Everyone wants to know the secret to staying young. Sure there are foods you could eat and skin treatments you can try but when they don't work, there are other ways to improve your skin. Non traditional anti-aging skin remedies have come to your rescue. They're not only non traditional, but they're natural ways to keep your skin young. Give these natural remedies a chance. You won't be sorry.
1. Banana Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Bananas fight the forces of wrinkles. It's a homemade recipe that is easy to use, and it contains vitamin A, B,C, and E as well as potassium, zinc, iron, and manganese that keep your face in good health and in great condition against the elements. You'll want to use it all the time to make your face look younger. If you don't have any bananas in your home, you need to go get some. What are you waiting for? Your cream can finally be made once you have all the necessary ingredients (or ingredient in this case).
Take one banana and use 1/4 of it for your cream. You can use the rest of the banana to eat or make a health conscious smoothie. Next you need to mash this fruit until they are no more chunks. Afterwards spread the banana on your face. For 15 minutes you must wait for the cream to set in. Finally wash off the fruit with warm water.
2. Baking Soda & Oatmeal Exfoliator
It's a homemade and easy concoction to make. Your dead skin cells will disappear. This exfoliator will give way to new skin cells to grow. All you need to do is gather your ingredients and you'll be ready to go. They're simple enough, so you should have no trouble finding them in your local supermarket. Yes, these ingredients can be found where you go food shopping and plus they're less expensive than when you go to a department store and purchase exfoliator. The baking soda gently cleans your face and also removes any scarring from your face. The oatmeal has vitamin E, B, and zinc which have healing properties to make your skin free of blemishes, making your skin look younger.
Take out your measuring equipment and get 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of oatmeal, and a dash of water. First combine the baking soda and oatmeal. Then take your water and add enough that it turns into a paste. Put the exfoliator on your face and watch as your dead skin cells disappear. Use it every morning before before you apply makeup. You'll be happy you did.
3. Avocado Facial Mask
Homemade and natural ingredients are always the best combination when it comes to making your skin young. Avocado is not only good for you since it contains good fat, but it can be used as a facial mask. Yes, I said facial mask! You're hesitant, but this mask really does work in favor of your face. It is rich in minerals, working amazingly as your moisturizer, and its nutrients helps with skin complexion. Buy your avocados today.
You only need one avocado. First, cut up your avocado down the middle. Mash up the avocado into a mixture. Then, take the avocado and apply it to your face. Let it set on your face for 15 minutes. Wash away your mask with warm water, and you're skin will end up looking younger in no time.
4. Natural Egg & Honey Anti-Aging Mask
Yes, you can make eggs and honey to make an excellent face mask. You're hesitant about these ingredients. Don't be afraid to try something new. It could end up making your face look ten years younger. The egg's protein and honey's natural ingredients make this ant-aging mask heaven for your face.
You need 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon pure honey, 1 tablespoon yogurt, and 1/2 teaspoon almond oil. Combine all these ingredients together for your facial mask. Apply this moisturizer to your face. Your pores will tighten and will be more refined. It also helps in preventing new wrinkles from appearing. You must try this natural moisturizing mask! This is actually one of the most popular methods that many women are using.
5. Natural Peach & Honey Mask
It's a fresh, natural and rejuvenating way to create younger skin on your face because of it's probiotic that heals the scars on your face. Why wouldn't you try it? Gather your ingredients and get started on better skin. Peaches are perfect for the anti-aging skin you've always wanted. Wrinkles will be free from your face. New skin will grow back because of its rejuvenating properties.
When it comes to your ingredients, you'll need 1 peach, 3 teaspoons honey, and 2 tablespoons yogurt. You don't necessarily need the yogurt but only if your mask is too thick. Combine the peach, honey, and yogurt into a paste. Apply the paste on your face evenly. Leave on for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water thoroughly.
6. Tomato Wrinkle Remover Mask
Putting tomato on your face seems a little extreme to you. If it works, you have nothing to worry about. It's a fruit that is filled with nutrients that are good for your skin. It helps with cell growth by healing the skin, and the lycopene in the tomato reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Many people use this natural anti-aging mask because of its carotenoids, beta carotene, and lycopene that helps cure your skin problems.
It's a simple process. All you need is 1 small tomato. First cut your tomato in half. Take both halves and apply to each cheek. Let the mask set for 10 minutes. Make sure you rinse the mask off thoroughly with water and enjoy seeing your skin become better with young age.
7. Essential Oil Anti-Aging Serum
It's a homemade and natural concoction that will work wonders on your face because of its vitamin C that lifts and makes your skin looking firm and healthy. The words natural and concoction should be a comfort to you and your face. You will see your face look younger before your very eyes when you use this serum. It works just as well as the high end serums in department stores. Each ingredient has its own effective way to improve your skin. Trust in the ingredients and they will set your face free.
