Mother Nature’s own anti-aging solutions

By | November 8, 2012 | Style & Beauty

Mother Nature’s own anti-aging solutions
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Did you know you can avoid expensive creams and save those extra bucks for that new blouse you’ve had your eye on? Have you been spending a fortune on the latest beauty products or celebrity endorsed products that promise a cure for wrinkles?

Keep reading, because I want to help you unravel some of the best kept secrets Mother Nature has created for you. By making a few simple changes in your skin care regimen and your diet, you can release nature’s own solutions for anti-aging. You’ll not only reduce wrinkles and crow’s feet, but you’ll also become a more health conscious individual. Start looking at labels to see what natural goodies are in the beauty products you buy.

With time, many of us begin to have:

  • Crow’s feet around the eyes and visible wrinkles around the mouth
  • Sagging facial skin and puffy, tired eyes
  • Dull, lifeless complexion

Remember, no one skin product can suddenly reverse the years of damage to your skin, nor instantly transform it to younger looking skin.

The best advice I can give is to take care of your skin from the inside out. Watch what you put on your skin and what you put in your body. Here are some foods to add for healthy nutrition:

Green tea – I use green tea in many of my anti-aging skin care formulations. It’s the flavonoids and the anti-oxidants present in green tea that can prove to be one of the best solutions for fighting wrinkles, if consumed regularly. Green tea helps to fight free radicals that can accelerate the signs of aging.

I suggest looking for a moisturizer or serum that contains green tea, as well as drinking a soothing cup of green tea during your afternoon break or maybe an iced green tea after your workout routine.

Antioxidant rich fruits – There are two ways to achieve beautiful skin. One way is to get gorgeous skin through vitamin E and the other is through consumption of antioxidants.

Fruits like strawberries and pomegranates are packed with plenty of antioxidants. Making these fruits part of your regular diet will naturally boost your skin’s glow while making wrinkles less noticeable.

Vegetables and legumes – Increase the intake of veggies and legumes like red beans in your food, as they contain a high concentration of antioxidants. Plus, you gain the benefit of the fiber content, which helps reduce your blood pressure and the risk of cancer.

Spa treatment at home

While fresh, home-made food has the best natural ingredients, you can also make homemade spa treatments. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a sweet facial mask you can make at home.

Honey-almond exfoliating mask

  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely Ground Almonds
  • 2 Strawberries
  • Couple Pieces Cut Up Pomegranate
  • 1 Teaspoon Powdered Clay (Bentonite, Red Earth etc.)
  • 4 Tablespoons Oatmeal
  • Water

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix into a paste. Add a little water, if necessary. To use, splash face with warm water. Massage mix over face. Let set for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and voila!

Add a few fruits, vegetables, legumes and soothing tea to your diet and you’ll see the best in Mother Nature – You! You can have glowing, younger looking skin in no time at all. Enjoy the new glamorous you!

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David Pollock

David Pollock is a global beauty expert who has formulated products for some of the most recognized names in the business. He is a published author, radio personality and was recently named one of the “20 to Know” by Global Cosmetics Industry. Today, David is empowering women to take control of their health and beauty. Subscribe to his free newsletter at JustAskDavid.com.

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