As she reached her 50s, Cameron still looked and felt pretty good. She once said, “Beauty appreciates, not depreciates. It grows, not fades. With age, I have developed a more nuanced understanding of what beauty really is. Beauty is not just something you are born with. Beauty is something you grow into.”
In her new book, Cameron Diaz explores the science and psychology of aging and empowers us all to embrace it.
1. A large bottle of water is a must, after wake up.
Another tip from Cameron Diaz:
‘Every night before I go to sleep, I fill up a big glass bottle with water and put it on my bathroom counter.
First thing in the morning, right after I brush my teeth, I drink it. Because I know that during the night, while I am sleeping, all of that breathing in and out exhales a lot of moisture from my lungs.
Imagine how much water you can lose during eight hours of breathing! Because we can’t replenish it while we are sleeping, it’s important to rehydrate once we wake. Once I drink the water in the bottle by my sink, I feel it immediately. I go from being a wilted plant to one that has just been rejuvenated by the rain.’ She said.
2. Wash Your Hair With Mayonaise
She only used mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before showering. This DIY trick means that the mid-lengths and ends are protected when shampoo-ing, so the soap can’t strip all the natural moisture and dry it out. Blake’s mum taught her this trick and it seems to have served her well. Just make sure you rinse thoroughly.
3. Use honey for clear skin
Honey (it has to be raw honey, mind you) has antibacterial properties and is very effective at helping acne-prone skin. Slather on your face, leave for 10 minutes, wash off with warm water and the job’s a good’ un. Some people complain that the honey draws out the toxins, causing problem skin to get worse before it gets better, but in the long run, it’s a good solution.
4. Baking soda for teeth, whitening at home
Try mixing one tablespoon of baking soda with three drops of hydrogen peroxide then use it as a toothpaste for a healthy set of pearly whites.
5. The benefit of hair conditioner can be used as shaved legs
She just used a hair conditioner. No nicks come of it and it makes the shaving pretty smooth. Not to mention you can see what you’re shaving as opposed to using a cream.
4. Use evening primrose oil (EPO) to help spots heal faster
Burst an evening primrose oil capsule and apply to troublesome spots to help them heal in half the time. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can really help take the redness out of sore spots. Apply overnight and sleep in it for the best results.
6. Never used a pot of Vaseline
Petroleum jelly has countless uses. One of her favorite things to do is slather it all over our feet, slip on a pair of fluffy socks, and then sleep. If you dye your own hair, it’s great for preventing the dye from staining your skin, just use it as a barrier around the hairline, ears, and neck. Finally, it can also be used to tame unruly eyebrows.
7. Lemon peel can remove nail varnish stains
If dark nail polish has stained your nails, rub some lemon peel on the stubborn spot. Soaking the tips of your nails in lemon juice can also make then whiter.
8. Use an orange to exfoliate
The acid and Vitamin C in oranges can work as excellent exfoliators. If you don’t have time, just simply cut an orange in half and use it on your knees and elbows.
9. Used warm water aftershave
If you tend to get bumpy or irritated legs after shaving, do it after taken shower, warm water will have opened up your pores and the hair will be softer.
10. Keep your beauty products in the fridge
Just nail varnishes, eyebrow & eyeliner pencils, and lipsticks can all be kept in the chilled section. Doing this as your routine makes your polishes last longer, it can caused lip & eye pencils to be firmer and therefore give sharper lines.
11. Serum + foundation = beautifully soft skin
Add a drop of serum to your foundation to give your skin an extra glow.
12. Add a drop of peppermint oil to your lipgloss
Add just a drop for a plumped-up pout. Warning: it may tingle.
Sources: Marie Claire UK