I was just watching Dr. Oz and they had a little segment about anti-aging stuff you can get at the dollar store. Who knew? So, I took some notes and now I am passing this along.
Aging Zone #1 is the Epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin)
Pumpkin Pie Filling and Exfoliating Mitts – This fights a dull appearance of your skin or blotchy complexion.
- Rub the pumpkin filling into your skin with the exfoliating mittens and the pumpkin apparently has an alpha-hydroxy acid that smooths the skin. The kind they used on the show was organic.
- Leave it on your face for a few minutes.
- Then scrub it off.
Even Livestrong.com has a post about How to Make Your Own Alpha Hydroxy Mask; one of the ingredients is pumpkin pie filling! Maybe there really is something to it!
Aging Zone #2 is the Dermis (the layer of the skin that looks saggy and wrinkly)
Face Lotion with Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin C – Read those ingredients and make sure you find both of them in your lotion. This helps because the collagen is falling apart in the dermis. Anti-oxidants and Vitamin C on your skin is a great way to firm and tone them back up.
Apply once a day every morning. The vitamin C will kick in and start revitalizing that collagen.
Aging Zone #3 is the Fat (and you want to keep fat in some places… like your lips.)
Lip Plumpers look for them with Tribehenine
Aging Zone #4 is the Muscles (that cause smile lines)
Ginsing Tea Bags over crows feet etc.
Apparently, certain muscles cause creases in your skin. If you can relax the muscles around your eyes, then you relax the creases as well.
Want to see the the video? Here is Dr. Oz’s segment called: Dollar Store Anti-Aging Secrets.