Aging doesn't have to be noticeable. But as you age, the collagen in your skin stops being produced in abundance. Collagen is a protein and, with the help of keratin, makes your skin strong and smooth, making it resilient against the signs and damage of aging. Once the production of collagen slows down, your skin weakens and becomes saggy. This is when you start to see wrinkles and crows feet. Though there is no stopping your age, there are ways to boost the collagen production in your skin so no one can tell how old you are. Below are two cheap tricks you can do now to make aging less noticeable later.
Prune And Blueberry Mask
One of the main reasons your skin loses collagen and elasticity is because of free radicals. These free radicals cling to your face and attack the production of health skin cells. Antioxidants are the best way to combat these free radicals. Two of the biggest sources of antioxidants you can get, food wise, are prunes and blueberries. These two fruits will not only protect your skin away from free radicals, but it will also stimulate collagen production.
Mash six prunes and a handful of blueberries together in a small bowl until they are blended evenly. Massage the fruity solution into your skin and let it sit for about ten minutes before washing it away with lukewarm water. For added protection for your skin, you can also incorporate both fruits into your daily diet.
Avocado is the universe's gift to your skin. Not only will this fruit promote the natural production of collagen, bu it will also keep your skin hydrated and smooth. Avocado will help your skin regenerate healthy skin cells while removing the free radicals that are causing your skin cells to break down. On top of that, avocados will also help reduce the appearance of acne scars and age spots because it is full of plant steroids.
Mash up one avocado in a small bowl until it is blended well. Massage the solution into your skin and let it sit for ten minutes. When you are done, rinse it away with lukewarm water. For even more power, you can add about a tablespoon of honey. Honey is full of antioxidants and will cleanse your skin of dead skin cells while stimulating the production of healthy cells.
Age is just a number, but the older you get the less collagen your skin will produce. By using one of the simple tricks listed above now, you will stimulate natural collagen growth while treating your skin to the antioxidants it needs to stay younger, longer. For more information, talk with a cosmetic professional, such as Cynthia Lawder, MD.