While more and more sophisticated anti-aging products popping up in the market, there are actually healthier, more natural ways to keep your skin looking younger. Some well known tips include: sleep well, don’t smoke, and exercise often. Wait—there are more ways to have younger looking skin!
Drink plenty of water
Approximately 50 to 70% of our body mass is made up of water, including skin, tissues, cells and the organs. Because water evaporates from the skin, you need to constantly replenish your body with water. Water will keep your skin plump, elastic, and smooth.
Drink green tea
It is a common sense that green tea is full of antioxidants, but what not everyone knows is that drinking a cup of green tea twice a day for six months can actually reverse the sun damage on your skin. Green tea has high concentrations of catechin, an antioxidant that’s well-known for its anti-aging effect.
Snack on carrots
Vitamin A is important for keeping your skin smooth, young and beautiful. And we all know the great source of vitamin A—carrots. Those babies will help restore and regenerate damaged collagen.
Wash your face with honey
Cleopatra took milk and honey baths to keep her skin fresh and wrinkle-free. Well, it is not surprising. Honey is full of antioxidants, it opens up your pores, and it moisturizes your skin. So ditch the face wash and start washing your face with honey!
Eat cooked tomatoes
Cooked tomatoes are one of the best foods you can eat to maintain youthful skin. Tomatoes are full with Lycopene, which helps protect the skin from sun damage. Lycopene is best absorbed by the body when cooked or processed, hence the cooked tomatoes.
Make turmeric face mask
Anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric soften the skin, clear acne, reduce swelling, and diminish wrinkle. So this is the time for you to try this wonderful turmeric face mask:
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons rice flour (for oily skin) or finely ground oats (for dry or mature skin)
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt (or milk, cream, or sour cream)
Slather the mixture on your clean face, and then let it dry. After 15-20 minutes, rinse it off. Try doing this once a week, and if it goes well, increase the frequency to every day.