We all want to age gracefully. At least, that’s what we say. However, it seems everyone runs for the hills at the thought of wrinkles and age spots. To try to prevent or combat the inevitable, many have turned to anti-aging or skin-firming creams and gels. Some claim these products are miracle-workers, while the FDA…. well…. they claim they might have mercury. Apparently, some anti-aging creams, acne washes, and even cover-ups contain small traces of mercury. Instead of reaching for those pesky, apparently-dangerous creams, maybe make your own? We have the scoop on an easy Probiotic Anti-Aging Mask.
A lot of people recommend all-natural substitutes for dangerous chemicals. Even on this blog, we’ve written about all-natural sunscreens, DIY probiotic deodorant and other skin care recipes to help you keep informed and safe! Below you will find an amazing, all-natural anti-aging mask recipe that smells as good as it’ll make you look!
Coffee Bean Face Mask
1 egg white
3 TBSP Ground Coffee Beans (caffeinated)
1 TBSP SCD Essential Probiotics (liquid probiotics)
Mix these ingredients together and apply onto your face with a thick makeup brush. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and wash off! How does it work to prevent/treat wrinkles and age spots? Let’s break it down, piece by piece.
This sticky mess is known to work as both as agent to hold the coffee grounds on your face and a pore-shrinker. Egg whites are thick and sticky, making your face tighten upon contact– and stay that way!
Coffee has a ton of caffeine that works to stimulate the skin cells and cause they to tighten up. It also has been shown to reduce the appearance of age spots by assisting your skin in generating new cells (it gives the skin cells a push)!
Probiotics protect your face from unwanted bacteria while keeping the natural, good bacteria on your face. SCD Essential Probiotics is a liquid probiotic that is great for protecting your skin!
What the Research is Saying
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, topically applied probiotics work in three ways:
Protective Shield: Probiotics applied topically sit on the skin’s surface and prevent the skin cells from seeing the bad bacteria and parasites that can cause this immune system response. This is known as “bacterial interference,” as probiotics protect the skin and interfere with the ability of bad bugs (or bacteria and parasites) to provoke an immune reaction.
Antimicrobial Properties: Sometimes the substances produced by probiotics have antimicrobial properties, meaning they can create holes in bad bacteria and kill them. Similar to the way antibiotics work in the treatment of acne and rosacea, probiotics can help fight harmful bugs from triggering inflammation.
Calming Effect: When certain types of probiotics are placed in contact with skin cells, they calm the parts of the cells that may want to react to the presence of bad bacteria that they see as a threat.
Don’t Panic – Age Naturally
All in all, aging is natural. Don’t run from it. Don’t panic. It is something that everyone goes through and it does take some getting used to. Instead, try this probiotic anti-aging mask to keep you healthy and firm! Just remember: You are beautiful no matter what!