A search for the elixir of youth is perhaps as old as time itself. Aging is normal; it stared the day we were born. Premature aging is sad and unwelcome. It reflects an accelerated wear and tear of the body, which takes a toll on our external appearance as well.
Years of poor lifestyle and diet shows eventually as our skin starts to lose its radiance and firmness. Stress adds to the equation. So what is the solution? Does an elixir exist? I say yes. No in the sense that it is a magic wand or a secret potion, but in the sense of it being present in everyday foods. They say food is medicine. I agree and will add to it this: foods have anti-aging properties as well.
I have often been asked if there is a way to reverse the damage of years and if it is possible to somehow slow down the aging process, if not stop it entirely. My answer is a big yes. From personal experience, I felt more vital, youthful and radiant almost as soon as I made some serious changes in my own lifestyle. I turned vegan, ate fresh & organic foods, used Apsara products exclusively for my skin care.
What you see today as www.apsaraskincare.com was actually a small project born in my kitchen. I wanted to make my own skin care products without harsh chemicals and with very high quality natural ingredients.
Let’s focus on one ingredient today. Coconut oil. It can become an ideal partner when it comes to taking care of your skin externally so it does not age prematurely. Coconut oil is present in all Apsara lotions.
In addition to the factors discussed earlier, sometimes environmental factors such as sun damage or weight loss can take years off your skin. However, you don't have to seek answers in invasive cosmetic surgeries or harsh chemicals. Needless to say these quick fixes often do more damage than good. Ancient wisdom wins hands down.
Coconut oil has been researched in the modern scientific context and has been shown to be a superstar skin care ingredient that can fade the look of lines, wrinkles and in general slow down the skin’s aging rate by providing it superior nutrition.
Particularly of note are the natural antibacterial and anti fungal properties of coconut oil that make it work its magic. It is a great source of medium chain fatty acids (MCTs) like lauric acid, which has been shown to have anti-bacterial properties.
It is coconut oil’s rich fat profile, which helps its mend the skin cell membranes and deeply nourish them. As a result they are able to hold on to far more hydration and your skin ends up looking dewy and plump with the look of wrinkles and lines far reduced. A great analogy is that of a dry sponge looking uneven and with holes and dents, but as soon as it is dipped in water, the same sponge looks plump and far more even-surfaced. However it not only hydration that your skin thrives on. If you desire flawless skin that remains youthful for as long as possible, you must have a complete daily and weekly skin care routine externally. Internally your diet must be of high nutrient quality and your stress levels must be low.
Watch this video to see how you can build a skin care routine for yourself and meant for your unique skin type.
Here are some of the ways you can use coconut oil in your beauty regime to keep your skin firm, vital and youthful.
1.Virgin Coconut Oil to Deeply Nourish Dry and Normal Skin types
Coconut oil has the ability to fight free radical damage due to its antioxidants like tocopherols and polyphenols. With regular application, free radical damage on skin might be reduced. Its fatty acids nourish dry and normal skin types.
Virgin coconut oil
Wash your face with your gentle and PH balanced cleanser. Use soft towel to pat dry. Take a few drops of virgin coconut oil on your fingertips and gently apply on your face and neck. Usecircular motion to massage for a few minutes. Leave the oil on your skin and follow with your serum and lotion.
2. Coconut Oil & Rosewater Pore Refining Mix
In combination with coconut oil, rosewater acts like an astringent and can refine the look of your skin by reducing the appearance of open pores.
Rosewater 1 teaspoon.
Water 1 teaspoon
7 drops of virgin coconut oil
Take a cotton ball to apply this mixture on your face. Massage in for a few minutes. Let it air dry naturally. Use it 1-2 times a week and follow with toner, serum and lotion.
In this video I teach you a simple DIY mask using turmeric and oat flour to close open pores and balance out your skin. Enjoy!
3. Coconut Oil & Vitamin E Wrinkle Fading Mix
The biggest cause of wrinkles and fine lines could be free radical damage and dehydration of skin. So this mix is truly made in heaven. Fats and antioxidants revive and revitalize your skin and leave it soft and with wrinkles and lines much reduced in appearance.
10 drops of Vitamin E
1 teaspoon virgin Coconut oil
4. Coconut Oil & Turmeric Skin Firming Duo
1/4th teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon avocado paste
8 drops virgin coconut oil
water to form a smooth massaging paste
Mix well and massage with upward strokes for 5-7 minutes. Leave on for 15 minutes and repeat once every week. Wash with lukewarm water and follow with your skin care routine.
5. Coconut Oil, Oat Flour and Aloe Vera Juice Anti-Aging Mask
1 tablespoon oat flour
10 drops of coconut oil
Plenty aloe vera juice to make a thick paste
Apply this paste on your skin and leave on for 12-15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. This mask can be used 1-2 times a week. Follow with your toner, serum and lotion.
I hope you found these remedies and information useful. Feel free to share your thoughts with me below.
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