Hello ladies! How many of you want to look ageless forever? All of you, right? And each one of you must be opting for the different products in market. Each beauty cream claims to keep you an ageless beautiful women. However, the effects are not as promised! All the money that you spent on buying those tubes all over the years just seems to go in drain. As we all might have noticed, they’re not pocket friendly, atleast the most of them. Now, the question arises- “Do we have a better option?”. Ofcourse we have.
We’ve collected the list of supplements that are cheaper than the beauty products and are effective than them too. So, aren’t you interested in knowing their names? If yes, keep reading!
Well, we’re not going to name any magical potion. They’re just the basic ingredients that are common to every anti- wrinkle cream. The fact is that when you buy them separately, they’ll be cheaper.
What to do to prevent wrinkles?
If you want to keep your skin young and fresh for a lifetime, you need to:-
• Build up your skin’s protective barrier
When your skin’s protective barrier is weak, it will be losing more moisture. It becomes dry, thin, and pale, burns easily in the sun, and restores slower.
• Boost skin renewal
As the skin ages, it starts to produce a lesser amount of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, etc. You need to compensate for these components if you want your skin to never lose it’s youthfulness.
• Add antioxidants
The skin’s main construction material is collagen. With age, it gets destroyed. Also, the free radicals make the skin to age faster. Adding antioxidants to your regular skin care routine helps to prevent all such actions.
Your skin needs a proper balance of all of them. If you emphasis on only collagen, the unprotected skin would store harmful substances and age quicker. If you add only antioxidants, the skin would be protected from microbes and sunlight, but wrinkles won’t go away.
Any beauty cream has the same basic components. Instead of buying such high cost creams, you can simply go for the supplements that provide everything that’s necessary. Vitamins and capsule supplementation are a good alternative that costs 5-10 times cheaper.
1. Build up the skin’s barrier
• Vitamin E (capsules)
It’s not a fact of suprise that vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. The combined action of vitamin E and vitamin C prevents sunburns and also protects the skin from free radicals, oxidative stress and aging.
Intake:- 1 capsule of vitamin E or 15 mg of the active substance.
• Gel with ferulic acid
Adding ferulic acid to vitamin E and vitamin C can enhance the skin’s protection against the sun to about 4 to 8 times. Ferulic acid helps in moisturizing and smoothening the skin. It also boosts microcirculation, collagen and elastin production, and prevents photo-aging. It can best be used as a gel as gel can easily be absorbed by the skin and will also enhance the protective layer.
Intake:- 2-3 times a week. Avoid it under the eyes. Do check it by applying on your hand before applying on the face.
• Vitamin A capsules
Scientists say that retinol is as good as sunscreen. It enhances the production of collagen and promotes the skin’s immunity.
Intake:- 700 mcg/ day.
2. Boost rejuvenation
By now, you must have understood the significance of collagen for our skin. It’s amount keeps on decreasing with age and must be restored. It was found that the intake of collagen supplements can actually improve the skin’s condition in just 8 weeks. You’ll feel that the roughness faded away and the elasticity is improved. Also, the skin moisture loss is reduced.
Intake:- A capsule of 2.5 g a day.
• Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is very essential if yiu want to keep your skin hydrated and elastic. When it’s amount drops, the skin becomes dry. It also helps to reduce the visibility of wrinkles.
Intake:- 120 mg capsule per day
• Cupuacu oil
This oil is a tropical relative of cocoa. It gets easily absorbed by the skin and it helps in retaining moisture much more than any oil. Cupuacu contains powerful antioxidants and fatty acids that rejuvenate the skin and keep it young. The oil keeps 30% more moisture than lanolin used in Korean and Japanese cosmetics.
Intake:- You can replace your night cream or mask with this oil. Apply it all over your face and then leave for about 20 minutes. After that, you can wipe the excess of it with the help of a tissue paper.
3. Add antioxidants
• Vitamin C
It helps the skin with oxidative stress and also protects the skin from free radicals. It’s rich in antioxidants. It quickly restores the skin after sunburn and windburn. Vitamin C can help with the skin renewal and restoration process that slows down with age.
Intake:- 75 mg capsules for women and 90 mg capsules for men.
• Vitamin N
Also known as lipoic acid, this vitamin helps neutralize the effects of free radicals. It cooperates with other antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E and enhances their anti-aging effect. It is also helpful in reducing inflammation and in reconstruction of collagen.
Intake:- 20-50 mg capsules per day.
• Coenzyme Q 10
Coenzyme cannot protect you from sun and has nothing to do with hydration. But it is perfect for off season because coenzyme significantly reduces wrinkles and skin microrelief, prevents loss of elasticity, and makes the skin smooth.
Bonus: 4 oils that cam be used to remove makeup and also as anti wrinkle treatment
• Argan oil
An everyday use of argan oil can improve skin elasticity in 60 days. It improves the ability of skin to retain moisture and helps the skin to stay smooth.
• Almond oil
Almond oil is rich in vitamin E and vitamin K. It boosts the recovery and elasticity of the skin. It also creates a natural skin barrier to protect from UV rays with a level of protection of SPF 4.6 .
• Grape seed oil
This oil is most popular among the cosmetic companies. The oil contains a lot of vitamins, fatty acids: palmitic (helps produce collagen and elastin,) stearic (protects from the sun,) linoleic (a powerful antioxidant.) There is no surprise why it is a key component of creams, lotions and masks.
• Sesame oil
This oil has a high degree of hydrophobicity. It contains 3 powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from the sun and also helps in slowing down the aging process.
So, that’s it. If you’ve some other beauty secrets, do share with us. We would love to hear your response.