Are you seeing signs of aging reflected back in the mirror? Combating the inevitable onward trudge of time is a battle many women fight, but are we using the right tools? Come equipped for the war against wrinkles with these remedies ready to reduce the effects of aging on your skin.
Drink Noni Juice
A staple of many Polynesian cultures, noni juice has enjoyed some mainstream buzz in recent years as a popular choice of famous models. Polynesians have known of the benefits of the fruit for thousands of years, but you don’t have to rely on their anecdotal evidence: researchers have examined the effects of noni fruit-based skincare and found it produced noticeable changes in skin elasticity and firmness and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Try a Tea Mask
Tea is lauded for its beneficial ingredients when you drink it, but did you know you can use it as a skincare product, too? The Chinese have been crafting tea masks from brewed white tea mixed with green tea powder for centuries, enjoying the skin plumping, wrinkle fighting benefits of the active ingredients. The compound doing the most heavy-lifting is an antioxidant known as EGCG, which helps to increase cell turnover and reactivate the dying skin cells that make up most of the epidermis. This means improved skin condition, even helping to fight some common skin ailments like rosascea and psioriasis, increase wound healing, and help to combat scarring.
Eat More Ginger
A popular ingredient across many Asian cultures, ginger tea in particular is a highly regarded beverage known for its host of skincare benefits. Doctor of Oriental medicine and certified herbalist Bob Linde advocates drinking 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea a day, prepared by steeping 2 teaspoons of fresh ginger in one cup of water. If you’re not a fan of tea, however, ginger can be added to recipes or taken as a supplement. Studies have shown that gingerols and shaogals, the classes of antioxidants found in ginger, can help to reduce inflammation— fighting acne lesions— as well as improve circulation and fight free radicals that contribute to the appearance of aging.
Get a Facelift
Though it sounds drastic, for those with a severe disconnect between their actual age and the appearance of their skin, a facelift can be a great option to consider if all else proves fruitless. A facelift doesn’t have to be a huge procedure either. In fact, there are many options available to choose from nowadays, including mini facelifts, which boast a recovery time of only five days. Facelifts are the only guaranteed way to take years off your face, and though they are much more permanent than dietary supplements or skincare products, they are much more involved.
No one wants to see the effects the years take on their face, but the toll of time is impossible to avoid. Fight back and diminish or prevent those signs of aging with these skincare tips today!