Our beauty writer at large Rosie O’Neill is looking down the lense at crow’s feet – and a cheap way to help them.
Not everything has to cost money, you can help to reduce your wrinkles, fine lines, crows feet, and laughter lines from home – and in these days of pulling in our belts, these little tips can be a great way to improve your look without you raiding the kids’ piggy banks. Steal some time tonight and try them out…
1: Enjoy a cuppa. But not just any cuppa. Start Drinking more Green and White Tea. Tea is packed with powerful antioxidants – so even your English breakfast tea is good. But to push the limits a bit try one of these teas. The thing is if you are used to putting milk in your tea, this may be difficult at first. But you will acquire a taste for the green tea and even if you just substitute one of your tea breaks with a green or white tea, then you are well on your way to improving your system… and your wrinkles.
2. Berries are again jam-packed full of anti-oxidants. Try this ‘recipe’ for a blueberry facial mask. Take 5 tablespoons of blueberries and throw in the blender with 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Take the goo and put it on your face. Let the mask sit on your face for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. Smells yummy too.
3. Here’s the old adage about greens again. Yes, we should listen to our mothers after all. Start eating more spinach, salads, and leafy food that are rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin A and you will notice the benefit on your face. Taking vitamins are not just good for all your ‘inside’ organs but for your face. Healthy people look healthy, don’t they? They just glow… you know yourself when you’re feeling well, you positively look well – so it’s just an extension of that. When you have enough good nutrients zooming around your body – your face benefits too. Cells repair and rejuvenate…
4. Keep drinking plenty of water. ‘Drink glorious drink’ – water is the best liquid you can put into your body. It helps flush out the toxins from your body, keeps your system hydrated and helps your skin… from the inside out. So how much are you drinking? Don’t wait till you get thirsty. Aim for four pints a day – and then all the tea and other drinks can be extra. Say no to fizzy – I know they taste good and they also fill you up if you’re trying to stop eating snacks , but reach for a glass or bottle of water every time!
5. Plump skin minus crows feet starts with the basics – scrub, cleanse, tone and moisturise. Scrub with Origins Never A Dull Moment, £24, which will give your skin renewed radiance; then cleanse with Clarins Cleansing Milk for Dry/Normal skin, £17, and Clarins Toning Lotion for Dry/Normal skin, £17, all products from major department stores. Then moisturise with Eternal Aloe Super Hydrating Moisturiser, £30, which is jam-packed with Aloe Vera, and makes your skin glow. (Truly, it does.) From www.eternalskincare.com