Plastic surgery is expensive, takes you out of commission while you heal, and the results aren’t always that good. Fortunately, there are a lot of perfectly-simple ways you can look better using natural ingredients you probably already have on hand. Here are 5 great ways to look younger in minutes and do it fast, naturally.
Stand Up Straight
Your mother and your elementary school teachers were right: you don’t look good when you slouch. When you stand or sit up straight, you instantly look younger, more vital, and five pounds slimmer. To get into the good posture habit, imagine how you would sit or stand if you were on camera. You can even use your phone to send periodic reminders throughout the day to straighten up that spine.
Make a Natural Moisturizing Face Mask
Mix two tablespoons of mayonnaise with one teaspoon of sweet almond, grapeseed, or olive oil and apply to your face. You can even go an extra step and make your own mayonnaise for this mask. Using a hand mixer, beat one egg yolk. While continuing to beat the egg yolk, very slowly add 2/3 cup of olive oil and a few drops of fresh lemon juice. Continue beating until it forms an emulsion. Leave it on your face for 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Refrigerate any leftover mayonnaise and use within 24 hours. You can use this mask to soften your hands too.
Use an Avocado-Based Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment
Did you know that the oils in the avocado are very similar to naturally-occurring oils in the scalp? For this treatment, you need half of a slightly overripe avocado, one tablespoon of honey, and 1/4 cup of olive oil. Mash the ingredients together to form a paste, apply to dry hair, and cover with a shower cap and towel to hold in heat. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes, rinse, and shampoo as usual.
Apply a Gentle Scrub to Revitalize Hands
Besides your face and hair, your hands give away your age the most. Keep them soft and free of flakes with a simple scrub paste. Mix 1/4 cup brown sugar with enough almond or grapeseed oil to form a paste. Apply the mixture to your hands as if you were washing your hands, and continue for about a minute. Rinse the paste off with lukewarm water and pat hands dry with a soft cloth. Apply two or three drops of almond or grapeseed oil to hands and distribute it as you would lotion. After a minute, it will sink into skin, leaving hands extra soft.
Make Your Own Lip Balm
Chapped lips not only look bad, they’re uncomfortable. You can make lip balm that’s better than just about anything you can buy. You’ll need a small, heat-resistant, sealable container, two tablespoons of olive oil, half a teaspoon of honey, slightly less than a teaspoon of grated beeswax, half a teaspoon of coconut oil, and a vitamin E capsule. If you have a particular favorite essential oil, you can use a drop or two of that as well. Combine all ingredients—except the vitamin E (and essential oils if you plan to use them)—in a small saucepan and warm over low heat while stirring just until everything melts and is blended together. Take it off the stove and let it sit for two minutes. Poke a hole in the vitamin E capsule and squeeze the contents into the mixture. Add a drop of essential oil if you want, and stir. When it’s blended, pour the mixture into your container.
Taking a longer view, you can look your best by ensuring you go to bed early enough to get enough sleep, moisturizing skin daily, exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet. You can also take two capsules of GetAwayGrey every day to help fight grey hair naturally. GetAwayGrey helps replenish levels of catalase, an enzyme that we produce less of as we age. Catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide in the body, and hydrogen peroxide is what bleaches hair before it grows. You don’t have to resort to harsh chemicals or resign yourself to grey hair—you can fight it naturally with GetAwayGrey.