• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG

Aging is inevitable – we all know that. We age because of genetics and many other factors, most of which are beyond our control. But you can keep premature signs of aging at bay by practicing healthy lifestyle. The soon you follow a healthy lifestyle and proper skincare, the healthier your skin will be. Below are some great healthy, anti-aging skincare tips that you can anytime at home.

Honey Avocado Cream Moisturizer

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Applying a moisturizer is absolutely a must. It helps your skin retain moisture, making it looking plump and healthy. Combining the moisturizing power of honey and avocado will leave your complexion looking smooth, healthy and youthful.

Ingredients:
3 tbsp. fresh cream
1/4 cup avocado
1 tbsp honey

Combine all the ingredients in a blender to make a smooth puree. Apply it directly on your face and other area and leave it for at least one hour. Rinse it off with warm water.

Sugar Almond Facial Scrub

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Exfoliating your face regularly will help get rid of dead skin cells that causes dull complexion. This will make your face brighter and smoother as well.

Ingredients:
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp cream
2 tbsp olive oil
Almond extract

Combine all the ingredients. On a dry face, apply the scrub in a circular motion. Wash it off with a warm water, then followed by a cold water. Place the remaining facial scrub in a clean jar and store it inside the refrigerator.

Basil Leaves Toner

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This recipe is ideal for those with oily or combination skin, or those with acne-prone skin. Basil leaves have antiseptic properties that can help fight pimple-causing bacteria and improve blood circulation to the skin.

Ingredients:
3 tbsp dried basil leaves
1 cup boiling water

Crush the basil leaves and combine them to a cup of boiling water. When the mixture cools, strain the leaves and place the toner in a spray bottle. Spritz it on your skin or use a cotton pad to spread the toner around your face.

Lemon-Yeast Acne Spot Treatment

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When you need to make a blemish disappear, you can try this trick. The lemon helps dry out the blemish while the yeast helps fight the bacteria.

Ingredients:
Brewer’s yeast
A squeeze of Lemon

Create a paste by mixing a small amount of yeast, lemon juice and water. Apply right on top of the blemish and leave it for 10 minutes. Cover it with a bandage.

Coffee Lip Exfoliator

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Hated your chapped lips? Removing dry, dead skin from your lips will make them look pinker and plumper.

Ingredients:
1/4 tsp fresh coffee grounds
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp moisturizing lotion

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Apply to your chapped lips and massage for five minutes. Wipe with a warm wet cloth.