HOME RECIPES USING SUMMER FRUIT TO ACHIEVE YOUNG LOOKING SKIN
Time stands still for no one.
You can't stop the aging process, but you can certainly slow it down.
Diet, lifestyle and the skin-care products you use, play a big role in achieving and maintaining young looking skin.
As we age our skin loses elasticity. The rate at which our body produces collagen drops, but there are ways to slow down the process. Even as you get older, you can maintain young looking skin with a few simple steps.
Cleansing and hydrating your face and neck should be part of your nightly ritual. It is important to remove dirt and impurities on a daily basis in order to maintain a glowing, wrinkle-free, youthful complexion.
Cleanse to remove makeup and dirt, exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, and hydrate to replace moisture lost through sweating during the summer, and harsh weather in the winter.
Some of the best and most expensive skin care products rely on vitamins, enzymes and acids to beatify the skin. These are all ingredients found naturally in fruit.
Instead of spending a lot of money on expensive skin-care products, use what Mother Nature gave us to get your skin smooth and glowing.
Everything you need is right in the produce department of your grocery store.
Fruits are full of antioxidants, vitamins and enzymes that are very beneficial for young looking skin.
When eaten, they work wonders from the inside out, when applied topically, they work wonders from the outside because the vitamins are absorbed right into the skin.
This is especially true with summer fruit like watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, papayas and pineapples. Some of these can be purchased locally, and you should always try and use as much local produce as possible, because the more time elapsed from the time it's picked, the less benefits you reap.
Achieve young looking skin with these Home beauty remedies, using all natural skin products by Mother Nature.
Drink plenty of water. While it has not been proven that drinking water plumps up your skin, it works wonders to keeps things circulating to get rid of toxins in your body. Getting rid of toxins will improve the look and feel of your skin to keep it radiant, and reduce the look of wrinkles.
Exfoliate with Pineapple
Pineapple contains an enzyme called Bromolain that naturally removes rough, dead skin.
It can be used to exfoliate from head to toe.
Make your own Pineapple body scrub.
Sprinkle the inside of the peel with sugar.
In the shower, massage your skin with the inside of the peel.
Rinse and pat dry.
It will leave your skin feeling super smooth and soft.
Refresh Skin With Watermelon
Watermelon is packed with antioxidants and amino acids that help clear your pores and control oil. Watermelon helps the skin regenerate itself.
Watermelon also contains vitamins A, C and lycopene which strengthen the skin by building collagen and preventing free radical damage that can cause wrinkles and sun spots.
Make your own watermelon toner to look clean, fresh and youthful.
Push the pulp of a slice of watermelon through a strainer to extract the juice.
Mix 2 tbs of juice, 2 tbs of witch hazel and 2 tbs of water.
Pour into a bottle with a lid.
With a cotton pad, apply mixture over oily areas.
Reduce Fine Lines with berries.
Eating berries on a daily basis will leave your skin glowing.
Berries are packed with more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable. .
Raspberries help protect your skin from sun damage that leads to wrinkles.
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants that neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals.
Free radical lead to skin cell damage and premature skin aging.
Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that boosts production of collagen that keeps skin smooth and firm. Strawberries also contain salicylic acid, the key ingredient in many acne medications. Use a strawberry cleanser to remove surface impurities and deep clean your pores for a radiant, youthful complexion in just weeks.
Make your own Strawberry Blemish Cleanser
Blend 6 strawberries, 3 tbs witch hazel, 2 tbs almond oil in a blender until smooth.
Massage over face in circular motions.
Rinse and pat dry.
Can be kept refrigerated for 2-3 weeks.
Erase wrinkles with Papaya
Papaya contains vitamins C, E and an enzyme called papain, which smoothens and revitalized the skin.
This exotic fruit also acts as a gentle exfoliant that removes dead skin cells, making wrinkles appear less noticeable.
These vitamins and enzymes are vital to a fabulous youthful complexion, making papaya a great and inexpensive alternative to other facial products.
The vitamin A in papaya helps increase cell turnover, gently exfoliate the skin and its high content of beta carotene helps minimize pore size and reduce fine lines.
To make your own Papaya mask:
Cut a ripe papaya, remove skin and seeds.
chop into small chucks and mash or puree until smooth.
Apply to clean face and neck.
relax for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.
Left over mask will keep for 2 days in the refrigerator.
Use 2 times a week. Wrinkles will become much less noticeable with each application.
Follow these simple steps using all the natural skin products mentioned in this article and you will keep your skin, young looking, and wrinkle-free for years to come.