Does your skin look old and tired and in need of some tender loving care? You could opt for surgery but that would be too drastic and expensive. However, there are better natural ways to get your youthful appearance back.
Here are 8 tips to help return the spring of youth back into your skin:
1. Water is a great toxic cleanser and most of us do not drink enough of it. Get into the habit of drinking 8 glasses of fresh filtered water every day. The water will keep your skin hydrated and remove toxins from your body that can age your skin. In the morning begin with a glass of warm water with a slice of lemon to start your day.
2. Free radicals can play havoc with your skin. They degenerate cell tissue which leads to aging. Although, we all have to get old we can delay aging as much as possible by ensuring we eat a good supply of antioxidants. These can be found in abundance in fresh organic fruit and vegetables.
3.Reduce your consumption of caffeine and alcohol. Drinking large quantities of these dehydrates you by removing much needed moisture from your skin and body.
4. Reduce your intake of saturated fats. These can be found in red meat and dairy produce such as cows milk, butter and cheese. Also, avoid food that contains hydrogenated oil or ‘trans fats’. These fats clog up your arteries and increase the onset of aging.
5. Herbal teas: These teas contain no caffeine. Nettle tea is particular good for cleansing the body and revitalising the skin.
6. Your digestion system is very important for the health of your skin. A healthy digestive system ensures waste matter is eliminated from the body effectively. A poor digestive system causes a bloated stomach and constipation can affect the health and look of the skin. If you suffer from constipation you should try including more fibre into your diet. Fibre helps to cleanse your intestinal tract and keep you regular.
7. Nuts and seeds are natural foods that are highly nutritious and contain essential fatty acids. These play an important role in maintaining the health of our skin. Good sources are sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds and for nuts try brazil nuts, walnuts and cashews.
8. Oily fish provides a rich source of the essential fatty acid omega 3. You should east fish at least 2 times per week. Fish that are high in these fatty acids are mackerel, salmon, herrings and pilchards. You can take fish oil supplements that are also a good source of omega 3.
If you have food allergies or a medical condition always consult a doctor before changing your diet.
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