A few things I learned while interning at various spas and cosmetic companies, was that some of the best things you can use to obtain youthful and radiant looking skin can be found in your kitchen. Big name skin care brands try their hardest to find a way to bottle these ingredients up and give them shelf-life but without compromising freshness and risking the use of carcinogenic parabens, they aren’t able to do it. The following are a few anti aging remedies that will help even the most stubborn of skins.
Anti Aging Mask with Butter milk, Oatmeal, Olive Oil, Almond oil
1/2 cup Buttermilk
2 tablespoons Oatmeal
1 tablespoon extra virgin Olive oil
1 teaspoon Almond oil
Mix both the buttermilk and oatmeal and warm up until the oatmeal is sof. Then mix olive and almond oil and keep it to the side for 5 to 10 minutes to cool down. After that spread the oatmeal paste gently with your tips on your clean face and neck, avoid your eyes and lips.
Lay back and leave the mask on for 25-30 minutes.
Wash it with cool water. Pat your skin with clean towel. Apply your favorite moisturizer.
Banana and Honey Mask
Bananas contain quantities of vitamins A, B (folic acid), iron, zine and potassium. Combined with heavy cream and organic honey, you end up with a wrinkle fighting mask.
1 small banana
2 tablespoons fresh heavy cream
1 tablespoon organic honey
1 tablespoon oat flour
Mash the banana and then add the heavy cream, flour and honey. Mix well. You might have to add a little more cream to achieve a yogurt-like consistency.
Apply the mask to your entire face and neck as well. Leave it on for half an hour and rinse off with the bottled water. Do this 3 times per week for best results.
Make Your Own Rose Water
If there’s one beauty product I can’t live without, it has to be rose water. Rose water is known for its anti aging properties that can be dated back to ancient egyptian times, as well as its blemish removing abilities. You can purchase high quality rose water at your local botanical shop, but you can also make it yourself. It’s super easy!
2-3 quarts fresh roses or rose petals
1. Place a firebrick in the center of a large crockpot. On top of the brick place the bowl. Put the roses in the pot and add enough flowers to reach the top of the brick. Pour in just enough water to cover the roses. The water should be just above the top of the brick.
2. Put the lip upside down on the crockpot. Bring water to a rolling boil and then lower the heat to a slow steady simmer. As soon as the water begins to boil, toss two or three trays of ice cubes on top of the lid.
3. Now you have home still! . Lift the lid every 20 minutes and quickly take out a couple tablespoons of the rose water. Stop when you see you have around a pint or quart of water that smells just like your fresh roses.
Quick Tips :)….
To get a glowing and radiant look, you can grate raw coconut and squeeze the milk out of it. Gently wash your face with the milk and it’ll give you an instant glowing effect.
If you suffer from dark spots or uneven pigment, you can remove it by placing raw potato slices on the affected areas. This also works well on acne marks. Another ingredient you can use is lemon juice and rose water. Both are known to naturally lighten the skin and even out skin tone.
There are a few essential oils that are very helpful in reducing wrinkles such as sandalwood, geranium, rosewood, rose jasmine, neroli, and frankincense. Mix these oils with primrose oil or some other oils which you feel you can use as a base oil to make a natural anti wrinkle lotion.