Ever since the beginning of time, people have been trying to reach eternity and eternal life. Even though this is still a fairly distant goal, there are some things that came as a product of those efforts. They include various skin rejuvenation methods, all explained in the paragraphs below.
Prevention is the key
They do not say without a reason that prevention is the key to fighting all illnesses, including the pest called age. What many people do not realise is that when old age comes and our skin is ruined, there is no worth fighting it because the results would not be the same as if we had fought it on time.
Bad habits need to go first. These include smoking cigarettes, which dry out the skin, making it look yellow and saggy, as well as alcohol, which drinks all its water. Sugar should also be excluded from your diet, as well as unhealthy snacks and fast food.
Reducing stress is another significant factor which can influence premature ageing, so it would be better to live a healthy, stress-free life, filled with at least 8 hours of good night sleep and approximately half an hour of physical activity during the day.
Natural treatments can also play a significant part during skin rejuvenation process. Even though natural masks cannot stop the clock, they can make the skin look temporarily better and younger.
These include honey mask which basically consists of one ingredient – honey – which you apply to your face and wait for 15 minutes. It leaves the skin clean and fresher than it was.
Another great natural mask is cucumber mask – it does wonders on the skin around the eyes, making it look fresher and it removes dark circles. Just cut the cucumber to slices and apply them onto your eyes, and other parts of the face if you feel like it.
There is a wide variety of DIY food facials which you can use as inspiration for your own home-made masks.
Another natural, non-invasive method of skin rejuvenation is face yoga. This newest trend has only recently reached its peak, and it consists of exercise which are similar to ‘regular’ yoga, which you do with your face.
The pint behind face yoga is to use muscles constantly, so that they do not ‘forget’ how to move or are loosened by time. Marie Claire offers these great 5 anti-age facial exercises that can help you in activating those underused muscles.
There is a number of cosmetic treatments you can treat your skin with from time to time (pun intended!). These include usage of daily and night creams which consist of ingredients which slow down the effects of ageing, such as hyaluronic acid, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles, q10, retinol, collagen and many other. However, what they do not do is that they work wonders.
Unless you yourself do not make an effort and use them appropriately – by making cleaning of the face a daily routine – all work can be in vain. Make sure that you clean your face before bedtime, especially if you wear makeup, and then apply a tonic as well as a moisturiser and a night/daytime facial cream if you want to see their effects.
Many people turn to surgical skin rejuvenation treatments when they do not see the results of other methods. This can happen in maturity and is perfectly alright if the skin appears really saggy. Surgical treatments, such as facelift, browlift, laser rejuvenation, resurfacing, laser tightening, microdermabrasion etc.
What one needs to have in mind is that these methods will work only if one leads a healthy life and is positive about the outcomes. Happiness is a gift which many of us take for granted, and it can influence even our skin.