Updated: Sunday, 20 Nov 2011, 12:38 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 20 Nov 2011, 12:38 PM EST
(WTNH) - For thousands of years, women have relied on ingredients found in their kitchens or gardens to beautify themselves.
Even now during the 21st century, many women still implement these ancient rituals in their anti-aging, and beauty routines .
Many of these aren't just old wives tales. Some of these have actually been tested by science and proven to work.
1) Coconut Oil: Give yourself a hair massage with coconut oil, once a week and watch your hair begin to look it's healthiest.
2)Turmeric: One of the most well-known and frequently used items you would come across in any Indian kitchen, but it's not just used for cooking. In India this is widely used on the skin.
3) Acai Berry: Brazilian women are known for their beauty, and have long known about the benefits of Acai Berry, but we're just figuring out. It contains Antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes. It's common knowledge among Brazilian's that fatty acids from nuts and berries are the key to healthy looking skin and shiny hair.
4) Chinese Beauty Secret-White Tea: The Chinese believe that beauty starts from within.They have been drinking white tea for centuries to combat aging, and studies show white tea has more antioxidant properties than green tea.
5) Seaweed: Women in Japan swear by the power of seaweed for gorgeous hair, skin and nails. Seaweed is also a rich source of iodine, iron, zinc, selenium and copper.
6)Olive oil: Olive oil is rich in polyphenol, an antioxidant, which slows the process of skin wrinkling. Women in Italy swear by Olive Oil for not only cooking, but as a beauty aid.