If you want younger looking skin, it’s tempting to buy the ‘best’ anti-aging treatments, costing the most money.
The good news is that you can achieve youthful looking skin at home, without investing in expensive brand name products.
Ready to learn more? Here are twelve of the best natural DIY treatments to keep you looking young…
1. Cupping Therapy
Reveal a healthy glow by gently stimulating fibroblast cells to produce natural collagen and elastin in the skin. The facial cups can also diminish the appearance of fine lines.
Facial cupping works by massaging a set of suction cups over facial tissue, improving blood circulation and draining the lymph nodes.
By supplying skin tissue with a fresh supply of oxygen and nutrients, waste from cells and other harmful toxins are eliminated. Any excess fluid is drained and facial muscles relax.
As tension in the face is released, a softer and younger looking appearance emerges.
Inexpensive and simple to use, you can buy a set of face cups from Amazon for under $25.
2. Chinese Green Tea and White Tea Mask
A healing face mask, white and green tea is full of powerful anti-aging EGCG antioxidants that fight wrinkles and increase cell turnover in the skin.
The Chinese use a brewed mix of white and green tea powder to create a luxurious face mask. When applied to the face, this helps fight wrinkles due to the high level of antioxidants that plump up and firm skin’s appearance.
Make your own face mask using 1 tbsp of white tea powder and 1 tbsp of green tea powder, along with a squeeze of lemon juice.
Mix until a smooth paste is formed. Apply to face to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Relax for 20 minutes until the mask is firm. Remove with warm water and enjoy a fresh looking face.
3. Noni Juice
Known for its anti-aging properties, studies show it is highly effective at moisturizing and softening the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles.
Providing over 165 beneficial compounds to skin, its abundant antioxidants and micronutrients work to gradually protect and renew youthful skin.
The result is healthy skin cells and a tighter, fresher looking facial appearance. Research also shows that eating noni can increase collagen production and preserve skin elasticity.
You can make your own noni face mask by crushing noni fruit into a pulp and applying to clean skin. Wait for 10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
4. Sugar and Lemon Juice Scrub
Sugar acts as an exfoliator, sloughing away dull and dead skin, while lemon juice contains alpha hydroxyl acid that can peel away at layers of dead skin cells.
Exfoliating allows moisturisers to penetrate deeper into skin. This is of vital importance for mature people whose skin doesn’t shed as effectively, say leading dermatologists.
Add juice from half a lemon and 1-2 tsps of olive oil into a bowl. Stir in a few tablespoons of honey, add 1-2 tsps of sugar as an exfoliator and mix. Apply to clean skin and leave for 7-10 minutes. Rinse with cool water to remove.
5. Facial Acupressure
An ancient massage technique, Acupressure is a safe and effective way to find pain relief without the use of needles.
By stimulating facial pressure points, you can improve blood flow and metabolism in the skin.
Regular acupressure sessions promote a healthy, smooth and flawless complexion. Here are three acupressure tips to get started…
Third Eye Point
Massage the fingertips between the third eye point of the eyebrows to stimulate the Master Endocrine Gland. This improves facial tone and reduces skin problems.
Facial Beauty Point
Stimulate the acupressure point on the base of the cheekbone on both sides of the face for around 60 seconds. Reduces acne, blemish marks, improves blood circulation and skin tone.
Heavenly Appearance/Glow Point
Stimulate the Heavenly Flow/Glow Point behind the jaws in a downward motion to improve facial muscles, general skin tone and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
6. Vitamin IV Drip
The reason why IV works is because it delivers nutrients directly into the body, therefore bypassing the digestive process. An IV is said to increase nutrient absorption by about 90%.
The trouble is that it can sting when being inserted and is often seen as an ‘extreme’ and expensive method to get vitamins into the body.
A better way to get vitamins into the body is to take a supplement such as Liposomal Vitamin C . This is a high dose antioxidant therapy that uses tiny “nano size” fat-soluble vehicles to carry nutrients to cells.
Liposomal Vitamin C passes through the digestive barrier and delivers the nutrient directly into the bloodstream.
This gives a high absorption rate of over 90% and is vastly superior to IV Vitamin C that’s often carried out in alternative health clinics or hospitals.
7. Ice Facial
Fix a number of face issues in minutes with this easy ice facial. Cold temperatures can stimulate blood circulation by placing nerves into temporary hibernation, relaxing muscles and allowing wrinkles to disappear.
An ice cold facial tightens skin, fights wrinkles, de-puffs eyes and leaves your face looking and feeling clean and fresh.
Fill a bowl with cold water and top with ice cubes. Ensure your hair is pinned back from your face. Simply dunk your head three times into the water for 10-30 second intervals.
If you are short on time, running an ice cube over your face can have the same effect, creating a fresh and glowing look.
8. Cucumber and Lemon Curd Pack
Prevent the first signs of ageing with this rejuvenating face mask. Reduce dark eye circles and puffiness with soothing Cucumber and Lemon Curd for gently exfoliating dead skin cells.
Lemon Curd also contains Lactic Acid that hydrates, lightens and brightens skin tone.
Prepare 2 teaspoons of cucumber and mix with half a cup of lemon curd, then apply to skin. Leave for 10-20 minutes and then rinse off.
Keep your skin healthy and young by using this face pack twice a week for best results.
Magnesium has many amazing anti-aging benefits, including prevention of wrinkles.
Around the eyes and forehead is where fine lines become most prominent and magnesium can soothe their appearance.
Magnesium contains many powerful antioxidants to deeply nourish skin, control cellular oxidative damage and protect the skin barrier.
Including magnesium in your daily anti-aging skincare routine is one way to receive its antioxidant benefits. Another effective method is to apply magnesium directly onto the skin via a spray, gel or lotion.
10. Seaweed Facial
As a rich source of iodine, Seaweed maintains healthy fat levels and leaves skin feeling silky smooth.
Huge quantities of Vitamin C are found in seaweed and this can rejuvenate and combat wrinkles, slowing down the premature skin aging process.
Seaweed also contains niacin that creates a radiant complexion, while Iron balances blood circulation, giving skin more oxygen.
You can make your own seaweed mask by grinding dry seaweed into a powder with 1tbsp of lukewarm water. Mix into a paste like consistency. Add 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel or 1 teaspoon of honey to the paste, stirring until well mixed.
Clean and exfoliate your skin first. Apply the seaweed face mask using your fingertips. Leave for 15-20 minutes. Wash away with lukewarm water to reveal a fresh-faced complexion.
11. Crystal Therapy Facial
If you are of a spiritual nature, a Crystal Therapy Facial can balance and calm your energies, promoting a sense of relaxation that enhances youthful qualities.
Strategic crystals placed on the face and neck are believed to stimulate energy flow and enhance blood circulation into these areas.
Crystals such as Mookaite Jasper are known for their anti-aging properties and can help to slow aging, strengthening vitality.
Carnelian and Citrine crystals can provide nourishing energy to the body’s organs. Working with these crystals in anti-aging therapies, reiki or massage can also boost vigour, vitality and an overall sense of peace.
12. Lemon Agave Age Spot Fighter
Prepare ½ a cup of cooked rice, 1 tablespoon of agave nectar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix together, blend well.
Apply the mixture to the back of dry hands. Massage in circular motions using a gentle yet firm pressure for a few moments. Rinse and pat hands dry to reveal fresh skin texture.
Choosing The Right Anti-Aging Treatment
Looking and feeling younger has never been easier thanks to these unconventional and creative anti-aging methods.
Get creative with this list, see what treatment works for you and start seeing the natural results for yourself.