~ How to Rejuvenate Dull Skin ~
From about 20 years of age, we produce 1% less collagen in the skin’s dermis each year. The natural forming oils and collagen that are produced decrease, creating a drier skin. The collagen and elastin fibers actually become thicker, but looser resulting in a less elastic skin.
Eventually the appearance is the sagging of our skin and wrinkling that is apparent when we look in the mirror as the years go by. Over time our skin and particularly our face, becomes less resilient to the onset of wrinkles and dryness. However the good news is we can slow the process by using the best natural Anti Aging Products for Mature Skin and taking care of our skin generally including diet.
Studies have found that our diet plays a large roll in the health of our body inside and out. Another logical solution to help prevent and reduce the signs of aging and wrinkles is to simply replace the lost oils!
Today we are bombarded with loads of anti aging skin care products, more and more cosmetic companies are paying attention to organic skin care beauty treatments. While this is good news, it is worth observing how natural the list of ingredients are in our everyday cosmetics. The first ingredient on the list will be the most prominent in the product; so on until the last having the least amount present in the product. Try to use chemical free, organic products or make your own.
About Our Skin
- The Epidermis is the skin’s surface, a layer rich in keratin that provides toughness and water-resistance. Dead skin cells are shed here and this is where the color pigment melanin is found.
- The second layer is called the dermis. This composes of collagen which gives our skin elasticity, fats, elastin, nerves and blood vessels.
- Last is the subcutaneous layer. This deeper layer consists of only fat.
Read more about how our skin works here.
3 Ways to Rejuvenate Dull Skin
How to brighten dull skin, simply:
In other words, keep your skin clean, give it a gentle scrub regularly and feed it with moisture. For Prime natural beauties such as ourselves, this is really required if you don’t live in a sub tropical climate like me!
Each morning, first thing is I drink a glass of water before my cup of tea. This is good for your skin and it gets the kidneys into action. Use a homemade moisturizing Spritzer Spray to hydrate the skin throughout the day.
Reduce Chemicals and Toxins
It’s easy to be concerned by the long list of ingredients in commercial skin products. These may potentially be harmful to your skin or body. Instead, try a blend of homemade natural skin care products that include pure essential oils. Beauty recipes for homemade cosmetics include moisturizers, facial scrubs, cleansers and even serums, soaps and toothpaste!
The benefits of making your own anti aging moisturizer for mature skin:
- Hydration locks in moisture.
- You know what goes on your face – no harsh preservatives/chemicals
- Helps reduce the formation of fine lines and wrinkles
- Doesn’t strip your skin of it’s own natural oils
- Customizing your beauty products to match skin type soothes irritated skin
- Inexpensive to make and is fun!
The largest organ in our body is our skin. It is the first barrier of defense against bacteria and disease, so it makes sense to look after it! Our production of natural oils also traps water beneath it preventing the loss of water through evaporation. The problem is, that as we age, our mature skin produces less oil so we must nourish and protect it.
While many of the commercial anti-wrinkle moisturizers and beauty products on the market contain oils, the problem is they are mixed with harsh artificial fragrances, colors, parabens and other toxic ingredients that end up in our lipid, or fat layer of our skin. So now, unfortunately the body has the task of removing and detoxifying those chemical intruders.
Remember, no matter what you are told by advertising, once we have wrinkles there is no magic potion that will miraculously make them disappear. However, we can definitely slow and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by eating well, incorporating plenty of healthy Omega fats (such as fish and nuts) and staying properly hydrated drinking plenty of healthy fluids. Drinking our 8 glasses of water a day can be a challenge, especially during the winter months. Find interesting and tasty water alternatives and combinations of infused water recipe ideas here. You will get the added benefit of nutrients and minerals by infusing drinks, much like you do when drinking tea.
The other noticeable way to keep your skin feeling rejuvenated is by exfoliating. Using a sponge, cloth (or a favorite facial scrub recipe) gently use small circular motions to remove the dry and dead skin cells. Your skin will not only feel better but will lose that dull appearance. I do this daily when makeup has been applied, every few days if not. All over your body and especially legs get very dry and can look like alligator’s skin, so be sure to exfoliate regularly. When we see those tell tale signs of flaky bits on the bed sheets or in our long pants we know it is definitely time to exfoliate!!
Sun can damage our skin and promote age spots, especially the delicate areas on our face and hands. Much of the damage was done at an early age (back in the day when we used to go to the beach without sunscreen) To help reduce the risk of premature aging of skin apply sunscreen and or sunscreen makeup. Always wear a hat outside when possible. If you use sunscreen, this may not be essential, however a wonderful extra precaution. I wear a hat even when hanging out the washing during summer time – when the sun’s rays are at the peak of their damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
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