The older you get, the more important skin care becomes. If you want to keep your natural beauty for a long time, you can use natural active ingredients from the world of plants. Salma Hayek, among others, swears by it. The 56-year-old actress is admired by many for her youthful, almost wrinkle-free appearance. Her beauty secret is said to lie in the potency of a Mexican plant: Tepezcohuite.
"I use an ingredient called Tepezcohuite, which is used in Mexico for burn victims because it completely regenerates the skin," she said years ago in an interview with fashion magazine Elle. Because she uses the active ingredient from this plant, she needs neither botox nor other beauty procedures. "I only use my creams."
Tepezcohuite is a Mexican plant also known as the "tree of skin". The Mayas were already aware of the healing properties of the Tepezcohuite tree. The powder is extracted from the finely ground bark of the tree and has been used for centuries as a remedy for skin diseases, wounds and burns. It is a natural pain-relieving analgesic that has anti-biotic and anti-septic properties.
Because it is a popular medicinal product from Mexico, exports are controlled by health authorities and the Ministry of Agriculture. Due to its active ingredients, it is also often used as an ingredient in cosmetics and skin care products. One finds Tepezcohuite, for example, as an ingredient in creams, lotions, scrubs or masks.
However, in order to care for aging skin with the help of herbal active ingredients, you do not necessarily have to have a skin care product with Tepezcohuite at home. There are many plants native to Germany that have a similar effect to the Mexican anti-aging miracle cure.
Plants such as marigold, chamomile, calendula, kidney vetch, willow bark, ivy bark, rosehip or aloe vera also have anti-inflammatory and calming properties. Cosmetics with ingredients from these plants can also effectively prevent wrinkles and skin aging.
If you want to keep your natural beauty for a long time, you should make sure when buying care products that they are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. This helps to revitalize and strengthen the skin. Plant extracts can help to maintain skin moisture and thereby reduce wrinkles and create a firmer complexion.