No matter whether you’re on the hunt for a whole new skin care routine, or you’re simply looking to switch things up for a while, these natural anti-aging skin tricks straight out of your own kitchen fit the bill.
4 anti-aging skin tricks you’ll love
They gently detox your skin from built up environmental and chemical damage to help turn back the clock on aging. You’ll be left with soft, radiant skin that’ll have folks asking for you secret.
1. Cleanse with honey:
Naturally antibacterial honey makes a great skin cleanser. Brimming with probiotics and antioxidants honey cleans and hydrates at the same time, leaving you with smoother plumper skin. Experts say honey can help relieve dry skin, mild breakouts, blemishes and even eczema.
Just be sure the honey you choose is raw and unfiltered for the best results. Highly processed honey will have lost some of its skin-friendly antioxidants and nutrients. Our favorite is Manuka honey, which has the most anti-bacterial benefits.
To use wet your face with warm (not hot) water and smooth on. Raw honey tends to be thick so if the water on your face isn’t quite enough to spread the honey smoothly feel free to add a bit of warm water directly to a dollop of the honey before applying. Then simply rinse with warm water.
It sounds super sticky, but the honey washes off easily and cleanly leaving behind smooth, soft, younger looking skin that practically glows. If you’d like to exfoliate at the same time add a bit of sugar to the honey before spreading it on.
2. Exfoliate with papaya:
The papaya fruit, which is rich in vitamin C and the enzyme papain, is a natural exfoliator. Used topically the fruit can slough off dry skin leaving smooth, soft glowing skin behind.
Plus experts say papain is a natural skin lightener that when used regularly could help reduce the appearance of age spots or darkened skin.
Remove the seeds and papaya flesh and go ahead and eat the fruit… it’s delicious, and what you’re after here is the skin. After washing and drying your face in a circular motion gently rub the inside of the papaya skin all over. Allow the juice to sit for about two minutes then rinse off.
3. Moisturize with avocado:
Avocados are a nearly perfect natural moisturizer. This delicious fruit is packed with skin friendly fats and vitamins. With regular use avocados can help turn back the clock, plumping up your skin and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Plus, according to experts, avocado may help relieve red spots and eczema.
You have two options with avocado. First, like with papaya, you can remove the fruit and eat it, and then use the fleshy side of the skin on your face. Or you can make an avocado mask for even more moisturizing benefits.
Scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl, mash it up with a fork and then gently pat onto your face and leave on for at least 10 minutes. Gently remove with a damp cloth.
4. Tone with vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar works just as well as any store bought toner you can find, But unlike those commercial version it’s all natural and incredibly cheap.
Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with two cups of water. After cleansing your skin use a cotton ball or soft cloth to gently apply the toner to your face. Allow to dry.
The vinegar will help shrink the appearance of pores and leave your skin feeling refreshed and tighter.
Give your skin a reset with these anti-aging food solutions straight from your own kitchen. Safe, affordable and effective, they’ll give your regular skin care products a run for their money.