6 Skincare Tips For Effortless Beauty

  • By RenewAlliance, Inc.
  • 16 Oct, 2015

It is said that age is just a state of mind, but looking youthful certainly takes more than a positive outlook. 

Taking care of your skin and yourself, will keep you looking and feeling young.
Taking care of your skin and yourself, will keep you looking and feeling young.
Aging skin is a part of life, to be sure, but there are many skin care tips that can help you to care for your self, and your skin, slowing this process and preserving the youthful firmness and glow that characterize beautiful, young skin.
1) Take Care of Your Skin
It may seem like the obvious answer, but having a good skincare routine can really help to fight the signs of aging. Cleansing and moisturizing the skin, as well as protecting it from the sun with sunscreen, can make a significant difference in the amount of wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots that appear as you age. All skin ages, so care for all of your skin, paying close attention to your hands, neck, eyes and lips, as these are the areas that begin to show signs of aging first.
2) Moisturize Me!
Nourishing the skin with moisture has a major effect on its condition, especially when it comes to aging. Dry skin is damaged skin, and damaged skin looks older. Choosing the right moisturizer may seem difficult, but going natural is always a safe solution. Oil moisturizers, such as virgin coconut oil, nourish the skin and add a layer of protection. In fact, virgin coconut oil has antibacterial properties as well, providing a layer of protection for the skin against bacteria that may cause breakouts or inflammation.
3) Take Your Vitamins ... And Wear Them, Too!
Antioxidants are one of the most important weapons in the arsenal doing battle with the signs of aging, fighting the negative effects of free radicals including environmental damage and UV rays. Free radicals are primarily responsible for wrinkles, age spots, lose of firmness and elasticity, even bags under the eyes.

Vitamin C is considered the most potent and powerful antioxidant, whether you eat it, drink it, or put it directly on to the skin. Boosting the immune system and stimulating collagen production, Vitamin C helps to improve exfoliation, decrease inflammation, and brighten the skin naturally.
4) Tea: The Fountain of Youth?
Another popular antioxidant is tea, specifically green or white tea. Drinking green tea, or preferably the less-processed white tea, gives your entire body a major antioxidant boost. Green and white teas contain EGCG, a powerful antioxidant that increases the rate of cell turnover, renewing the skin and improving its texture and overall health. You can also mix green tea powder into brewed white tea and make a topical mask, which is a great way to give your skin a delicious dose of wrinkle-fighting antioxidants.
5) Off With the Old, In With the Youthful
Exfoliation is one of the most important elements of a good skincare routine, refreshing the skin by removing dead and dull surface cells, allowing the fresh, more youthful layers to emerge. Exfoliated skin also absorbs moisturizers much better. A good exfoliating scrub need not be rough or too abrasive, as you don't wish to damage your skin. Natural exfoliants, including oatmeal, sugar, and finely-ground walnut shells can gently remove dead skin without being too abrasive. A homemade scrub of sugar and lemon juice adds the benefit of alpha-hydroxy acid, as well as Vitamin C, so you get a does of antioxidants as well.
6) Caring For Your Collagen Levels
Collagen is the protein in our skin that keeps it looking plump, firm and youthful. As aging progresses, however, the levels of collagen in the body decrease drastically, leading to tell-tale signs of age such as wrinkles and fine lines, as well as sagging skin. Preserving your collagen levels, as well as stimulating the production of collagen in the skin, can help to keep your skin looking luminous and firm for much longer.

Some natural supplements can help to boost collagen levels. Grape seed extract supplements, for example, protect the existing collagen in the skin by boosting antioxidant levels in the blood. Collagen is very vulnerable to the effects of free radicals, so it is easy to see why antioxidants can be so effective.

Collagen supplements, specifically liquid collagen supplements, are an increasingly popular way of boosting collagen levels in the skin. Used as part of a daily healthy skin routine, collagen drink supplements, such as LAC Taut Premium Collagen , deliver a high concentration of ingestible hydrolyzed collagen to boost your levels, improve collagen production, and firm and strengthen not only the skin, but the hair and nails as well.

Collagen is a large molecule in its natural form, making it too difficult to digest easily and be absorbed through the intestine into the body. Hydrolyzed collagen, on the other hand, has been broken down into smaller molecules, so it is much more digestible and easily absorbed. Taut Premium Collagen delivers a potent shot of this hydrolyzed collagen in drinkable form, allowing you to easily take your supplement and allowing the valuable collagen to quickly make its way to the waiting cells.

Keeping your skin young-looking and healthy does not have to be a major chore. With proper care, and the right nourishment both inside and out, you can even reverse the signs of aging, preserving your skin's beautiful, luminous look for years to come.

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