Tips for Younger Looking Skin

Beauty may be skin deep or may even lie in the eyes of the beholder. But beauty definitely captures people’s attention. This can be elaborated by the fact that standards of beauty have been imposed on women these days in several forms, and women are constantly found striving hard to achieve the perfect beauty, and maintain it. Aging is a woman’ s worst enemy and she tries to use all the armament to overcome aging. Sadly, there is no philosopher’s stone to prevent aging. But, there certainly are some effective tips that can be used to have younger looking skin.

How to Get Younger Looking Skin Naturally
You may not be aware, but, there are certain practical beauty tips for younger looking skin that neither include expensive cosmetics nor anti-aging creams. They include:

Diet
Women should accept the fact that diet plays an important role in having younger looking skin. Although you must have subscribed to a fad or weight loss diet which may be useful in having the perfect figure, most of the diets make the skin look dull and tired. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables will help in making your skin look healthy. Adequate vitamin C is essential to make the skin look younger and shinier. Oranges, lemon, grapefruit, Goji berries, green tea are good sources of vitamin C. Similarly, foods like multi-grain bread, oats, muesli, mangoes, avocado; fish like mackerel, sardines, salmon, etc., help in keeping the skin supple. At the same time, dairy products, milk and cottage cheese are good anti-aging foods.

Drinking 8 glasses of water every day also helps in keeping the skin hydrated. If you do not drink adequate amount of water, your skin can grow drier and tighter, which then gives rise to wrinkles. Do not replace water with fruit juices as plain water is more important than other fluids. Remember, well hydrated skin looks younger. Similarly, do not drink excess water at once, divide the amount and spread it throughout the day.

Exercise
Exercise is very helpful in blood circulation which makes the skin glow. Exercise also stimulates all parts of the body and helps rejuvenate the skin. You can consult your doctor or trainer to find out what is the best exercise for you. Daily 20 – 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercises is helpful for a healthy body and skin. You should also choose an exercise that you really like in order to make sure you stick to it.

Skin Cleaning
The simplest way to care for your skin is to keep it clean, toned, and moisturized. Cleansing is the simplest way of skin care. You should select a cleansing lotion depending on the type of your skin, whether it is oily or dry. You need to wash your face more than 2 – 3 times a day in case you have oily skin, whereas, dry skin needs to be washed only for 1 – 2 times daily. It is also recommended not to have a bath with very hot water as it leads to drying and wrinkling of the skin. On the other hand, do not use an ordinary bar of soap to wash your face for the same reason.

Prevent Exposure to Sun
The sun also plays a crucial role in aging. Although you may enjoy the occasional sun bath and getting the perfect tan, it is not good to have your skin exposed to the sun on a daily basis. Look for the best sunscreen in the market that is suitable to your skin (do not compromise on the cost). You should also remember not to rely on the sunscreen alone to protect against the sun. You should wear protective clothing, gloves, hats, sunglasses, and also avoid getting exposed to the sun in the peak hours from 11 am to 3 pm.

Some More Beauty Tips
Apart from these natural and effective ways, here are some more simple tips for healthy and younger looking skin.

– Smoking speeds up the normal aging process and results in sagging and wrinkling of the skin. Therefore, stop smoking immediately.
You should also reduce the intake of caffeine as it has an adverse effect on the skin cells.
– Skin massage with homemade products like milk and saffron will help in keeping skin soft and smooth.
– Make use of purifying masks or peels once a week as they help in getting rid of dirt from the pores of the skin.
– A good night’s sleep for 7 – 8 hours every day is very beneficial for the overall health as well as skin.
– Avoid trying different cosmetics and makeup products on your skin to prevent damage.
– Last but not the least, do not frown as that will make the wrinkles on your skin more prominent. Whereas a smile can lighten up your face and make it appear more attractive!

Therefore, if you wish to save yourself from the Botox treatment or cosmetic surgery, try these methods for having younger looking skin. These natural and practical beauty tips will be beneficial to you to slow down your aging process and help you look young and beautiful!

Beauty Tips for the Face

Well, all that is fine, certainly, but it is no reason why you cannot have a perfect, blemish-free face to look back every time you peer in the mirror. And, exposure to sun, pollution, late nights, and long hours just add to your misery all the more. The market is full of beauty products that splash those beautiful women, just to add further more to your agony. With all this, the question that haunts most of the women is, how to keep those wrinkles and marks away? Well, worry not, for this article enlists some beauty tips for the face that you can all try to get the desired results.

