As we age we start to see our bodies changing. Our breasts start to sag, wrinkles form on our skin, we gain inches around the beltline, we lose some of our hair, and what hair we have left turns grey. These are all signs of old age and we fight a constant battle against them. What anti aging home remedies can we use to save money and take care of our skin in a natural, healthy way?
Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies, yet most of us fail to recognize this fact and take steps early enough to protect our skin. Our skin protects us from invading pathogens. It holds the necessary moisture in and prevents unwanted water from entering.
The greatest threat to our skin is the sun. Normally our skin produces melanocytes to ward off the sun’s rays, which are particularly damaging to the dermis layer. The dermis layer is the middle layer of our skin that provides firmness to our skin. As the sun’s rays attack it, collagen is broken down. The result is sags and wrinkles. Clearly one of the best anti aging home remedies is also the simplest to accomplish…avoid over exposure to the sun!
Another thing we can do to protect our skin is to quit smoking. Smoking also causes the breakdown of collagen. According to the experts, smokers end up with 40% thinner skin and more wrinkles than non-smokers.
Eating a diet high in high in omega-3 fatty acids will help to nourish the skin and keep it looking young. According to WebMD.COM, the omega-3s DHA and EPA will not only help to prevent wrinkles, but will also help lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides, help with depression, and even help with arthritis.
Some great sources for omega-3s are fish oil, walnuts, flax seed, eggs, and olive oil.
Treat your skin with soothing and nourishing creams.
We all know about creams such as aloe vera, but another cream that is becoming very popular—and is possibly the best “cream” that you can use as an anti aging home remedy—is coconut oil. Coconut oil is packed with natural antioxidants, which is useful in the battle against free-radicals. It is nature’s finest moisturizer when used in its natural, unrefined state.
It also has the same PH level that our skin has, and works to restore the PH balance to it. It is actually considered a natural sun screen as it has the ability to penetrate into the cell structure itself to protect against the sun’s damaging rays.
For the best results, use raw organic virgin coconut oil. Not only will it help keep skin looking smooth and supple, but it can also heal other skin problems as well. You can also use it with other ingredients, such as shea butter, raw organic cocoa butter, and vitamin E, to make your own homemade skin cream.
These are but a few of the anti aging home remedies that you can try at home. With a little bit of time each day, you can take care of your skin and keep it in excellent condition, with inexpensive ingredients that you can find in your own kitchen.