Truth In Aging Series – Restoration

Ultimate Guide to Facial Restoration

As the aging process begins, we start to notice the little things, like crow’s feet or bags under our eyes. The more time that passes, the more noticeable the little things become. Eventually, they turn into more obvious features like laugh lines, small creases mapping out the face, and sagging skin around the jowls and neck. In family photos or pictures with friends, you may begin to wonder where your youth ran away to, and how it slipped away so quickly and easily. At least a few of these features will develop on everyone. However, many of us look for different ways to restore our facial features.

Some people turn to face lifts or plastic surgery to try to stretch their facial skin in order to eliminate wrinkles. Others look to Botox, injecting different areas to make their faces look plumper and fuller. Numerous products and services exist on the beauty and cosmetology market as an attempt to bring back that toned appearance, like chemical peels, laser surgery, and a number of creams, serums, and sprays that promise to erase the years from your face. However, most of these methods are either highly expensive, can have adverse affects, or contain harsh, toxic chemicals that will do more damage to your skin than good.

We looked for some of the most promising natural treatments available to help you tone your face to restoration, without the potential for unwanted, unexpected, and potentially expensive disaster. You can get most of your anti-aging needs right from your kitchen, a grocery store, or from face naturals. Prepare to kick your mounting collection of toxic products out of your bathroom, and stock up your new skin kitchen with all the toning essentials for a facial fixing you can reach for at anytime you wish. Plus, no more random sensitivities, reactions, or irritations that you did not plan for. Take a few tips from this ultimate guide to facial restoration.


Tasty Toners

First and foremost in facial restoration is a change of diet. Studies show that those who consume more raw fruits and vegetables had a healthier complexion and better tone. No matter how old you are, you can always improve your appearance by eating better.Your main targets for raw foods at the grocery store should include fruits and vegetables with red, yellow, or orange coloration, like tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, and carrots. These foods contain high amounts of beta carotene and lycopene, two compounds directly linked to anti-aging benefits that can reduce wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, and other features that develop through the years.

A six week study was conducted with thirty five participants in which they ate up to three servings of fruits and vegetables per day. At the end of the study, observers rated photos of the participants based on health and attractiveness. Those who ate the most fruit and vegetables were rated more attractive and healthy by appearance. This study suggests that simply upping your intake of fruits and vegetables will decrease the signs of aging and improve your overall appearance within less than two months of consistently practicing these healthy eating habits.

Outside of regularly practicing healthy eating habits, a few different food items can give you some immediate improvements by simply applying them to your skin. Nature’s food world is filled with cosmetic possibilities just waiting for you to discover them, and give them a try! We will provide you some tips and tricks about what worked for us and others, so you can maximize the products you use in your own skin kitchen. You can create some simple, inexpensive, and fun anti-aging products right in your own home. Plus, when used with consistency, you may experience even more improvement.

If you are looking to create a more even complexion and tighten the skin on your face, then lemon juice is your new best friend.Whether you want to get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, acne scars, or age spots, lemon provides all-around improvement in the facial toning area. Its abilities in creating a brighter, more even complexion are because of its citric acid. Plus, lemon’s acidic pH helps maintain a proper pH balance on your skin without destroying your skin’s natural protective barrier. The quantity of acid also harbors a mine of antioxidants and detoxing agents that will rid your pores of debris, and draw toxins out of your skin. This takes some weight away from your skin, while providing more collagen, resulting in a brighter, tightened, and more even skin tone. You could mix lemon juice with water as a base for one of our facial masks, or spritz lemon juice straight onto your skin and leave it for a few minutes before rinsing and continuing with your typical skincare routine.

Cucumber, an old-fashioned, commonly known remedy, definitely deserves the spotlight it has earned. Its peel contains silica, which draws excess water out of the skin cells, resulting in slimmed down appearance that can reduce the deepness of wrinkles and sagging skin. Like lemon juice, its slight bleaching properties offer a brighter, more juvenescent complexion. So, if lemon juice proves a little too harsh for your skin, then you may want to start slicing cucumbers. Plus, it treats large pores and acts as a gentle astringent and detoxifier, pulling out debris and keeping the skin looking tighter and younger. Additionally, it fights the buildup of cellulite, and rubbing slices of cucumber over any part of your body will let you look a little trimmer. Practice skincare with cucumber by blending it into a pulp and mixing it with a facial mask. Or you can simply rub the slices on your body. You may also place some slices in water, and allow them to sit for a few days, before applying it to your face as a toner.

You may want to start saving your used coffee grounds or refrain from pouring the leftover in the pot down the drain after you have had enough. You can use it in your anti-aging routine as a means of toning your skin all over. Like cucumber, coffee can temporarily slim you down a bit by fighting cellulite from the outside and reducing any inflammation on your skin. This is due to the caffeine content in coffee, which also happens to be a form of antioxidant. Coffee is a detoxifying agent, meaning it will help shrink pores and tighten your skin’s appearance. How does one employ their coffee leftovers in their anti-aging routine? Use the leftover coffee grounds you collect as a body or facial scrub. Most coffee grounds, especially after already being brewed, are gentle enough to not irritate the skin. You can use the leftover coffee in your pot as either a base for one of our facial masks, or as a toner. Simply apply the coffee to your face after you wash it, and leave it on for a few minutes. Then, rinse it off, and apply your usual toner and moisturizer.

