I'm a 20 year old in a 36 year old body, what can I say, I'm a youthful kinda guy. Which makes today my kind of day, As Young As You Feel Day.
But let's face it, at some point this kind of thinking will catch up to us. Grr nature.
Luckily there are lots of ways to help combat this whole "aging thing."
For the outward appearance - The Face Recovery Coffee Mask
What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 Cup ground organic coffee beans (you can grind your own or buy pre-ground)
1/2 Cup organic, unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Cup of unsweetened whole milk (if you aren’t a dairy person, sub for unsweetened almond milk)
1 Tbsp of lemon juice (for dry skin, try olive or almond oil)
1 Tbsp of honey (for extra oily or acne prone skin, use additional lemon juice here instead of honey)
In your bowl, mix the finely ground coffee beans with the cocoa powder. Add in the milk, stir until it creates a paste. For a thicker paste, use less milk. Fold in lemon juice and honey. Apply to skin and let dry (up to 20 minutes). Wash off and store any extras in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- For extra exfoliation, apply in circular motions for a quick scrub (1-2 minutes), then allow to dry.
For dark circles, mix the finely ground coffee beans with enough milk or olive oil to form a paste and apply to the under eye area once a day. Allow to dry and rinse off. The caffeine will promote healthy circulation and decrease inflammation that results in dark circles and under eye bags.
Benefits of the Ingredients:
Coffee Beans – Reduces inflammation and redness, and the appearance of under eye circles. As an exfoliator, removes dead skin and “wakes up” a tired complexion. Cocoa Powder – A good source of antioxidants; repairs damage due to environmental pollutants and free radicals. Contains high levels of sulfur (great for fighting acne). Milk – Lactic acid exfoliates while natural enzymes help to smooth skin. Amino acids keep skin hydrated. Lemon Juice – Acts as an exfoliant. Contains natural vitamin C to lighten, tighten and brighten. Great for regulating oil production. Honey – A natural humectant that locks in moisture.
( From BeautyBanter.com )
For Your Insides - Want To Live Longer? Drink More Coffee, according to science.
According to AuthorityNutrition.com:
When you’re treating yourself with a cup of coffee, you’re not only getting caffeine but a whole bunch of other beneficial compounds, including powerful antioxidants.
For Your Mind - Beat Back Depression With A Cup Of Coffee
According the Scientific American;
Coffee and tea may do more than just jolt you awake—they could also help keep your brain healthy, according to a slew of recent studies. Researchers have linked these beverages with protection from depression, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Don't let your age be an excuse for anything.