Have you ever seen a beautiful African woman and dreamed that you could have her ageless appearance? Some women just never seem to age. One might say that they have good genes. Or that they know a great plastic surgeon. But this is not the case at all. African tips worked for women long before everything fancy came along. These natural beauty tricks not only works to improve their general skin condition, but actually slows down the whole aging process of skin.
This popular potato-like vegetable has been a main crop in African agriculture for more than 2000 years! It can be boiled, deep fried or even transformed into a gourmet meal. So here is the first of the African tips: eat this! You’ll do yourself a great favor!
Orange vegetables in general are high in vitamins, helping you to look younger and to feel great. Yams are especially high in vitamin A. This helps regenerate collagen. You will prevent loss of skin elasticity, too. All of these help skin look great and younger for longer. Include this veggie into your diet on a regular basis – it will be extremely beneficial to you. And who doesn’t want to eat their way to great looking skin? There are so many delicious choices! Read our articles for more!
This fruit was actually used as a form of hydration for a long time. It is still commonly used by natives in the dry Kalahari Desert. This is because 90% of the fruit is made up of water. That’s a lot! After months of drinking this, inhabitants realized that this high intake of water did wonders for their skin. The easiest of the African tips: Eat more watermelon! It is delicious, hydrates you more and there are only 30 calories in 100 gr of it. Yes, use it in any season – you can find it anywhere.
Watermelon is made up of amino acids which are building blocks of collagen and lots of other antioxidants. Skin cells repair much quicker when collagen levels are strong and high. If you’d like to give this a try, make a salad, eat it simple, or collect the juice from the watermelon and drink it. It has a good taste. Drink at least 3 – 4 glasses per week to see visible results within a month!
This name is commonly used to describe a type of tea. You have surely heard about it before. What you don’t know is that the Khoisan used to gather the leaves for a delicious drink but also to make a facial scrub. How interesting! They believed that by doing this their skin showed an overall improvement.
An easy scrub can be made and used by you once a week to make you look years younger within months! No 3 of the African tips: Simply mix 50ml of Rooibos tea with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of cornstarch. A teaspoon of honey could also be added for extra glow! Let it cool to lukewarm and apply to target spots. Wash it off after 10 minutes. A big improvement can come from such a simple method!
There is now a theory that claims the actual origin of yoga was Egypt at 40,000 b.c. – then the practice would migrate to India, where it was adopted. (‘Egypt’ is a modern term; the original inhabitants of the country called it Kemet, meaning ‘black’ or ‘the black land’). The word Yoga means union and this exercise was originally created to be enjoyed by everybody. The story goes that people of Kemet soon realized that these types of exercises improve blood circulation, flexibility, balance and strength.
No matter its origins, modern studies show that yoga reverses the aging process as well. It has a positive impact on your body. Yoga gives elasticity to your muscles and tones ligaments. It has been proven that this improves overall skin tone. Just think, a few easy yoga poses 2-3 times a week and you could be boasting about skin that makes you look 10 years younger! There are so many poses that you could easily find the ones that suit you best. Ask for advice, go and see an expert or to a course, if you’re new on that. For the others, try poses like the downward dog, the warrior, the mountain pose and the child’s pose.
Being ageless is not only for African women. All of the mentioned tips are easy to follow. So why haven’t you started yet?