As time passes we are aging naturally, but in the long run we will need to find a way to slow the effects of that aging on our skin. Skincare requires a lot of work, so before you decide to jump to the closest drugstore for a nice set of corporation-created anti-aging skincare products you should consider alternative solutions.
Cleaning your pores will be one of the most useful ways you can keep your skin clean and fresh, together with sufficient hydration and drinking enough water. Dehydration is one of the main causes of dry skin, alongside consumption of sugar as well, but here we’ll address ways you can make your own homemade anti wrinkle cosmetics instead. Natural ingredients such as fruit, dairy and nuts will be used in these for a nice dose of active vitamins from a natural source. Most of the products you can make at home to keep wrinkles at bay can be made as easy as you would a smoothie, so you won’t need too much to make it happen.
Unused portions you have made can simply be refrigerated and you can use them again during the week you made them without any ill effects at all. The following examples will point out two of the ways you can make your very own anti wrinkle cosmetics at home for skin cleaning and exfoliation combined with a hydrating alternative to most cosmetics out there:
Making exfoliates with rice
Rice is one of the most traditional ingredients for skin care in Japan and there is a pretty good reason for that – it happens to be rich in vitamin E, not to mention quite amazing for skin exfoliation. You can make this in a fairly easy way by using rice milk or water for a nice calcium and vitamin A cocktail your skin can enjoy. Just get a quarter cup worth of rice flour and about 3 tablespoons worth of organic rice milk.
Mix them up into a nice and smooth paste and you will have what you need. You can work it into your skin in a slow and circular motion. Let it dry of and then rinse it with water, followed up by a moisturizer such as the one in the following example. This will ensure you have skin cleaning done, just make sure you don’t spill any of it or you will need to work on carpet cleaning and general house cleaning too.
Cold cream made from aloe and cucumber
As skin ages it will become dry and you will need to take extra care to keep it moisturized, such as using a hydrating cream to help it gain that healthy glow it once had. All you really need to make it work is some lactic acid and yogurt for exfoliation combined with the vitamin C from fresh lemons and some Aloe Vera for hydration.
To begin with you will need a half of a juiced lemon, a quarter cup worth of aloe flesh and some seeded cucumber combined with a cup worth of plain, organic Greek yogurt. Get a mesh strainer and line it with cheesecloth and then use a food processor to turn your ingredients into a fine puree you can then strain that way. Cover your bowl and put it in the fridge until the mix thickens. Transfer it to a clean bowl and discard any leftover liquid. You can then use the cream on your face in a thick layer for about 30 minutes. Remove it with a moist washcloth and follow that up with a toner and the cleaning and hydration of your skin will be complete.
Ella A. is blogger and freelance writer with great flair for health, fitness, sports and home maintenance. She likes sharing tips and advises with her readers worldwide. Recently she is mostly focused on sharing household expert cleaning tips.