Manuka honey is another great way to combat sagging, untoned skin. It stimulates collagen production both through topical application and internal ingestion. Plus, all types of honey are humectants that draw moisture to the skin, and allow it to retain moisture. This also helps you develop a more supple, firm skin tone. The best way to use manuka honey? After rinsing off your weekly face naturals facial mask, spread some honey all over your face and leave it for about thirty minutes. Applying it after a clay mask will leave the skin more open and absorbent to all of its properties. It is a gentle follow-up to your mask routine that will help provide the needed moisture your skin will crave after a facial mask.


Toning Through Oils

Multiple oils, both essential and carrier, can improve overall tone by evening the coloration and lessening the aesthetics that come with age. Many of our own products include such oils in their recipes, creating a synergistic blend of anti-aging bliss. Check out some of these oils to learn which ones may work best for you. You could create your own, personalized blend, or check out the products we have that contain these oils for creams, serums, and other items expertly created to perform anti-aging enhancement.

Carrier oils that work best with an anti-aging regimen include apricot kernel oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, and argan oil. Apricot kernel oil has vitamins A and E, two antioxidants, which improve and encourage collagen production, thus improving firmness. Coconut oil works well to improve the strength of the outer layer of skin called the epidermis. Avocado oil not only contains vitamins A and E, but also sterolins, which further improve the complexion’s elasticity and firmness. Argan oil is made up of eighty percent fatty acids, which balances firmness by providing needed hydration to the skin’s surface. It also improves the quality of elasticity, as the fatty acids fill in fine lines and wrinkles over time.

The essential oils that work well for restoring the tightened tone to your face include rosemary essential oilfrankincense essential oil, and neroli essential oil. Rosemary essential oil works effectively at tightening the skin so that it appears to fit on your face again, and works well for jowls. Frankincense essential oil works to rebuild the skin’s connective strength, preventing any further sagging or lack of tone, while improving the skin’s pH balance and dissolving fine lines and wrinkles. Neroli essential oil benefits the circulation to the surface of the skin, ensuring that enough nutrients can reach the capillaries that let blood flow to the epidermis. It also lessens the appearance of scars and age spots as well, due to its abilities in cell renewal.


Tips on Targeting Your Toning Through Face Naturals

If you read our blogs regularly, then you have probably already checked out our blog posts on our collection of toners: ‘Hydrosol Your Skin to Health with Healing Botanicals‘ and ‘Natural, Wildcrafted, Organic Facial Toners – Do You Need Them?‘ In these posts, we discuss the disputed beauty secret of toners, their controversy, and why you actually need one that suits your skin type. Well, if you want to reach the holy grail of a proper anti-aging skincare routine, then you need to add a toner to your selection of daily, go-to products. However, using a toner is not the only step that goes neglected and forgotten all to often. Weekly masks do as well, and are often thought of as a spa specialty that you can only afford every now and them. Learn more about our masks with our post ‘Magnificent Unmasking: A Feast for the Face from Face Naturals!’

In order to achieve the firm, tightened, brightened complexion you desire, you must employ both of these methods regularly. Facial masks work best if you use them weekly. Toners are a daily must. We carry a full range of toners and masks to benefit different skin types. Toners provide the astringency your skin needs on a daily basis to improve the look of pores and quality of tone. They balance out oil production, clean out debris, and help you maintain a brighter, tighter complexion. A weekly mask will work intensively to remove microscopic debris and toxins that have collected on your skin throughout the week. Less toxins in your skin means it can remain in place more easily, which reduces sagging. Toxins play a huge role in how quickly your skin shows your age.

The upside to using our facial toners and facial masks lies in the fact that they are made from botanicals and natural clays that offer additional benefits to the ones mentioned above. Plus, if you know your skin and what it does and does not like, then you can easily select a toner and mask that will not overwhelm your complexion. Plus, these products will not dry out your skin the way conventional products will. Skin dehydration is one of the main culprits in untoned, sagging skin, as it depletes the fullness and plumpness of a youthful complexion. You can reverse many of the signs of aging by simply employing a good, trusty skincare routine that nourishes and heals instead of covering up the problems.


Reach for Face Naturals for Your Restoration

Ready to get started on a skincare routine that actually improves your skin instead of covering up your problem areas? Contact us for information on which products will work best for you! We can help you discover a full range of botanical products that get the job done – and more! Learn about our collection of facial cleansers, toners, moisturizers, masks, and other great skincare that will love your skin the way you do! Plus, get cool extras like Reward Points, coupon codes, notifications on sale items, and blog posts that inform you on obtaining picture perfect health and beauty the natural way! Become one of many natural beauties by keeping up with the latest face naturals news and products.

Your face naturals family is dedicated to providing healing, organic skincare products that are not only safe and toxin-free, but highly effective. Regardless of your skin’s condition and what your struggle with from day to day, we can find a specific routine that works best for you. We have a satisfaction guarantee, and we will not stop trying until you are satisfied. Check out our Twitter for neat tips and tricks, and follow our Google Plus to stay updated on our products and specials. Create an account with us to become a member of the face naturals family today! We look forward to hearing more from you soon. Feel free to leave a comment about natural toning and restoration recipes that worked for you. Remember, sharing is caring, and we would love for you to share your skincare know-how with us and our other readers.



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