Homemade Anti-Aging Remedies

by Brittany McComas

Placing cucumber slices on your eyes while your face mask sets can reduce puffiness.

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Reduce the appearance of lines and illuminate eyes with a homemade anti-aging recipe. Homemade recipes are easy to make in the comfort of your own home and less expensive than over-the-counter products. Homemade anti-aging remedies can tighten, nourish and moisturize loose skin while revealing a brighter face.

Tightening Face Mask

Make your own tightening mask using a ripe peach and egg white with this homemade anti-aging remedy. You will need one ripe peach, peeled and pitted; one egg white and a blender. Place the peeled peach and egg white into the blender, and whip until smooth. Layer the mask onto your face and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry with a towel.

Firming Face Mask

Create a firming face mask to add to your anti-aging regiment using hearts of palm. You will need 1/2 cup of chopped hearts of palm, 1/4 cup of wheat germ, 1/4 cup of powdered milk, two bay leaves, one stalk of celery, 1/4 russet potato (scrubbed, not peeled), 1 tsp. of mint, half a cucumber (not peeled), 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 tsp. coconut extract and two egg whites. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and mix on low/medium speed for 45 seconds. Layer the mask onto your face. Leave it on for 15 to 25 minutes. Rise with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

Anti-aging Facial

Whip up an anti-aging home facial with ingredients found in your kitchen. You will need 2 tsp. of plain yogurt, 1/2 tsp. of honey, 1/2 tsp. of lemon juice and three capsules of vitamin E. Combine the yogurt, honey and lemon juice in a bowl. Pierce the vitamin E capsules and fold the liquid vitamin E into the mix. Layer onto your face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry with a towel.

Under Eye Recipe

This homemade anti-aging recipe can help diminish dark circles and relieve tired eyes, and can be used along with any face mask for a full facial experience. Grate a raw potato, then wrap in cheesecloth. Apply to eyelids for 15 to 20 minutes. Wipe off any residue and apply an eye moisturizing cream. Alternatively, for a cool eye pack, grate peeled cucumber and wrap with cheesecloth.

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About the Author

Brittany McComas has been writing since 2000. She has served as a scriptwriter, freelance writer, editor, dramaturg and producer for theater, television, radio and film. She wrote for a television series that won a Royal Television Society Award. McComas holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts in scriptwriting from Bath Spa University.