How many of you had/have a grandmother who gives you beauty tips? I did. While I was buying high-priced creams and lotions, she was telling me about steaming a pot of hot water on the stove and putting a towel over my head to clean out my pores. Did I mention that she had great skin? A lot of people in modern times are quick to dismiss old wives ’ tales. They can be considered superstitious and outdated. However, there are times that these little anecdotes that have survived the centuries have done so for a reason! People who have tried some of these things will stand by them. So what wisdom do these old wive’s tales hold for those who want to focus on anti-aging and maintain a youthful appearance?
First of all, have you ever heard a grandmother or someone else mention that putting honey on your wounds is something that will help you to heal? Well, you had better listen up, because using honey on the skin, especially when it is damaged, is an incredibly powerful thing to do to promote healing and to lessen the possibility of scarring because of how helpful it is in hydrating the skin.
Not only that, but honey is naturally anti-microbial. This means that when you are injured, there are properties in honey that will easily help us to fight off infections and the bad bacterias that may end up doing harm to our bodies and making it take longer for our wounds to heal. Honey is also like a soothing balm when used on other skin irritations such as sunburns. If you heed any of the advice from old wives ’ tales, make it this one!
Another really important old wive’s tale that is still relevant today is the phrase that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples (and some other fruits and vegetables) contain really important vitamins and fiber that help us to keep looking radiant! With the help of the fibers in an apple, we can cleanse our bodies of bad toxins in a healthy and natural way so that we might remain able to put our best feet forward and avoid premature aging and disease. Apples help us to keep our blood clean, which means that overall, our circulation is better and it will improve everything!
It can be easy to dismiss the old wives ’ tales that we hear over the years. It is true, back in the time when many of these tales began to circulate, we didn’t have quite so many helpful advances in modern medicine or science. There weren’t real explanations for why or how things worked. All we had was the assurance that it did. And some of these methods have worked well enough that we still hear them spouted on a regular basis.
So, it is safe to say that using the wisdom that our ancestors have laid out for us over the centuries can still help us in our daily lives. Listening to what they had to say can have untold benefits for us, because they did things for results, and they got those results! Get them for yourself by utilizing apples and honey today!