A Mexico vacation at one of the top spa resorts in Nuevo Vallarta means you can easily treat yourself to a number of relaxing therapies in a tranquil spa, but the natural, tropical environment of Mexico also provides a wealth of healing properties for DIY skin care. For those who enjoy creating their own wellness products or who do not have access to the spa resorts in Nuevo Vallarta, a trip to the local grocery store and an afternoon of self-care in a luxurious hotel suite during your summer vacations can be just as rewarding and rejuvenating as a day at the spa. These five anti-aging treatments harness the power of nature for natural exfoliation and hydration to keep skin fresh and bright.
Avocado is usually made into creamy guacamole, which has become a favorite party dish around the world. It also is a rich source of essential nutrients like vitamins B and E that nourish skin and clears away redness. Combining avocado with the juice of a cucumber will give your skin deep hydration and cleansing for fresh summer skin. Mix half of an avocado with two tablespoons of cucumber juice, and apply evenly to your face. As you lay down and allow the mask to hydrate your skin, place cucumber slices over your eyes to relieve puffiness and redness. Laying cucumber slices on your eyes is one of the best summer skincare tips to brighten your eyes after a late night or day in the sun. After 10-15 minutes of relaxing with the mask, wash it off with lukewarm water and pat skin dry.
Mangos grow abundantly in the tropical climate of Mexico and are bursting with vitamins A, B, and C. When it comes to anti-aging treatments, vitamin B is crucial for fighting fine lines and vitamin C for boosting collagen and elasticity. For exfoliation of dead skin cells, whip one tablespoon mango pulp together with two tablespoons dried oats which will gently slough off dead skin cells. Massage the mixture onto freshly washed skin for a couple minutes before gently rinsing the fruit off with warm water. Finally, wash your face with cool water to allow your clear pores to close back up, revealing smooth summer skin.
Honey has all-natural antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that bring clarity and rejuvenation to summer skin dried by the sun. Stirring a tablespoon of sugar into a tablespoon of honey creates a pure scrub that can safely be used from your head to your toes to polish skin. Massage over skin for 3-5 minutes before rinsing off and revealing a soft, radiant finish. Summer vacations can be harsh on skin, but this gentle exfoliation clears away dry, dead cells to brighten your overall look.
Aloe vera has been used for summer skincare tips and healing for centuries as it contains a wealth of nutrients and vitamins. It can be used to cure everything for indigestion to stiff joints. Summer vacations often lead to sunburn, which makes aloe vera with its anti-inflammatory properties a necessity for healthy summer skin. It can also be used to create anti-aging treatments by combining it with a tablespoon of coconut oil or an egg white. Allow either combination to soak into your face for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off for firmer skin with strengthened elasticity.
Coconut is the classic fruit of a tropical paradise, and its popularity in wellness and healthcare has been growing in recent years. Coconut is a chemical-free source of hydration that refreshes summer skin. When combined with a pinch of turmeric, coconut oil fights fine lines and creases to keep skin smooth and youthful. Enjoy this tropical hydration by applying it to your clean face for 15 minutes before rinsing off.
Anti-aging treatments aren't only found at the best spa resorts in Nuevo Vallarta but can be found in the grocery aisle. Use the best of mother nature to create soothing DIY skin treatments on your summer vacations. These summer skincare tips will keep your skin youthful and increase your overall wellness as you enjoy the beauty on your Mexico vacation.