Creams, toners, and lotions: a plastic surgeon gave us his 8 best beauty tips to have beautiful skin and a face of younger appearance.
The best foods and beauty recipes to have a beautiful skin (sublime!)
These tips to help you overcome age naturally may seem paradoxical coming from a plastic surgeon, but Dr. Andrew Ordon, who was co-host of the famous American show The Doctors rises against the scalpel mentality at all costs! In his book, Better in 7: The Ultimate 7-Day Guide to a Better You, Dr. Ordon favors a more natural and less invasive approach to skincare. We loved her self-made beauty recipes to treat dark circles under the eyes or to have shiny hair and velvety skin. Better yet: you can prepare them with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
Home moisturizing cream with avocado and honey
The moisturizer is a must in the panoply anti-aging. By helping your skin retain moisture and temporarily filling in fine lines, this beauty recipe gives your skin a velvety look. Dr. Ordon says his patients love this recipe because it gives their skin a fresh, youthful look. And that it contains avocado!
Ingredients: 45 ml (3 tablespoons) fresh cream, ¼ avocado and 15 ml (1 tablespoon) honey.
Instructions: Put all ingredients in a blender and reduce to cream. Apply to your skin and leave on for at least an hour. Rinse with warm water.
This energy fruit salad is packed with antioxidants, which protect the skin from the ravages of the sun and stimulate blood circulation so that essential nutrients reach the skin. Enjoy this beauty recipe at lunch to start the day in style and reduce your wrinkles.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh blueberries, 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh strawberries, 1 kiwi, peeled and chopped, 125 mL (1/2 cup) pomegranate seeds, 125 mL (1 cup) (2 cups) orange juice and a handful of chopped walnuts.
Instructions: Mix the first four ingredients in a bowl. Pour in the orange juice and sprinkle with walnuts.
The best beauty recipe for acne treatment
When you have a nasty pimple on your face that needs to go away, try something that beauty expert Kym Douglas gave Dr. Ordon. Yeast fights bacteria and lemon helps dry the pimple.
Ingredients: brewer’s yeast, a drizzle of lemon juice.
Instructions: Make a dough with yeast, lemon juice, and a little water. Apply the button and let it work for 10 minutes. Cover with a bandage.
Home toning with basil
One of the best beauty recipes if you are prone to acne. Basil acts as an antiseptic, helps to chase the bacteria causing acne and stimulates the blood circulation of the skin.
Ingredients: 45 mL (3 tablespoons) dried basil leaves, 250 mL (1 cup) boiling water.
Instructions: crush the dried basil leaves and mix them with boiling water. Once this mixture has cooled, remove the leaves, pour the liquid into a spray bottle and spray on your face. Spread this lotion gently with a cotton swab. Repeat each day before removing makeup.
Home-made lemon-agave lotion against age spots
Your hands betray your age, but this scrub could help you. Passing an exfoliant on the hands can remove the top layer of dead skin cells, which contain some of the pigments of aging spots. The rice exfoliates, the agave moisturizes, and the lemon helps the skin regain its radiance and remove the dead skin.
Ingredients: 125 ml (1/2 cup) cooked rice, 15 ml (1 tablespoon) agave syrup, 15 ml (1 tablespoon) lemon juice.
Instructions: mix all the ingredients well. Apply this mixture to the back of your dry hands, making circular movements and exerting a firm and delicate pressure for one or two minutes. You can rub this scrub on your palms to soften the calluses.
Homemade facial scrub with almonds and sugar
Among the best beauty recipes for a radiant complexion, this almond and sugar exfoliant. Regularly exfoliating on the face helps eliminate dead skin that dull your complexion and restores your skin’s softness and radiance.
Ingredients: 45 mL (3 tablespoons) fresh cream, 250 mL (1 cup) white sugar, 125 mL (1/2 cup) brown sugar, 1/2 cup (125 mL) ground almonds, 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of olive oil.
Instructions: mix all these ingredients well. Apply this lotion on your face in circles. Wash your face with warm water and then with cold water. Dry your face by tapping it. Place the exfoliating pot in the fridge until next use.
Home-made coconut conditioner
Used once a week, this natural conditioner will keep your hair supple, hydrated and shiny.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup (125 mL) mayonnaise, 15 mL (1 tablespoon) coconut oil, 5 mL (1 tsp.) Coconut extract.
Instructions: Mix the ingredients and apply on your scalp. Surround with plastic wrap (such as Saran Wrap), and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Coffee house scrub
Thanks to our beauty recipes, you can also eliminate the dead skin of your lips. By exfoliating them, you will make them appear fuller and pink.
Ingredients: 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) of moisturizing lotion, 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) of freshly ground coffee, kosher salt.
Instructions: mix well in a bowl. Apply over the entire mouth and massage for five minutes. Wipe with a washcloth dipped in hot water.