When you are looking to create a timeless skin care routine, you may find yourself lost among all the moisturizers, creams, serums, and toners out on the market. Not to mention the endless advice on the internet promising youthful skin.
But did you know that great skin has as much to do with what you put in your body as what you put on it?
While the internet can be a great place to search for information and products for your skin care routine (you’ve found this article, too, right?!), there are also a lot of myths out there. When it comes to timeless skin care, it is important to have the right information on hand to reduce wrinkles, dryness, acne, redness, and irritation naturally and effectively.
Let’s look at 5 top myths when it comes to your skin care routine - from products to eating habits. Break these myths and learn the truth to create a timeless skin care routine and a vibrant, healthy skin.
Myth #1 Expensive Conventional Skin Care Products Are Superior
Buying expensive conventional skin care means that you are paying for the packaging, the smell, the feel, and the marketing, not always the results of timeless skin care.
Price doesn’t always mean better. And conventional may mean harmful.
A 2007 study compared three groups of women. One group used a regular facial cream in luxury packing, another group used an expensive cream in luxury packaging, while the third group used an expensive cream in neutral packaging for the skin care routine during the experiment. The study found no difference between the regular and the expensive cream when it came to smoothness, wrinkles, or a useful feel.
Remember, it is not about price, but about ingredients. Fancy conventional products come with a hefty price tag, marketed towards the masses, but may not work for you.
In fact, most conventional products are made with toxic chemicals that may actually harm your health instead of benefiting your skin.
Just like food, using homemade, natural and organic (when possible) products for your skin care routine is best. In some cases, it may even be more affordable, more simple, and more importantly, much healthier.
Myth #2: Only Older People Need Anti-Aging Products
When you are young, you may not be thinking about wrinkles and aging spots yet. However, regardless of your age, prevention is the best medicine.
Anti-aging products should be part of any timeless skin care routine.
Even young adult can benefit from an anti-aging skin care routine to allow them to keep youthful skin for as long as possible. Anti-aging skin care may also help with acne and blemishes younger people may be dealing with. As you enter into your thirties, it becomes increasingly important to take care of your skin as it is beginning to lose moisture and elasticity.
Another myth when it comes to anti-aging products is that they can be used short-term only and you can stop using them for good once you get the results you want. The truth is that no products do overnight magic.
Again, like good nutrition habits, timeless skin care is long-term. According to one study, participants who stopped using an anti-aging skin care product right after seeing some results experienced fewer benefits than those who used the product regularly for three months.
Just like we recommend making those small, sustainable shifts in your diet and exercise habits, the same goes for your skin! It's an ongoing journey that requires daily care.
And remember, your age is not the only determining factor what your skin needs.
Your skin’s aging process is determined by a variety of factors, including your genetics, sun exposure, your diet, and smoking habits.
Use skin care products that have anti-aging qualities. Snack on foods that promote healthy skin. Eat a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory diet rich in vitamins and minerals from greens, vegetables, and fruits. Adding healthy fats, such as avocadoes and coconut oil to your diet may keep your skin more youthful as well.
If you are a smoker, consider quitting, not only for your timeless skin care but your lungs and overall health as well.
Myth #3 Diet Cannot Prevent Aging or Acne
Some people like to tell you that when it comes to your skin, it’s mainly up to your genetics, and the only thing you can do is use products to reduce or cover up so-called imperfections.
This is simply not true!
Sure, with age, our bodies and skin will change. You will simply not look the same at sixty or eighty as you looked in your teens or twenties.
However, there is a lot you can do to slow the aging process and look decades younger. In our opinion, diet is your number one weapon when it comes to timeless skin care.
Research supports the idea that maintaining a healthy diet is essential for timeless skin care. Studies suggest that refined sugar and high glycemic index (GI) foods can increase your risk of acne and early aging. Eliminating or at least reducing refined sugar, processed foods, unhealthy fats, and artificial ingredients can have a powerful impact on your skin.
Eating a balanced diet rich in nutrient-dense greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, and fermented foods should be an important part of your timeless skin care routine.
5 Foods for Timeless Skin Care
Avocadoes: Avocadoes are rich in healthy fats. Research shows that healthy fast may help to reduce signs of aging and wrinkles. Avocadoes are also rich in vitamin E, which helps to protect your skin from oxidative damage. Vitamin E is even more effective when combined with vitamin C.
Citrus: Oranges, lemon, limes, mandarins, grapefruits, as well as non-citrus foods rich in vitamin C, such as pineapples and strawberry may be an essential part of your timeless skin care routine. Vitamin C is important for your skin to create collagen, which is the main structural protein keeping your skin healthy, strong, and youthful. Vitamin C is also rich in antioxidants that protect your skin from oxidative damage and may reduce the signs of aging.
