Healthy And Non-Invasive Alternatives To Botox

Your wildest dream is to look younger but you don’t know where to start. You’ve seen bad results with Botox and injections and you promised your family you’d stay away from it.

So what are your options? Is there a way for you to look younger now and in the future without side effects?

As a Skin Research Scientist, I am happy to tell you that there are several natural ways for you to slow down aging, and even reverse it. And the best news is that these solutions will work on your face, but they will work on your whole body.

 

1. Eat Your Greens

Nutrition plays a major role in how your body ages.

The latest research shows that a low-glycemic diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein is the healthiest,” says Dr. Jeffrey Benabio, Physician Director of Healthcare Transformation at Kaiser Permanente Primary Care.

One great example is the Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, whole grains, nuts and red wine (in moderation!). It also involves eating fish twice each week and cutting back on salt.

Research shows that this type of diet may help you age better by warding off heart attacks, strokes, and premature death, according to Harvard Medical School.

An added bonus: Benabio says that foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as walnuts, salmon, and flaxseed, help your skin manufacture the essential oils it needs to protect itself and look younger.

 

2. Drink your water.

Water acts as a natural (and much cheaper) facelift as it flushes out toxins. Hydrating on the inside will result in dewy and fresh looking skin on the outside. On the opposite, not enough water in your diet will make you look older.


If you get dehydrated, your body is going to pull water from your tissues, from your skin to maintain the concentration in your blood,” Dr. Richard Besser explains. “When it does that, your eyes are going to look sunken, your skin is going to feel dryer, it’s not going to be as elastic and so you will look a lot older.

 

3. Get Your Vitamins & Ailments

A variety of vitamins and antioxidants could help improve the health and quality of your skin, hair and nails, as well as your joints, lungs, heart…

Research has found that vitamins C and E, as well as selenium, can help protect you against sun damage. They may reverse some of the discoloration and wrinkles associated with aging as well. The saponins and other organic compounds found in Gotu Kola stimulate your skin healing process, reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles and other blemishes.

The plant also has chemicals known as triterpenoids, which address underlying issues causing hair loss or thinning hair, ranging from stress reduction to actual stimulation of hair growth. It was shown to maintain connective tissue and strengthen weakened veins.

It was proven that almost every cell in your body—including your eyes, brain, heart and kidney—can benefit from astaxanthin.

Recent laboratory studies show that astaxanthin can even increase life span! Their conclusion: astaxanthin shows “demonstrable promise for slowing age-related functional decline.”

Of course, it could feel overwhelming to look for these vitamins—and more—in your diet only. That’s why the health industry develops dietary supplements. Take a look at CRI Naturals to find the perfect one for you.

 

4. Start Your Daily Facial Yoga.

Doing facial exercises, or Facial Yoga, is a completely natural way to make your face look younger by toning your muscles. Even if you workout regularly, you probably neglect these muscles.

Just clenching your face muscles improves blood circulation which results in a clear, healthy complexion with a beautiful glow,” adds Ms. Seema Sondhi, Founder of The Yoga Studio. “There are approximately 52 muscles in your face, and exercising them helps release facial tension, neck and eye strain”.

Annelise Hagen, author of The Yoga Face: Eliminate Wrinkles with the Ultimate Natural Facelift says “Relaxing the facial muscles, especially where we hold tension—like the jaw, brow, and forehead—can counteract the wrinkle-causing grimacing we do on a daily basis”.

Facial Yoga obviously doesn’t eradicate lines, but it can definitely change the downward drift by making your jawbone more prominent, enhances the cheekbones and shreds the excess fat in your face.

 

5. Find The Right Eye Cream.

70% of men reportedly notice a woman’s eyes first, followed by her smile and breasts. Women also notice eyes first in a man, followed by his smile and his height.”
– UK Daily Mail.

This means you should focus on your eyes first.

You may already know that the skin around your eyelids—called periorbital skin—is about 0.5 mm thick compared to about 2 mm thick on most of the rest of your body. As you get older, you lose some of the fat and collagen around your eyes. This loss, combined with the thinning of your skin, magnifies the appearance of wrinkles and dark eye circles.

Although they are not a serious skin problem, dark circles will make you look tired, unhealthy and older.

“As we get older, we lose subcutaneous fat, which can mask blueness below the surface of the skin,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York City.

After years of research and clinical trials, skin specialists discovered that the skin cell aging could be dramatically slowed down—maybe even reversed—by boosting your natural skin regeneration. Following that theory, they concluded that improving collagen and elastin chains could revert back to young and healthy skin.

That’s why by using a specific moisturizer—one that was scientifically designed for the extremely sensitive skin around your eyes—you will repair your skin and help it stay fresh and young longer.

Look for the perfect ingredients that, once combined, would harmonize to fight the appearance of wrinkles and dark eye circles.

 

6. Be Patient.

None of them will bring you changes over night. But gradually, you’ll see the difference.

Until one day, someone gasps with incredulity when you say your age.

 

Believe me, it will feel great!

And, when it happens, please, let me know. Share your results and how you got there.

 

 

References

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[6] http://www.dailymail.co.uk

[7] http://www.zeichnerdermatology.com

Alex Warner

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