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Your Grocery Store’s Inexpensive Anti-Aging Secrets

It’s believed that you must spend a fortune to maintain a youthful appearance. Secrets hidden within nature will help to give you that youthful, rejuvenated look that you are seeking at low cost.

Food’s natural resources can provide the vitamins and minerals needed to promote healthy skin and reduce premature aging. Vitamins, antioxidants, and Omega 3 are found in the foods we consume. Certainly, staying well-hydrated is one of nature’s most accessible anti-aging secrets.

Honey contains antibacterial, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties to keep skin looking revitalized by reducing wrinkles and healing skin infections. Honey can be used orally or topically and will help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

Vitamins and antioxidants can be found in fruits, such as, blueberries and pomegranates, or in vegetables, such as, spinach and carrots. Omega 3’s can be found in fish and fresh basil leaves or supplements are available over-the-counter.

It is important to remember that your body is made up of anywhere between 50% to 65% water. Keeping your body hydrated keeps the organs functioning properly. Your skin is your biggest organ; therefore, keeping it well-hydrated will give your skin the ability to keep skin cells healthy and help release harmful toxins. Nature provides many anti-aging secrets that are essential for youthful looking skin.

The dermatologists at our practice are happy to consult with you about your aging questions or concerns. Call us to make your appointment today!





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Homemade Moisturizer Recipes for Glowing skin

Radiant, glowing skin does not necessarily arrive in an expensive container. Homemade moisturizer recipes require only one or two natural ingredients to provide the same healthy glow offered by manufactured beauty products.

Avocados contain natural oils, proteins and plant steroids that have powerful moisturizing properties. The fruit is soothing, which makes a mask wonderful for dry, mature and sensitive skin. To make the mask, mash the pulp of one ripe avocado until it is creamy. Massage the mashed pulp onto the face and neck. Relax for 15 minutes before gently rinsing the avocado off and patting skin dry.

Bananas, which contain high amounts of vitamins A, C and D, give the skin moisture and nourishment. Make an intense moisturizer by mashing one ripe banana with one tablespoon of olive oil and applying the paste to the face. Let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Making the banana paste with one tablespoon of granulated sugar in place of the olive oil will make a less intense moisturizer, but the paste will exfoliate gently to give skin a beautiful glow.

Potatoes are part of an easy homemade moisturizer recipe that gives skin youthful radiance. Grate a raw potato very finely and mix it with one tablespoon of applesauce. Rub the mixture onto the face, and relax for 20 minutes. Wash the mixture off with lukewarm water, and let the face air dry.

These three homemade moisturizer recipes are inexpensive, easy to make and easy to use. In addition to drinking water to moisturize skin from the inside out, use one of these recipes twice each week for skin with a beautiful glow.







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Natural home remedies for skin discoloration

Reducing skin discoloration does not always require a trip to a dermatologist. In many cases, natural home remedies are effective as well. While they may not remove all types of discoloration, they are worth a try.

Whether caused by a health problem, a medication, psoriasis, acne scarring or an injury, blemishes may respond to one or more of the following five home remedies for skin discolorations.

1. Olive oil. This luxurious oil feels great on the skin and has long been a staple in both the kitchens and the medicine cabinets of women in the Mediterranean. Because olive oil softens dead skin cells, it helps damaged and discolored skin slough away.

2. Lemon juice. Along with other acid juices, lemon juice dissolves old, discolored skin. For maximum effect, spray it on and allow it stay a few minutes, then wipe it vigorously with a cloth also soaked in the juice.

3. Baking soda. This common item in many kitchens is naturally abrasive. Moistening an area of skin and then rubbing it with baking soda leaves the area feeling silky smooth. With repeated treatment, some kinds of discolorations will scrub away.

4. Tea tree oil. Reddish discolorations respond well to tea tree oil because it kills bacteria. It also helps heal any scarring that the bacteria leaves behind.

5. Calamine lotion. Not just for poison ivy or chickenpox, calamine lotion lightens some discolorations and reduces redness from a variety of skin conditions. It also has a soothing and calming effect.

Some skin spots and discolorations do not respond to these natural home remedies, but many do, especially if they have appeared recently. Before spending hundreds on creams or thousands on laser treatments, trying these simple home remedies is a safe, smart and inexpensive first step that could solve the problem completely.








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