We’ve been seeing rare but effective anti-aging tips from India and across the world. Here’s the next part on the tips from India!
A very popular ingredient in India, Licorice is used for various reasons. It is popular for its sweetening properties, but do you know it is an ingredient in every skin lightening natural creams? Rich in anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants, licorice is a great sunscreen agent and protects skin against premature ageing signs like wrinkles, crow’s feet and fine lines.
Neem, otherwise known as Margosa, is well-known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Do you know it is also rich in antioxidants? Yes, it can combat free radicals and reduce oxidative damage. This means, skin is rejuvenated, repaired and you can look younger longer. Known for its ability to beat acne, pimples or even dandruff, this might come as a surprise, but Neen is an all-rounder. Do you know it can be consumed internally for purifying blood? Yes, Indians consume the leaves to keep their blood pure and get glowing skin amidst other health benefits.
This herb comes from the Himalays, and is sought after for its anti-aging properties. It improves one’s circulation, metabolism rate, gets rid of free radicals and keeps one looking younger.
Honey is a sweet and natural delicacy that we all use in our beverages for sweetening and a few skincare or hair care recipes. However, I wanted to sugest a simpler way of using it. Apply honey on your face and neck and massage gently for a minute. Let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse off for cleaner, fresher and supple skin. The best part – using it daily or every alternative days keeps your skin younger. Wondering why? Rich in moisturizing agents and antioxidants, honey is one of the best skin foods for looking young.
Take a Tbsp. of Yogurt, 1 Tsp. each of Lemon Juice & Honey, ¼ Tsp. Turmeric and a Vitamin E Capsule in a mixing bowl. Mix well and apply one your face and neck. Let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water. You can do this twice or thrice a week. Rich in Vitamins, Minerals, Fats and Enzymes, Yogurt keeps your skin fresh and hydrated, while the lactic acid in Yogurt tightens your skin and minimizes pores.
Take an Egg White and add it to a mixing bowl. Now, add ½ spoon of Cream (Milk Cream from Whole Milk) and a spoon of Lemon Juice. Mix well and apply on your face and neck and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. Repeat this once every 3 days. Rich in anti-aging agents including Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Zinc and Protein, Eggs are known to tighten skin and keep it smooth and firm.
Potato & Carrot Mask
Boil 1 Carrot and 1 Potato and chop them into smaller pieces and then mash to get a smooth paste. Now, add ¼ Tsp. of Turmeric Powder, a pinch of Baking Soda and Water (if needed). Apply this mask on your face and neck and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and do this twice every week. Rich in Vitamin A and Collagen, Carrots are the real deal when it comes to anti-aging. Collagen prevents ageing skin signs while giving your face a radiance. Potato is another anti-aging ingredient and compliments Carrot well.