Use Safe Cosmetics On Your Face
According to Safe Cosmetics, you should avoid any products that contain the following ingredients:
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
That’s a long list! And there are still a lot more chemicals to avoid.
Protect Your Skin From U.V. Damage
One of the biggest threats for your skin is U.V. damage.
Excessive sun exposure triggers the formation of free radicals in your skin, which are molecules that damage healthy skin cells in your body and lead to early signs of aging.
This free radical damage also increases the risk of skin cancer and skin complications.
For example, when you burn your skin for being out in the sun for too long, that means U.V. rays already created damage in your skin cells, and you don’t want that!
If you expose your unprotected skin to the sun frequently, you put your skin at risk of more pronounced wrinkles, red patches, and uneven skin tone and texture.
Make Sleep A Priority
Beauty sleep is not a myth.
Sleeping well every night might be more effective at fighting aging than any expensive treatment.
During sleeping, your body goes through a process of cell regeneration and repair that gets rid of dead cells, triggers the growth of new cells, and helps your skin produce more collagen, which keeps it tight and firm.
Sleeping well also helps to reverse some of the damage your skin might have received during the day.
Poor sleep has the opposite effect. It makes your skin look dull, saggy, and lifeless.
Stress and anxiety have a significant impact on your skin’s health.
Stress can trigger and worsen skin conditions, damage cells, and speed up cellular aging.
A study found that chronic stress can alter the permeability of the skin, increase water loss through the skin, decrease water retention on the skin, and impair the protective barrier of your skin.
This means that stress can make your skin more vulnerable to external damage and decrease its ability to remain hydrated and plump.
Moisturize With Natural Oils
Instead of buying store-bought moisturizers, use natural oils.
Carrier and Essential Oils have many anti aging, healing and rejuvenating properties that will help to balance your skin, hydrate it, and keep it healthy.
Oils are rich in fatty acids that help to diminish wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and skin conditions.
Any skin type can use oils as a moisturizer (yes, even oily skin!).