The cosmetic industry is making a fortune off the desire women (and men) to look young. Consumers are looking for a chemical fountain of youth. You don’t have to be older to care about anti-aging skincare products.
In fact, the earlier you start taking care of your skin, the less damage you will have to undo later. Because of the high consumer demand, anti-aging products are sometimes expensive.
You have to be a savvy shopper, though, because cheaper products on the shelves at discount stores often only contain a fraction of an anti-aging element that’s more concentrated in the high-dollar products.
What if you want to take care of your skin, but your budget just doesn’t stretch for monthly refills of the expensive, department store brands? You can make your own natural, organic anti-aging skincare formulas at home.
The best ingredients come from nature, not a chemistry lab. You probably have many useful items right in your kitchen! Here are a few ideas:
* Apple and Potato Soothing Eye Cream – Grate a medium sized potato using a fine grating instrument. Add in 3-4 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce from the grocery store (or make your own if you’re extra industrious) and mix well. Allow the mixture to chill for 5 minutes in the refrigerator. Then take a small spoon and gently apply the mixture around your eyes. Recline and place a damp cloth over the eyes. After 5 minutes, rinse off the mixture with water. Repeat this process at least once a week.
* Vegetable Medley Eye Circle Cream – Not only are vegetables good for your body from the inside, but they’re also good for your skin from the outside! Combine a half-cup of tomato puree (canned in the grocery store), a dash of turmeric powder, and one tablespoon of lemon or lime juice. Stir in wheat flour until a paste is formed. Form the paste around your eyes and let it dry there for 10 minutes as you recline. Gently rinse away the paste, being careful not to pull on the delicate skin around your eyes. Repeat weekly or anytime you feel fatigued and need to look refreshed.
* Herbal Tea Bags – All you have to do is place an herbal tea bag in warm water until it’s soaked, and then place the tea bags over your eyes with a soft cloth over the tea bags while you lie down for 10 minutes. Tea has healing properties for your skin. Chamomile is a favorite for skin refreshment, but you can also choose other types.
Each of these homemade anti-aging skincare eye treatments is simple to prepare, inexpensive and uses products that are easily found at the grocery store or in health food stores around the country.