My 5 Best Anti-Aging Everyday Beauty Basics

Anti-aging skin care starts from the inside on a cellular level, but of course has an external element as well. For truly healthy, vibrant, skin, here are 5 simple tricks to a natural anti-aging beauty regime:

1. Drink pure water throughout the day.

Skin cells, like all cells in your body, are made of mostly of water. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and like all organs, it can not function properly without water. Hydration is essential to younger looking skin. Ask dermatologists like Daniel Maes (Head of Research for Estee Lauder), or Nicholas Perricone. Skin experts all agree on the simple fact that drinking water is extremely important to keep skin hydrated from within. Try substituting dehydrating drinks like coffee, tea, and soda for water. Once you start drinking it, the more you will crave it.

3. Use chemical free anti-aging beauty products

Your body is the largest organ in your body. Everything you put on your skin goes directly into your blood stream. Use products that do not contain chemicals. Do not use products that contain mineral oil or any 'petro' chemicals, fragrance, color and dyes, phlalates or parabens. Check the Cosmetic Database to see how safe specific brands or ingredients rate for toxicity. Using chemical free products will keep your skin naturally youthful.

3. Take essential fatty acid supplements

Omega 3 and 6 EFA's are healthy fats that nourish and heal. Your body does not make EFAs, so they must come from your diet. Dry, wrinkled skin is just one of many indications that you may not be getting enough EFAs. Supplementing with a good EFA is like applying an internal cosmetic that gives you smooth, supple skin.

4. Consume Antioxidants

Antioxidants like alpha lipoic acid, lycopene, grape seed extract, cacao, acai, olive, and green tea support a healthy immune system, make your skin smoother, and slow down the aging process in general. In fact, Dr. Richard Cutler, a researcher at NIH's National Institute on Aging from 1976 to 1995 stated "The amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live".

5. Protect Yourself From the Elements

Although the sun is good for you, you need to protect your face, neck, and hands from it in order to avoid excessive sun damages, and wrinkles later on in life. Wear a hat and long sleeves during the day, and use a natural mineral powder on your face.

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