Say NO To Skin Aging Today!

Dr. Pradeep Aggarwal    14-09-2016 Consult

We have all been there: Catching ourselves shamelessly staring our hairdresser, dermatologist, random people on the road, teacher or even our best friends and wondering how on earth does she pull it off? What's the secret behind her great hair, pore-free complexion, or flawless skin?
You don't have to worry anymore, because we're here to reveal some of their dark anti-ageing secrets!

1. Straws- Make you look old!
An innocent habit as it seems, sipping from the straw accentuates the facial muscles where fine lines can occur, the more you use those muscles, the more noticeable the lines there will become!

2.  Sesame Oil- Hydrate your skin!
Make it a habit, to massage organic sesame oil from the health-food store all over your body. Working it in will wake you up and increase blood circulation. Also, the oil will hydrate your skin, giving it a healthy glow. After a bath, the oil naturally cleans away dead skin cells.

3. Smoking is injurious to your Skin!
Smoking increases wrinkles due to facial motion, and it also has a vasoconstriction effect, which means it chokes off blood vessel circulation.

4. Honey-  Get rid of those dark circles today!
Honey the nature's best moisturizer comes handy to keep wrinkles at bay! Our skin needs to be properly moisturized at all times. Apply honey on your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes to hydrate your skin and get rid of fine lines. This is one of the best anti-aging medicines you can ever use and is cheaper than the hundred thousand cosmetic industry! 

5. Eat healthy for a healthy skin!
While a healthy diet does wonders for your skin, fruits and veggies that contain antioxidants like vitamins B and E are particularly great for skin. Antioxidants help protect skin against free radicals in the environment, which damage skin cells. They work to prevent free radicals from breaking down the skin's elastin and collagen, resulting in more youthful, healthier skin.

6. Coconut and Milk make your skin younger!
Coconut is blessed with a power that fights all signs of aging and makes your skin soft and smooth. It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which keep the wrinkles away.
TIP: Grate a coconut and squeeze out the milk out of it. Soak a cotton ball in this milk and apply it all over the face. After 20 minutes, rinse with cool water.

7. Silky Pillow Cases give you a healthy skin!
Cotton and polyester tug at the delicate skin on your face, but silk and satin pillowcases are gentler, and can prevent you from waking up with creased cheeks. 
TIP: Silky Pillow Cases also prevent frizzy hair!

8. Do away with Stress for a beautiful skin!
Stressful situations take a toll on more than just your mental health. Stress and stress-associated hormones have aging effects. To prevent premature aging, it is recommended to take steps to de-stress your life- whether that means getting more sleep, practicing yoga, or learning to meditate.

9. Avoid too much Salt!
Did you know that eating high-sodium foods make your body retain water, leaving you feeling heavy and bloated. So it should come as no surprise that super-salty fare triggers a similar response in your face, giving you a puffier appearance (under your eyes, for example). To cut back gradually, start cooking with salt-free flavor boosters such as chili peppers, lemon juice, and fresh herbs. Not only will you look less bloated, but a low-sodium diet will also reduce your risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

10. Rose Water for a Rosy Skin!
Rose water has regenerating properties and also has a calming effect on the skin. It increases the blood circulation in the capillaries and thus reduces thread veins. It also reduces blemishes and puffiness under the eyes.
TIP: Take two teaspoons of pure rose water. To this, add half a teaspoon of lemon juice and a few drops of glycerin. Dip a cotton ball into this and apply it all over the face. Keep it overnight to get a flawless skin!

Moreover, always KEEP IT SIMPLE! After a long hard day at work, go home, always remember to wash your face with a drugstore cleanser, put on a moisturizer and sleep tight!