Who isn’t trying to save money these days? This can be difficult, especially when searching for skin care products for aging skin. You might be surprised to find that many great skin care ingredients are already in your home. When you aren’t ready to shell out money for expensive products, here are some easy home remedies that will help with common problems of aging skin.
1. Recipe for Honey and Lemon Mask
The best kitchen ingredient that help lighten the appearance of unwanted age spots is lemon juice. Lemon juice is rich in citric and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) which are both known for their skin lightening properties. When the acidic lemons are mixed with the soothing properties of honey, it is a great combination to naturally lighten the look of your skin. Be sure to stay out of the sun with any lemon juice products.
Mix 1 tsp of lemon juice with 1 tsp of honey
Directions: Gently massage into the skin and leave on for 20 minutes before washing off. Use every night for 1 month. Be sure to avoid the eyes and use sunscreen when in direct sunlight. If the lemon is too irritating, try adding more honey to the mixture.
2. Recipe for Cucumber and Yogurt Mask
Plain yogurt contains many ingredients that can help firm your skin. The lactic acid will aid in exfoliation of the dead skin cells and encourage turnover of skin cells. Yogurt also contains natural lipids and minerals that bring proper cellular nutrition and moisture. You can also add grated cucumber to help tighten pore size.
Grate 1/8 cup of cucumber and mix into 1/2 cup of plain yogurt.
Directions: Liberally apply yogurt to entire face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and then splash cool water on face. Use 3-5 nights per week.
3. Recipe for Cocoa, Honey, Oatmeal, and Heavy Cream Mask
One of the richest sources of polyphenolic anti-oxidants is cocoa. It helps reverse signs of aging by fighting UV induced oxidation. When added with other natural moisturizers, cocoa helps renew your skin after daily damage from the sun, pollution, and natural aging.
Mix 1/4 cup of cocoa, 3 tablespoons of heavy cream, and 1/4 cup of honey. Lastly, mix in 3 teaspoons of oatmeal powder.
Directions: Gently apply thick mask to entire face. After 10 minutes, wash off with warm water.
4. Recipe for Olive Oil and Avocado Night Lotion
Dry skin desperately needs moisture and lipids (oils) to enforce the natural barriers in skin and soften the feel. Olive oil and avocados are great natural oils for your skin. Olive oil is high in anti-oxidant polyphenols and avocados provide rich support for the deep layers of skin. Both of these ingredients give your skin a nice drink throughout the night and replenish necessary lipids to smooth your finish.
Puree 1 tablespoon of Avocado. Add 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil and 1/2 tsp of lemon juice. Mix well until completely uniform.
Directions: Apply a thin layer of lotion to the entire face and leave on the entire night. Rinse off in the morning.
Which homemade remedies have you tried in the past? Have they worked?