With every single day that passes by, you get older.
That is one truth most women have refused to come to terms with.
Let’s be sincere… No one wants to look old and aged.
No one likes to look in the mirror and see a face filled with wrinkles, age lines and other aging signs.
The truth is; every one of us will get to that point.
Thankfully, that is not where the story ends.
Agreed, we will all grow older. But did you know that because you grow old doesn’t mean you should look old?
Have you ever seen a woman in her sixties but you mistook her for thirty? That’s what I am talking about.
Most times, we see such women on TV, but do you know that even you can look so young for as long as you want, notwithstanding your age?
There are ways to reverse the changes age makes on your skin. And you can do that naturally. That is what we will be discussing.
Before I go into details though, you should know that you do not have to wait till you get older to try these tips out. Even a teenager can begin an anti-aging routine.
The earlier the better, actually.
That being said, let’s explore the different ways you can reverse aging naturally.
8 ways to reverse aging naturally
Here are some ways you can reverse aging naturally:
1. Stay away from the sun
I cannot emphasize this enough.
Collagen is responsible for keeping your skin “elastic”, flexible and stretchy. When your skin doesn’t have enough of this, you begin to have wrinkles, sagging skin, etc.
Naturally, the production of collagen reduces with age, but sunrays worsen the effect.
I understand that in our part of the world, staying away from the sun is almost impossible. But there is a way you can go about it.
Make sure you put on a sunscreen every morning before you step out of the house.
If you can, avoid going out in the afternoons. But if you can’t, definitely put on clothes that cover your body. No skimpy or sleeveless clothes.
You can take an umbrella along and put on sunshades, hats or scarves.
You can also use facial masks at the end of each day to repair sun damage.
2. Get in a lot of protein
Your skin is made up of collagen, a type of protein found in your body.
Your skin needs protein to maintain its elasticity. And like I said earlier, as you age, the production of collagen reduces.
So, you should try eating foods that contain a higher amount of protein, whether it is animal-based or plant-based.
You can also take collagen supplements. They boost the collagen in your skin and keep it elastic.
3. Do facial exercises
This is a solution that most women ignore.
Facial exercises go a long way in keeping your skin in shape. But it sounds really simple right?
Yes, it does. But it works.
It stimulates the circulation of blood within your skin. This increases the supply of blood, oxygen and other nutrients to the skin.
At the end of the day, your skin stays plump despite your age.
Here are five anti-aging facial exercises you can easily do at home: https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/beauty/how-to/anti-ageing-facial-exercises-94678
This is another advice most women ignore.
The truth is, older people can find it hard sleeping, especially if you are a woman who is in her post-menopausal years.
The bad thing about this is, it can cause cell damage, accelerated aging, and compromise your immune system.
When you get enough sleep, your skin has enough time to rest, repair whatever damage has occurred during the day and restore whatever nutrients were lost.
Try sleeping eight hours in a day and you will definitely notice the difference on your skin.
5. Eat anti-aging foods
There are foods that keep you looking young.
You should eat foods that are rich in omega-3 fats. For example, salmon, leafy greens, berries, etc.
Add healing herbs and spices like basil, ginger, turmeric, etc., to your food.
While you are doing that, avoid processed foods, refined sugar, wheat products, baked goods, pasta, foods with artificial ingredients, etc.
Also remember to drink lots of water. Water helps to flush out all the toxins in your body and keeps your skin hydrated.
Eat a lot of vegetables and fruits too. They provide your skin with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
6. Stay true to your skincare routine
More than ever, you need to strictly follow your skincare routine especially when you begin noticing aging signs.
But I advise you begin your routine before aging signs begin to appear.
Wash your face, apply a toner, moisturize, put on your eye cream, use an anti-aging cream, and apply your sunscreen before you step out of the house.
This might seem like a lot of work, but you need it, if you truly want to keep looking young despite your age.
Make sure you have all the basic skincare products and ensure you use them every day!
7. Stay stress-free
When you are stressed, your body produces large amounts of cortisol, which is not good for your skin.
Cortisol triggers your oil glands to produce more oil than usual. This, in turn, leads to breakouts on your skin.
Try as much as you can to avoid being stressed, both physically and mentally.
When you feel stressed, you can listen to music, read a book, go for a walk, do yoga, sleep, etc. — whatever works for you.
Just make sure that by the time you are done with that activity, you feel relaxed.
8. Stop smoking
Smoking does not just cause damage to your skin; it affects your entire body.
It causes dark circle round the eyes, wrinkles, heart diseases, lung disorders, etc.
If you want to live long, basically, then you need to scrap smoking out of your daily activities.
You might be getting old, but that doesn’t mean you have to look or feel old.
Start putting these tips to action and trust me, you will soon experience a great difference in not just your skin, but your entire body.
Now, over to you…
What other tips do you know that can help reverse aging naturally? Share them with us in the comments.
Also, if you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will answer as soon as I can.