Ever since we can remember, we’ve all heard the “secrets” to living a long, healthy and beautiful life. Whether it was dedicated drinking of water or ensuring you always hit 100 strokes when brushing your hair, we’re sure you’ve heard one of these insider tips to anti-aging. Though we’re all very different, there’s one thing we all have in common – the pursuit of that youthful glow.
While you could certainly hit up the dermatologist and invest in an expensive (and often chemical-laden) skin regime, we think that natural is best. We combed through tons of natural, anti-aging remedies from across the world and narrowed it down to the very best.
Give them a go to get that glow. Time for a trip around the globe.
For centuries, women in India have been starting their day with a cup of warm ginger tea, as it is chock full of anti-aging benefits. The ginger is rich in an antioxidant called gingerol that helps protect against collagen breakdown, and, as we already know, hydration never hurts for plump skin.
Though the French may be known for consuming their grapes in wine form most of the time, many French people also make use of grape seed extract supplements on a regular basis. Grape seed extract helps boost antioxidants in the blood and protects both the elastin and collagen in skin. That means better skin elasticity and firmness. Pass the supplements, please!
You’ve probably heard that many teas are high in anti-aging antioxidants, but did you know that both white and green tea are particularly rich in the antioxidant EGCG? This little miracle worker helps increase cell turnover and fight wrinkles. While you can certainly drink your tea, do as the Chinese do and mix green tea powder with brewed white tea to create a mask. You’ll look ten years younger in no time.
Most people tend to focus on their face and neck when it comes to anti-aging, but the hands are actually one of the first things to give away our age. In Mexico, people mix together sugar and lemon juice to create a scrub for the hands. While the sugar sloughs away dull skin, the lemon juice (which contains alpha hydroxyl acid) helps peel away unwanted layers. When you exfoliate, your other anti-aging products and moisturisers penetrate the skin better and are more effective, so exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
While the other remedies we’ve mentioned are probably things you’ve come across before, we’d bet this Polynesian anti-aging staple might be new to you: nonl juice. The fruit, which is indigenous to the south-eastern part of the globe, is blessed with natural moisturising and anti-aging properties. Use the juice to help soften fine lines and wrinkles.