You use 4 teaspoons of rose hip seed oil for younger skin, 2 teaspoons of hemp seed oil for anti-aging, and 5 to 6 drops of rosewood essential oils for rejuvenation of the skin. Combine these ingredients for your serum. Then put this serum on your face at night. Massage it thoroughly into your skin. After you use it, you can put it in the fridge for several weeks. This is a plus because you can use it again when you want.
8. Turmeric Skin Polisher
Turmeric, what is that? Why should you be using this on your face as a polisher? Well it's a natural ingredient that helps making skin look younger, and it has anti-inflammatory properties that remove the redness from your face. It cleanses the skin naturally. It also takes away dead skin cells on your face. If you have buildup on your face from other products, the turmeric removes those unnatural oils and chemicals. Your skin will become healthy and have a natural glow.
The ingredients needed for this polisher are 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, 2 teaspoons milk, and 1 tablespoon gram flour. Combine these ingredients together to make your anti-aging polisher. Apply it to wet skin. Let it sit on your face for 10 minutes. Then rinse carefully with warm water. You'll see signs of younger skin in no time.
9. Turmeric & Honey Moisturizing Anti-Aging Mask
So now you know more about turmeric. You can use it not only as a polisher but as a facial mask as well. This ingredient does have multiple uses and besides being an anti-inflammatory, it also helps with maintaining elasticity of the skin. It also moisturizes your skin, but it includes honey that has some benefits of its own to your skin. Try it and you'll like the way your skin not only feels but looks.
With ingredients like 1 teaspoon of turmeric and 1 tablespoon of honey, your simple facial mask will come together easily. Take these ingredients and combine them. Apply the mixture to your face evenly. Then let it set for 15 minutes. Remove the mask from your face with warm water. Dry your face and know that younger skin is coming your way.
10. Egyptian Skin Renewing Coffee Scrub
You drink coffee. You don't put it on your face. It just doesn't make sense to you, but it will help your face. It moisturizes and improves on the elasticity of your skin, and its anti-oxidant properties clear the face of pimples and soothe irritation. When you're losing elasticity, wrinkles appear and this scrub will help prevent wrinkles from happening. Say goodbye to your wrinkles and hello to better, younger skin.
Combine 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons of coffee grounds, and 1/3 teaspoon of honey to make your facial scrub. Gently apply the scrub to your face. It will exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells. It will also remove leftover makeup. Rub the scrub in circular motions on your face. Let the scrub sit for 2 minutes and remove with cold water.
11. Under Eye Wrinkles Essential Oil Serum
It sounds great for the wrinkles under your eyes. The serum is even natural, so you don't have to worry about harmful chemicals. You're relieved and excited to see how young your skin will be after you use this serum. Say goodbye to the wrinkles under your eyes. You will see change after two weeks or less. All the better to collect the ingredients and get started because the vitamin E and A within this serum fight the aging process and free radicals.
Take 1 capsule of Vitamin E, 2 drops of rose hip oil, 1 teaspoon of grape seed oil, and 1 or 2 drops of lavender oil and combine these ingredients. Separate the vitamin and take out the ingredients within it. Then, take the oils and mix it with the contents of vitamin E. Apply the mixture under your eyes. Do this in the morning and before bedtime. Keep serum on for 5 minutes and take it off with a tissue.
12. Natural Anti-Aging Oil Serum
Anti-aging serum is what you've been shopping around for. Department serums haven't been working for you. You want something natural for your face. Well you've come to the right place because this serum contain vitamin C that will replenish and rejuvenate your skin. This serum works just as good as the natural anti-aging serum at high end department stores. You will get great results.
The ingredients used for this serum are 2 teaspoons of apricot kernel oil, 1 tablespoon of grade seed oil, 1 teaspoon of carrot seed oil, and 1 teaspoon of cranberry seed oil. Wrinkles will be gone, making your skin young and fresh because of the ingredients in the oils. Combine all the oils to create your serum. Massage the ingredients on your face. The serum can also be used under the eyes to fight crow's feet. Use the serum at night when you've removed your makeup.
13. Coconut Oil Eye Cream
Natural and rejuvenation exists within this eye cream. It will make your skin look healthier and younger, and it contains vitamin E that protects you from the sun, strengthens skin tissue, prevents age spots, and so much more. Each ingredient inside this cream works together to better your skin. The serum's coconut will rejuvenate your skin. Not to mention it smells so wonderful.
