Many commercially sold anti-aging beauty products and treatments come with hefty price-tags, and let's face it--the stuff that keeps people looking younger longer doesn't always fit into the average budget. If you want your skin to look more radiant and youthful, you can travel back in time right in your very own kitchen. Featured here are 7 natural anti-aging beauty treatments that you can make at home, using simple, effective ingredients that cost much less than the products found at the department store cosmetic counter or local drugstore.
Cucumber Eye Spa
Cucumbers have been used for ages to reduce the swelling around puffy, tired eyes--and time and time again they work like a charm. Slice up a cucumber and place a slice on each eye while you lie down and relax. Leave them on your eyes for about fifteen to twenty minutes and you'll notice quite a difference. For an even more spa-like experience, place the cucumber slices over your eyes after applying avocado mask and allow both ingredients to work their magic.
Coffee and Sugar Scrub
If your skin is looking dull and sluggish, it's high time you exfoliate away dry, flaky skin in order to reveal a fresher, brighter complexion. A luxurious and sweet-smelling exfoliator can be made by mixing together 1/4 cup of fresh coffee grounds with one tablespoon of pure cane sugar. Apply the homemade coffee and sugar scrub to damp skin, and massage it in using light, circular motions with your fingertips. Rinse well with warm water and gently pat dry.
Because apples are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and potassium, they are an excellent ingredient to use in homemade anti-aging products and treatments. You can tone and freshen-up your skin by making your own apple toner. Peel an apple, any kind, and remove the core and seeds. Cut it up into small pieces and place them in a small saucepan with 1/2 cup of water. Bring the water and apples to a boil, and then strain out the apple pieces using a colander lined with cheesecloth. Add 1/4 cup of witch hazel to the apple water, and use a funnel to pour it into a clean spray bottle. You can apply your homemade apple toner after cleansing your face, or any time your skin could use a pick-me-up.
Avocados are known for the ability to fight signs of aging--and because they're rich with vitamins, minerals, and fats that are highly beneficial to the skin, they're a good ingredient to keep on hand if you want to maintain a youthful appearance. A very basic avocado mask can be made by removing the skin from one ripe avocado and mashing it up until it's nice and creamy. Apply the avocado liberally to your face and neck and leave it undisturbed for approximately fifteen minutes. Rinse it off with cool water, using a soft washcloth to remove any residual cream and pat dry.
Sweet Orange Wrinkle Eraser
Want to tackle those fine lines and wrinkles? Mix two teaspoons of almond oil with six drops of sweet orange essential oil and dab it on any wrinkles you'd like to erase. It's best to apply this treatment at bedtime, right after you remove your make-up and cleanse your skin.
Lavender Eye Serum
An eye serum can be made to reduce puffiness and wrinkles around and under the eyes by blending together three tablespoons of jojoba oil, one tablespoon of either almond oil or grapeseed oil, and 10 drops of lavender essential oil together. Using a tiny funnel, pour the mixed oils into a small glass dropper bottle, dabbing one drop under each eye as needed.
Banana and Honey Mask
A smoother complexion can be achieved with a homemade banana and honey mask, leaving your skin feeling silky and soft. Mash one ripe banana until it's creamy (the consistency will still be chunky), and add one tablespoon of honey. Mix the banana and honey until it's well-blended, and apply a thick layer all over your face and neck. Leave the mask on for fifteen to twenty minutes, and rinse it off well with warm water.
Making your own natural anti-aging beauty treatments is fun to do, and the ones highlighted for you here can be made in just a matter of minutes. Don't believe for even a moment that you have to spend a fortune to dip into the fountain of youth. You'll not only love the visible results you'll get from your homemade anti-aging treatments--you'll love the price of them, too.
Guest post from Finley Crest. Finley writes for SeniorCare.net