Walnuts: Walnuts are a fantastic part of a timeless skin care diet. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are known for reducing inflammation. Lower inflammation is good news for your overall health, including your skin health, as it may lead to fewer pimples, blemished, infections, and irritations.
Broccoli: Broccoli is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and A, and zinc. It is also rich in lutein that may protect your skin from oxidative damage, and reduce wrinkles and dryness. It is also rich in a compound called sulforaphane that may have anti-cancer benefits, fight sun damage, and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
- Tomatoes: Tomatoes are a fantastic source of two major carotenoids, lutein and lycopene. Lutein and lycopene may protect your skin from sun damage. They may also reduce wrinkles.
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Myth #4: Natural Skin Care Is Not Enough
If you are using conventional skin care products, you may not be achieving the timeless skin care result you desire.
As we discussed earlier, conventional skin care products are often high in toxic chemicals. In the long run, they may damage your skin instead of helping it. They may lead to inflammation, hormonal problems, toxicity, and chronic health issues.
If you want to achieve overall health and a youthful skin through timeless skin care, you are better of going for natural skin care.
Organic and natural skin care products and homemade products made with organic materials may product you better results without toxic side-effects or long-term damage.
5 Natural Ingredients for Timeless Skin Care
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is one of the most versatile natural remedies out there. It is rich in healthy fats with anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. They may protect your skin from sunburns, infections, dryness, signs of aging, and chronic skin problems. You may use it both internally and externally for fantastic results.
Apple Cider Vinegar (AVC): ACV is an inexpensive product that you probably already have in your kitchen cabinet at home. AVC has almost endless uses for your home, health and skin. It may help you kill bacteria that can damage your skin, cleanse your skin, reduce the risk of infection lower acne and blemishes, and detoxify your skin. Diluted with water, you can use it as a cleanser or toner.
Raw honey: Raw honey is not only delicious but it is also rich in enzymes, vitamins, nutrients, and skin-boosting acids. It is a fantastic antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory substance that may treat wounds, reduce infections, breakouts, rashes, allergies, scarring, and provide moisturizing properties. You may use it as a mask or add it to your baths for overall skin health.
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oils is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral essential oil. It may treat breakouts, redness, skin inflammation, and infections effectively. Use it topically according to the instructions on your specific product.
- Aloe vera: Aloe vera is a fantastic plant that may help treat sunburns, burn, wound healing, inflammation, redness, skin infections, and skin irritations. It has powerful benefits when used topically, however, you can also use it orally to benefit you inside and out.
Myth #5: You Don’t Need Collagen to Produce Collagen
Collagen is the main structural protein in the extracellular space in the skin and various connective tissues in the body. It plays a critical role in your skin health and is important for your skin, hair, nails, joints, and teeth.
It's also key for gut health, a healthy metabolism, and may help detoxification.
As you get older, your collagen stores start to decline, which results in wrinkles and sagging skin. Besides aging, other lifestyle factors, such as an unhealthy diet high in sugar and processed food, excessive sun exposure, and smoking, may also contribute to depleted collagen levels. As time passes, your body simply cannot keep up.
However, by adding a bit of collagen - or collagen support - to your diet, you can help your body protect your skin, hair, nails, joints, and overall health.
To prevent signs of aging, collagen is one of the most beneficial natural supplements you can add to your timeless skin care routine. Besides reducing wrinkles, it may also help reducing cellulite and stretch marks by increasing elasticity and reducing potential dimpling of the skin.
According to an eight-week study, supplementing with collagens may help to increase skin elasticity and hydration, whereas another study on post-menopausal women showed that collagen may reduce the depth of facial wrinkles. Another double-blind, placebo-controlled research study found that only 2.5 - 5 grams of collagen supplement has improved skin elasticity, dryness, roughness, and moisture within just eight weeks.
Taking a collagen supplement may help maintain your skin’s youthful texture and appearance. Our new Organifi GLOW (presale now available HERE) packs a punch in a powder form. It's easy to digest, tastes like delicious raspberry lemonade, and easily mixes into water, shakes, and smoothies.
Busting these myths and learning the truth can help you create the timeless skin care routine you desire. Eating a nutrient-dense healthy diet, using natural products, creating your own homemade skin care products, and adding collagen supplements to your daily skin care routine can give you the vibrant and glowing skin you desire.
Have you tried collagen or any of these skin care tips? Do you have any other natural tips you use in your timeless skin care routine? Share your thoughts with us, we would love to hear from you.
And remember, we are in this together.