Coconut oil, petroleum jelly, and cocoa butter are the ingredients in this cream that will help your face look younger. Combine these ingredients with 4 tablespoons of each. Melt the oil, jelly, and butter on a stove until they melt together. Store in a container for a few weeks. When you're ready to use, put the mixture on the eyes every night and massage well. Make sure you do your regular face routine before applying cream.
14. Essential Oil Eye Rejuvenating Serum
It's all natural and all good for your face. No harmful chemicals exist here. Your mind is put at ease. Natural oils help the skin around the eyes look younger, and the anti-oxidants help keep your skin free from any chemicals and bacteria. Your skin will feel rejuvenated. Say goodbye to puffiness and dark circles around the eyes and hello to glowing, healthy skin.
The ingredients are 10 to 12 drops of lavender oil, 6 drops of chamomile essential oil, 5 drops of vitamin E, 5 drops of carrot seed oil, 1/2 ounce of rose hip oil, 1/4 ounce of jojoba oil, and 1/4 ounce of pomegranate seed oil. Combine these elements together to make your serum. Put ingredients in a bottle. Use this serum like any other serum you've used in the past around your eyes. At night is when you should use this eye serum. You'll see younger skin in no time.
15. Egg Paste for Crow's Feet
You eat eggs for breakfast. The mere suggestion of using it for your eyes makes you hesitant. Don't worry this paste is all natural and it contains retinoids that give your skin a healthy glow as well as getting rid of the bad oils on your face. It will take away the crow's feet at the corners of your eyes that you've been so insecure about. All you need is the egg. It's in your fridge, so you have no excuse not to use them to better your skin.
Wrinkles and crow's feet will disappear from your face. All you have to is take an egg and remove the white. Whisk the white in a bowl until it makes a paste. Then apply paste to your skin and eyes. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Afterwards, rinse the egg paste off your face with cool water.
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It's likely that the women in your day to day life are pretty "normal" in appearance. So when you see someone whose appearance differs from what you expect it to be, it can be kind of a shock. The ladies in the following slideshow are definitely far from average. Some of these women spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, tattoos, or body piercings. Others are born with strange birth defects such as excessive facial hair, a gigantic butt or even an 8 inch tongue. See for yourself!
Lauren Williams: 4 Foot Long Legs
Lauren Williams has the longest-known legs in the United States, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. Lauren's height and long-legged genes can be attributed to her family as her father, mother and twin sisters are all 6ft or taller.
She has US size 11 feet (UK size 10), and revealed that she can find it tricky to buy clothes that fit. When modelling, single Lauren - who has worked on campaigns for global brands such as Nike - does everything from sports and fitness to high fashion and swimwear.
Having played volleyball in college, as well as being extremely active, Lauren also enjoys shooting sporty campaigns. As well as modelling, Lauren works as an educator at a children's museum in Houston and enjoys travelling. When out and about, her striking looks and long limbs mean she gets comments about her legs on a daily basis.
Pixee Fox: Dangerously Small Waist
Swedish born Pixee Fox had already spent more than $80,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure. But now she has taken her obsession even further by having 6 of her lower ribs removed - so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches. Pixee, from Sweden, said: "People often come up to me and say, "don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon" - but for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.
With 6 of her lower ribs removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection - but she isn't worried. She said: "Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I'm probably going to break my spleen instead. In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing $14,000; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing $28,500; two rounds of liposuction at $5,000; two upper eyelid surgeries at $6,000; a labiaplasty costing $4,000; a Brazilian butt lift at $9,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about $12,000.
Bethany Hamilton: One Armed Pro Surfer
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to-and was victorious in-professional surfing. On October 31, 2003 Hamilton, aged 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with best friend Alana Blanchard, Alana's father, Holt, and brother Byron. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm just below the shoulder.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Three weeks after the incident, she returned to her board. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker than standard and had a handle for her right arm, making it easier to paddle, and she learned to kick more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, on January 10, 2004, she entered a major competition. She now uses standard competitive performance short-boards. The broken surfboard that Hamilton was riding during the attack is on display at the California Surf Museum
Mayra Hills: World's Largest Fake Breasts
Mayra Hills - also known as Beshine - measures at 59-28-36 and says she's the proud owner of the world's largest fake breasts. And it's not hard to believe her claim to fame, considering each of her breasts have 10,000 cc of saline implants and weigh 20 pounds a piece! As you can imagine, it's difficult for Beshine, who wears a size 32Z bra, to find clothes that fit, so the German-born woman has a lot of her items custom-made.
