I'll be 30 next week and my skin looks like crap. The texture is bad and I have way more fine lines than I am ok with. I have never had great skin and I think that genetics play a part (my mom's skin is not aging well). I eat well, do my best to drink plenty of water, try to remember my fish oil and vitamins. I wash with honey and moisturize with coconut oil and this seems to be the best thing right now for daily care. I do the occasional clay mask. I'm pregnant so I especially need to be careful (though i really try to avoid chemicals anyhow).
Are there really any safe yet effective anti-aging options that aren't a chemical concoction?
Becky- Wife to DH, Mama to "Nani" (July '08) "Coco" (July '10) and expecting one very wiggly baby boy in May 2013!
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I am a great lover of coconut oil. Use it on my hair, face and body, for scars and moisturizing. I would love a good fce cream though, for the 40 plus woman. Yup...that's me :)
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I am creeping up towards 40-ish and I have pretty great skin. Or at least I think so...haha
Here's my routine:
CLEANSING (at least once daily)
Bronner's Baby Mild Soap
Occasionally OCM, castor oil only as olive doesn't seem strong enough to me
all-natural witch hazel, alcohol-free or else my face turns red and burns for hours
MOISTURIZING (after every cleansing)
jojoba or argan oil or combo of both applied to wet skin
sugar, maybe with a few drops of oil mixed in or sometimes just plain sugar
MASKS (maybe once a month)
TREATMENTS (as needed)
fresh mashed strawberries and/or pineapple for all over
spot treatments are lavender oil or if it's a really deep one (I only break out now and then during AF) I will rub on some Earthpaste
Castor oil applied with a q-tip just along the lines (I just discovered this recently after googling "natural wrinkle treatment". It made a huge difference after one night, which shouldn't surprise me bc one night of castor oil packs on my heel spurs stops the pain for months.)
I wear only AlimaPure makeup and don't always wash it off before bed. It never makes me break out to leave it on and usually I wake up way less oily than if I had no powder on at all.
If I had a money tree in my backyard, I would splurge on Purity Cosmetics brand. Their stuff is the bomb!
I only know what works for me and it's a product line that is totally natural. This one doesn't tell fibs. It's Karen's Botanicals and if you want I can tell you where to get it. Not sure if that's permitted since I just joined the group.
Pranayama/deep breathing, 10-12 hours sleep, and a low-stress lifestyle will help also.
I hope this helps you!
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