Aging is a gift denied to many! That's why it's so important to nourish your body and support healthy aging from the inside out. This way, you can feel your absolute best and continue doing the things you love!
One of the ways to do this is through a holistic approach to healthy aging that encompasses all areas of health: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual.
When it comes to nutrition, we actually have a great deal of power over our health and how well we will age.
Putting genetics and other factors that are out of our control to the side for a moment, let's have a look at some incredible superfoods that can help support every crucial system needed for healthy aging:
Bilberry contains phyto-chemical compounds that help to advance blood flow to the extremities and to the heart. Bilberry may help with improving circulation, eye health, and a long list of other wellness benefits!
This pungent supergood is renowned for its antiviral benefits, but it also has a long list of other potential healthy aging benefits, including heart, immune, and joint health.
- Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola may help enhance overall health, boot skin health, enhance mood, and support healthy aging and cognition.
Ginkgo Biloba may help promote healthy blood flow to the brain and support healthy cognition and brain health, among many other benefits.
Renowned for its energy-boosting properties, ginseng is a popular anti-aging supplement that may help maintain a healthy body composition and support overall wellness.
Besides the amazing whole body-support effects of curcumin on healthy aging, you can also apply turmeric as a natural DIY mask! Turmeric may help reduce the excess oil on skin as it has the potential to regulate sebum production. Since it's also a wonderful exfoliating agent, a paste prepared by mixing turmeric and flour with water, or a simple turmeric mixed with aloe vera gel, is a great way to help give your skin an extra glow!
Aromatherapy Essential Oils
- Carrot Seed Oil
This oil is an excellent regenerative oil for skincare use. It helps to repair and to tone your skin, increases circulation and elasticity and also helps with the reduction of annoying wrinkles.
Whilst this essential oil is not the cheapest to buy, consider it an investment as it may help stimulate and protect skin cells.
- Grapefruit oil
This oil makes a wonderful astringent if you have oily skin.
Use this essential oil if you have mature skin that needs a little help with hydration and overall elasticity.
Note: When applying pure essential oils to any at home skin care recipes, it’s important to take care and not use too much. Less is often more in essential oil terms and there can be too much of a good thing, even when dealing with natural remedies.
Most oils should always be diluted with a good carrier oil, such as almond oil or jojoba oil. Always test on a patch of skin before trying out any homemade recipe (this is especially important if you have sensitive skin).
Note: As much as there is a great deal of benefit from using aromatherapy and pure essential oils, it is worth noting that there can be many possible individual reactions and it may not be for everyone. These oils can be very potent, so be sure to check with your personal physician if you have any doubts before starting a new supplement or anti-aging routine.
Do you have any favorite DIY healthy aging recipes or tips? Share away in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!
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