Natural Anti-Aging Methods

Nothing can compare with the sheer horror of catching sight of that first under eye wrinkle, or that moment you realise that your skin just isn’t as plump as it used to be. Aging is a process every person on the planet will endure, no matter how rich or how many good genes they managed to acquire off their parents, we are all heading down the same path.

It’s a known fact that women will try anything in an attempt to turn back the clock, some may seek a more youthful appearance down the surgery route, and some may just blow their weekly wage on a shed load of expensive creams, oils and serums in a bid to vanish the pesky lines. But before you rush down one of these anti-aging roads, why not try some natural tricks and tips from our friends over at Ellipse UK to include in your daily routine which could actually prevent future wrinkles and also won’t break the bank. Win win.

Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is bursting with ingredients such as fatty acids and linoleic acid, making it an effective moisturiser that leaves your skin silky and smooth. Its also rich in Vitamin D, E and B complex, which has been known to reduce scarring and rashes on skin.

For best results, apply the oil directly onto the skin for a few minutes then wash off in the shower, or for more of a deep skin pamper, apply before bed, leave overnight and allow you’re the oil to replenish and nourish your skin.

Give up Sugar!

Giving up sugar may seem like an impossible task when it seems to be in everything we consume, yet having a smaller intake has been known to reduce your chances of getting wrinkles, this is because eating a lot of processed sugar can weaken the collagen levels in your skin, and we need Collagen if we want to keep our skin baby soft and supple.

Look after your hands

Your hands are probably the one part of your body that you take the least care of, and yet they are the part we use most often. It isn’t rocket science, a simple rich and nourishing moisturiser applied of an evening will be just enough to give your hands the moisture they deserve after a long day of hard graft.

Ginger Tea

Drinking ginger tea as a way of preventing wrinkles is an age-old hack that many people still live by. Originating from India, it is renowned for preventing collagen breakdown in the skin, you can also add a touch of honey to reduce inflammation.

Use a Sunscreen

Applying a high factor SPF sunscreen to your skin daily is the simplest way prevent aging, yet so many people completely bypass this believing that sunscreen is only necessary on holiday. Sun damage is the quickest route to looking old before your time, and the only real way to prevent this is ensuring you use at least a factor 30 every day, even if it’s cloudy. Many makeup products now include an SPF within the formula, however applying an actual SPF before your makeup would be more beneficial in the long run.

Beauty Sleep

Trying to catch the recommended amount of 8 hours of sleep a night can be tough, especially if you work long hours, have a busy social life, or just can’t quite get your head down of a night, but the professionals are right when they say this is one of the main ways to reduce ageing and give us a brighter complexion. Sleep lowers the adrenaline levels and enables the body to produce certain hormones that repair cells, without the necessary amount of sleep there will be a lack of these hormones which leads to inflammation and eventually signs of aging.

If you suffer from insomnia there are many herbal remedies you can try which can help you nod off.

Berries against Aging

Berries (blueberries) in particular carry a huge number of antioxidants.

Everyone who loves berries will probably like this anti-aging hack. Raspberries, strawberries and blueberries carry a huge number of antioxidants. Blueberries in particular are richest in antioxidants. This substance not only keeps you young by hindering the skin from aging but also prevents cancer.

Train for Firm Skin

This takes probably the most commitment of all anti-aging methods introduced here. However, it is highly effective. In order to look young and get firm skin, working out is crucial. Especially strength training is key, as the muscles get toned and the skin will stop sagging. The difference can be seen especially on arms and legs but also on every other part of the body. It is just a question of will power.

Vitamins and Calcium as Cheeky Little Helpers

Every pharmacy or drug stores sells vitamin E and C and calcium in form of tablets. It does not take a lot of effort to take them so it is an option for really everyone. They all help your skin rejuvenate. You can also invest in anti-aging nutraceuticals.

Position your Computer Correctly

Looking down all day can easily lead to wrinkles. Avoid therefore, looking down on your computer in the office. The screen should be ideally on eye level. Adapt your chair your screen for less wrinkles. This also helps sitting straight.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into her morning brew.