The Golden Rule: The rule of ‘Keep it Clean’, will work wonders if followed religiously. Sleeping with makeup and pollutants stuck on your face is an absolute NO NO!

Tips to be Followed

Cleansing: Dab a rich, cleansing lotion or cream all over the face and neck. Massage it gently into the skin in an upward motion. Make sure you keep your eyes closed at all time. Use a damp facial tissue or a cotton ball to remove the cleanser, again in the upward direction.

Exfoliating: Exfoliating should be a part of the weekly cleansing process. Daily exfoliating upsets the skin. It will help remove dead skin cells that block the pores, causing acne and dull skin. Exfoliation is suitable for normal and oily skin, whereas, dry skin should be scrubbed with facial scrubs that have lesser amount of granules and more cream. Always use the scrub in a circular motion all over the face and neck and wash it out with water.

Toning: Toning helps to remove traces of dirt, make-up, or residual cleanser that have been left behind. It will also help to restore the natural pH level of the skin, and close pores. Soak a cotton ball with the toner and apply it all over the face and neck. Pay more attention to the nose and chin area, these two places are more prone to blackhead deposits.

Moisturizing: Daily wear and tear of the skin, depletes it of its natural softness and suppleness. Moisturizing it regularly with a good quality lotion or cream, will replenish the facial skin making it smooth. For the day, use a light cream or lotion with a sunscreen in it, while at night use a repair cream. Apply the moisturizer in circular motion all over the face and neck. Reapply, if out in the sun for more than four hours.

Homemade Beauty Recipes

Cleansers

Milk Cleanser: This is one ingredient that forms the base of many cleansers. Take full cream milk in a small bowl. Dab a cotton pad in it and spread it all over the face. Using clean fingers, massage the milk into the skin in upward and circular motion. Take another cotton pad, dip very cold water and remove the milk from the face and neck.

Buttermilk and Fennel Cleanser: In the top part of a double boiler, heat ½ cup buttermilk and two tablespoons of crushed fennel seeds, for half an hour. Remove from heat and let it sit for a while. Strain and pour into bottle and refrigerate. Cleanse the face with this concoction using a cotton pad.

Toner

Cucumber Honey Toner: Puree one medium-sized cucumber in a blender and sieve it to get the juice. Add one teaspoon honey in it and blend well. Store covered, in the refrigerator. Smooth over face and neck twice in a day.

Apple Toner: The juice of a well-cleaned apple works as an excellent astringent. Smooth over the face and let it dry.

Moisturizer

Cream Moisturizer: Blend two tablespoons of sour cream and one tablespoon of honey with a half mashed banana. Apply to face and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water.

Tomato Yogurt Moisturizer: Blend two tablespoons of tomato juice with four teaspoons of full cream fresh yogurt. Smooth over face and neck for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Night Lotion: Mix two parts pure rose water with one part good quality glycerin. Massage into the facial skin in circular motion every night.

Exfoliator

Oatmeal: Take one tablespoon of oatmeal and two almonds and powder it. Add some full cream milk in it. Smooth over the face and neck. In a circular motion, gently exfoliate the skin with it. Rinse it off with cold water.

Honey Scrub: Powder four almonds, add to it two teaspoon of milk, half teaspoon honey and flour to make a thick paste. Rub gently into skin and rinse with warm water.

Face Masks

Honey Mask: Soak a clean hand towel in warm water, squeeze out all the water, and place it on your face for a minute. This will open up the pores. Now, apply honey on the face and neck and rinse it off, first with warm water, then with cold after half an hour. Use it once a week after cleaning the face well.

Egg White Mask: Separate the egg yolk from the white and add a little milk to it. Blend it well, and using a thick clean paint brush, apply it all over the face and neck in upward direction. Let it dry, let it really stretch the face. Rinse with cold water. This is an old beauty treatment used by Japanese women.

Avocado Carrot Cream Mask: Combine one ripe avocado (mashed), one steamed and mashed carrot, half cup fresh full cream, one well beaten egg, and three tablespoons of honey in a bowl. Blend it well until smooth. Spread it all over your cleansed face and neck and leave it for half an hour before washing it off with cold water. It is best to lie down when you have the mask on, else it could drip down.

Well, I hope these homemade beauty tips, will get you the desired results. Many of the things that can enhance our skin are easily found in our kitchens. An important thing to bear in mind is, most of these homemade beauty recipes will work extremely well if you combine them with good eating habits and exercise.