You aren't going to know me in two weeks.
At least that's what my makeup would have you believe.
For Christmas my daughter bought me a slew of brand name makeup for aging skin.
First, there's the revitalizing foaming cleaner with the 7-in-1 aging formula. It's for producing clean, visibly younger looking skin.
That's followed by the total effects moisturizer. It's full of vitamins, antioxidants, soy and ginger.
It's a mature skin therapy for skin showing the aging effects of menopause. The packaging states that signs of aging accelerate up to two times faster with menopause.
Next there's the eye transforming cream for age signs around the eyes, like dark circles, crow's feet, puffiness, creases. The cream is full of vitamins, minerals, cucumber extract and aloe vera, and green tea, too. It is a 7-in-1 anti-aging booster for visibly younger looking brighter eyes.
For my nighttime regimen, I have the night firming cream that works while I sleep.
It firms my skin with subtle lifting, minimizing pores and has gentle exfoliation, plus other benefits.
That's what the bottle says.
I do have one problem. It takes time to transport the total effects creams from bottle to face. The allergy pill I was recently prescribed keeps me sleeping way past the time I ordinarily rise and shine.
By the time I have my second cup of coffee, I've already missed one of my anti aging remedies.
As a backup my daughter also included an instant age rewind that erases dark circles and fine lines and diminishes puffiness, too. It has a micro-corrector applicator. (I wonder who's hired to come up with such names).
Anyway, I appreciate my daughter's thoughtfulness in buying those miracle workers for me. She knows I wouldn't buy them for myself. I'd just keep using my Ponds.
It just happens that last night while browsing through a Good Old Days magazine, I ran across a pamphlet of home remedies. It tells of the cures that grandma had for what ails you. It contains down-to-earth potions for stomach complaints, sores and wounds, muscle aches and strains, toothaches, and earaches, bloody nose, hiccups and constipation.
This one was interesting to me. It said that a chewing motion would help stop a nosebleed. The bleeder should place a wad of paper in his mouth, and chew it hard. The motion of the jaws stops the flow of blood.
Another claim was for beautiful skin.
To clear a troubled complexion, you should take a small portion of dry active yeast and moisten with water. After washing your face with warm water and a mild soap, rinse with vinegar mixed with cold water. While face is still wet, apply the moistened yeast. Allow to dry. Wash off with warm water and rinse with cold water. Gently pat dry.
Now I don't guarantee that this remedy works, I will say it's cheap. All it takes is some soap, water, and a package of yeast.
My favorite beauty treatment was simple, cost effective.
Each night I rinse a cleanly washed face in very hot water. While lying in bed, gently massage the face in upward movements for several minutes.
The next morning, rinse the face in cold, cold water. Then pat dry.
It guarantees a smooth wrinkle-free complexion.
Now most of these cosmetics and free advice might seems to target women.
But men could use the same remedies for younger looking skin, just like it advertises on the makeup bottles. Instructions are careful to say the products reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, etc.
But it's worth a try.
P.S. None of the home remedies I've listed are recommended by me. They are for your reading enjoyment, nothing more.