While beauty wrinkle creams and serums can do a lot to help your skin, Did you know that you can use things readily available in your kitchen to get antiaging results? That's right-a BIG secret for natural antiaging skincare solutions lies in your kitchen! Check out these 9 superstars you may not have known about.
Here are the natural anti-age superstars you can add to your anti-age Skincare Routine:
Why: Get reintroduced to your favorite fruit- which in skincare we call Nature's botox! Bananas contain super wrinkle-fighting nutrients that help fade age spots and prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Banana is rich in powerful antioxidants, phytochemicals, and moisture that make it the perfect addition to your all-natural face masks.
How to add to your skincare routine: Slather on a anti-aging banana face mask containing one mashed banana, 1 teaspoon orange juice, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon thick yogurt. Apply on your face. Allow it to dry. Wash off with warm water, and notice the results for your skin in 4-weeks flat!
Why: Honey is a two-fer! It is full of antioxidants and boosts collagen production—which helps prevent aging and gives you that boosting glow! Honey also has antibacterial and anti-septic properties, so it gets rid of dirt and bacteria, perfect for both preventing and treating acne!
How to add to your skincare routine: You can dab a little honey straight on acne as a spot treatment or you can mix some honey into a mask! Just be sure to use raw honey, or you won't get the antibacterial effect for the zits.
3. Coffee Grounds
Why: Coffee is for more than just giving you that extra energy boost in the morning! Applying coffee directly to your skin may help decrease the appearance of sun spots, redness, and even fine lines. Or if you really prefer to just keep drinking it- one study found a direct correlation between drinking coffee and a decrease in photoaging effects!
How to add to your routine: Use coffee grounds either as a facial scrub (made by mixing it with a little coconut or olive oil) or as a scalp scrub to clean off hair product buildup which leaves your hair with more volume and shine, making you look younger.
4. Green Tea
Why: Green tea is rich in antioxidants which helps battle wrinkles and increases cell turnover. The anti-inflammatory properties also help keep you looking and feeling young.
How to add to your routine: Brew a cup of green tea on medium heat and wait for it to warm. Soak a face cloth in the tea and place over your eyes and face. The heat will open up pores and help the tea infuse itself into your skin. Green Tea's anti-aging properties will help deflate bags under your eyes!
5. Olive Oil
Why: Olives are loaded with anti-aging properties- all the good fats, vitamin E, polyphenols, oleic acid and antioxidants- which are keys to slowing down aging. Olive oil not only prevents the appearance of new wrinkles, but also tackles existing ones!
How to add to your routine: Olive oil is such a wonderful ingredient that it can be applied directly to skin as a moisturizer. Simply dab the oil on fine wrinkles around your eyes, mouth and along your forehead or wherever you notice the signs of aging have begun to appear.
Why: Turmeric has powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It is great for treating acne and acne scars! The anti-inflammatory qualities can target and calm pores smoothing out your complexion.
How to add to your routine: Mix 1/4 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon honey, and 1 teaspoon milk and apply as a facial mask. leave on for 25 minutes to get the best effect!
Why: Pineapple is a Vitamin Powerhouse! Did you know that Pineapples have more Vitamin C than oranges? Pineapples are enriched with tons of vitamins including Vitamin A, Vitamin K, B-6, folate and pottasium! The real anti-aging secret packed into Pineapples though? Bromelain! Pineapple has been said to treat acne, sun damage and uneven skin tone.
How to add to your routine: Take 4 teaspoons of pineapple pulp, 4 teaspoons papaya pulp and 1 teaspoon of honey and mix well. Apply the paste to your face and neck and let it dry for 20 minutes and wash off.
8. Coconut Oil
Why: Coconut oil is a jack of all trades. It can be used in your hair, on your lips, on your skin, as a makeup remover, and more! There is little that coconut oil can't do to help keep you looking younger!
How to add to your routine: My favorite way to use Coconut oil is to treat under eye bags- 4 tablespoons Organic raw coconut oil, 4 Vitamin E capsules and 3 teaspoons of Rosehip oil. Melt the coconut oil and add the vitamin e capsules and rosehip oil- mixing well. Apply gently to your under eye area nightly!
Why: Cucumbers are a old-fashion favorite for a reason! Cucumbers have astringent properties, but are also gentle and nonacidic. Packed with nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and E, cucumbers promote blood circulation and healing, which help reduce wrinkles around the eyes and makes for a glowing complexion.
How to add to your routine:
How to use: Place cucumber slices over your eyes to depuff. You can also juice a cucumber and add a few drops of honey to make a soothing, hydrating face mask.