Traditional and Natural Anti-Aging Secrets From Around The Globe
We all have some fascinating beauty tips passed down from our grandmothers to our mothers that have finally reached us. Women across the world coming from various cultures, races, and religions have followed several beauty tricks over decades. Even tribes that follow primitive culture have some of their own rituals when it comes to beauty, and most of them actually work. When it comes to our body, nothing can beat natural ingredients. The perception about aging is changing slowly and we are glad that people are finally embracing age and doing it gracefully. While going under the knife or spending big bucks on anti-aging creams are still quite popular, it is encouraging to see how people are more inclined towards using natural ingredients over pricey beauty treatments.
Here are some traditional anti-aging beauty treatments from across the globe.
Mexico — Lemon Juice And Sugar
As we grow older, one part of our body is often neglected when it comes to treatments – our hands. If we do not take proper care of our hands, then the skin on our hands gets wrinkled and show the signs of aging drastically. In fact, this part of our body shows the first signs of aging. Mexican women have been using an easy and natural way to help their hands look smoother and younger for a long time. They mix the juice of lemon with sugar and use it as a scrub for exfoliating on their hands. Both the sugar and the alpha-hydroxy acid in lemons help in removing the dead cells from the surface of our skin. Aging means that our skin stops shedding dead cells as much as we should. An external exfoliation helps the skin do that. Moreover, removing the dead cells helps the moisturizer penetrate the skin better.
France — Grape Seed
When you think of the French countryside, what comes first to your mind? Vineyards, right? France has acres of vineyards and so French women made use of the abundance of grapes and found an anti-aging secret from this fruit. Grape seed extract is a well-known supplement packed with the goodness of antioxidants. It is actually a rather popular supplement as the antioxidant helps in protecting collagen and elastin in our skin. These two properties keep our skin firm and protect it from sagging. Since you would need over a pound of grapes to get the same kind of benefit, having supplements is definitely more recommended.
India — Ginger Tea
How do you start your day? With a hot cuppa from Starbucks? Well, if you want your skin to glow and look firm even when you are 60, then try out this concoction instead. Boil a cup of water and add strips of ginger to it. It is no secret anymore that ginger is a powerhouse of antioxidants and is very good for our body. You can add honey to it to make it tastier, and honey itself is an awesome ingredient known for having anti-bacterial properties. On the other hand, ginger has an antioxidant called gingerol that reduces collagen breakdown and helps in retaining youthful skin.
China — Green Tea Powder
Turns out that green tea which is rich in antioxidants can do wonders to your skin if you apply it directly to the skin. The goodness of green tea has already been established, and the drink has become popular worldwide. But Chinese people use it as a face mask, too, by mixing green tea powder in boiled white tea. The end result is one of the best and most natural face masks that is super-rich in antioxidants like EGCG that helps combat wrinkles and keeps your skin looking beautiful and young.
Polynesia — Noni Juice
It is the new fad in the skin and beauty industry! In case you haven’t heard of it, let us fill you in. Noni juice is the juice of a fruit found in the Polynesian islands and has been a beauty secret of local people for thousands of years. The trend has caught up in the western world since models started raving about the goodness of the juice. It is known for being highly effective in reducing crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles. Who needs Botox when you can go all natural with noni juice?
Taking care of your external and internal health is a process that you should start quite early in your life. Once you realize that how you will look or feel in your old age depends on your present habits, it is not difficult to incorporate better habits in your lifestyle. Nature always has some remedy for our problems; hence turn back to nature for your skin and beauty treatments!
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