You don’t have to be twenty five to feel twenty five, you don’t have to spend a fortune to look a fortune either. Follow our anti-aging beauty tips for your face, hair, and body below.
There’s no need to travel past your kitchen!
When life gives you lemons, make a face mask
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, proteins that contribute to our skin’s firmness. Vitamin C increases collagen production, and as a result, decreases wrinkle formation.
Many foods are filled with it: oranges, kale, lemons. Lemons in particular rank high on the time reversal clock. Not only are they high in anti-aging antioxidants and vitamin C, but lemons also contain bleaching agents that help remove age spots and freckles.
You can apply lemon juice directly onto your face (leave on for fifteen minutes). Just be sure to avoid sun exposure after application.
If lemon juice alone feels too much, try this face mask to soothe sensitivities:
- One teaspoon lemon juice
- One half teaspoon milk cream
- One teaspoon egg white
Leave in for fifteen minutes and rinse with cold water.
Tea, to drink or to dye for?
Instead of paying to dye or touch up your hair at the salon, why not use tea? Both salon trips and drugstore products leave you with harsh chemicals.
Tea contains natural staining properties, and although this remedy won’t transform you from brunette to blonde (as tea works with the grain of your natural hair color) tea can subtly lighten, darken, and overall boost your hair’s health with its abundance of antioxidants.
Not only will your hair look good, but it will feel good too!
Follow these directions and your hair will thank you:
Blondes: chamomile tea
- Organic chamomile herbal tea
- One teabag to two cups of water
- Boil for thirty minutes
Brunettes or black hair: black tea
- High-quality PG Tips black tea
- Three teabags to two cups of water
- Boil for three to five minutes
Red hues: rooibos tea
- Eco Rooibos tea
- Two to three teabags to two cups of water
- Boil for five to ten minutes
Choose the above tea desired and add fresh or dried sage. Sage allows for better color retention by opening up the hair follicles.
Afterwards, wait for the tea to cool, transfer into a rinsed squeeze bottle and apply! For all colors, leave in your hair for about one hour; for gray hair, leave awhile longer.
The good news? You can leave the tea in for as long as you like, even overnight. Worst case scenario? A brighter blonde, a darker brown, or a deeper red! The final step: shampoo, rinse with cold water, and of course, show off the natural remedied you.
Wake up and smell the body scrub
Coffee has more benefits than giving you that morning kick. It contains UV protectors that give skin a youthful glow, shrinks blood cells to reduce the appearance of veins, exfoliates to remove dry skin, and breaks up and rearranges fatty cells, which reduces cellulite.
For your own awakening and anti-aging scrub, combine the ingredients below:
- One cup ground coffee
- One cup sugar
- Five tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Now that’s a reason to sing in the shower, which makes you youthful on its own. Hopefully the above tips provide some inspiration that looking good and loving food (and tea!) can go hand in hand, guilt-free.
Cofee and te are indeed more than just beverage. As previously mentioned you can make your own coffee body scrub. Here’s a recipe for it and an additional recipe for a DIY skin toner.