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Young-looking skin is what we always dream of! Wrinkles, crow’s feet, fine lines, laugh lines, and dark spots are the biggest nightmares of any woman. We can’t run away from aging, but what we can do is delay it as long as possible with these do-it-at-home packs and masks.
Most of the women above the age of 30 spend thousands of rupees on many clinical procedures and anti-aging creams to get a youthful skin. We often wonder if anti-aging products suit our skin and question if they really work. If you are looking for an answer, then here is what you need to do.
There are several home remedies and anti-aging tips to fight all signs of aging without spending a dime. Besides, these have no side effects too. Read further to know about some homemade remedies for anti aging.
It may seem ironic for a board-certified plastic surgeon to be doling out advice on how to defy your age naturally, but Andrew Ordon, MD, a cohost of the syndicated talk show The Doctors, encourages against an operating-table mentality. In his new book Better in 7: The Ultimate 7-Day Guide to a Better You, Ordon describes more natural, less-invasive approaches to skincare and beauty.
We loved his DIY recipes for everything from eliminating dark circles under eyes to shiny hair to smooth, dewy skin. The best part: You can whip them up with ingredients you already have around your kitchen. Read on to get glowing and look, and feel years younger.
A moisturizer is an anti-aging must. By helping your skin retain moisture and acting as a temporary filler for wrinkles, it makes your complexion look smooth. Dr. Ordon says that his patients love this recipe because it makes their skin look and feel dewy, and youthful.
3 tablespoons of fresh cream
1 tablespoon honey
Place all three ingredients in a blender and puree into a smooth cream. Apply it to your skin and leave on for at least an hour. Rinse off with warm water.
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This energy-boosting fruit salad is packed with antioxidants, which protect the skin from sun damage and boost circulation to help deliver essential nutrients to skin. Eat it for breakfast to start your day on a beautiful note.
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup organic orange juice
1 handful of chopped walnuts
Combine first four ingredients in a small bowl. Pour the orange juice over the mixture and sprinkle with the walnuts.
When you have a blemish that needs to disappear—stat—try this nifty trick, which Ordon picked up in the green room at The Doctors from beauty expert Kym Douglas. The yeast fights bacteria, the lemon helps dry the blemish.
A squeeze of lemon juice
Make a paste using a little bit of brewer’s yeast, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a bit of water. Apply right on your blemish and leave for 10 minutes, cover with a bandage.
This recipe is great for those prone to acne. The basil acts as an antiseptic, helps clear acne-causing bacteria, and improves circulation to the skin.
3 tablespoons dried basil leaves
1 cup boiling water
Crush up the dried basil leaves and mix them into a cup of boiling water. Once the mixture cools, strain out the leaves, put it in a spray bottle and spritz your skin. Use a cotton ball or pad to spread the toner gently around your face. Do this daily before cleansing.
Your hands are a dead giveaway of your age, but this scrub can help. Exfoliating your hands lifts off the top layer of dead skin cells, which contains some of the pigment leaving age spots behind. The rice exfoliates, the agave hydrates, and the lemon helps lighten skin and lift off dead cells.
1/2 cup cooked rice
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix together the above ingredients and blend well. Apply the mixture to dry hands, move the scrub around your hands in circular motions on the backs of your hands with firm but gentle pressure for one to two minutes. You can also rub this rice on the palms of the hands to soften calluses.
Regularly exfoliating your face helps get rid of dead skin cells (which dull your complexion) so your skin looks smoother and brighter.
3 tablespoons of fresh cream
1 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of ground almonds
2 tablespoons olive oil
Mix all ingredients well. Apply to dry face in a circular motion Wash your face off with warm water, followed by cold water. Pat your face dry. Place in a jar and store in your refrigerator for future use.