Every age has its anti-age treatment: whether you’re 20, 30, 40 or 50 years old, the biological and cosmetic needs of our skin differ.

The trick is to adapt our skin care regimes. Our goal? Fight the signs of ageing skin and keep it glowing for as long as possible.

Just remember that these recipes should be stored and handled like fresh food: Unused portions should be refrigerated and discarded within one week.

1. Cucumber Aloe Cold Cream

Your skin gets drier (and duller) with age, but this super-hydrating cream can keep it looking radiant with hydrating aloe vera, brightening fresh lemon, and the yogurt’s exfoliating lactic acid.


½ c plain organic Greek yogurt

¼ c cucumber, chopped and seeded

¼ c aloe flesh, peeled and chopped

½ lemon, juiced

Method of preparation:

Line a mesh strainer with a few layers of cheesecloth and set it over a bowl. Puree the ingredients in a blender or food processor, then pour into the strainer. Cover the bowl, and place in the refrigerator for at least a few hours or as long as overnight.

Transfer the thickened yogurt mixture to a clean bowl. The leftover liquid can be discarded or mixed with rice flour or almond meal to create a quick facial scrub.

Apply a thick layer of the cream to your face and leave on for up to 30 minutes. Remove the mask with a moistened washcloth, and follow with toner.

2. Blueberry Granola Exfoliating Mask

Antioxidant-rich blueberries and raw almonds—packed with essential fatty acids and vitamin E—are the base for this beauty-boosting mask and scrub combo. Whole oats are included for their anti-inflammatory properties, while fresh milk and honey help cleanse and brighten skin.


¼ c fresh organic blueberries

¼ c raw almonds

2 Tbsp whole oats

1 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp whole organic milk

Method of preparation:

Combine ingredients in blender or food processor and puree until smooth, adding additional milk if necessary.

Apply generously to moistened skin and let dry for 20 minutes. Gently massage the mixture in a slow, circular motion until it crumbles away. Rinse with tepid water, then follow with toner. Use weekly.

3. Rice Milk Cleanser

Rice is a traditional ingredient in Japanese skin care that’s rich in vitamin E and helps exfoliate and smooth skin.

This cleanser can be moistened with plain water, but rice milk is a better choice because it adds a hit of retinol-building vitamin A and protective calcium to the mix.


¼ c brown rice flour (or rice bran flour)

2–3 Tbsp unsweetened organic rice milk

Method of preparation:

Mix the brown rice flour with rice milk to form a smooth paste.

Massage the mixture onto the skin in a slow, circular motion. Rinse with tepid water and follow with toner and moisturizer.

4. Avocado Wheatgrass Mask

Avocado is packed with oleic acid, making it a highly moisturizing base for a face mask. It also contains a hefty portion of vitamin E, which helps improve skin’s texture while fighting damage from free radicals that cause aging.

The lactic acid in yogurt gently loosens dead skin cells, giving your complexion a fresher, brighter appearance. And wheatgrass juice adds a punch of anti-aging powerhouses vitamins A and E. (If fresh wheatgrass juice is unavailable, use reconstituted powdered juice instead.)


½ ripe avocado

2 Tbsp plain organic greek yogurt

1 Tbsp wheatgrass juice

Method of preparation:

Puree ingredients in a blender. Apply a thick layer of the puree to your face, and allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with tepid water, and follow with toner.