27 Incredibly Simple Natural Anti Aging Tips That Will Supercharge Your Skin
Natural anti aging tips are everywhere, but how often do you bump into a nice collection of 100% natural, and 100% effective anti aging tips? Not often, if you ask me, so I’ve decided to compile this list for you.
If you even use a fraction of the natural anti aging tips listed below, your skin and your health (in many cases) will improve dramatically.
With all that said, here are the 27 natural anti aging tips. Enjoy!
1. Drink Pure Water
Your body is for the most part made up of water, and it matters what kind of water you take into your body. Tap water often contains chloride, fluoride and pollution which can be toxic over time. Even bottled water often originates from the tap, so the best thing is having an effective water filter or finding a source of spring water.
Drinking enough water helps your body get rid of toxins and waste and keep your skin youthful, so remember to drink enough water throughout the day!
2. Eat More Antioxidants
Antioxidants are the “good guys” that help rejuvenate the body from the inside out. They counteract free radical damage and keep your body and skin youthful. Foods rich in antioxidants are blueberries, dark leafy greens, grapes, raspberries, sprouts and raw nuts.
There are also multivitamins and other natural supplements available today that contain antioxidants. Many are of low-quality, but if you can find one that rocks, then I recommend you try it.
MSM is a natural sulfonyl sulfur compound. It has been known to heal skin problems, joints, lessen cholesterol build-up, improve the immune system, stomach problems, and last but not least, it helps you reduce wrinkles and look younger.
MSM can be found in raw vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables, but it disappears during food processing, so to make sure you have enough, an MSM supplement may be in order.
One of the best anti aging tips is to get daily exercise. I especially recommend a good weight training workout. For the longest time, I was afraid of weights, because I didn’t want to get big, bulky muscles, but I’ve since changed my mind…
Weight training is the fastest way to get exercise, burn fat, and get that toned, fit look which everyone wants. It also helps you sleep better, makes you happier, and of course, supercharges your skin.
5. Take Your Vitamins
Even if you eat a varied and healthy diet, it can be near impossible to get the amount of nutrients that your body needs. Even researchers and experts are telling people to take a multivitamin, because more and more people are showing up with nutritional deficiencies.
Without enough nutrients your body starts going downhill (i.e. you start aging faster, sleeping worse, and everything bad happens). If you want a really good multivitamin, I recommend this one from Xtend-Life, which I and my boyfriend use daily.
6. Don’t Stress!
How you feel on the inside affects what your skin looks like. Stress, anxiety, and depression have shown to increase skin, nail, and hair problems. Have you noticed people with very stressful jobs often have a lot more wrinkles?
It’s because of stress. The best way to reduce or even eliminate stress is first and foremost through avoiding stressful situations. If you’ve done your best in that department, I recommend yoga, meditation, reading a good book, or just doing something that makes you breathe in deeply and enjoy the moment.
7. Breathe Deeply
While we’re on the topic of breathing, did you know that breathing deep down into your diaphragm reduces stress and slows down the aging process?
This is one of those simple natural anti aging tips that is very easily overlooked. I’m taking deep breaths as I write this, and I can feel the difference. I’m suddenly very peaceful and calm.
Try breathing deeply for the rest of this article.
8. Reduce Alcohol and Caffeine
Alcohol and caffeine are diuretic and if you’re not careful they can cause dehydration. This causes your skin to get dry, which can lead to aging. Alcohol and caffeine can also leech your body from nutrients and in that manner be damaging. Indulging every once in a while is fine, but don’t over-do it.
I personally like to eliminate both from my life almost entirely. It can be hard in the beginning, but it’s worth it.
9. Have Some Healthy Fats
Healthy skin needs healthy fats from wild fish, omega 3 supplements, cod liver oil, olive oil, coconuts, and walnuts. If you eat too little fats your skin may get dry or inflamed, and age faster. Your skin will be firmer, plumper, and younger-looking with healthy fats.
We don’t get everything we need from food, which is why I eat fish, use olive oil in my salads, coconut oil in my cooking, and take a purified fish oil supplement.
10. Whole Foods All The Way
Make your diet rich in nutrients! Eliminate refined sugar, fast food, and most grains. Consider grass fed and finished meats or wild game, dairy and eggs from pastured animals, and local fresh produce. Those are great food options for giving your body what it needs to be healthy and youthful.
Contrary to what many believe, meat is not the problem, but make sure you avoid factory farmed meat as much as possible.
11. Include Fermented Foods
Did you know that every long lived culture eats some sort of fermented food or beverage? Examples are sauerkraut, kefir, sourdough bread, fermented fish, and kombucha. They improve digestion, increase nutritional uptake, and restore the balance of good bacteria in your gut.
Keeping your stomach happy is especially important today when we’re bombarded with bad food and other substances that are harmful to the good bacteria in our stomach. This is one of those anti aging tips that’s tough to implement in the beginning, because it’s so new for many, but once you get going, it’s easy!
12. Superfood Snacks
Superfoods are foods rich in phytonutrients and are great alternatives to unhealthy snacks. Try dried goji berries, mulberries, blueberries, raw brazil nuts, or bee pollen, these are yummy snacks that will do you and your skin a world of good.
