As we grow older, our skin begins to dry, wrinkle and lose its elasticity. This is a natural and inevitable part of life but that doesn’t mean that we can’t slow down these effects of aging. The skin is the largest organ of the body and it is the first line of defense in protecting the body from dirt and germs. Skin is a clear indication of health, so it’s important to take care of it for overall well-being and appearance. There are plenty of natural ways that we can care for our skin to prevent it from aging as quickly. If you are interested in all-natural, non-surgical alternatives to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles effectively, here are a few tips to consider.
4 Tips For Healthier Skin
Create a Routine
Unfortunately, healthy skin cannot be developed overnight. Because of this, it is important to create a skincare routine and follow it weekly. Throughout the day, oils, bacteria and sweat build up on skin and if not properly washed, they can cause clogged pores or breakouts. Getting in the habit of washing your face twice a day or any time you sweat will help reduce these issues. Warm water is best to open up the pores and provide a deeper cleansing. But be careful not to use very hot water as it can dry out and irritate your skin.
Choose Natural Products
Many skincare products contain chemicals that can dry out your skin or even cause allergic reactions. Try to find products that are free of chemical preservatives which can harm the skin and instead choose cleansers, or other skincare products, that are paraben-free. Moisturizing is the key to having smooth, hydrated skin, but many moisturizers contain oils that can clog your pores. Look for moisturizing products with “non-comedogenic” labels.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
There are no “miracle foods” that will completely prevent your skin from breaking out or aging, but a healthy diet will help your skin in the long run. Foods that are rich in vitamin A are good for the skin as they aid in regulating the skin cycle. Fish oil, broccoli, carrots, and spinach are all high in vitamin A and are healthy choices for people concerned about their skin. Incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet as they are also beneficial for overall skin health and try to avoid high-glycemic carbohydrates, dairy, and saturated fats.
One important aspect of skincare that many people tend to overlook is exfoliation. Exfoliation can help smooth out flaky, uneven skin. Start by spreading a gentle exfoliating wash—such as an oatmeal-based exfoliant—with your fingertips and use small circular motions to rub it onto your skin. Once you are finished, thoroughly rinse your face with warm water to remove it. It is important to keep in mind that over-exfoliating or using harsh scrubs can also damage skin, so it is best to only practice exfoliation 2 to 3 times a week.
Natural remedies can keep your skin looking young and healthy for years but they can only go so far. At BioCure, we provide Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy to further reduce blemishes and improve the appearance of skin. PRP therapy is a natural, non-surgical treatment option that uses the body’s own healing powers to effectively rejuvenate skin and help you achieve your health and appearance goals.