The desire to look young and healthy has been existed since centuries. For instance, ancient Egyptians were willing to soak themselves in mud because they were sure it could tighten their skins. While in ancient Indonesia, people believed wells or waterfalls contained mystical ingredients that helped people stayed young.
Sadly, the desire to remain ageless usually is not accompanied with enough knowledge, thus makes people take wrong paths. They take risky ways or therapies just in order to get instant results. There is an alternative with minimum risk to rejuvenate skin and prevent wrinkles by using natural ingredients. Of course, it takes times and patients when we use this method. But, it is safer and cheaper with last long benefits.
There are various natural plants and fruits that can help rejuvenate your skin and maintain its health. Those herbal are turmeric (Curcuma domestica), lemon (Citrus aurantifolia), cucumber (Curcumis sativus), betel (Piper betle), pegagan (Centella asiatica), sambiloto (Andrographis paniculata), ginger (Zingiber officinale), Aloe Vera and aromatic ginger (Kaemferia galanga).
Dr. Michael from Herbacure mentioned that these natural plants can be used to make us look ageless outside and inside. These herbal plants contain natural antioxidant that can refine and tighten skin and astringent that can minimize skin pores.
There are certain indicators of ageless skin: fresh skin, maintained elasticity, minimum black spots, bright and clean skin. Besides that, healthy, thick hair with minimum grey hair. And, it is also important: healthy physical and mind.
From various research, it is known that betel contains arecoline in all parts. This substance is useful to stimulate central nerve system and power of thought to prevent dementia. Its leaves contain eugenol that is analgesic (reduces pain).
Traditionally, betel is well known effective to cure whitish and body odor. Its essential oils like chavicol and bettlephenol are antifungal, antioxidant and antibacterial. Mash 4-6 leaves of fresh betel, then use the mush as mask on your face so its skin remains healthy, clean and fresh.
This vegetable is a favorite one to maintain skin freshness. Cucumber is rich in silicone and fluorine and has low calories. It has cold and refreshing nature that feel so good on our skin. No wonder, cosmetic manufacturers use it as a basic ingredient in their products.
Raw cucumber contains saponin, flavonoid and polyphenols. Cucumber seeds contain vitamin E that is effective to prevent aging and remove wrinkles. We can make it as juice or as salad or you can just slice it and put it on your face.
Take 2-3 medium cucumbers and grate them. Apply the pulp on your face. Do this once a day. This way can reduce wrinkles as well as makes our face fresh and ageless.
Aloe Vera contains saponins, which is antibacterial as well as anthraquinone and quinone that act as antibiotic and painkiller. This plant also stimulates new cells growth in skin. This ability is believed to make this plant as anti aging plant.
Aloe Vera gel contains lignin that can penetrate and seep in skin. The gel prevents loss of body liquids from the surface of skin, thus makes skin looks fresh and shiny.
Aloe Vera is also anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti inflammation and it can regenerate skin. It also can lower blood sugar for people who have diabetes, treat liver disorders as well as stimulate body immune system against cancer attack.