Five Odd Beauty Tips That Can Keep You Looking Your Best!

Using Mostly Natural Products

There are ways you can keep your skin from looking worn out and aged, and even the oddest things can be pretty helpful! You can transform dull skin and clean out your pores, moisturize your lips and exfoliate them, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and even help to lessen the appearance of age spots!

I had never heard of some of these, and found them very interesting, and I may even try some of them myself! I've been blessed with pretty good genetics. I had grand-parents who always looked younger than they were, which has been pretty wonderful as I've gotten into my 50's. I can only hope that I look as good as they did when they got into their 60's and even 70's.


Apply to your face, leave on for 10 minutes and peel off... just like a facial mask!
Apply to your face, leave on for 10 minutes and peel off... just like a facial mask!
Green tea for age spots.
Green tea for age spots.
Fields of green tea plants. Pretty to look at as well as beneficial for health!
Fields of green tea plants. Pretty to look at as well as beneficial for health!
Gathering "Manuka honey" from hives.
Gathering "Manuka honey" from hives.
Manuka flowers.
Manuka flowers.
Sweet almond oil.
Sweet almond oil.
Sweet almond oil and other natural oils.
Sweet almond oil and other natural oils.

Five tricks to help you look better as you age!


We're all going to age, it's only a matter of time, but the more pro-active we are when we are in our younger years, hopefully we can minimize the stresses that happen to our skin that make us appear older than we are!

Here are five tips to help improve your skin:

  1. Try "Pepto-Bismol" for dull skin~ Yes, you read that right, pepto bismol, the same stuff you use when you have an upset stomach can do good things for your skin when applied to the skin as a "mask". This is a very off-label use for pepto bismol, but the aspirin and bismuth sub-salicylate contained in it can help transform dull skin and clean out pores, giving you a healthy glow. Simply apply it to your face, leave it on for 10 minutes, and peel off...just like a facial mask!
  2. Try using green tea for age spots ~ drinking green tea can have many numerous other benefits to your health (such as cancer fighting properties, cholesterol lowering benefits (the lowering of bad cholesterol), and can even be used to help you to "burn" off calories if you are dieting! Research has shown that there is a 4% increase in burned calories when someone drinks green tea. But in addition to all of this, green tea can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. Research was carried out jointly by researchers from the U.S., Taiwan, and Japan and found that mice that were fed green tea showed fewer signs of aging than mice that were fed water! (What DOES a wrinkled mouse look like anyway? I don't think I've ever seen one!) Green tea really DOES seem to have it's benefits, and certainly wouldn't harm you to drink it, so it's worth a try!
  3. Along the lines of green tea, you can use tea tree oil to treat age spots ~ Tea tree oil comes from a plant that is grown in Australia. To treat your spots, mix 2 tbsp. of water and 1 tsp. tea tree oil (you need to dilute the tea tree oil so it doesn't irritate your skin). Then soak a cotton ball in this mixture and dab on the affected areas once a day before bedtime. One word of warning though, do NOT use it near your eyes or you could potentially cause damage.
  4. "Manuka Honey" can be used to help soften fine lines and wrinkles ~ apply manuka honey directly to your "trouble spots," leave on for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off. Because this honey has healing powers, it is sometimes used in hospitals to treat wounds. You can find it in health food stores for about $15. And as a bonus, whatever you have left over can be eaten because it tastes wonderful as well! Manuka honey is native to New Zealand, and is made when the bees visit "Manuka" flowers there. It is naturally dark in color and has amazing antibacterial and healing properties.
  5. Use a mixture of sweet almond oil and sugar to treat chapped lips ~ Mix 100% pure sweet almond oil with sugar to make a paste, then dip a toothbrush in the mixture and apply it to your lips. Be careful not to scrub too hard. Your lips will feel beautifully moisturized from the oil, and the sugar acts to "exfoliate" them.

Try all of these at once, and you'll also smell like pepto bismol, tea tree oil, honey and almond oil! All kidding aside, these "home remedies" have been featured and tested by Dr. Oz, who has appeared on numerous television shows and has had his own show. He is a cardiothoracic surgeon known for giving holistic health tips.

Take good care of your skin, and chances are, you will look years younger, definitely a good benefit!



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Hillbilly Zen 5 years ago from Kentucky

What an informative Hub, Ms. kathyh. Who knew? Thanks so much for the great tips and the laugh about wrinkled mice!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

I must say that I have never heard of a wrinkled mouse neither:) But I do believe in taking good care of the skin, and somehow it needs more care as the years go...

Thanks for this interesting hub filled with information and great tips,

Tina


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

You're welcome Hillbilly Zen and Tina! Glad you found these tips as interesting as I did! :)


SusieQ42 5 years ago

Great info for me now that I'm in my late 50's. Hopefully it's not too late! Thanks for sharing.


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

You're welcome, Susie! I like the natural solutions to things better than chemical ones! :) Glad you liked it!


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ThelmaC 5 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

Great hub. I voted it "up" and "interesting". I'm definitely going to try the Pepto Bismol. Thanks for sharing!

Thelma


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, Thelma! :) Glad you liked it!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Pepto Bismol for skin? Wow, this is very interesting. I think I have some in my medicine cabinet. Off to try it out now - 10 minutes of pampering here I come.

Cloverleaf.

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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Hope it works well for you, cloverleaf! I don't have any in our medicine cabinet or I'd give it a whirl too! :)


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MsDora 5 years ago from The Caribbean

Voted Interesting! Great that you pay compliments to your grandparents.


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thank you MsDora! :) They really always did look young, and even better, they were "young at heart." I try to take after their example the older I get. :)


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bangingbeauty 5 years ago

This is a great post, I use tea tree oil to spot treat pimples. Cheers, BB


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

So glad you like it, BB! :) Some of the simplest things really are the most effective! :) Thanks for stopping by!


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RosemaryHale 4 years ago from Texas

I'm not sure about all the other things you mentioned, but I do know that tea tree oil works. I use it for my acne, and it has definitely helped with my acne scarring, as well! And it's natural, so I don't have to worry about putting all kinds of chemicals on my face. Great hub :)


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KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks Rosemary, I'm so glad this is helpful, and glad you had good results with tea tree oil! :) Thank you for your thoughtful comment and kind words! :)


Chris Hugh 4 years ago

Nice article. I think I'll try the PB masque tomorrow.


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KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thank you Chris! :) I hope it works well for you! :) Thank you for reading and commenting!

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