Regardless of your age, I can tell that you look in the mirror every day and fear of seeing some wrinkles or fine lines. That’s the age, my dear ladies. It doesn’t matter if now you are 16 or 40. Your skin is going to age, as well as we will, eventually. However, there are women that look at 60 as 30-year-olds, and vice versa, perhaps she’s 20 but she looks like 39. We can control skin aging without spending a lot of money.
1. Coconut Milk:
Coconut is a great product. Coconut milk moisturizes the skin and is a great product in cooking. However, not many people know about it and ignore its beneficial properties. You can massage your body with coconut oil before sleep and relax like you never did before. Besides relaxing, it will moisturize your skin, making it silky and soft, like a feather. I ensure you will never forget this experience. In addition, coconut milk is a great treatment against age spots. Coconut milk contains anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants that combat the wrinkles. Also, as well as the coconut oil, the milk moisturizes the skin making it smooth at touch. It’s a great product to have at home. If you like coconuts, this is just for you. Extract the milk from a coconut and store it in a bottle. The coconut you can eat or use as ingredient for baking some sweet things. It’s going to be delicious for sure. Now, soak a cotton ball in that milk and apply it on your skin. Leave it there for about 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water.
Banana is not just a delicious fruit, but also a great remedy for the anti-aging skin. Plus, banana is a great moisturizer, helps get rid of blackheads, acne, and even skin tags. In addition to all these, the banana peel is also a great fighter against skin affections. If you have skin problems, then bananas are a must-have in your kitchen. They contain iron, potassium, zinc, and vitamin A, B & E, have anti-inflammatory properties, in addition they are healthy and yummy. In order to stop aging with bananas, you have to mash a ripe banana, mix with one tablespoon of honey, a little bit of rose water and some yogurt. Mix that well until you get a thick paste. Don’t forget to clean and dry the face before treatment. Apply the paste on the face and leave it for 20 minutes. Also, you might want to apply this cream on your neck and décolleté area. When the time is up, wash off with warm water and pat dry.
Many lip balms are based on Vaseline. Vaseline moisturizes your lips, making them smoother and softer. Vaseline lightens your facial lines, delaying the appearance of wrinkles and making the ones you already have less noticeable. You could make your own cream based on Vaseline and moisturize your face with it. But if you add some other ingredients, you could create your own cream against acne, blackheads, whiteheads and other skin affections. All you need is to experiment with the opportunities this world offers to us. Vaseline works as a protector for our skin. It moisturizes and keeps the moisture trapped in the skin. Don’t worry, it is not clogging the pores, it only stays on the outer layer of the skin and guards the skin. You can also use it as a make-up remover or as a cream for your lashes. Some say that lashes grow longer and stronger if massaged with Vaseline.
Fruits and vegetables are our friends. We have to consume them as often as possible, in order to have a good metabolism. By consuming fruits and vegetables, we improve our health and contribute to having a healthy and shiny skin. Among the vegetables that fight against aging are potatoes. This vegetable reduces the fine lines and lifts the skin, making it younger. Have you ever seen how women put some slices of cucumber on their eyes? The same principle is with potatoes. Slice the potato and place the pieces around your eyes for about 10-15 minutes. The rest of the potato you can grind and apply it on your face as a mask. The effects will be noticeable within a few weeks. After the time’s up, rinse off with warm water and pat dry. Do not get disappointed if you won’t notice the effects from the 1st use. It takes some time to obtain the desired results, but trust me, waiting is worth the result.
Another fruit that has beneficial effects for your skin is papaya. Its color hints that it contains cancer-fighting carotenoids. A study conducted on people aged between 40 and 50 concluded that those who had the highest level of carotenoids had the youngest facial skin. Their wrinkles or fine line were not as numerous or as deep. Researchers believe this is due to increased amount of provitamin A carotenoid phytonutrients found in papayas. Carotenoids are antioxidants that include elements like beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin and others, that are very powerful antioxidants and a good source of vitamins A, C and E. Actually, from all the above mentioned elements, it is the lycopene that improves the skin condition. Eat papayas and make facial masks out of them and soon enough you will look younger. Do not neglect what nature is offering to you; instead enjoy every bit of its gifts.