Some of the best natural anti aging tips address what’s going on inside your body, because you can use all the natural anti aging creams in the world, but if you’re not healthy on the inside, they won’t work.
You and I both know how relaxing a massage can be. If you have a boyfriend (or girlfriend), maybe you can give each other a massage once in a while, or you could get a professional therapist to loosen you up.
Scientists are just now discovering how big of an effect stress has on our bodies, so anything you can do to reduce it is awesome.
You’ve probably been told to stay out of the sun, and while I agree that too much sun is bad, I disagree with the fact that you should avoid it altogether.
Your body is dependent on the sun for the production of Vitamin D. Now, a big majority of people are deficient in vitamin D which is not good for your health nor your skin. A great way to boost your levels is to be out in the sun for 15-20 minutes a day or take a Vitamin D supplement.
If you do take a supplement, make sure it is vitamin D3, as vitamin D2 is inferior.
This is another anti aging tip for getting more nutrients into your body and thereby protecting your skin and body from aging. Make your own juice daily and you’ll get hydrated and filled with antioxidants.
It’s as simple as buying a cheap juicer (or a better, expensive one, it’s up to you), buying fruits and veggies from the store and juicing them. Simple, easy, and effective.
16. Go Organic
While we’re talking about juicing, let’s talk about organic produce. Are they really better than non-organic? I would have to say yes, but if you can’t afford organic, don’t worry about it.
Fruits and vegetables are still healthy for you even if they contain a pesticide or two.
It is proven that meditation reduces stress, and in that way increases your health, longevity, and improves your skin.
Meditation doesn’t have to be you sitting in a lotus position. It can be you breathing and being present while doing the dishes, walking the dog, or reading a book.
18. Sleep Well
Lack of sleep can cause hormonal imbalance and accelerated aging. It is recommended to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep, and to go to bed before 11 pm, since, interestingly enough, most repairs in the body are done between 11 and 1 am.
One of the biggest natural anti aging tips has to be to sleep well. It’s so basic, yet so many neglect it.
19. Have Fun in Bed
That’s right! Studies show making love three times a week in a stress free relationship can make you look 10 years younger.
And this should probably not surprise anyone.
A sauna session induces relaxation and is very healthful. If you combine it with cold exposure, making it a hot-cold therapy, you get even more benefits. It increases the anti oxidant capabilities of your body and reduces stress hormones.
Here in Finland, where I spend at least some time each year, there’s a sauna in almost every apartment and house. It’s refreshing to jump in every few days!
21. Balance Your Hormones
Hormonal imbalances can both make your skin break out and make you look older than you are. A few common signs of hormonal imbalance are acne, irregular periods, fatigue, oily skin and weight gain.
Hormones can be balanced naturally, with for example changed dietary habits, herbal treatments, and supplements.
22. Meridian Tapping
This is yet another way to reduce stress, anxiety, and worry. It uses the same set of meridian points as in acupuncture and acupressure. These points on the body are stimulated by the pressure of your fingertips, and this has shown to effectively heal and relax the body.
It’s great in reducing stress, fears, and worries. It may sound strange, but it works. You can learn more at EFT Universe.
We all need a purpose in life. Sometimes it can be extra hard to find. But as long as you follow your heart, you will get to where you need to be.
A good place to start might be to discover your passion.
Sometimes we’re way too serious about the problems in our life. Have some fun and play. Try new things and let go of the worries you have.
Did you know that almost all of the worries we have never come true? What a waste of energy, right?
25. Avoid Synthetic Chemicals
In many skin care and body hygiene products you find all sorts of strange ingredients that often are made up in a laboratory. Several of the chemical preservatives and additives in skin care products have shown to give adverse reactions and accelerated skin aging.
If you want to prevent signs of aging, then it is best to choose an all natural skin care line.
26. Play With Home Made Remedies
Not sure what skin care products to use? A good way to nourish your skin and avoid risky preservatives and additives is to make your own home made anti aging moisturizer.
You can use ingredients like raw cocoa (cacao) butter, natural vitamin E, and active manuka honey. Or why not cold pressed jojoba, avocado, or coconut oil?
27. Use Cutting Edge Skin Care
Last, but definitely not least comes all natural cutting edge skin care products. I love applying my skin care products every day, and I know you probably do, too.
Many of the skin care creams, moisturizers, and gels today contain harmful chemicals, just like I mentioned above, so it’s extra important that you find something that not only uses high-quality, natural ingredients, but also is free from any unnatural substances.
I know that many are curious about what products I use, so I’m just going to spill the beans. I use the skin care line from Xtend-Life and have been using them for almost two years.
What can I say, they are the only company that I have bought natural anti aging products from for this long. It works!
That’s All I Have For You … Almost
Those are all the natural anti aging tips I have for you. I hope you enjoyed them, and I hope you apply at least a few of these.
I’m sure you already knew many of the anti aging tips above, but not all, right?
Now the ball is in your court. Go out and apply the above natural anti aging tips and turn back the clock on your skin
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