It seems impossible, doesn’t it? So many celebrities seem to look better as they age! And then there’s the rest of us: average folks who can’t take advantage of on-call dieticians or daily personal trainers.
Well, there’s a lot of simple ways celebrities take care of themselves too – and I’ll show you 5 elegantly simple methods that you can use today to rediscover tighter, more youthful skin.
1. Stop and Smell the Roses
First off, you should be stopping to take in all the natural beauty around you – it’s a stress reliever, and stress is devastating for the aging process. But what I’m talking about is rose water: a simple tonic used for millennia in Ayurvedic medicine that can help almost any skin type. It’s full of natural antioxidants, helps maintain pH balance, and controls excess oils. On top of all that, it smells great and you’ll feel like royalty when you use it. It’s as simple as spraying or dabbing it anywhere you’d like to tone up!
2. Stay Hydrated – But Don’t Just Drink It!
It’s no secret that hydration is key for firm, radiant skin – but how are you hydrating? Drinking lots of water has countless health benefits, but your skin isn’t getting much help from dietary water. That’s because your skin is the last priority for water you drink – it has cross from your intestines into the bloodstream and then be filtered out by the kidneys before it can reach your cells. So what to do? Moisturize your skin at the surface level by exfoliating regularly and sealing in moisture with a well-balanced toner.
3. Oatmeal? You Gotta Be Kiddin’ Me…
No, I won’t try to convince you that oatmeal is delicious – unless we’re talking about oatmeal cookies, but that seems like cheating. Oatmeal is great for your skin in two ways. First, oats are loaded with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and circulation-boosting antioxidants, which makes them an essential part of a skin-friendly diet. Second, oatmeal’s omega-3s and antioxidants make it an must-have topical remedy whenever your skin is dry or damaged. Try mixing it with water and applying it to dry or sunburned skin. You can even add a cup to your bath for whole-body healing!
4. Wine and Chocolate Are More Fun Anyway
Here’s some great skin-related news for your social life: some of the foods you love are loaded with resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that fights heart disease, helps the brain, and even promotes skin elasticity and prevents wrinkles! Celebrities have been using topical resveratrol for years now, and you can take advantage of it too by indulging in some red wine or dark chocolate. They’re both chock-full of resveratrol and will help revitalize your skin.
5. Bathe in Exotic Spices For Shimmering Skin
Nutmeg and cinnamon used to be some of the most expensive things in the world – their rarity, exotic flavors, and medicinal properties made them sought-after by kings and queens. Now anyone can get them… but they’re just as great for your skin! It’s a poorly-kept secret in Hollywood that aging actresses add 6 tablespoons of cinnamon and 6 tablespoons of nutmeg to their nightly baths for rejuvenated, youthful skin.