Have you stepped in front of a mirror and noticed that your skin is duller than you last remember? Have your laugh lines begun to look more like wrinkles? Has your skin begun to feel drier and drier with each passing day, even with all the moisturizer you use?
Then maybe it’s time to determine if your skin is aging. There is no litmus test for that, of course. But there are simple signs that you can look for. Visible signs on your skin, as well as invisible ones that you feel in your body. Here’s a guide to track whether your skin is aging, and the right solutions for it.
Signs Your Skin is Ageing
These are the signs that you can see with your own eyes. Stand in front of a mirror and notice them, or track them over a period of time.Increased Hair Loss
Hair loss from the scalp is common for all. But when you start seeing hair loss from your armpits, arms, legs, and the nether regions, you may be seeing the signs of aging. Even scantier growth of hair in these areas point to early aging for the body, as well as the skin.Easy Bruising
Your skin is a protective barrier to the blood vessels beneath. But thinning and long sun exposure weakens its structures. With aging, this damage becomes pronounced. So it is easier to get bruised. If you see this happening frequently, then you should know your skin is aging.
When you observe more wrinkles on your face than someone your age… like a co-worker who is as old as you, then know that your skin is aging faster. Sagging skin is another sign of aging.Dry Skin
If you find yourself rubbing lotion on your skin continuously, and still your skin remains flaky, then it’s a sign of aging. As the skin gets older, its ability to regenerate new cells and protect the moisture is greatly reduced.Pigmentation
Aging skin is easy to get sunburned. It can also easily develop brown spots due to sun damage. So if you are wearing sunblocks and taking every precaution, but still find pigmentation on the skin, then it’s a cause for concern.
These signs are not visible to your eye, but things you notice, the change inside your body that you feel. They affect your skin greatly as you age.Fatigue & Depression
If you feel tired all the time, if even a usual chore takes more energy than usual, then your body is telling you that it is not as young anymore. Sometimes, fatigue also pushes people towards minor phases of depression, where they don’t go out, don’t do things they love, don’t spend time with friends. All of this ends up affecting the skin too, making it duller, drier, more aged.Restless Sleep Patterns
Insomnia is a very common problem in the older generation. So if you find yourself unable to sleep at your usual bedtime, or waking fitfully in-between, it may be because your body is aging. When you don’t get a full night’s sleep for a long time, it begins to show on your skin.
If you are battling one or more signs of aging, then this is the right time to think of building a skincare routine to combat it. There are a ton of products out there to fight aging, but in our opinion, some of the best anti-aging skin care comes from natural products. Natural anti-aging skin products, like the range we have at Savarnas Mantra, come with hydrating, age-defying ingredients that are botanical extracts, natural acids, minerals, and vitamins from nature.
Here we have some tips for anti-aging, with a few ideas on which natural products to use.
Tip #1Never Skip the Cleanser
A cleanser is often skipped after face wash, but for anti-aging, you must use a gentle natural cleanser. It washes off excess oil and helps keep the skin hydrated. Some cleansers, specifically targeted towards aging skin, are more helpful.
Savarnas Mantra Natural Wheat Germ Cleanser, made from wheat kernel oil, has nourishing vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants are known fighters of aging, so you get an added benefit. Wheat germ oil is also known to fight fine lines and wrinkles.
Also known as retinol or Vitamin A, this ingredient is great for anti-aging skin care. Many dermatologists prescribe this to patients in their 30s to repair skin damage and slow down aging. It works wonderfully on fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and helps in skin tightening.
Change your Sunscreen
Your usual plain SPF sunscreen doesn't work for aging skin. You need more. So find one that comes with moisturizing properties, and also contains antioxidants that protect the collagen and elasticity of your skin.
Switch to a Richer Moisturiser
Aging oil glands don’t secret as much oil. Therefore your skin becomes very dry. So a famous tip is to use a more concentrated moisturizer. The richness in it will also penetrate fine lines and plump it up. So you will see a marked change in your appearance.
Savarnas Mantra Natural Ultimate Nourishing Hyaluronic Moisturizer is one such intense moisturizer. The rich formula of hyaluronic acid penetrates the skin quickly and works wonders on fine lines and wrinkles.
Watch Your Diet
Eat foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and antioxidants. Switch the greasy, oily, carb-rich foods to healthier alternatives.
- Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and leafy greens are high on Vitamins C, E and A. Use them in soups and sandwiches to get a better glow.
- Go for more beans, fish, legumes, and lean meats in your main course. They are rich in protein, which helps build collagen and make your skin more elastic.
- Snack on blueberries, strawberries, raspberries etc. Make salads with kale, tomatoes, beets, pecans, and spinach. And enjoy a piece of dark chocolate. They are all rich in antioxidants that fight the signs of aging.
- Drink ample water through the day — 8 glasses at least. This keeps your skin naturally hydrated and glowing.
A weekly or bi-weekly exfoliation routine is recommended for anti-aging. With your skin aging, it slows the process of regenerating a new layer of skin cells. So the dead cells remain stuck, making your skin look dull and patchy. Scrub away these dead cells with a good, natural exfoliant that doesn’t harm the environment either.
Savarnas Mantra Natural Fruit Power Exfoliator scrubs away dead cells to give your skin a smooth appearance. It also reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and minimizes open pores, unveiling a fresh, radiant layer of skin.
Age is just a number. Whatever age you are, all you need to do is be active and vigilant of the changes in your skin. So that you can recognize the signs of aging and find the right solutions.