Yogurt is a beneficial product for our body. Its properties do wonders with our skin. Plain yogurt contains lactic acid, which is a type of alpha hydro acid that combats the anti-aging process. This lactic acid tightens the pores and boosts skin regeneration. According to some studies, the lactic acid stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two elements that improve our skin condition, making it wrinkle-free, more elastic, keeping it moisturized and fresh. Also, the plain yogurt contains zinc, vitamins A and C, which have antioxidant properties that guard our skin against free radicals and stop the wrinkle appearance. Plain yogurt is also a good moisturizer and a great product for our diet. Don’t worry, if you don’t like the taste of plain yogurt, you always can improve it by adding some honey, fruits and make a perfect yogurt just for you.
7. Aloe vera Mask:
Aloe vera is a miraculous plant, and, to my mind, every woman should have one at home. It is very helpful in beauty care. Its gel can be used both to moisturize the face, get rid of acne, blackheads, skin tags and other skin affections, like sunburns and others. No wonder a lot of hair care and body care cosmetics are based on aloe vera. With aloe vera gel, which is very precious, you can create your own skin care products, like masks, scrubs, sprays and even add the gel to your smoothie in the morning and increase the collagen level from the inside, also clean out your digestive system from toxins. In order to make an aloe vera mask, you need to combine 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and ½ tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply the obtained mixture on your face, neck, and décolleté area. Leave it on the skin for about 15-20 minutes, then wash off and pat dry. Also, you could take a piece of aloe vera leaf, get the gel and rub it on your face. Preferably to do this before bedtime, so your skin will regenerate during sleep and absorb all the necessary and beneficial elements provided.
8. Lemon Juice:
Lemons are the most common products that can be found in our homes. And that’s excellent because lemons are amazing beauty products. They moisturize the skin, clean it, combat acne, blackheads, smooth and brighten the skin. In addition, they are used as deodorants, in the household, not just in cooking. Lemon in combination with other products, like baking soda or some oils, provides an excellent effect on our skin. It can prevent wrinkles from emerging, fades away the fine lines, dark spots and patchy skin. Lemon is rich in vitamin C, which has skin lighting properties, thus, it is the perfect product for aging skin. In order to rejuvenate your skin, you have to extract the lemon juice, soak a cotton ball in it and apply over the patchy areas and dark spots each day before bedtime, and shortly you will observe the difference.
9. Almond Oil:
Almond oil is an all-mighty type of oil used in the beauty industry. It is skin-friendly and repairs the damaged skin and also reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Almond oil is rich in antioxidants, like vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and other nutrients. These elements improve the collagen production, thus, the skin is always bright and smooth. Almond oil improves the skin tone, making it look fresh all the time. According to Integrative Health Coach Cinthia Torres, it was concluded that almond oil soothes fine lines and diminishes the appearance of under-eye bags and dark circles. Almond oil is a good skin moisturizer, so it’s very important to have this oil around. Massage your skin daily, preferably after the shower, when the pores are open and the skin can easily absorb the oil. Besides all mentioned above, this oil improves blood circulation and acts as a sunscreen for the skin.
10. Olive Oil:
Olive oil is known for its benefits on our health. It moisturizes our skin, combats cellulite, helps losing weight, improves our health and much more. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, along with various phenolic compounds such as oleocanthal, oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol, and tyrosol. By using olive oil in your diet, you prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and other age-related diseases, like Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, skin aging—even premature death. Can you imagine what powerful benefits has this oil on our body? It’s amazing! Besides using it in your diet as seasoning for the salads, you could use it as massage oil or as a scrub for your face. Mix some oil with brown sugar and gently rub your face with this mixture. This will exfoliate the dead cells and increase the blood circulation, thus provide a healthy and natural glow of your skin.