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Beauty is a concept such as a harmonious balance between the body and the psyche that is fundamental to preserve. When one or the other is abused, the skin can suffer an imbalance in its flora and cellular oxidative stress , which can lead to premature aging and the appearance of wrinkles. These 10 tips and tricks should help you see more clearly to fight against wrinkles , prevent their appearance and have healthy , toned skin.

1. Hydrate

Dry and dehydrated skin will encourage the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so hydrate with low-mineralized water (to help the kidneys evacuate excess acidity) or a pretty skin herbal tea with burdock, wild pansy and rosemary.

2. Eat healthily

Diet also plays a role in skin aging. To avoid the acceleration of wrinkles, you can create your natural treatment with whole, organic, seasonal foods as well as antioxidants.
We favor:

- colorful fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids (carrots, squash, tomatoes, peppers, etc.)

- vegetables saturated with water (cucumber, zucchini) raw or steamed to preserve all their benefits.

- Foods rich in zinc and B vitamins (oysters, fish, eggs, nuts, whole grains and mushrooms)

- Foods rich in omega 3 (oily fish, rapeseed, camelina, flax oils, Brazil nuts)

- We avoid sugar, industrialized and refined foods, gluten and lactose, cold meats and offal, fried foods, alcohol and tobacco.

3. Sleep

There is no secret, it is during sleep that the skin regenerates. It is a real powerful natural anti-wrinkle. Good sleep is the guarantee of a fresher complexion, less dark circles under the eyes and rested skin when you wake up. It is not so much the duration but rather the quality of sleep that is important.
To promote it, we limit excess food in the evening, stimulants, alcohol, screens and we favor complex carbohydrates in the evening over proteins.

4. Limit exposure to the sun

UV rays from the sun promote oxidative stress in cells, therefore aging and thus an increase in wrinkles. In the middle of summer we therefore limit exposure, 15 to 20 minutes before 12 p.m. and after 2 p.m. Once a day is enough to stock up on vitamin D and if exposure is prolonged we recommend using suitable sun protection, preferably organic with index 50.

The feel good tip : Glasses can be useful to protect the thin skin around your eyes.

5. Stay calm

Managing emotions and stress is a key factor in limiting inflammation and promoting the appearance of wrinkles. Many techniques exist: massages, meditation, acupuncture, sophrology, yoga breathing and especially physical exercise.

6. Get some oxygen

Physical exercise will be the best way, to guarantee optimal functioning of the skin cells you must move at least 3 hours per week. Planning walks in the forest is also an excellent way to get some fresh air while reconnecting with nature.

7. Exfoliate

Gently exfoliating your skin helps renew the cells on the surface of the skin and eliminate dead cells for a more radiant complexion. This also promotes sebum secretion and can irritate the most sensitive skin . We therefore use a gentle and organic scrub for sensitive skin and exfoliate once a week maximum.

8. Remove makeup

This step is essential before sleeping and allows you to eliminate all the toxins accumulated during the day and finally let the skin breathe freely. Effective natural makeup removal is done using a fatty substance such as jojoba oil and a dermatological soap adapted to the pH of the skin.

9. Self-massage

As soon as you wake up, think about your beauty routine, taking a little time to alternate small massages on the energetic areas of the face where wrinkles appear most often (under the eyelids, on the forehead, the sides of the nose, the temples and the chin) and facial exercises to promote microcirculation, boost collagen production and firm facial muscles.

10. Find suitable care

Use a day treatment adapted to your skin type with moisturizing agents (hyaluronic acid, glycerin) as natural as possible and take the opportunity to massage yourself when you apply it. Floral waters are also true elixirs of life and energy (chamomile or rose to soothe, witch hazel to promote circulation, tea tree to tone, etc.). It is also important to find treatments to prevent wrinkles at age 25.

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