You will often hear that getting older doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing – we get more time to focus on ourselves, we are comfortable in our bodies, and we have already made our place in this world. Still, it’s not all sunshine and daisies – we notice that our eyesight is getting weaker, that we get tired more easily, and that our skin lost its youthful glow. On the other hand, while stopping the ageing process is impossible, there are many natural ways to rejuvenate your skin.
Oatmeal for exfoliation
People love eating oatmeal in the morning because it’s great for digestion and boosts metabolism, but few know that oatmeal is also great for skin. It will soothe irritated skin rather quickly because it has many anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s also great for those who struggle with acne outbreaks. What is more, it can lighten your skin, especially when combined with lemon juice. Use a blender to make oatmeal exfoliating paste – a tablespoon of oatmeal, a tablespoon of raw honey, and a little bit of water is all it takes. Leave the paste on your face for about twenty minutes, and when it’s dry, rinse it with cold water to close your pores.
Why not start every morning with a great routine which will help you relax and do wonders for your skin? With only a couple of minutes of light facial massage with a few drops of oil, your skin will be transformed. If your eyes are puffy in the morning, and the puffiness doesn’t go away for hours, you can try gently massaging your eyelids with a bit of eye cream to de-puff your eyes. This will also help remove the excess fluid out of that area. Also, you can try rubbing your forehead in small circles before you go to bed. Starting slowly between your brows and slowly work your way towards the temples. The movements will help you relax and stimulate collagen production.
Use moisturizing masks
The key to keeping smooth skin for a very long time is to use moisturizers every day. Not only will this stop deep wrinkles from appearing, but you’ll also reduce the appearance of small wrinkles on your face. Moisturizers act as temporary wrinkle-fillers and keep your skin supple and soft. Go get that fresh and smooth complexion, you can try applying homemade moisturizing masks which you can make at home. The most popular ingredients include avocados, raw honey, plain yoghurt, egg whites, and lemon juice. Use these masks at least three times a week, leave it on for twenty minutes, and rinse with lukewarm water.
Green tea is great for your metabolism, it has caffeine so it’s a great replacement for your morning coffee, and the best thing – it can be used to make the best toner for your skin. Along with caffeine, green tea is rich with antioxidants which soothe irritated and sensitive skin. For those who would like to brighten their complexion a bit, a bit of lemon and mint will do just that; and the best thing is that it’s completely natural. Simply boil three teaspoons of green tea and a teaspoon of mint leaves in a cup of water, and once it’s cool add a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. If you use it regularly, this tonic will ‘erase’ the ‘erase’ the first signs of premature ageing and reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles.
Tighter skin with rose water
Rose water is known for its amazing smell, but it does a wonderful job with removing the dirt from your pores. Asides from smelling divine and being a great cleanser, rose water can help restore firmness to your skin and make it tighter. There are many options on the market, but the best rose water is sold as ‘distilled water of roses’ and it’s completely chemical-fee. Use two teaspoons of rose water, add four drops of glycerine and half a teaspoon of lemon juice, and use a cotton ball to apply the mixture to your face and neck every morning If you’re not really satisfied with the results and you’re looking for a more permanent solution, schedule an effective eyelid surgery in Sydney.
It can be difficult to face the fact that we’re getting older, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a bad thing. Ageing has its downsides, but it also brings us many things to look forward to: free time, more money, being able to focus on ourselves and our hobbies, feeling confident in our bodies… Still, if you would like to look as young as you feel, feel free to try different things and when you find the one you like best, stick to it.
About the Author
Ian Pearson is a passionate sports fan, nature and photography enthusiast, always trying to keep up to date with tech innovations and development.