“The desire for great skin is an ageless one; it will never go out of style.”Bobbi Brown
Bring on the changes. This is the time when most woman start thinking seriously about their skin. In our late twenties going to thirties, fine lines and wrinkles start to creep up. I remember for the first time worrying about wrinkles when I was examining my skin under a magnifying mirror. It’s not such a doom and gloom. Come on, these days woman are dating men ten to twenty years younger.
Here’s the story : From our twenties to thirties, there is a dramatic change in how often the skin exfoliates. That means it’s important to do it yourself. I promise to make it as painless as possible. A quick way to exfoliate is to make a paste with tablespoon of cornmeal and a tablespoon of water and apply it to your skin. Use a circular motion to scrub. Make exfoliation a daily habit.
Use gentle products, moisturizer, sunscreen, vitamin C serums, and alpha hydroxy acid. Focus on damage prevention. No need for anti-wrinkles mask; just protect your skin. These next recipes offer ways to take your skin from dull to dashing, as well as other treatment to protect your previous skin! 🙂
From Dull to Dashing
In our late twenties, there are time you may notice your skin looking a little dull. But you can easily go from dull to dashing! Who wouldn’t want to? The mixture of strawberries, oatmeal, and honey will surprise you. This recipes will give your skin a little lift :).
“Glowing skin is a result of proper skincare. It means you can wear less make up and let skin shine through”.Michel Coulombe, Global Makeup Artist
TOTAL TIME : 20 minutes
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 tablespoon oatmeal
- 1/4 teaspoon honey
Mix all the ingredients in a blender on high for 1 minute. The mixture should come out looking like a smoothie (although the oatmeal may make it a little lumpy). Apply all over the face and let sit for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and apply a moisturizer.
This is one of the best recipes for whitening and deliver a heavy dose of vitamin C to the skin. If you are have of those days where you feel like your skin is looking dull, then this the ideal prescription.
“Every woman should learn how to be her own skincare expert”Bobbi Brown
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon grapefruit juice
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons mineral water
Throw the yogurt, lemon juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and orange juice into a small bowl. I prefer freshly squeezed, if possible. Mix well with a spoon and apply to the face for 10 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm tap water followed by mineral water on a cotton ball. Now top it off by splashing on the milk and rinsing with tap water. Your skin will love it! :).
The Double Antioxidant
Grapes are all the rage these days owing to their antioxidants and restorative properties. This antioxidant toner is brilliant for woman of all ages, to prevent sun damage and wrinkles. The combination of wine and grapes delivers two powerful antioxidant.
“Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age is not.”Dr. Howard Murad
Total Time: 3 minutes
- 2 tablespoons wine
- 10 grapes
Blend the wine and grapes in a blender for 1 minute and make sure the grape skins are crushed up. Let the mixture sit on the face a couple of minutes before rinsing off. This is a good toner to put after your cleanser and before you apply lotion.
Also keep in mind, just as bottled water sitting in a hot a car can be hazardous to your health, so can hot sunscreen. High temperature can cause the ultraviolet-absorbing chemicals to degrade right in the bottle, despite the fact that sunscreen usually stays good for three years. So you may be applying nothing more than a cream to your skin that isn't protecting it from the harmful rays on the sun. Sunscreen should be kept at temperatures no warmer than about 75 degrees.
Those are my easy DIY recipes to taking care of your skin that have been doing for decades. Hope will be useful for you all. And if you have other recipes feel free to share with me in a comment below. 🙂