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10 Inexpensive Anti-Aging Secrets

These tips are an easy, inexpensive way to put some life back into your skin.

By
Bruce and Jeanne Lubin,
Anti-aging secrets

Use these home remedies to look and feel younger, without the expensive creams or treatments.

1. Peel Away Years
Papaya is rich in enzymes that help remove dead skin cells. To make a freshening facial peel, combine 2 tablespoons chopped papaya and 1 tablespoon dry oatmeal in a blender or food processor. Pat the mixture onto clean skin and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing off.

2. Eat More Seafood
You can fight wrinkles from the inside out! Fish such as salmon, trout, sardines, and tuna are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help keep skin supple. Aim to put these antiaging eats on the menu at least twice a week.

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3. Turn Back Years with Peppers
Collagen is a protein our bodies make less of as we get older. The problem? It’s key to skin staying elastic to fight off wrinkles and loose skin. The best way to boost your body’s own collagen production: get more vitamin C—one of the most important players in the process. Just ½ cup of raw red peppers provides 158 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C. Other good C sources: grapefruit, kiwifruit, green peppers, broccoli, strawberries, and oranges.

4. Fight Aging in Your Sleep
A surprising but surefire way to bring on signs of aging: Sleep on your stomach. What’s the problem with this sleeping position? Gravity! It pulls your face downward and allows fluid to pool in your face. The results are sagging skin around the face and puffy eyes. Try to train yourself to sleep on your back—the best position to fight aging.

5. Grab a Glass of Water
When you dry out, so does your skin. Even short-term dehydration leads to skin that looks sunken and wrinkly. The longer you shortchange your skin of moisture, the more it loses elasticity—meaning it doesn’t bounce back. Aim for at least six glasses of water a day. It might be the simplest (free!) way to get younger-looking skin!

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