As we near the 30 year mark, our body would start showing visible signs of aging, most of which would start appearing on the face. The facial skin is more sensitive than the skin present in the other parts of the body and so is more prone to aging faster. The appearance of fine lines on the face, usually adjudged as the first tell tale sign of aging, would soon be followed by wrinkles, dark spots, discoloration, crow’s eyes, chapped lips and a whole lot of other issues if one neglects taking care of his/her skin properly.
Anti Aging Tips for Facial Skin Care
It is always considered best to start caring for your facial skin before you actually start to see the signs of aging. And even though you can opt for branded beauty products and expensive salon treatments to look youthful, the best bet would be to opt for home made remedies that would both be effective and cheap. Not to forget mentioning the absence of harmful side effects!
Water keeps the entire body (including the face) well hydrated. A well hydrated body would in turn look toned and youthful. So make it a point to drink plenty of water, fluids or fresh fruit juices on a daily basis to banish fine lines and wrinkles from your face.
Adding fruits and vegetables that are high in water content can also keep your facial skin radiant and wrinkle free. Foods rich in antioxidants (avocados, blueberries etc.) would also help rid your body off unwanted harmful radical that could cause damage to your facial skin.
Enhance the Moisturizing Effect
Remember how Jennifer Aniston claimed to stick her face in a tray of ice cubes every morning to retain her youthful look? Well, you don’t need to do the same. But a little variation can help your facial skin by leaps and bounds.
After washing your face with an anti aging lotion or face wash, run some ice cubes over your face. Make sure you cover the face completely and repeat the procedure for about 2 minutes. Alternatively, you can opt to wash your face in ice cold water (ice cubes work better of course).
Apply some moisturizer after this. Your skin would be able to absorb more moisturizer and retain it for longer periods, thus looking beautiful, radiant and youthful in the process. A few nights of this procedure and your skin would start developing a natural, youthful glow!
Fruit and Vegetable Masks
The good thing about fruits and vegetables is that you can use them as fruit masks as well. A good number of fruits and vegetables are known for their anti aging properties and can prove to be very effective when applied on the face. Here are some of the best fruit/vegetable facial mask options most people guarantee would yield fruitful results.
Fruits like papaya, pineapple and avocado are known for their potential anti aging qualities and are used as facial masks by many individuals who crave for radiant, youthful skin.
While papaya pulp has high antioxidant properties that help to keep the skin clear and moisturized, the core of a pineapple helps to effectively combat fine lines and wrinkles. Avocado pulp contains plenty of natural oils that help restore the elasticity and natural glow of the facial skin by stimulating collagen production.
Cucumbers contain a substance called silica and are usually used to combat dark circles under the eyes and crow’s feet. However, a cucumber face mask applied over the facial skin can help restore skin strength and elasticity, thereby making your face look younger by several years.
Grind a raw potato with fresh water to make a juice and wash your face with it twice a day. Alternatively, you can also make a potato face mask and apply it over your face for about 15 minutes daily. This would restore the natural glow of your facial skin and help reduce wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.
Rubbing a raw tomato over your face can make you look ravishing and youthful in minutes. To enhance the effect, you can make a paste containing tomatoes, turmeric paste and lemon juice. Apply the paste on your face for about 20 minutes at least thrice a week. You would be amazed with the results which would reflect on your face!
Additional Anti Aging Tips for Your Face
Here are some more tips that can keep those fine lines,wrinkles and dark spots etc. at bay.
Pulling out your eyelids while applying eye liner can cause the skin around the area to sag with time. You can also make sure that your eyes look fresh by placing frozen tea bags on them (the tea needs to contain caffeine) on them for at least 15 minutes every day. Doing so would reduce discoloration, dark circles and puffiness.
Try standing upside down for about 5 minutes every day. The posture would enhance blood flow to the face, thus making it look radiant and youthful. Don’t purse your lips often (the action you do when you kiss). Frequent pursing would cause wrinkles to erupt all over your lips and around your mouth.
Try applying face creams, lotions or moisturizers with a foundation brush. Applying cream on the face with the hands can tug at the skin, thus making it sag with time. A good foundation brush can help prevent skin pulling and keep your skin wrinkle free for a long time. Use upward strokes to apply the cream to prevent the skin from sagging with time.