Sunday, August 8, 2010

Beauty: Skin Tips

Milk for Sun-Damaged Skin

The sun, a major cause of aging, tends to leave skin dried out and wrinkled. Naturally fatty dairy products can help plump up cells and moisturize depleted skin. Spread buttermilk or plain yogurt straight onto the skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse well with warm water.

Guacamole Facial

Next time you eat an avocado, don't throw away the peel. A naturally fatty fruit, avocado is also rich in vitamins, and the green pulp left attached to the peel has the highest concentration. Scrape off the pulp, and apply it directly to the skin. The abundant oils lubricate and soften the skin - the most basic step in preventing wrinkles.

From the book, Uncommon Cures For Everyday Ailments, from the editors of Bottom Line