Being a natural beauty doesn’t mean that you have to ignore how your skin looks. It is the largest organ on your body, so you should’t feel “vain” for taking good care of it! You don’t need Botox to fight wrinkles when you use these all-natural wrinkle-fighting tips that are better than injecting anything in your face. Why are they better? Botox is a quick fix that wears off and doesn’t improve your health in any way. These wrinkle-fighting techniques ward off wrinkles naturally by preventing skin DNA damage. This prevents wrinkles, preserves the overall health of your skin, and can even help stave off skin cancer.
Natural Ways to Prevent Wrinkles and Skin Damage
1. Reap the Benefits of Antioxidants Inside and Out
Antioxidants fight those free radicals that contribute to cancer and the signs of aging. By eating plenty of antioxidants, you can keep your entire body healthy, including your skin. However, you can also take advantage of their power against wrinkles and skin DNA damage by applying them topically.
Some of the best antioxidants for your skin include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A. Natural rosehip oil is a great source of vitamin A that you can use instead of those synthetic retinols. You can find many organic vitamin C facial serums online, but some work better than others. Vitamin C also encourages your skin to produce more natural collagen, which helps keep your skin younger looking.
For a vitamin C serum that protects your skin well, look for the following attributes:
- Ascorbic Acid. This is the most studied form of vitamin C that has been proven to prevent skin damage and wrinkles well.
- Dark bottle. Vitamin C is sensitive and easily degrades in a clear bottle when exposed to sunlight.
- Clear to pale yellow color. Once vitamin C degrades, it becomes dark orange. This means the ascorbic acid is no longer “active” and won’t protect your skin. Store your serum in the refrigerator to help keep it active longer.
- Low-pH. The pH of your serum should be between 3 and 4.
2. Wear a Natural Sunscreen when Spending a Lot of Time Outdoors
A little sun every day is very healthy for your body. However, when you spend long hours in the hot sun, you should wear a natural sunscreen to prevent DNA damage and wrinkles.
The best choice for your health is one that contains non-nano zinc oxide and optional non-nano titanium dioxide. The base can be made of any organic ingredients that work well with your skin, but be sure to avoid mineral oil and petroleum bases.
Also, click here to read about foods you can eat to protect your skin from the sun from the inside out.
3. Consider Intermittent Fasting
This natural wrinkle prevention tip is optional, because if you are someone who feels unwell when you go for hours without eating, then it is better to skip this one. However, if you can go for a full 16 hours between dinner and breakfast/lunch, it gives your body a short break from continually digesting food. During this break from the distraction of digesting food, your body can work on repairing DNA damage, including any that developed in your skin during the course of the day.
4. Sleep Enough
Sleep is so important for your health and the regeneration of your body in many ways. It also fights skin aging by giving your body time to repair skin DNA damage. You likely notice a difference in your skin after just one night of too little sleep, so imagine how much that can add up over a lifetime of sleep deprivation!