Natural Beauty Tips for Women

Natural Beauty Tips for Women
If you didn’t know better, you might think the secret to looking your best is buried deep within a jar of pricey products. Not so.
Little things you do every day can do as much, sometimes more, to “give your skin all the fuel it needs" to recharge, repair, and withstand life's daily stresses.

1. Sleep on it.
Multiple studies found that people who were sleep-deprived had puffy, blood-shot eyes, dark under-eye circles, more wrinkles, and droopier eyelids than well-rested folks.
The culprit? The stress hormone cortisol. It’s at its lowest during sleep, so if you’re not sleeping enough, your levels of cortisol go up and that results in a loss of collagen. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hours of shut-eye every night.

2. Break a sweat.
People over 40 who exercise regularly have the skin of people half their age, according to a 2014 study at McMaster University in Ontario.
Even better, you don’t have to run marathons or spend your life in yoga class to reap the rewards. People in the study who exercised at a moderate pace -- they jogged or cycled for half an hour twice a week -- also saw benefits.

3. Stick to the shady side of the street.
To make sure you’re fully protected against the sun’s UV rays, wear sunglasses, cover up, and seek out the shade when you’re outdoors, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We’re talking year-round, especially at high altitudes and on reflective surfaces like snow and ice, where you can get double the UV dose.

4.  Stay hydrated.
Check the ingredients on your favorite moisturizer, and chances are you’ll see one called “hyaluronic acid.” It’s found naturally in your skin, and it’s a moisture magnet, holding on to the water you get from food and drinks, making your skin firmer and fuller.

5. Less worry, more happy.
When you’re stressed, cortisol -- that familiar foe -- goes up, doing a number on collagen and causing dry skin and wrinkles. 
Meditation is a proven stress zapper, but it’s not the only one. Treat yourself to a massage or a mani-pedi. Working out also torches stress. And you’ll handle it better if you’re well-rested. Win-win!

6. Exfoliate regularly.
Skin cells turn over constantly, but as you get older, and depending on the environment, sometimes they need help to fully slough off. Give your skin an assist and exfoliate once or twice a week.
 
: 6 Natural Beauty Tips for Women Source: Web MD Author: Kimberly Goad