNA with enzymes that recognize and improve damaged skin, and protect the skin from free radicals. Studies have shown that it can improve photodamage by 41%.
Retinol is one of the most important ingredients for anti-aging. It helps with cellular turnover which increases collagen production and skin elasticity. However, it is very important to be aware of the fact that they can irritate and dry your skin if you’re not yet used to it, so begin with a cream that has a small amount of retinol, and work your way up.
Sun exposure is the number one cause of photodamage, early aging, and can also lead to skin cancer in some cases. UV rays can penetrate the skin deeply enough to cause changes to DNA. This makes sunscreen absolutely crucial for your skin’s health. You should be wearing at least SPF 30 everyday, but the higher the better.
Hydrating Night Cream
An emollient night cream is a must in your routine. Nourishing your skin with hydrating and soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and protein that will increase collagen, strength, and elasticity.