Just because we’re getting older doesn’t mean that there’s nothing we can do to slow down the aging process. Becoming older goes beyond the skin. Simply slapping on the latest skincare creams may help reduce some fine lines; however, addressing the root problem will be significantly more effective in slowing down the aging process. Pharmacies are stocked with products that claim to reverse your aging ailments, but the best remedies are always natural! In today’s blog, we will be going over 4 natural remedies that can help slow down aging and keep you healthy!
1. Drink Up that Water!
Did you know that our bodies are made up of nearly 60% water? Knowing that, it makes sense that drinking enough water will improve our health, skin, and life expectancy! Drinking an adequate amount of water will help keep us properly hydrated, helping our digestion by keeping our gut moist and lubricated. This will help our bodies carry nutrition to all of our cells and appropriately rid our bodies of waste products. This will lead to our skin becoming firmer and showcasing a beautiful glow. Dehydrated skin becomes dry, dull, and more wrinkled. Don’t miss out on this basic yet essential element! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
2. Work Probiotic Foods into Your Diet
Probiotics are good bacteria that offer many extraordinary health benefits when part of a healthy diet. From immune system integrity to producing several vitamins, probiotic foods are a great addition to your diet. Research has also shown that probiotics help:
- Improve certain skin conditions like eczema
- Improve urinary tract health
- Lessen allergy symptoms
While you can always take probiotics as supplements, nothing beats consuming them naturally via food. High probiotic foods that you need to add to your plate include the following:
- Miso soup
- Probiotic soy milk
- Dark chocolate
- Naturally fermented pickles
3. Drop that Coffee for Green Tea
For centuries, healers have hailed green tea as a longevity booster. In fact, a study (published in the Annals of Epidemiology) found that people who consume green tea regularly are at a lower risk for both heart disease and premature death. On top of that, green tea has brain-boosting effects as it has been found to improve memory and increase attention. We recommend aiming to drink 1 – 2 cups of green tea per day, ideally in place of your coffee. Besides making you healthier, green tea is also known for its anti-aging effects. Rich in antioxidants known as EGCG, Green Tea helps battle wrinkles and increase overall cell turnover.
4. Give Grapeseed Oil a Try
Grapeseed oil is a byproduct of wine-making, which is known for being a great anti-aging remedy. When used topically, grapeseed oil can strengthen hair strands when combined with your routine hair conditioning regimen. It can also be used as an all-natural makeup remover, which will help reduce the appearance of fine lines thanks to its antioxidant properties. Grapeseed is rich in vitamin E—a vitamin and antioxidant known to be helpful for the prevention of heart disease, especially when consumed as food. For your skincare routine, we recommend adding a few drops to your favorite moisturizer or a teaspoon to a facial mask made of ripe avocados. It will help keep your skin firm and beautiful!
Reach Your Optimal Health with Moonstone Naturopathic
As there is no such thing as stopping time, the least we can do is live a healthy lifestyle to slow down the aging process as much as possible. We hope this list of 4 natural remedies that can help slow down aging helps give you some insight! For more personalized recommendations to naturally slow down your aging process, visit our Naturopathic practice! We’d love to help you reach your optimal level of health! Contact Dr. Brandy McGill to make an appointment by calling (619) 784-3118 or clicking here.
*The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your health provider.