My Grandma recently celebrated her 92nd birthday. She's a boating, gardening, curly-haired beauty who lives for a good piece of Italian bread—and is still stunning in her old age.
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On her birthday, we visited a local florist to pick cut flowers for her room, then an Italian bakery where she asked giddily if we could get a piece of crumb cake. Back at home, while digging in to the strawberry-filled dessert, I asked her how she felt about turning 92. “I don’t feel that old,” she said, shaking her head, “I think it’s because I’m a good sleeper.”
What other simple health and beauty habits did my Grandma have that provided her with a white smile and bright complexion at 92? I had to know, and I asked others to share their grandmothers' best natural old-school beauty tricks, too. Most of these old-fashioned remedies are straightforward and require inexpensive kitchen ingredients—meaning you may have all you need to strengthen your hair, fight wrinkles, and soften your lips right in your pantry.
Read on to bring your beauty routine back to a simpler time.