How-To Fade Wrinkles Naturally
I adore my dad, even though he did pass on some pretty strong genetic characteristic traits. The most prominent being deep, visible forehead wrinkles. A nice, sophisticated look for him, but not a great look for me. I have learned ways to hide these bad boys by keeping my skin supple & elastic, and have learned how to fade wrinkles naturally. Let's get into it..
Collagen Supplements: starting from the inside out
Proven effective through many trials, collagen improves skin elasticity & decreases wrinkles. This makes sense since collagen makes up about 75% of the dry weight of our skin. Since collagen breaks down as we age, supplements are super important!
Hyaluronic Acid: an ingredient for every skin type With its incredible ability to retain water, Hyaluronic Acid immediately plumps out the skin and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles.
My favorite way to apply Hyaluronic Acid is through the Brightening Fruit Essence because it is so concentrated that just a couple of drops gets the job done!
AHA Acids: encourage new skin growth
Periodic use of AHA Acids is a great way to turn a new leaf and start fresh. AHA Acids work to break down the glue that holds dead skin cells together. The encourages the generation of new cell growth, which reveals fresh, more elastic looking skin AHA's come in many forms but I personally like to use the Whipped Parfait Fruit Exfoliation Mask.
Moisturizers with Lamellar Emulsifiers: keep the skin hydrated
Emulsifiers allow water and oil to stay together, but Lamellar emulsifiers go a step further…
These emulsifiers organize the water and lipids into the same pattern as the lipid bilayer of the skin. This allows the cream to penetrate deeper into our skin to provide long-lasting hydration.
Creams made with lamellar emulsifiers provide so much hydration that you can visibly see skin appearing more smooth and plump. Try the Nourishing Origin Cream HERE.
Wear SPF and Drink Water: an easy step with a huge payoff
You know the drill, but here is your friendly reminder :). Apply sun protection and drink at least 9 cups of water everyday!
I hope you found these tips helpful. Which one will you use? Tell me in the comments!
First pregnancies can be scary and the fear of birth paralyzing.
Instead of taking action, you’re overwhelmed. You can only hope that your healthcare provider will make the best decisions for you.
I wish I’d been better prepared but I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I felt like birth was just one of those miserable experiences women have to push through and endure.
Now that I’m in my third trimester expecting my second baby, I’m choosing to embrace birth with intention.
What I’m doing differently this time around:
Choosing a Natural Birth:
This felt scary at first, but I want a redemptive and peaceful birth. One where I have the autonomy to move my body into positions that support my baby’s efforts to enter the world.
Instead of letting fear take over, I’m absorbing as much information as possible. I’ve consulted with my midwife to craft my ideal birth plan. I’m also watching birth videos to get more comfortable with the experience.
I’m seeing a chiropractor to help me align my hips and back to help make the birth experience be more comfortable. I made sure to look for a chiropractor who is certified in the Webster technique to help ensure my baby is in optimal position for labor.
Pelvic Floor Specialist:
My pelvic floor specialist and I are preparing my body for birth. We’re doing exercises to learn how to relax certain muscles during delivery, strengthen my pelvic floor, and improve my postpartum recovery.
Postpartum Skin Care Products:
This time I’m not using the postpartum skin care products provided by the hospital. I didn’t know better the first time. I didn’t realize how many questionable ingredients were in those products that did nothing to support my healing process. Instead, I’ll be using my own products like the Boob Balm, Herbal Relief Body Mist, Lavender Soaking Salts, and Revitalize Postpartum Cream which I believe are the best postpartum skincare products. All of them can be found in my Postpartum Care Package.
I combine the stretching technique with the Baby Cheeks Barrier Oil to reduce my chances of tearing. The oils help the skin to become more elastic and the stretching helps the skin become more flexible. It also teaches you to release tension during intensity and allow your body to expand.
I’m incorporating strength workouts to reduce the aches and pains I felt during my first pregnancy. By working out at least twice a week I have almost completely eliminated back pain, sciatic pain, and abdominal pinching. I have been doing the Bodi Barre Prenatal workouts and absolutely love them!!
Pregnancy hormones like Relaxin cause the skin to be less firm and often lead to stretch marks and cellulite. I have been strengthening my skin’s elasticity throughout pregnancy with our postpartum belly cream: the Revitalize Postpartum Cream. It contains Lupin extract that produces type I Collagen and increases skin elasticity and firmness. I have no stretch marks. The cellulite on my legs that I had at the beginning of my pregnancy has all but disappeared.
Strengthening My Faith:
Even though I’m doing everything in my power to prepare my body and mind for birth, there is still a whisper of fear in me. I’m strengthening my connection with God to replace that fear with faith. Believing in the knowledge that I was built for birth and that I can trust in Him for strength.
Preparing and planning for birth has felt like an extra full-time job. But, I feel so excited.
I hope this empowers you to decide and take charge of your baby’s birth and motherhood journey.
I'd love to hear what you've been doing to prepare for your birth? Comment below!