It is completely natural to want to stay young for as long as you can. Being young you are more physically and mentally capable of doing more things compared to when you are older.
But the reality is no one can stay young forever. All of us age whether we like it or not. Ageing is a natural inevitable process for nearly all living beings on earth. Ageing is not your enemy, premature ageing is. Premature ageing is when you age faster than your biological age is supposed to.
What’s the Secret of Looking Young?
Well, the secret to looking young and maintaining beautiful skin is turmeric.
“Our Lakadong Turmeric can help your skin fight against premature ageing.” Turmeric is a great natural remedy for maintaining natural healthy skin. It has all the properties like antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory that can help you maintain naturally radiant skin and reduce premature ageing.
Can Turmeric Help You Reduce Premature Ageing?
Yes, turmeric can help you fight against premature ageing.
Some key properties present in turmeric that does it all are its antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Anti-bacterial properties – turmeric is not only anti-bacterial but also antiseptic. This helps your skin fight against acne and pimples.
Anti-inflammatory properties – turmeric contains a natural ingredient called curcumin which fights free radicals in your skin and in your body as well. Curcumin can help provide a beautiful and glowing skin.
Less oil secretion – turmeric lowers secretion of the sebaceous glands in the skin which can help people having an oily skin reduce the amount of oil secreted.
Turmeric face mask – can provide glowing skin due to exfoliating property. You can learn more about Turmeric mask in the next topic below.
Antioxidant properties – antioxidants in turmeric protects your skin by preventing free radicals from damaging its elasticity and texture.
“Antioxidants protects the skin from ultraviolet light, one of the key contributors to the visible signs of ageing. But don’t think that turmeric’s anti-ageing power is just about the antioxidants – far from it. Research shows that turmeric inhibits a key enzyme (elastase) that reduces the ability of elastin from forming. Elastin, along with collagen, is a protein needed for making the skin smooth and pliable and also helps it to retain its original position when pinched. In fact, turmeric, in vitro, may inhibit elastase by up to 65%.” (Source)
How to Use Turmeric Face Mask for Glowing Skin?
”Ingredients required: 1/2 teaspoon Lakadong turmeric, 2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon room temperature milk. How to: I. Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well till smooth. II. Apply evenly all over the face and neck (optional). III. Leave for 20 mins. IV. Wash face with your regular face wash/ scrub. Ensure face is washed and patted dry before application. Wrap a towel around your shoulder so as not to stain your clothes. After washing off the face pack, if there is still a slight yellow tinge, then wipe face using a cleanser of your choice. For best result – moisturize after all the steps are completed. You can apply turmeric face pack daily for better results. Heal your skin and keep skin problems away. And stay moisturised, youthful and radiant. Give this skincare routine a try and let us know how your skin feels after.“ (Source)
What Are the Causes of Premature Ageing and Why You Should Avoid Them?
Here are some primary causes of premature ageing listed below:
Exposing Your Skin to UV-rays of the Sun
UV-rays have some benefits like soaking in Vitamin D which are essential for your bones and muscles. It also helps stimulate a good mood. But the negative impacts it can have are causing skin cancer, sunburn and skin ageing.
Smoking Creates a Dull Complexion to your Skin and Causes it to Wrinkle
“Smoking creates wrinkles in your skin, it is also termed as smoker’s lines. They show up as vertical wrinkles around the mouth and outer edges of the eyes. Smoking can also cause skin cancer. In fact, there is a 52% higher chance you can get skin cancer than non-smokers.” (Source)
Eating an Unhealthy Diet
An unhealthy diet or junk food not only demotes optimal growth and development but also provides very little to no nutritional value. An unhealthy diet can damage your skin’s collagen which helps your skin against wrinkles.
Drinking Alcohol Dehydrates your Skin and Damages it in the Long Run
“Drinking causes your skin to deprive of vital vitamins and nutrients. Rosacea, a skin disorder that starts with a tendency to blush and flush easily and can eventually lead to facial disfigurement, is linked to alcohol.” (Source)
Not Exercising Regularly
Exercise can help your face keep acne at bay. The sweat excreted during a workout can release clogged pores that are the primary location of acne. Therefore, it is advisable that you wash your face with soap and water after every workout.
Not Cleaning, Washing and Moisturizing your Skin Daily
You may have heard many times to “Always wash your face”.
By washing your face daily, your skin is safer from oil, dirt and clog pores. Cleansing helps remove unwanted impurities and maintain a clean, radiant skin. Ageing healthy is a choice. And yes you can always start today.