On our previous blogs we covered some of the underlying reason as to why we age. Environmental factors such as sun damage, or pollution can play a large part in premature ageing. Even with generous sunscreen applications you won’t be able to completely avoid all harm. We’ve compiled some of the best natural remedies for you to use in your anti-ageing routine.
If you’re out and about in areas with pollution, it’s absolutely essential that you wash your face. Pollution will stick to your face, and accelerate premature ageing. For a more in-depth look at how pollution can damage your skin, check out our previous blog. When you find yourself home from a long day out in polluted areas make sure to wash away with soap for your body, and a nice facial mask.
Washing your skin can leave it feeling dry, and looking dull. So it’s important to moisturize your skin. Picking the right products to use can be tricky, especially when it comes to your face. Everybody has differing skin types, so picking the right product can often be a case of trial and error. Argan works really well on your face because of its nourishing fatty acid content, and its dryness. Unlike most oils Argan won’t leave your face oily, which is especially useful if you’re prone to oily skin.
Not only useful in the kitchen VCO (virgin coconut oil) can be used to moisturize both your skin, and hair. In colder climates the oil may become solid, however application to your skin will melt it away. To use coconut oil be sure to first wash your skin clean, as you don’t want any dirt trapped in. Once applied make sure you massage it in, and allow it to set, and nourish your skin with its antibacterial properties helping protect against acne, and environmental damage. Its rich hydration will smooth out wrinkles, leaving your skin feeling soft and plump. Dehydration can leave your skin crackling, and VCO is ideal for whole body moisturizing. It also has a natural UV protection. Helping prevent the sun from further ageing you.
Tamanu is one of the less well known oils on our list. This plant originated in Polynesia and is loaded with anti ageing properties. It can also accelerate wound healing, and help get rid of scaring. Perfect for those who may have acne scars. It’s anti-inflammatory properties also make it useful for when your breaking out with acne.
Castor oil’s anti-microbial properties are useful for helping protect against pollution damage. It’s a anti-inflammatory, helping to sooth skin that’s been damaged by sun. The oil also promotes the growth of new skin tissue, especially useful if your skin has acquired damage.