If you're fed up with the high cost and disappointing results of commercial anti-aging products, then you'll be pleased to know that there's "a better way." One of the reasons that most anti-aging products don't really work is that the active ingredients are present in quantities that are too small to be effective. The solution is to make your own stuff. By taking a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, you'll have total control over the ingredients, and you'll be able to make your products for pennies on the dollar compared to the insane prices of name-brand wrinkle creams and serums.
Once you experience the "wow factor" of something that you developed on your own that actually makes a difference in your skin, don't be surprised if this undertaking blossoms into a hobby, or even a business. You might also find yourself replacing all of your commercial soaps, hair care products, and makeup with your own superior creations.
If you're good at adapting food recipes to suit your palate or dietary needs, then you already have more than enough skill to make your own cosmetics and toiletries that may be better for your skin than anything else you've ever used. A happier, younger-looking you is not beyond reach if you're willing to keep an open mind and put forth a bit of effort.
Having said that, it's important for you to know that this is not a recipe book. Everyone's skin chemistry is different, and formulations that work for one person may be disastrous for another. Furthermore, tons of anti-aging skin care product recipes are available online for free if you know where to look. It's more constructive to tell you what you need to know before embarking on your DIY skin care adventure because there are plenty of pitfalls. Blindly following recipes is itself a recipe for disappointment.
The goal of this book is to empower you with the knowledge to either sustain a youthful complexion well into old age or make life-changing improvements in the appearance of mature skin without having to subject yourself to costly, painful, or invasive procedures. Once you have a good foundation of anti-aging skin care knowledge, you'll be in a much better position to predict which recipes or ingredients will be a good fit for your skin type, and you'll save yourself a lot of time, money, and frustration.
Here are just a few of the revelations in this book:
Why some of the anti-aging skin care products that you may be using are ineffective or counterproductiveThe real reason behind dry skin and PMS (yes, they're related) and how to fix both with one natural product that also happens to have anti-aging properties and other health benefits, including the ability to reduce your appetite and food cravings while increasing your energy and metabolism Why vitamin C serums aren't all they're cracked up to be and what you can use insteadHow to find reliable information about anti-aging ingredients without having to wade through virtual piles of online content whose only purpose is to sell you something that probably doesn't workA natural anti-aging ingredient that can also be used to make candles that repel mosquitoes (no, it's not citronella)Where to buy one of the most popular facial products for 84% less than its retail price (and, unlike many other commercial anti-aging products, this one actually works, so it's money well spent)And much more...show more