But bra shopping isn't her only woe. She can no longer tie her own shoes and has run into trouble when she's knocked things over with her chest - but it appears she's satisfied with her body, troubles and all. "Some people maybe think the sheer size of my t-ts bring too many handicaps in my everyday life, but hey, having big boob problems is amazing," she wrote on her blog.
Anastasiya Shpagina: Real Life Anime Girl
It's official, this real-life anime trend has gotten completely out of hand. Hardly a day goes by that we don't stumble upon some photos of girls going to any lengths in order to look like real live anime characters. Today's example, Anastasiya Shpagina, an Ukrainian girl who has even taken a Japanese name - Fukkacumi. 19-year-old Anastasiya (Nastya) Shpagina has been called "the new Barbie" by national news outlets, but she later revealed she's striving to become a real-life Japanese anime character, not a doll. She even posted "I am not like a doll, a doll is like me."
Apparently, Nastya has been passionate about makeup even as a young child, always experimenting with it in the mirror. Over time she also developed a thing for Japanese cartoons and it was only a matter of time before she started using her make-up artist skills to transform herself into a real-life anime girl. But just putting on makeup wasn't enough to attain that coveted look, so she decided to lose weight in order to seem more genuine. At 1.58-meters-tall, Anastasiya weighs just 39 kilos and is trying to lose one more in order to look just right.
Chanel Tapper: World's Longest Tongue
The longest female tongue measures 9.75 cm (3.8 in) from the tip to the middle of lip and was achieved by Chanel Tappe on 29 September 2010. Chanel, from Houston, US, shot to fame aged 13 when she was spotted sticking out her monster tongue in a YouTube video. In September Guinness invited Chanel to Los Angeles where they measured her tongue and she narrowly beat two other female contenders to the record.
She said: "I have always been silly and goofy. I love sticking my tongue out at people. I started doing that back in school. I've never had a problem with having a long tongue, it's just fun." Chanel now has set her sights set on Hollywood after finishing her studies. She said: "I'd love to be in a movie. I'm certainly pretty dramatic, so I think I could have the acting gift. "Really, I'd love to meet Adam Sandler, he's my favorite."
Sarah Massey: World's Largest Butt
Sarah Massey would be just another 33-year-old mother-of-two from Chicago - if it weren't for the fact that she also happens to have the world's biggest butt. Though not officially recognized by the prudes at Guinness, Massey's massive 7-foot wide keister requires a pair of 10XL trousers that would comfortably fit all of the Kardashian sisters combined.
Massey insists the condition that resulted in her museum-sized bubble butt is hereditary - "there's nothing I can do about it," she says - but that her love of ice cream certainly contributed to its maintenance. Massey would still like to lose some weight, but says she now has a new-found appreciation for her natural assets, and fervently defends them against anyone who calls them fake. "Some people can't believe one person can have this much butt," she told Barcroft. "Because I've got a relatively small frame on top they say, 'that can't be real.' I carry this weight with me all the time, everywhere I go, it's definitely not fake. Big booties are just in my blood."
Zlata: Extreme Flexibility
Russian-born former gymnast Zlata, 29, posed in leather and lingerie to adopt a series of poses that seem to defy every law of biology. Zlata, who now lives in Germany, is able to create astounding shapes with her body and is so flexible she can cram herself into a 50cm square box. One of her favorite acts is to bend backwards at a 90 degree angle, so the back half of her hands touch her feet and she can also peer through her own legs from behind.
Zlata's gift of flexibility was discovered when she was four years old and by six she was training as a contortionist at a circus school. She has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable, which helps in her profession. The former gymnast now spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world. In 2011 she set the Guinness World Record for the most beer bottles opened in a minute using only your feet.
Kim Goodman: Eyeball Protrusion
Kim Goodman is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2004, Goodman was included by Guinness World Records in their 50th anniversary list of top ten "feats" of all time. Kim originally had the record for being able to extend her eye balls beyond her eye sockets by 10mm. This was matched a few years by a new contender, but when Kim was re-measured she found she could now reach 12mm - breaking her own record and keeping the title.
Natalia Partyka: One Armed Table Tennis Champ
Natalia Partyka (born 27 July 1989) is a Polish table tennis player. Born without a right hand and forearm, she participates in competitions for able-bodied athletes as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities. Partyka reached the last 32 of the London 2012 Olympic women's table tennis. Partyka began playing table tennis at the age of seven. She won her first international table tennis medal in 1999 at the disabled World Championships. At the age of 11, she competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, becoming the world's youngest ever Paralympian. In 2004, she won a gold medal in the singles event and silver in the team event at the Athens Paralympics.
