Simple Homemade Tips for Anti Aging
Why would you walk down supermarket aisles and pick up anti-aging lotions and creams that cost a fortune when you can make equally effective simple packs at home at a fraction of the cost? It is because there is a general misconception that these are hard to make at home and that the ingredients are not readily available. Nothing of course can be further from the truth. Just open your refrigerator and you’ll have it all. Fruit, dairy products and nuts are all packed with ant-oxidants and acids that have anti-aging properties. But unlike commercial solutions that have vitamins whose potency is reduced over time, the vitamins in fresh homemade packs quickly affect the skin.
However, before taking the plunge with homemade products, remember that no anti-aging solutions can be successful without corresponding life style adjustments. Balanced diet, exercises and a good night’s sleep are essential ingredients to hold back aging and delay the process. Then there are those that prefer to have anti-aging treatments in beauty salons and spas. Permanent hair removal and skin rejuvenation techniques are on top of the list for those wanting to stop the clock. In this industry, Stephen Blignaut is a name to reckon with. He is one of the top importers and distributors of technologically advanced and state of the art beauty and anti-aging equipment in Australia.
Here are some simple homemade tips for anti-aging –
- Rice Milk Cleanser – This is a traditional Far East pack, widely used in Japan. Rice is rich in Vitamin E, it helps to smooth down skin and exfoliate it. Take ¼ cup brown rice and 2-3 tbsp unsweetened organic rice milk. Mix the two to form a smooth paste. Massage the paste into the skin in a circular motion and let it rest for some time. Wash off with tepid water and use a mild moisturizer or toner.
- Cucumber Aloe cold cream – With age, the skin gets dull and begins to sag due to lack of nourishment. You can bring it back to the radiance of youth with hydrating aloe-vera, fresh lemon and the exfoliating properties of lactic acid in yogurt. Mix ½ cup hung organic yogurt, ¼ cup cucumber finely chopped and seeded, ¼ cup aloe flesh, peeled and chopped and juice of half a lemon. Puree the ingredients in a blender, strain and leave in a covered bowl overnight in the refrigerator. Apply a thick layer on the face and let it rest for about 30 minutes. Remove the mask with a moistened cloth and apply toner.
- Turmeric pack – One of the most common and early signs of aging is facial wrinkles. This pack which is easy to make addresses this concern. Take a pinch of turmeric and a tablespoon of curd. Mix well and apply on face. Let it dry for about 15 minutes and rinse off with water. Pat dry. Simple to make but is very effective.
- Take smoothies – Take plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in carotene in a smoothie form. It gives the skin a healthy and golden tone and takes out the dullness from it. Take on an average 15 mg of beta-carotene to stop aging in its tracks.
There are many other options that can be tried out – all for a glowing radiant look.