How to Find Your Youth – In The Kitchen

By Elena Schmidt
Posted On Jul 06, 2017
How to Find Your Youth – In The Kitchen

Women seek youth in a bottle, and will pay a hefty price for the look of their “old days.” Little do they realize that old can be new again, with a calculated grocery list and a little concocting.

 

Egg Beating

For immediate (albeit temporary) improvement of crows feet and laugh lines, apply egg and citrus to those areas weekly. “Lemon decreases free radicals that cause aging to the skin,” says alexandra Catalano, certified health counselor and founder of Eat Cute. Lemon serves as an antioxidant and toner. Meanwhile egg whites add protein, minerals, and vitamin a to nourish and remove excess oil, then tighten, firm, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Grocery List

1 to 2 egg whites

Juice of ½ lemon

What to Do: Separate the white(s) from the yolk(s), then beat whites until a frothy consistency emerges. strain juice from half a lemon and add to froth. apply mixture to face, neck, and décolletage in a sweeping motion. Allow to sit for 30 minutes, then wash with cool water. Follow up with normal moisturizing routine.

 

Brighten Up

Hair pigment loses luster over time, and suffers from years of harsh dyes, shampoos, and environmental woes. Fortunately, a cup of tea packs a double pick-me-up. “This Diy solution works because the mixture will absorb into the porous parts of the hair and create a lightened or warm red tone,” according to Claudio lazo, owner of LA’s C the salon.

Grocery List

Golden Wheat Blonde

¾ cup hot water

4 bags chamomile tea

Bright-Tone Brunette

¾ cup hot water

4 bags cranberry tea

What to Do: Steep chamomile or cranberry tea bags in hot water and allow to sit for 10 minutes or until cool. Apply mixture to clean, dry hair and allow to sit for 10 minutes. When the timer buzzes, rinse with cold water.

 

Sugar Lips

The skin covering the lips is delicate and prone to wrinkles. Your routine, then, must focus on maintaining a hydrated, smooth canvas for perfect application of lip color. Sugar acts as an effective exfoliant, while honey and olive oil add moisture, vitamins, and nutrients. “While it might not be great for your hips, it is great for your lips,” says Jamie Kern lima, cofounder of it Cosmetics.

Grocery List

2 tsp sugar (brown or white)

1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp honey

What to Do: Combine sugar of choice with olive oil and honey, then mix until a paste is formed. Smoothe over lips. remove with water or tissue.


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