Preserving your skin from the natural effects of aging, sun damage and the environment rests largely on mitigating the effects of harmful free radicals. In these three cheap and natural anti-aging skin treatments, Mother Nature gives man-made products a run for their money in your quest for an ageless, radiant complexion.
Apply the papaya
Thanks to its high content of carotene, vitamin C, essential minerals and the enzyme papain, papaya is a natural exfoliant and moisturizer. Regular use can even help lighten the skin, minimizing the appearance of age spots. Papaya also opens pores, leaving skin feeling soft and with a healthy glow.
Ageless with avocado
To remain supple, your skin requires vitamins, just like your body. Avocados are nature’s version of a one-stop nutrient shop, packed full of vitamins A, B, D and E. They are richer in potassium than a banana and contain healthy fats, making them an ideal all-natural moisturizer. Avocados also help minimize signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. The natural oils in avocado even remove dirt, according to Kyan Douglas of Queer Eye fame. Avocados are also a great treatment option for eczema, red spots and sensitive skin.
Cleanse with honey
Another wonder-food packed with skin-revitalizing antioxidants, honey also contains anti-bacterial properties, making it a gentle, affordable everyday cleanser. It can even aid in treating mild breakouts.