Although aging is a natural process, many scientists believe that it has to do with protein damage, the presence of free radicals, energy metabolism and exposure to stress. They also believe that we can slow down this process if we focus on the natural aspect and use some anti-aging recipes that we can prepare at home.
- Honey and avocado
Avocados are filled with various minerals and vitamins that maintain a healthy skin. Honey acts as a humectant and antibacterial agent, binding moisture in the skin.
To prepare a face mask from these ingredients, mix half of a small ripe avocado with one tablespoon of honey. Apply this mask on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with warm water.
- Eye Cream Made of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has potent toxic fighting properties, and it is also a well-known multivitamin, multi-nutrient, antioxidant, moisturizer and antibiotic agent.
Take half cup of organic coconut oil and 6-8 vitamin E capsules. Microwave the oil for several seconds until it melts and then squeeze the vitamin capsules into the oil. Put the mixture into a small container and place it in the fridge until it becomes solid. Use it once a day as an effective eye cream.
- Almond Oil, Yogurt and Walnuts
Walnuts exfoliate the skin, eliminating debris, dead skin cells, and sebum. The lactic acid found in yogurt tightens the pores and enhances the skin texture. Almond oil moisturizes and soothes the skin, allowing it to be smooth and soft.
Take two tablespoons of yogurt, two whole nuts and a teaspoon of pure almond oil. Crush the walnuts, add the yogurt and the almond oil and gently massage the mixture over the skin. Rinse and pat dry.
- Scrub Made of Sugar and Almond
By exfoliating your face, you get rid of the excess sebum and dead cells, making your skin look brighter and smoother.
You need 3 tablespoons of fresh cream, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of ground almonds and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix all the ingredients and apply to the face. Wash with warm water, then with cold water. Pat dry your skin. You can keep the rest of the scrub in the fridge.
- Egg mask
Eggs are rich in potassium (keeps the skin cells moist), proteins (repair tissues), riboflavin (removes cell-damaging, toxic free radicals) and magnesium (delays the aging process).
Take an egg and whisk it. Apply it to your face and let it dry for 5-10 minutes. Wash it off and you will instantly notice that your skin is tighter and more toned.
- Basil Toner
This toner is perfect for the skin that is prone to acne. Basil is a powerful antiseptic, and it can clear the bacteria that causes acne, also improving circulation to the skin.
You need three tablespoons of dried basil and 1 cup of hot water. Crush the dried basil and add it to the water. Let the liquid cool, strain it and add it in a spray bottle. Pulverize it onto your skin or you can use a cotton ball to spread it gently on your face.
Use these natural ingredients to have a healthy and bright skin and delay the early signs of aging.