Anti-Ageing / Well-Being

5 anti ageing secrets that I learnt from Sri Lankan women

Have you ever noticed Sri Lankan women? Their hair is so long, so black, so healthy and so silky. Their skin is glowing even though they are exposed to the sun throughout the year. Well, I have never thought that my trip to Sri Lanka would have given me so much knowledge about how to take care of my skin with natural ingredients and prevent ageing… 

  • Treat yourself to an Ayurvedic treatment

Ayurveda is a well-known health practice in Sri Lanka. ]Ayuverdic practice is based on aromatherapy and massage which rejuvenate a tired mind and soul. There are a few places mostly in Colombo (the capital) where you can get an Ayurvedic massage and treatment.

My tip: Massage is one of the most inexpensive ways to prevent skin ageing. So if you are looking for your next holiday that’s both relaxing and good for your health join a Sri Lanka Ayurveda yoga retreat to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

  • Drink (Green) Tea

If you look at the ingredients list for any fat burning supplement, chances are that green tea will be on there. This is because green tea has been shown to increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate. Except for that, ceylon green and white tea in particular have shown to be successful in helping skin look younger and firmer, thus fighting the signs of ageing such as sagging skin and wrinkles, by slowing the loss of collagen.

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables

Ceylon A.K.A. Sri Lanka produces more than 800,000 metric tons of fruits and vegetables annually and exports both fresh and processed varieties to many destinations in the world (O.M.G)

I tasted the best pineapple in my life as well as papayas, watermelon and many other tropical fruits. It is better if they are organic but if you cannot find or afford the organic ones here is the way to get rid of pesticides:


According to researches, washing them well with vinegar and soda will remove most of the contact pesticide residues that normally appear on the surface of the vegetables and fruits!

  • Use coconut oil

For hair, for skin, for cooking for everything. It is the best way to hydrate your skin without getting oily.

My tips

  • I use it before washing my hair for naturally hydrated scalp. It also helps me with eczema and other skin conditions.

  • For a natural scrub: I mix it with sugar and I apply it all over my body. It helps blood circulation and eliminate the appearance of cellulite.

I also use it while cooking. If you want to sauté the onions in butter or other fats it is better if you use coconut oil. The taste is different but when it comes to your heart, coconut oil is a healthier fat than butter and trans fat, and it’s cholesterol-free!



  • Do not forget cinnamon

I can consider myself to be an avid cinnamon-lover. I love it because it somehow reminds me of who we are women. Sweet full of body with a robust hint of something, cinnamon adds an interesting flavour to yogurt, milk, to my cereals, but also in foods. I like using it when I make tomato sauce.

Well you all know cinnamon, but what you might not know is that there are two main types of cinnamon!

Cassia cinnamon: commonly know as Chinese cinnamon. This is what is usually bought in shops as it is massed produced all over the world!

Ceylon cinnamon: more commonly known as true cinammon. This is native to Sri Lanka and is not industrially cultivated, therefore less like to be more refined. This creates a much tastier spice.

I prefer Ceylon cinnamon as once you have tasted it you will never look back!

Let appart cinnammon is proven:

to be High Source of Antioxidants

Contains Anti-inflammatory Properties.

Protects Heart Health.

Helps Fight Diabetes.

Helps Defend Against Cognitive Decline & Protects Brain Function.

May Help Lower Cancer Risk.

Fights Infections & Viruses.

Protects Dental Health & Freshens Breath Naturally

Do you need more reasons to start using cinnamon in your life?

Send me your anti-ageing secrets by leaving a comment below! What tips do you follow? Have you noticed a difference?