Turn your everyday bathroom beauty essentials into anti-aging superheroes by infusing them with simple — yet potent — natural ingredients. The result? A youthful looking you in no time!
Crepey skin? Add nutmeg to your body lotion.
The spice’s high vitamin A content increases collagen production to firm loose, saggy skin and smooth out creases.
Try it: Add 2 teaspoons of ground nutmeg into a palmful of body lotion and rub onto wrinkly skin; let absorb
Age spots? Add licorice root to your hand cream.
Compounds in licorice root break down the pigment that makes up the spots, and its antioxidants help prevent new ones from forming.
Try it: Mix 2 drops of licorice root extract like Nature’s Answer Licorice Root (Buy on Amazon, $9.99) with a dab of hand cream. Rub onto hands; let absorb.
Rough patches? Add brown sugar to your body wash.
Brown sugar has the unique ability to pull — and lock — moisture into skin, while its crystals slough off dead, dry cells, leaving skin feeling soft and supple, stat!
Try it: Combine 2 tablespoons of brown sugar into a palmful of body wash and massage the mixture into damp skin while showering for 1 minute, then rinse.
Thinning hair? Add Epsom salts to your shampoo.
Minerals in Epsom salts like magnesium and calcium draw moisture into follicles, plumping hair’s diameter from the inside out. This infuses hair with natural looking fullness that lasts!
Try it: Add 2 teaspoons of Epsom salts to a dollop of shampoo. Massage onto damp hair from roots to ends. Let sit for 5 minutes before rinsing.
Rosacea? Add chamomile oil to your facial moisturizer.
The plant-derived oil is packed with anti-inflammatory properties that ease irritation, while its compounds constrict blood vessels to reduce redness. Just one the many ways that you can turn your everyday skincare products into anti-aging beauty essentials!
Try it: Add 2 drops of chamomile essential oil like Gya Labs Roman Chamomile Essential Oil (Buy on Amazon, $16.69) into a quarter size amount of facial moisturizer and apply to irritated skin; let absorb.
This article originally appeared in our print magazine.
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