Aging is definitely a double-edged sword. On the positive side, we experience personal growth every year that improves quality of life. With age comes wisdom. Unfortunately, age also brings wrinkles, skin spots, and gray hair – no one likes that! Even the risk of skin cancer increases as we age.
It’s a cruel joke that the better we feel on the inside, the worse we look on the outside.
Billions of dollars are poured into this problem every year, with American consumers dropping a high percentage of their hard earned cash on potions and creams that are “guaranteed” to turn back the clock. But there may be an easier way.
It can help to look to a population well known for its youthful appearance – the Japanese. Japanese women in particular have a reputation for glowing skin that makes it difficult to guess their age. The reason is two-fold: a healthy, oil-free diet and an au naturel skincare routine.
Stick with us to learn all the secrets Japanese women know to turn back the clock and look young even well into middle age. You’ll be surprised by #3 – it is something you probably do regularly but not to your face!
1. Drink Green Tea
It’s a mistake to think that skin care is all about the products you slather on your face. A lot has to do with what you eat and drink. Green tea is a soothing beverage that is great for your body in several ways. It can reduce your risk of developing cancer, for example.
But when it comes to facial care, green tea can protect skin from damaging UV rays and minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles. A daily cup of green tea may also help you shed a few extra pounds, which can also add to your youthful appearance.