Young-looking skin with a glow is what every woman dream of! Wrinkles, crow’s feet, fine lines, laugh lines, and dark spots are the biggest nightmares of any woman. Unhealthy lifestyle, stress, over dependence on processed and ready to eat foods, caffeine, alcohol and unhealthy habits like smoking, lack of exercise, and pollution all contribute to skin aging and appearance of wrinkles. We can’t run away from aging, but what we can do is delay it, as long as possible.
There are several home remedies that will help you fight all signs of aging without spending a dime. Besides, these have no side effects too. Read further to know about some homemade anti-aging tips for a young and glowing skin.
- Olive oil
Olive oil is one of the most effective natural oils that help in lightening wrinkles and fine lines and tightens sagging skin. Regularly massage olive oil onto the wrinkled affected skin area. It will moisturize, repair and even regenerate skin cells. As the oil penetrates deep into the skin, it will provide long-lasting protection to the skin and will keep it moisturized. Another option to use olive oil is to mix it with a few drops of honey and glycerin. Massage your skin with this mixture twice daily. This will eliminate dead cells and help tighten sagged skin.
- Aloe vera
The benefits of aloe vera for skin are numerous. It functions as an effective natural remedy for pimples and acne and reduces excessive oiliness of the skin. What you have to do is simply cut an aloe vera leaf from the plant and extract its gel. Apply the fresh gel onto your skin and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes then wash it off with lukewarm water. Another option is to mix one teaspoon of aloe vera gel with the contents of a vitamin E capsule. Apply the mixture to areas where wrinkles are forming. Leave it for half an hour and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Aloe vera will help your skin rejuvenate.
Fenugreek is an extremely common kitchen spice that has immense medicinal value and has been used for ages as a home remedy for treating various ailments. Grind a handful of fresh fenugreek leaves to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on your face and leave it on overnight. In the morning, wash it off with lukewarm water. You can also wash your face with water boiled with fenugreek seeds or apply fenugreek oil on your wrinkles and fine lines.
Ginger works as an excellent anti-wrinkle remedy due to its high antioxidant content. Moreover, it helps inhibit the breakdown of elastin, one of the main causes of wrinkles and fine lines. Mix a pinch of grated ginger with a tablespoon of honey. Eat this mixture every morning. You can also drink ginger tea twice daily. Anything to stay young… aahaaan!
Bananas are a readily available and cheap natural anti-aging remedy. This fruit is loaded with skin benefitting nutrients such as potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C and vitamin E that makes it a complete remedy for all skin problems. Mash two ripe bananas into a thick paste. Apply the paste on the wrinkled areas. Leave it on for at least a half an hour and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Follow it with some skin moisturizer. It will also make your skin glow. Alternatively, you can also use a mixture of one mashed banana and avocado, along with a little honey. Slather it on your skin, leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off.
- Egg white
Applying egg white mask is an easy and effective way of lightening wrinkles and fine lines. Spreading egg white on the wrinkled areas helps in stretching the skin and shrinking the open pores to give it a smoother, younger and youthful appearance. Take 1 egg white and mix 1/2 teaspoon milk cream and 1 teaspoon lemon juice in it. Apply the mixture on the face. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.
The benefits of avocados for weight loss and improving health are well known. The rich creamy flesh of this fruit also helps in increasing the suppleness and youthfulness of skin by increasing elasticity. It is loaded with nutrients such as vitamin B, C, E, K, selenium, potassium, zinc, folate and beta-carotene that has amazing benefits for the skin. You just have to remove the pit and grate the avocado into a paste. Use this paste as a mask on the skin for about 10-12 minutes and rinse off. You can also massage your skin with slices of chilled avocado kept in the freezer.
Pineapple acts as an amazing natural remedy for improving digestion and treating digestive disorders. Pineapples juice is also effective for preventing premature aging. Gently rub the pineapple slice on your skin for about five minutes. Leave the juice on for 10 minutes and then rinse with water.
Our grandmothers have always advised us to eat and apply papaya on your face since ages. Papaya is rich in antioxidants and contains a special enzyme called papain that exfoliates dead cells and cleanses the skin’s impurities. Mash the papaya to get a smooth paste. Add some water if required. Apply it all over the face and neck. Leave it on for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Yogurt is rich in wrinkle-preventing nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fats which keep the skin fresh and hydrated. The lactic acid found in yogurt shrinks pores and tightens the skin. Mix the yogurt, lemon juice, honey, and turmeric together. Carefully cut the vitamin E capsule from its tip and gently pour the oil present inside into the pack. Mix well. Apply this all over the face. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Tips to Prevent the Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Using these natural remedies and following these simple tips can go a long way in slowing down the process of aging and preserving the youthfulness of skin.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle and have a balanced diet that includes all nutrients.
- Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily so that your skin remains well hydrated.
- Give up unhealthy habits such as smoking and drinking.
- Get at least 8 hours of sleep daily.
- Eat foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
- Reduce stress and anxiety and try to relax your mind.
Now that you know the easily available natural remedies for wrinkles, include them in your daily skin care regime and don’t forget to share your youthful skin remedies with us.