September 20, 2012

Best Home Remedies For 3 Common Beauty Problems as You Get Older

If you want to stay beautiful there are a number of home remedies you can use to pamper yourself. Instead of spending money on expensive spa treatments and beauticians check out some of the best beauty products you can make with some simple household items.

For Dry Skin You can make a natural moisturizer for yourself if you feel your skin is a little dry. Almond oil is a main ingredient in many of the different skin care products out there. Almond oil will act as a natural emollient to help soften dry skin and keep it moisturized.



If you have skin that feels itchy, dry, sore, and irritated then almond oil can help. To use this oil as a moisturizer simply apply a little to your face before you go to sleep and wash it off in the morning. You can also make a simple face scrub with almond oil by adding a little sugar to 2 teaspoons of almond oil. Once you have combined the sugar and the oil rub it on your face in a circular motion for a couple minutes and then wash it off when done.


Your mother probably always encouraged you to eat bananas because it has great nutritional value. However, bananas can be used to help moisturize and relieve dry skin. Bananas are high in vitamin C which is what gives this fruit its exfoliation abilities to give you a smoother skin. You take a large spoon and mash up the banana into a paste before applying it to your face. Allow the banana to sit on your face for at least 15 minutes before washing off. The antioxidants in the banana will go to work getting rid of dead skin cells, bacteria, and dirt. mayonnaiseAlso read this Jamaican beauty tip with bananas.

If you want your skin to be softer and hydrated you can use mayonnaise. The oil and eggs already present in this popular condiment makes it great at penetrating the skin and providing some moisture necessary to keep your skin as healthy as it can be. To use mayo for a skin moisturizer simply apply a little to your dry skin and allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes before rinsing off.


For Bags Under Your Eyes If you have developed bags under your eyes you know how embarrassing this can be. You usually start developing this problem when you get older and the muscles supporting your eyelids get weakened. You can also develop bags under your eyes from lack of sleep, allergies, and hereditary reasons.

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One of the best home remedies to stop this problem is to use cucumber slices. Cucumbers will provide a cool, soothing effect to help rejuvenate tired eyes. The simplest home remedy you can do is grab some cucumbers out your refrigerator and thinly slice them. Make sure the flesh of this vegetable makes contact with your skin for at least 15 minutes to get the full effect.
You can also make a paste for your puffy eyes using cucumbers. Cut a 1/4 of a cucumber and then place in the blender with a few drops of chamomile and lavender essential oil. Blend this mixture together thoroughly for a minute until the paste comes together.

Now simply apply this mixture directly to the bags under your eyes and allow to sit for fifteen minutes before washing off. Other household items you can use to eliminate bags under eyes are moistened tea bags and raw potato slices. Use the both of these the same way you would use cucumber slices by placing them directly on the bags under your eyes.

To Lighten Age Spots As you get older you may start to experience some age spots beginning to show up on areas like your face and hands. Most of the products out there to help lighten age spots have harmful chemicals inside them that you may want to avoid.

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To help naturally lighten age spots you can grab that lemon in your refrigerator. The acid contained in lemon juice is great for lightening age spots and freckles. For this home remedy to work try to use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of lemon juice already bottled up.

Apply the freshly squeezed lemon juice directly to the affected area using a cotton pad and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes. yogurtThe acid in the lemon will start to gently break down the dark patches on your skin so you can easily wash them off.

Yogurt (Curds) also has the ability to help you lighten your age spots thanks to it's bleaching properties. What you can do is combine a little lemon and lime juice with 2 ounces of plain yogurt. Take this mixture and rub it directly onto the spots that you wish to lighten. You will have to make and apply this mixture daily before you start noticing your skin looking the way you want it. You can also just cut a lemon in slices and apply the flesh of the lemon onto the affected area for ten minutes.

These are 3 common problems you might start experiencing, as you get older.  Thankfully with so many different home remedies you can always find a way to get rid of these pesky beauty issues naturally.

Author John Maddox is a health writer focused mainly on home remedies and herbal medicine.



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3 comments:

  1. Onion and vinegar remedy for age spots
    Method:
    Combine 2 tablespoons onion juice with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    Apply this solution on your age spots.

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  2. Expert3:22 PM

    use Green Tea (Lipton) bags for your eye bags under your eyes

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  3. Venkatesh3:27 PM

    I wouldn't recommend putting on olive oil on your dry skin

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