(NaturalNews) Though wrinkles may be an inevitable effect of aging, there are many things we can do to hold off wrinkles as well as lessen and eliminate existing ones. Here are some natural suggestions for preventing and getting rid of wrinkles:
Excessive sun exposure leads to wrinkles, though it may take years. Thus one should avoid getting too much sun. However, don't avoid sunshine entirely. Regular sunshine and the resulting vitamin D3 is actually beneficial for the skin, and it is hugely important for overall health. The best advice is to get out of the sun when you first notice your skin beginning to turn pink. When you do get too much sun, take steps to help heal the skin and offset the damage such as using strong tea or aloe vera gel. To find more natural sunburn remedies, see:
Drink plenty of water to keep your skin cells hydrated and cleansed. Good, pure water helps keep our cells hydrated and cleansed to avoid health robbing toxic buildup.
Make sure you eat a healthy diet, which includes plenty of food items that are good for skin health. Here are some good items for a skin healthy diet:
*Make sure your diet contains plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for healthy skin. Wild-caught Salmon is a very good source.
*Blueberries are considered to be among the top three healthiest juices, along with pomegranate and acai.
*The top vitamins for the skin are vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and E. Blackberries have all six, including abundant A, C, and E.
*Carrots and carrot juice are loaded with vitamin A, which is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy skin. Pumpkins are also a good source of carotenoids, which are derivatives of vitamin A.
*Raspberries, dark cherries, apple and strawberry are all loaded with antioxidants, which prevent free radicals from damaging your skin. They also have plentiful vitamins and nutrients for the skin and overall health.
For more information about healthy fruits and foods that are good for the skin, see:
Note: For the healthiest choices, be sure to consume organic food items to the greatest extent possible.
Supplements for Wrinkles and Healthy Skin
Some of the best supplements for healthy skin and wrinkle prevention are:
*Omega- 3 and other essential fatty acid supplements, such as krill oil and evening primrose oil.
*Vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and E
*The minerals selenium, copper and zinc
Remedies for Wrinkles
Many natural remedies can lessen wrinkles and even eliminate fine line wrinkles. Here are some of the best:
*Apply coconut oil on the portions of skin and face where wrinkles set in and gently massage every night at bedtime.
*Bananas are wonderful as an anti-wrinkle treatment. Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy in consistency. Spread all over face and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold. Gently pat dry.
*Grape Seed Oil is wonderful for eliminating and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles and leaves skin soft and glowing.
*Olive oil is also reported to work wonders on eliminating and minimizing wrinkles.
*Vodka, fennel seeds and honey. Combine two tablespoons of vodka, one tablespoon of fennel seeds and one and one-half teaspoons honey. Stir well and allow to sit for three days. Strain mixture. Use a cotton ball to apply to face and neck as a toner.
*Other oils which will minimize wrinkles and fine lines and keep your skin healthy and glowing: olive, avocado (drier skin) and jojoba (breakout prone skin).
Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for those who wish to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year. He is also a contributing author for the worldwide advocacy group "S.A N.E.Vax. Inc" which endeavors to uncover the truth about HPV vaccine dangers. Mr. Isaacs is currently residing in scenic East Texas and frequently commutes to the even more scenic Texas hill country near Austin and San Antonio to give lectures and health seminars. He also hosts the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs - featuring Luella May" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup" and he serves as a consultant to the "Utopia Silver Supplement Company".