Partyka competed for Poland both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing - one of only two athletes to do so, the other being Natalie du Toit in swimming. They were her third Paralympic Games, and her first Olympics. Competing in class 10 at the Beijing Paralympics, she won gold by defeating China's Fan Lei by three sets to nil. In 2008, she won a gold medal in the singles event and a silver in the team event at the Beijing Paralympics, repeating her Athens Paralympics result.
Supatra Sasuphan: World's Hairiest Girl
Her nicknames may include "wolf girl" and "monkey face". But 11-year-old Thai girl Supatra Sasuphan today insisted that she was after being officially recognised as the world's hairiest girl. Although the schoolgirl from Bangkok has faced merciless teasing at school, Supatra says being given a Guinness World Record for her hair has helped her become extremely popular. "I'm very happy to be in the Guinness World Records! A lot of people have to do a lot to get in," she said. "All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me."
Supatra is one of just 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome - caused by a faulty chromosome - to be documented since the Middle Ages. Before the disease was understood, sufferers were branded "werewolves." She has thick hair growing over her face, ears, arms, legs and back. Even laser treatment has failed to stop the hair growth. But while most sufferers have been shunned, Supatra has gradually been embraced by her community, and became a popular and outgoing child.
Jasmine Tridevil: Woman With 3 Breasts
There's really no other way to put this so we're just going to dive in: Meet Jasmine Tridevil. She has three breasts. Tridevil (no that's not her real name, but that's what she wants to go by) is a 21-year-old licensed massage therapist and die-hard Criss Angel fan from Florida who decided to undergo a shocking and controversial $20,000 surgery to add a third breast to her chest.
Tridevil also stated that she's hoping to bank a reality show from this, and has already put the wheels in motion to make something happen. "I was making really good money [being a licensed massage therapist] but now I'm trying to star in a reality show instead. I don't like that job," she shared, and later added, "My whole dream is to get this show on MTV. I hired a camera crew individually, so I'm the producer of this show right now."
Lyudmila Titchenkova: World's Longest Neck
Lyudmila Titchenkova is a 16-year-old living in the city of Nikolaev, Ukraine. After she turned 10, Lyudmila's parents noticed that their daughter's body began developing at an accelerated growth rate. She was taller and had longer arms than other children her age, but of particular concern was the length of her neck and abnormal curvature of her spine.
As it got to the point where Lyudmila began feeling embarrassed to go out because of her appearance, her parents took her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder of the connective tissue that can affect many parts of the body, most often the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints and eyes. In Lyudmila's case, the disorder affected the connective tissue in her spine, causing it to curve at an angle of 30 degrees. This seems to be a rather uncommon symptom of the disorder, which usually affect people's arms, legs and fingers. After undergoing corrective surgery and extensive rehabilitation to straighten her spine, Lyudmila can now live normally and says she wants to study for her future without letting herself be affected by her disorder.
Abigail and Brittany Hensel: Girl With Two Heads
Abigail Loraine "Abby" Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel (born March 7, 1990) are dicephalic parapagus twins, meaning that they are conjoined twins, each of whom has a separate head, but whose bodies are joined. They are highly symmetric for conjoined twins, giving the appearance of having just a single body without marked variation from normal proportion. In fact, several vital organs are doubled up; each twin has a separate heart, stomach, spine, lungs, and spinal cord.
In conversation, the twins are clearly distinct persons, with distinct likes and dislikes. Their preferences in food, clothing color, etc., differ. Some of their clothes are altered by their seamstress so that they have two separate necklines in order to emphasize their individuality. They will usually have separate meals, but sometimes will share a single meal for the sake of convenience (e.g. each taking a bite of the same hamburger). Abby is better at mathematics, and Brittany is better at writing. For tasks such as responding to email, they type and respond as one, anticipating each other's feelings with little verbal communication between them.
Natasha Veruschka: Sword Swallower
Natasha Veruschka has the world record for most swords swallowed simultaneously by a female. She swallowed 13 swords, each at least 38.1 cm (15 in) long, at the 3rd Annual Sideshow Gathering and Sword Swallowers Convention in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, on 3 September 2004. Natasha was born in India of white russian and british heritage. She has lived, studied, and performed her art around the world and also speaks several different languages.
Natasha now lives in New York City. She is an amazing performer who uses many different types of swords in her act or as she likes to say "Swords On The Menu." The swords on the menu are - "The Red devil" 29 inches long, "The Big Sword" 27 1/2 inches long, "The Bradshaw Sword" 25 inches long, "The Sai Weapons" two 24 inch long eight-sided weapons of steel. Natasha trained with a "Sai Master" in order to use them in her act. Also on the menu is the unbelieveable "Sword Sandwich" where she swallows 13-22 inch long swords simultaneously.