8 Natural Recipes for Amazing Skin…from a Plastic Surgeon
Yes we know, it may seem ironic for a board – certified plastic surgeon to be giving out advices on how to defy your age naturally, but Andrew Ordon, MD, a co-host of the syndicated talk show The Doctors, encourages against an operating – table mentality. In his new book Better in 7: The Ultimate 7-Day Guide to a Better You, Ordon describes less-invasive, more natural approaches to beauty and skincare.
Women loved his DIY recipes for everything from eliminating dark circles under eyes to shiny hair to smooth, dewy skin. The best part: You can prepare them up with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Read on to get glowing and feel, and look years younger.
Acne Spot Treatment
For the preparation of this acne spot treatment you will need: water, squeezed lemon juice and brewer’s Yeast.
You should make a paste using a little bit of brewer’s yeast, water and squeezed lemon juice. Apply this mask right on your blemish and leave it on for 10 minutes. After that you should cover it with a bandage.
Almond – Sugar Facial Scrub
For exfoliating your face you should prepare this recipe. This mask is prepared with theseingredients: 2 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 cup of white sugar, ½ cup of brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of fresh cream and ½ cup of ground almonds.
Mix the ingredients well. Then apply it on dry face in a circular motion. Wash it off with warm water, followed by cold water. Pat your face dry. For the future use, place it in a jar and store it in your refrigerator.
Avocado – Honey Moisturizer
Over the years the skin loses its elasticity. For this problem you will need a moisturizer for anti – aging. This natural recipe makes your skin look and feel dewy, and youthful.
For this mask you will need: ¼ avocado, 1 tablespoon honey and 3 tablespoons of fresh cream.
Put these ingredients in a blender and puree into a smooth cream. You should apply this cream on your skin and leave it on for at least an hour. After one hour please rinse off with warm water.
Coconut Deep Conditioner
With this natural conditioning treatment keep your hair smooth, hydrated and shiny. This treatment is applied once a week.
Mix all these ingredients together. Apply and cover your scalp with a plastic wrap. Leave it on the hair for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse your hair thoroughly.
Wrinkle – Fighting Salad
This mask protects the skin from sun damage and boost circulation to help deliver essential nutrients to skin. Eat it for breakfast to start your day on a beautiful note.
For the preparation of this mask you will need: ½ cup of organic orange juice, ½ cup of pomegranate seeds, 1 handful of chopped walnuts, 1 kiwi, peeled and chopped, ½ cup of fresh strawberries and ½ cup of fresh blueberries.
Combine (½ cup of fresh strawberries and ½ cup of fresh blueberries, 1 kiwi, peeled and chopped, ½ cup of pomegranate seeds) in a small bowl. Pour the orange juice over the mixture and sprinkle with the walnuts.
Lemon – Agave Age Spot Fighter
Your hands are a dead giveaway of your age. For this mask you need: ½ cup of cooked rice, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of agave nectar. Mix these ingredients together and blend them. With circular motions apply the mixture on the backs of your hands. The time needed for this mask is one to two minutes. The rice exfoliates, the agave hydrates, and the lemon helps lighten skin and lift off dead cells.
This recipe acts as an antiseptic, helps clear acne – causing bacteria, and improves circulation to the skin. The ingredients you need are: 3 tablespoons of dried basil leaves and 1 cup of boiling water.
Into a cup of boiling water put in crushed dried basil leaves. When the mixture cools, strain out the leaves. Then put it in a spray bottle and spray it on your skin. Spread the toner gently around your face, with a cotton ball or pad. Before cleansing, use this toner every day.
Java Lip Exfoliator
Dead, sloughing dry skin from your lips makes them look instantly pinker and plumper.
- 1/2 teaspoon of moisturizing lotion (such as Olay’s Active Hydrating Body Fluid)
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh coffee grounds
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
Mix well in a bowl. Apply to entire area around your mouth and massage around for 5 minutes. With a warm wet washcloth wipe clean.
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