Home Remedies for Youthful Skin

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When you’re looking to achieve the same glow and vibrant skin as Heidi Klum and other runway models, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on fancy treatments. Just open your refrigerator and raid the kitchen cupboards to unlock a world of home remedies for youthful skin that you probably didn’t even know existed.

Youthful Skin Home Remedies

The weather, exposure to the sun, your environment, the foods you eat, and your hygiene habits all contribute to the aging of your skin. If you want to stop the sands of time and reverse some of the damage that has you looking less than radiant, consider getting familiar with the following home remedies for youthful skin:

a) Olive Oil:

Rubbing olive oil on the skin can help create a smoother, glowing appearance of the skin.

b) Onion:

Slice a red onion in half and rub the raw section across your skin to encourage the fading of age spots. Follow this regimen one time per day.

c) Sour Cream:

Applying sour cream to clean skin on a daily basis can help fight brown spots and freckles that compromise a youthful appearance. It is recommended to use this as a daily treatment.

d) Lemon Juice:

Rubbing lemon juice on unwanted freckles and age spots has a bleaching effect that makes skin look more youthful. Apply this remedy on a nightly basis.

e) Blueberries:

To promote healthy, more youthful-looking skin, apply a treatment made by mixing four tablespoons of blueberries and ½ cup of lemon juice in a blender. Use a cotton ball to apply the remedy to your skin. Let it stand for 15 to 30 minutes. Use warm water to wash it off.

f) Kiwi:

With one of the highest vitamin C concentrations of any fruit, kiwi can stop free radicals from causing skin damage. You need vitamin C to produce collagen – the protein that helps maintain skin firmness and prevent sagging. It is said that absorbing vitamin C through food is much better than using topical treatments on the skin. Try to incorporate two kiwis into your diet on a daily basis – this equals out to about one cup of the fruit.

g) Berries:

Eating berries supplies the body with ellagic acid – an antioxidant known to protect the skin against the damage of the sun’s rays. Your level of sun exposure could contribute to the development of fine lines, discoloration, and age spots. Another benefit of ellagic acid is that it works to reduce inflammation, which can affect your skin’s elasticity. All berries are rich in polyphenols (the powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from free-radical damage), but your best choices are raspberries, cranberries, and strawberries. Choose berries as your go-to snack and consume throughout the day. You should aim for ½ cup or more on a daily basis.

h) Exfoliation:

Regular exfoliation helps to get rid of the dry flakes of skin that may collect makeup and create a more weathered appearance.

i) Homemade Facials:

Applying a homemade facial on a regular basis can promote more youthful looking skin.

j) Treat Your Eyes with Kindness:

To fight the wrinkles and fine lines that can make skin look older, use eye treatments that soften and hydrate the skin.

k) Hydrogen Peroxide and Whole Milk [1]:

Overexposure to the sun can riddle the skin with age spots. Try a combination of one tablespoon each of hydrogen peroxide and whole milk to treat stubborn spots. The hydrogen peroxide will make the milk a foamy consistency. Apply the mixture with the foam to brown spots and freckles. Allow the remedy to sit for 15 minutes, and the repeat the process three times.

l) Flaxseed Oil:

The omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids found in flaxseed help to reduce rough skin and scaling. There are also properties that promote decreased skin irritation. When eating balanced amounts of essential fatty acids, your body will produce flexible cells that keep skin moist and supple. The tone and texture of your skin will also improve. You can drizzle one to two tablespoons of flaxseed oil over your salads, soups or veggies.

m) Carrots:

Turn into a rabbit for the health of your skin and eat one to two cups of carrots every week. The vitamin A in carrots helps to maintain and repair your skin. A deficiency in the vitamin tends to encourage dry, rough, or scaly skin.

n) Avocados:

If you love guacamole, then you are in luck. The vitamin E and lutein in avocado can help promote healthy skin. Research suggests that avocados can also help stop the breakdown of collagen. Lutein promotes skin hydration, improved skin elasticity, and keeps skin plumper and firmer. Add slices of avocado to your sandwiches or salads.

o) Spinach:

One cup of fresh spinach provides nearly 200 percent of your daily vitamin K, which can help fight wrinkles. Opt for one cup of spinach at least three times weekly to get the most out of the vegetable.

p) Green Leafy Vegetables:

Sides of dark green, leafy vegetables provides a rich source of vitamins A, C, and E, which encourage healthy skin.

q) Dark Chocolate:

Who knew that one of your favorite indulgences could help maintain a youthful appearance in the skin? Research says that the flavonols in chocolate can protect skin from harmful UV light, as well as fights redness in the face. Nibble on one ounce of dark chocolate or relax with a cup of hot cocoa made with two tablespoons of unsweetened dark cocoa powder added to eight ounces of hot milk.

Resources

[1] Babushka’s Beauty Secrets by Raisa Ruder; pg. 145.

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