‘Homemade’ Anti-Aging Skin Care Made Simple
Let’s face it: Having a good anti-aging skin care regime can be an expensive business!
To do it properly, you’re going to need cleansers, exfoliators, moisturizers, anti-oxidant serums, anti wrinkle creams, and possibly even more, depending on your current skin condition and skin type.
So wouldn’t it be great if you could save money by making your own ‘homemade’ skin care products?
Well, while you may not be able to build your own personal skin care laboratory in your kitchen, there’s still several simple, natural, and effective ‘homemade’ solutions you can use to give affordable and worthwhile benefits to your skin – and all for a fraction of the price you’d pay for a high-end anti-aging skin care regime.
With this in mind, I’m going to share some of my favorite natural, homemade skin care solutions that you may find useful to try. Even though these solutions may not always rival an expensive wrinkle cream or moisturizer, that doesn’t mean they’re a waste of time – far from it!
These can be perfect if you’re on a tight budget, or even if you’re just feeling a little creative. So let’s get started. 🙂
Simple, Natural Ingredients
Many of the ingredients you’ll need to create a natural skin care routine are readily available in virtually any health food store, or even your local supermarket.
What’s more, all of these solutions are very simple and straight-forward – no complicated recipes or unnecessary ingredients here! In fact, you’ll be surprised by how much you can do with things like egg whites, coconut oil, and organic honey.
Moisturizing Your Skin
One of the key roles of any anti wrinkle routine is to keep your skin well moisturized and hydrated, as well as protect your skin from free radicals (which are one of the biggest causes of aging). Interestingly, you can achieve many of these benefits with organic honey.
Organic honey is an excellent, natural ingredient that’s useful for any homemade wrinkle cream, because it helps to moisturize and remove impurities from the skin naturally. It can also be ideal for people with sensitive skin who don’t do well with stronger, potentially irritating ingredients.
To use organic honey for anti-aging purposes, simply smooth the honey over your face, and let it sit there for 5-10 minutes. Once you’re done, wash your face with warm water and a flannel. You may not want to leave this on throughout the day – because it can feel quite sticky! So it’s best used as an occasional treatment when your skin needs a boost.
One way to improve this treatment is by adding a few spoons of fresh cream into the honey, and blending it all together. This will reduce some of the stickiness and make it easier to smooth over the face. The rich, creamy texture also feels more soothing to the skin.
Finally, another natural option to try extra virgin coconut oil, which is available from most health food stores. This can work well if your skin is already in good condition – although it can be a little greasy for some – depending on your skin type. Despite this, it actually works very well as a moisturizer for many people – and it’s quite affordable to boot.
Problems With Dry Skin?
One of the problems with aging skin is that it can become dry all too easily, which often makes those fine lines and wrinkles appear even more visible.
A natural solution you can try is extra virgin olive oil, and only a few small drops will be needed – any more and you risk too much greasiness, although it can vary depending on your complexion. This should certainly improve your skin if it’s very dry – just be careful with how much you apply!
Improving A Dull Complexion
Having a dull complexion can make your skin seem ‘lifeless’, and it often make you appear older than your true age, too.
One solution to this is to use a Vitamin C based antioxidant serum, but this can be expensive (especially if you already have a complicated skin care routine).
A cheaper, natural alternative is to include more vitamin C in your diet. You can also make a simple topical solution yourself, just by using orange juice – but not the processed kind!
One way to do this is to juice an orange, and apply the juice to your face with brush or cotton pad. With regular use, you may find that the vitamin C helps to brighten the skin tone an improve any dullness that’s present.
Rough Skin Texture
If your skin feels rough and flaky, it may benefit from some extra exfoliation – and a natural, ‘homemade’ way to do this is with a natural oatmeal facial mask. Natural oats help to soothe inflammation or irritation, and they also gently exfoliate the surface layers of your skin as they dry.
To make a facial mask with oats, simply mix a cup of oats with some water, just enough to cause it to become ‘sticky’, then apply it all over your face. Let it dry for around 15 minutes, then gently peel it away, cleansing your face afterwards.
This works very well for people who are too sensitive for stronger, and potentially damaging exfoliation products – especially the ones that contain ‘microbeads’ which often cause more damage than they’re worth when you have sensitive skin.
Pore Minimizing And Fine Line Reduction
While the size of your pores are mostly determined by genetics, there are a few skin care tricks that can help to reduce their appearance.
One of the best natural methods involves using egg whites, so let’s take a look at how it works.
All you need to do is place an egg white into a glass, and use a makeup brush to apply a thin layer of egg white over your face. While the egg white is drying, you’ll notice your skin begins to feel tighter. Leave this on for a few minutes to fully dry, and then remove the residue completely.
Once you’re done, you should notice that your skin feels smoother, tighter, and those pores should seem a little less noticeable.
As you can see, there’s several effective, natural, and ‘homemade’ solutions out there for treating a range of aging-related skin issues, so it’s really worth giving some of them a try before you spend too much money on expensive skin care products! If you’ve found this useful, please feel free to share this page using the icons below – thanks! 🙂