We heard plenty of advises for preserving a youthful appearance. Women around the world have shown that actually it is possible to age beautifully and gracefully without any surgery or fancy creams. Some cultures use what the nature gives us. We present their ways of their struggle with the age.
The teas are rich in antioxidants that preserve a youthfulness of skin and prevent the aging. White and green tea contains antioxidant known as EGCG (epigallocatechin-gallate), which helps in the struggle with wrinkles and stimulates the recovery of the cells. But tea isn’t just for drinking.
The Chinese have been using this anti-aging secret for centuries to help improve the visible appearance of skin. They make a face masks by mixing the powder from green tea with boiled white tea. Make this mask and apply it on your face to get rid of the wrinkles and give the priceless antioxidants to the skin.
Start your day as the Indian women with hot ginger tea. Boil chopped ginger and add honey to the tea. The honey has natural antibacterial properties and relieves the inflammation. The ginger contains antioxidants that prevent the destruction of collagen.
It is known that arms are the first soldiers in the battle with aging. The skin of the hands first loses the elasticity. In Mexico, women mix sugar with lemon juice to get piling for their hands. Sugar crystals remove dead skin cells, and the lemon juice contains alpha-hydroxide acid, which is found in many treatments that help in slowing the aging process. The alpha-hydroxide acid also removes a layer of dead skin cells.
When you remove the dead cells, the hydrating cream better penetrates in the skin.
You may have heard of juice from noni, which cause a real uproar among the models. But this juice is already drunk for thousands of years in the south-eastern part of the globe. In Polynesia, this fruit is used for its moisturizing powers and because it helps in slowing the aging process. Studies have shown that noni is effective in the removing and preventing of wrinkles.
According to some research, the extract of grapes can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood. This extract is also known because it preserves the collagen and the elastin – proteins that give elasticity and firmness of the skin.
The extract of grape seeds is most popular in France. You would have to eat half a kilo of grapes to get the same effect as having 50 grams of this extract.