13 Skin Care Tips You've Never Heard

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13 Skin Care Tips You've Never Heard

Wasabi. Yes, you read correctly! This potent plant commonly found next to your rainbow roll can be used on your skin (lightly). Wasabi increases circulation and promotes oxygenation of the cellular tissue. Here is how you can use it from our friends at TLC

Wasabi Massage Oil: Combine ¼ cup vegetable oil and ¼ cup light sesame oil in a small saucepan. Heat on low for 2 to 3 minutes or until warm but NOT boiling or smoking. Immediately remove from heat and stir in ½ tsp wasabi paste. Be sure to use a wooden spoon since plastic can leach out chemicals. Cover and let cool for at least 1 hour. Add 5 drops of vitamin E oil (you can pop a vitamin oil pill if you have one) and still until mixed in. Massage!
 

At A Spa: Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas stimulates their guests with the Wonderful Wasabi & Green Tea Facial. You can even have your body wrapped in the stimulating spice in Las Vegas at Treasure Island with their Wasabi Ginger Wrap.


Buy It: Take your wasabi therapy to go with Lather's Wasabi Hand Washes (you can even find the Lemongrass Wasabi Hand Wash on board Delta Air Lines flights). Naturopathica Green Tea Wasabi Mask helps to detoxify the face.

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Syn-ake, a compound developed by Swiss pharmaceutical company Pentapharm, to mimic a protein found in the venom of the temple viper. The venom from this viper is an alternative to Botox. The compound is said to soften wrinkles, decreasing their appearance over time.

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Not only do tomatoes taste great but they also keep the skin healthy. Consuming tomatoes which have lycopene, an antioxidant, works as a sunscreen from within the body. These antioxidants make tomato an anti-aging product fighting cellular damage and reddening of the skin. It is also said that apply tomato's to the face for 20 minutes can help with dirty, oily skin.

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Sick of blackhead strips that don't work? Try mixing a tablespoon of black pepper with yogurt and applying it to your face. Leave the mixture on for seven minutes and wipe off. The pepper acts as a natural exfoliant lifting the blackheads out. Don't believe us? Try it yourself!

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Adding healthy fats like avocados and almonds can help improve the skins health and provide a natural filler for the skin! Say goodbye to wrinkles and hello to guacamole.

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Gold is one of the most versatile compounds on this list. It supplies a soft golden glow, disguising imperfections and illuminating the skin. There are several brands that include gold in their product (but it can get expensive).

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We call it "facial fitness," but make sure you keep your face moving. Also, doing occasional hand stands is recommended to increase blood flow to the face. It may seem strange, but a hand stand a day will help keep your skin glowing!

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Aloe Vera gel is great for moisturizing. The gel has antimicrobial properties that kill bacteria and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. Aloe is moisturizing but doesn't give skin a greasy feel, so it`s perfect for anyone with an oily complexion.

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While you may think hair brushes are only for your hair, you are mistaken. Studies show that stimulating the face with the tip of a hairbrush for sixty seconds each morning improve blood flow in the face. This motion helps disperse cellulite and improve the skin texture.

Aloe Vera gel is great for moisturizing. The gel has antimicrobial properties that kill bacteria and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. Aloe is also moisturizing.

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With just a little research, it is easy to find thousands of herbal, cosmetic, and topical remedies for skincare. What's even more difficult than navigating this crowded space is knowing which remedies actually work!

From applying wasabi (lightly) to your face to snake venom, there isn't an animal, plant, or chemical that hasn't been tried. It's easy to get confused but we've got 13 skin care remedies that you've probably never heard of. Some are easy to implement while others may take some digging in a gold mine (not literally, but you'll come close).

Click through the slideshow above to see some of our favorite unheard of skin care solutions.

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