I’m fond of telling my friends and family that I’ve earned every one of the gray hairs on my head and every last wrinkle on my face. But if you, like me, are starting to see a few too many crow’s feet staring back at you in the mirror I’ve got some great news.
You can begin to erase the fine lines and reverse those wrinkles starting today with a few simple natural solutions that will have them accusing you of having surgery or spending thousands on spa treatments and super high-end skin lines.
Rosehips—the small fruits of the rosebush plant that are left behind once the flower has bloomed and lost its petals—could be the key to erasing those fine lines around your eyes and mouth that make your look older than you feel. A rosehip supplement can help plump up your skin restoring elasticity and leaving it younger looking.
The fatty acids in rosehips help your skin hold on to moisture. And the fruit’s antioxidants fight inflammation as well as the breakdown of the elastin and collagen in your skin that keep it smooth and wrinkle-free.
When researchers tested a 450 mg rosehip supplement on a group of women ranging in age from 35 a 65, after 8 weeks the women had significant improvements in crow’s feet, skin moisture and elasticity according to the study published in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging.1
Rosehip is available as a powder (try mixing it into your smoothies) or in capsules.
2. Coconut oil:
El mismo aceite de coco prensado en frío orgánica se utiliza para cocinar se puede utilizar para restaurar la humedad a la piel, ayudando a reducir la aparición de arrugas y haciendo que se vea años más joven.
And the best part about this natural moisturizer? You don’t have to do a thing to prepare it.
Scoop a little coconut oil directly out of the jar, suavemente alisarlo en su cara y el cuello durante la noche, y lavar la cara con agua tibia por la mañana. De hecho, coconut oil makes a great whole body moisturizer. Se deja la piel súper hidratada y mirando sin arrugas.
In one randomized, double-blind study of folks with rough, dry, scaly and itchy skin (a common skin condition called xerosis) who began using coconut oil had significantly improved skin hydration.2 Another study, published in the International Journal of Dermatology, revealed that coconut oil can fight the skin dryness that ages your face by decreasing moisture loss. In the study, 117 folks with atopic dermatitis—an inflammatory condition that causes skin to lose moisture—used coconut oil twice a day for just 8 weeks, y vio un promedio 20 point improvement in their skin’s ability to retain moisture.3
And when researchers used coconut oil on a group of preterm newborn babies to protect them against a common problem in preemies… losing water through the skin (trans-epidermal water loss or TEWL)… the coconut oil passed the test with flying colors. Los bebés tratados con el aceite tuvieron significativamente menos signos de TEWL, y tenían una mejor calidad general de la piel.4
Confession time. I’ve never met an avocado that I didn’t love. This delicious creamy fruit is a staple in my kitchen, and it turns out that’s a good thing because although avocados might be ugly they can do an incredible job making you beautiful.
Los aguacates son ricos en grasas monoinsaturadas arrugas borrar y vitamina E, así como naturalmente ricos en antioxidantes combaten los radicales libres. Y esta fruta trabajador tiene una doble función de apoyo sana, youthful-looking skin both from the inside AND the outside.
Y no se preocupe, los tipos adecuados de fats are good for your overall health, including skin health. De hecho, las dietas ricas en grasas saturadas, tales como aquellas que se encuentran los aguacates pueden ayudar a que su piel más firme y más suave. For example, en un estudio japonés, las mujeres que comieron más grasa tenían una mejor elasticidad de la piel. And the ladies who indulged in saturated fats had fewer wrinkles.5
Y un estudio de los EE.UU., published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, revealed women who ate more of a healthy fat had less signs of skin aging such as saggy, wrinkled or dry skin.6 And animal studies have found that avocado extracts can actually encourage the production of new collagen in the skin.7,8
Add avocados to eggs and salads, toss them on top of sandwiches, or try them plain with just a dash of Himalayan or sea salt (my favorite way to eat them). Or make a simple, anti-aging, moisturizing mask.
|Avocado Wrinkle-Erasing Mask|
|This simple mask leaves your face feeling super soft and glowing with good health.
Do they work? Well I overheard my brother whispering to my sister-in-law the other day, "Creo que mi hermana está envejeciendo a la inversa." Fue el mejor cumplido que he recibido, así que piensa en mantener estas tres soluciones naturales,en my bag of tricks.
And don’t forget to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, get plenty of beauty sleep and don’t smoke!
1.”The effectiveness of a standardized rose hip powder, containing seeds and shells of Rosa canina, on cell longevity, skin wrinkles, moisture, and elasticity,” Clin Interv Aging. 2015; 10: 1849–1856
2. A randomized double-blind controlled trial comparing extra virgin coconut oil with mineral oil as a moisturizer for mild to moderate xerosis,” Dermatitis. 2004 Sep;15(3):109-16.
3. “The effect of topical virgin coconut oil on SCORAD index, transepidermal water loss, and skin capacitance in mild to moderate pediatric atopic dermatitis: a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial,” International Journal of Dermatology, Volume 53, Issue 1, enero 2014, Pages 100–108
4. “Topical Oil Application and Trans-Epidermal Water Loss in Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Infants-A Randomized Trial,” J Trop Pediatr. 2015 Dec;61(6):414-20
5. “Association of dietary fat, vegetables and antioxidant micronutrients with skin ageing in Japanese women.” Br J Nutr. 2010;103(10):1493-8
6. “Dietary nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance among middle-aged American women.” Am J Clin Nutr October 2007 vol. 86 no. 4 1225-123
7. “The effect of various avocado oils on skin collagen metabolism.” Connect Tissue Res. 1991;26(1-2):1-10
8. “Effect of semisolid formulation of persea americana mill (avocado) oil on wound healing in rats.”Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:472382
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