Looking young and healthy as you age does not always mean splurging hefty amounts of money on beauty products and commercial cosmetics. Mother Nature already has everything that you need in order to protect yourself against premature aging. Below are some anti-aging tips and tricks from around the world that are worth utilizing as they are natural and free from unwanted side effects.
As part of their beauty regimen, many women in China make a habit of drinking tea in the morning. But, they do not drink just any kind of tea. They use shredded ginger mixed with honey in a glass of hot water.
Ginger is known to have anti aging benefits as it contains gingerol, which is an antioxidant that protects the skin against collagen breakdown. Honey has antibacterial compounds that are beneficial for reducing inflammation. This combination of ingredients makes this tea a wonderful addition to anyone’s anti aging daily routine.
Even if we can hide the signs of aging that appear on our face, it is hard to do the same in our hands. As we age, the skin’s fullness and elasticity will reduce and this is one of the reasons why Mexican women create their own natural scrub to be used on their hands as part of their anti aging treatment.
They mix lemon water with sugar and scrub it onto their hands. They believe that sugar crystals will help remove the dead skin cells that make their hands look dull. Lemon juice is rich with alpha hydroxy acid that also peels away dead skin cells. The better you naturally exfoliate your skin, the more likely it will be for your skin to absorb any moisturizers that you subsequently apply. If you plan on trying this tip, make sure you rinse your hands well with water after applying the lemon juice, and apply an SPF to your hands if you'll be outdoors as lemon juice can increase the risk of burning.
If you worry about your hair getting thinner as you age, you might mimic what Polish people do to strengthen their hair. They use egg yolks mixed with some drops of lemon juice and olive oil as their hair mask.
They leave this to moisturize their hair for not more than 15 minutes before they rinse it completely. These egg yolks, lemon juice and olive oil contain vitamins and minerals that nourish their hair and keep it stronger against breakage and premature thinning.
Finnish men and women love to take time for a good sauna bath as they believe that this will help them stay young and healthy. Sauna allows your body to perspire strongly so that the process of flushing toxins can occur.
As sauna helps to deep cleanse your skin, it can also be helpful for soothing your aching joints and muscles. To enable better exfoliation, many people in Finland apply honey or salt on their skin before indulging in their sauna.
Have you heard of an Italian facial mask? It’s not expensive, but it is natural and effective. Italians use plain yoghurt and apply it to their face followed by a layer of fresh tomato juice. If you have problems with cracked heels, use sea salt mixed with olive oil for exfoliating.
Another Italian facial cream that is purely natural and devoid of chemicals is fresh grapefruit juice mixed with egg whites to tighten skin pores and provide skin that younger-looking glow. Italian women turn tonatural and quality ingredients from the garden or store , instead of expensive beauty products and creams to defy the aging process.
Green beans are very healthy for your skin. They contain hyaluronic acid, which fights aging of the skin and hold onto water so the skin is moisturized thereby reducing wrinkles and fine lines. The skin is kept smooth and moist by the addition of hyaluronic acid.
Beans also increase the synthesis of collagen and promote the growth of healthy skin. Your joints are healthier and your skin will be more toned. Hyaluronic acid is also important in the proliferation of healthy skin cells and in the migration of those cells to the outermost parts of the skin.
Ah, the benefits of berries never end!
They are good to eat and good for your skin. Cranberries naturally exfoliate dead skin and contain vital antioxidants to promote anti-aging skin health, improve skin texture, tone and firmness.