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Firm crepey skin
with bergamot oil
As we age, our estrogen levels dip and our cortisol levels rise, slowing the production of skinfirming collagen and elastin. Unfortunately, this
can leave the skin on the neck and décolleté looking crinkly. To plump up crepey skin, celebrity
aesthetician Jill Baxter suggests replenishing the
lipid barrier with bergamot oil. The lightweight
oil absorbs deep into the skin and locks in moisture without feeling greasy while its citrus scent
has mood-boosting properties that can lower
cortisol levels. “Keeping hormones in balance
lessens the aging effect they have on skin,” she
explains. You’ll see an instant improvement, says Baxter, but expect
tighter skin in 3 weeks of daily
use. (If using pure bergamot
oil, mix with a carrier oil, like
jojoba, to prevent irritation.)
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Oil Nutrient for Face,
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Banish “bacne”
with a honeysuckle toner
Even if you’ve managed to outgrow blemishes on your face, they can
still continue to crop up on your back. To the rescue: honeysuckle!
The flower is a natural source of salicylic acid (the active ingredient in most over-the-counter acne fighters), which exfoliates skin and clears pores. The bloom also works as a
natural anti-inflammatory to reduce redness. Just mix
the toner (recipe below), then mist onto breakouts
after showering for a blemish-free back in 2 weeks.
Fill a jar with honeysuckle flowers and add
vodka. (Alcohol kills acne-causing bacteria.)
Steep for a week, then pour into a spray bottle.
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