We live in a beauty and image conscious society. Everyday, we are bombarded with advertising for beauty solutions, fast-fix diets and quick beauty fixes.
A youthful look has become one of the lifelong goal for most of us. As a result, some people are turning to those quick beauty fixes that most of the time, do not have good results.
Let’s turn to traditional or ancient ways to have better skin. Check out some of these tips below:
DIY face mask can help a lot in achieving better skin. One of the most important ingredient used by the ancient Chinese are mung beans. Mung beans are ground to a paste and use for de-puffing and healing acne.
You can also use powdered mung beans from the local Asian stores or market. Then mix it up with Greek yogurt for that skin-brightening mask.
Turmeric is also one of the main ingredient of choice for DIY mask for the Acient Middle East and Chinese women. Turmeric mask can help in reducing wrinkles and even skin tone.
For the mask, mix one teaspoon of honey, turmeric and one tablespoon of almond milk. You can use yogurt as an alternative or add more honey. Then apply on your face using a face brush and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse after and see the result on your skin.
Herbs play a very important role in the maintenance of the skin and in providing protection from the harmful factors that cause skin damage. Excessive exposure to UV rays can cause damage to the skin, particularly wrinkles.
The skin is considered to be the first barrier of protection for the body’s internal organs, therefore the health of the inner organs is reflected on the skin.
There are many herbs you can use for your skin’s health. Here are some of them:
Dandelion is considered to be a powerful and detoxifying herb. It is great for curing skin problems such as acne, eczema and dermatitis. It also help balance the pH of the body’s vital fluids and has a strong alkaline property.
Cactus, a desert plant is considered to be a potent immune function booster.
It contains many essential nutrients which help in replenishing the skin. These nutrients include riboflavin, thiamine, vitamins A, B12 and D. It has seven times more antioxidant than vitamin C, which reduces the signs of aging by increasing skin radiance, elasticity, and vitality.
Rose is considered to be a nutrient powerhouse for the skin. This is because it is rich in antioxidants such as niacin, ascorbic acids, flavonoids and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, E and K. Rose promotes the production of collagen, which enhances that youthful glow and reduces the occurrence of wrinkles.