It goes without saying that the beauty industry thrives on women’s insecurities. Hundreds of thousands of women want to turn the clock back and maintain the youthful exuberance and glow they once possessed. While it is only natural to want to look your best no matter what your age, there is nothing as beautiful as aging gracefully.

Methods like Botox, tummy tucks and other products that tighten skin are the rage in the market as they promise to give you back your lost beauty. While some of these products/treatments do work, they come with their own share of side-effects. Check out these 4 natural alternatives to Botox and while these may not have an immediate effect, they are much more beneficial in the long run.

Age defying skin care ingredients– Agents that hydrate your skin naturally should be on top of your list. Cranberry seed oil has the perfect ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which gives your skin greater hydration. Similarly, Raspberry seed oil is jam-packed with goodies for your skin. It is one of nature’s natural SPF as it is rich in antioxidants.

Age reversing nutrients– While some foods are great on the tongue, others are great for the skin. Papaya falls in the latter category. It acts as a natural exfoliant as it helps break down proteins and dissolves dead skin cells. Fruits like Apples and Lemons are rich in vitamin C and are great for women on the go.

Home made wraps- If you are as tired of cellulite as we are, here’s a home-made alternative to help you save big bucks. Apply coffee grounds on your legs and wrap tightly with cellophane. Then, wrap bandages on top of the cellophane ‘mummy style’. Finally, lie in the sun for about 10 minutes. The heat does the magic here. It helps the caffeine penetrate the skin, breaking down the cellulite.

Facial Exercises- Instead of using external forces like electricity to tighten muscles, why not use them to make the facial skin firmer? For tighter cheeks, put three fingers on top of your right cheekbone and press down lightly. Then smile to raise your cheekbone as much as possible. Hold for five seconds and repeat five times. Do the same for the left cheek.

While the four tips mentioned above work perfectly fine, leading a happy, stress-free life is what will do wonders for your internal as well as external being!