Women throughout the ages have shared anti-aging advice with each other. From secret recipes for facial creams and lotions to brushing your hair 100 strokes, every culture has some special advice to share and pass down.
For skin care and to prevent or reduce wrinkles, most cultures take advantage of the natural ingredients in the region. The women of Latin America are known for glowing skin and the women of Asia are known for clear complexions. Their treatments all use natural ingredients and are worth exploring.
Tea is known for having antioxidants, which are known for their anti-aging properties. White tea and green tea are rich in an antioxidant that helps reduce wrinkles and increase cell repair. You can create a face mask by mixing green tea powder into brewed white tea. Apply the mask to your face. Let it dry. Then rinse with warm water.
Ginger tea is the favored drink for anti-aging. It is also easy to make yourself. Simply mix shredded ginger and honey in hot water. Honey has anti-bacterial properties that are known to help reduce inflammation, and ginger is rich in an antioxidant that helps protect against collagen breakdown. The result is smooth and wrinkle-free skin.
The women in Mexico hold a reputation of having beautiful hands. They use a scrub of sugar and lemon juice. The sugar is an exfoliant and sloughs away dead skin while the lemon juice is high in alpha hydroxyl acid that peels away the layer of dead skin cells. Use this treatment followed by a moisturizer and your hands will be smooth, silky, and wrinkle-free.
These women are known for beautiful, smooth skin. To achieve this smoothness, they use a rice milk cleanser to exfoliate and smooth the skin. This cleanser works so well because of the combination of vitamin E with vitamin A and calcium from the milk. To make this yourself, form a paste of ¼ cup of brown rice flour with 2 – 3 tablespoons of unsweetened rice milk. Massage the paste onto the skin in slow, circular motions. Rinse with tepid water and then apply moisturizer.
From India and Greece:
Both of these countries are known for their high quality olive oil. The women use this olive oil to make themselves a wonderful moisturizer. Olive oil helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines and tightens sagging skin. It has a lot of vitamins A and E, functions as an antioxidant, while also hydrating the skin. Pour a few drops of virgin olive oil in the palm of your hand and apply to a clean face and neck using a circular motion. Massage for about 5 minutes and leave on the face all night as you sleep. Wash it off with water in the morning.
Natural ingredients combined with a little DIYing can give you some solutions that result in reducing wrinkles and tightening the skin, with the result being younger, healthy skin. Give these a try. Let me know what you think. What other natural remedies do you have?