Don't think only women are concerned about their appearance. Men worry about their aging skin too, as I've learned from my husband, whose skin is as smooth as a baby's bottom with very few dark spots. That's his English complexion, gifted from aristocratic ancestors. I, on the other hand, have spent my youth tanning on Australian beaches using the 'wonder oil' coconut. Now it's too expensive for me to purchase.
There's an old saying: 'Don't judge a book by it's cover'. Well, the renowned psychic healer Edgar Cayce said in the 40s that you CAN tell how a person will act by their appearance—that the way they look comes from behavior in previous lives. But that was long before women resorted to medical procedures.
However, facelifts can have disastrous results, especially when women return for more and more 'fixing up'. The best way might be to try natural skin-care for the aging skin like many natural beauties from cultures around the world.
This year, my skin has significantly wrinkled—all over my body. Well, I'm seventy three years of age and nobody can expect to retain youthful skin forever. Now, my skin is flaking all over. Shop-bought creams offer me no help at all, so I searched the internet for home remedies.
I learned that if you want to preserve your skin from the natural effects of aging, sun damage and the environment, you need to minimize the effects of harmful free radicals. Let's see if we can age gracefully, without going under the knife or using expensive anti-aging cream, which I couldn't afford.
Or you could start the day like women in India, with a warm cup of ginger tea. Mix some shredded ginger and honey into some hot water. This tea is loaded with anti-aging benefits. Honey has natural anti-bacterial properties and helps reduce inflammation. Ginger is rich in an antioxidant called gingerol, which helps protect against collagen breakdown. (I like the sound of this. I always drink tea first thing. All I need to do is swap the type.)
I don't know about you, but my hands were the first things to give away my age. The skin lost elasticity and fullness. In Mexico, women mix together sugar and lemon juice to create a scrub for the hands. The sugar crystals act as an exfoliant to helping slough away dull dead skin. Lemon juice contains alpha hydroxy acid, found in many anti-aging treatments, which also helps peel away the layer of dead skin cells. Apparently, when you exfoliate, any moisturizer can penetrate better, and older skin doesn't shed as effectively. Source: Huffington Post.
To remain supple, your skin requires vitamins, just like your body. Avocados are packed full of vitamins A, B, D and E. They are richer in potassium than a banana and contain healthy fats, making them an ideal all-natural moisturizer. Avocados also help minimize signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. The natural oils in avocado even remove dirt, and are a great treatment option for eczema, red spots and sensitive skin. (Oh, yes!) To make an avocado face mask, pit a soft, ripe avocado, scoop the flesh into a bowl and mash with a fork. Pat the avocado onto your face and leave it on your skin for about 10 minutes. To remove, gently smooth off with a cool, damp cloth.
Another wonder-food packed with skin-revitalizing antioxidants, honey also contains anti-bacterial properties, making it a gentle, affordable everyday cleanser. (I've used this on the dry skin covering my lower legs—it works.) Simply add a little warm water to honey to make it easier to smooth on (avoiding your hairline). Slather on to cleanse and gently rinse off. For extra exfoliating power, add a tablespoon of brown sugar. Of course, the potion is sticky. I left mine on all night and paid the price with icky squeakiness. However, it you rinse the application off, it amazingly disappears. Source: SheKnows.
Now it's just a matter of deciding which to try first.
Have you used any of these natural remedies?