Wouldn’t we all like to have soft and beautiful skin? This was so easy to have and maintain when you were younger, however with age it seems like an illusion. When you were younger you had beautiful natural skin and this was all due to the high level of collagen and elastin produced by your body. These are fiber like proteins that keep the skin firm and elastic.

As you age your body produce less of these two vital proteins therefore you need to find a way to stimulate your body to produce more of these two proteins. Luckily for you and me too, there are natural active substances that have been specially formulated to help stimulate your body’s production of collagen and elastin which are very vital to the overall health of your skin.

Finding the right products that can enhance your skin’s appearance is very important. There are many products on the market that contain harsh synthetic chemicals that will cause further damage to your skin. Some of these chemicals that you should be aware of are: parabens, alcohols, fragrance, dioxane, mineral oil, toluene and triclosan. Try to avoid products with these ingredients.

One important step to achieving soft and beautiful skin is to use the right products. The products should be made of active natural ingredients that will assist with the stimulation of collagen and elastin. They should also supply your body with antioxidants which will to repair and maintain damaged skin cells.

If you truly want beautiful, natural skin stay out of the sun as much as possible. The UV rays of the sun is very damaging to your skin and causes free radical activity which also damage collagen and elastin fibers in your skin. Use sunscreen of SPF 15 and above and wear protective clothing. Sun’s UV ray causes your skin to wrinkle, uneven tone and age spots. These are some of the signs of damaged skin.

Eating healthy is one sure way to maintain soft and beautiful skin. Eating a diet of lots of fruits and vegetables will provide your skin with antioxidants and other essential nutrients to keep it healthy. Also eat fish at least 2-3 times per week. A diet of fatty fish such as mackerel, tuna, sardine and salmon will keep your skin healthy. They contain Omega 3 fatty acids. If you do not like eating fish take a fish oil supplement that is high in omega 3.

There you have it achieving soft and beautiful skin is not so difficult afterall you just have to know which ingredients to look for and which ones to avoid.

Visit my website to truly learn how to have beautiful natural skin.

Ingrid Palmer has been using and researching natural skin care product for many years.
visit her website for information on the best anti aging products she has researched and recommends.
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