Wrinkles are an inevitable part of old age. They are those creases and folds in your skin that develop due to the natural aging of skin because as we grow older, our skin gets thinner and less elastic making it less bouncier. However, wrinkles can show on a person’s skin sooner or more pronounced due to a host of factors. Every year billions of dollars are spent on wrinkle treatments. If you are reading this, chances are you have started to see age spots or wrinkles on your face and want to do something about it.
What causes the wrinkles apart from natural aging?
- UVA and UVB rays penetrating your skin.
- Smoking accelerates aging because it slows down the blood supply to your skin.
- Prolonged and frequent dehydration.
- Genetic makeup plays a role too. If your parent’s skin aged faster, chances are yours might too.
- Facial expressions can be a cause too! If you are too expressive, (you frown, squint, or smile too much) you will develop wrinkles faster than someone who doesn’t.
- Consumption of junk food that is sans good fats that keep your skin healthy and is full of transfats that promote aging.
Wrinkles almost always start to appear in the parts of the body that are most exposed to the sun. Backs of the hand, face, neck, and forearms are the first to show the onset of wrinkles. Also, wrinkles could be just surface lines or deep furrows.
If you have deep furrows and creases, you might need aggressive techniques such as plastic surgery, fillers, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and facelift to make them look less pronounced or straighten them out. But if you have fine lines, you can adopt quite a few homemade wrinkle treatments to help smooth them out. What’s more, you can do it right in the comfort of your home.Get rid of #Wrinkles with these 11 Home remedies. #Beautytips Click To Tweet
Here are a few effective home remedies for wrinkles that will help you tighten your skin and look and feel younger:
An egg is a solution to so many beauty problems
You will be amazed. Beat the white of an egg and then using a brush, apply it on your skin. Allow it to dry completely and then rinse it with lukewarm water. Your face will reek while the mask is on, but once it’s off, you will notice how the humble egg whites tighten your skin and ease your fine lines without you having to spend silly money.
Turmeric is your magic word
This spice has been used in India since ancient times to beautify and heal the skin. Some organic turmeric powder and cane juice is all you need. Mix the two to form a paste and apply it to your skin. Turmeric, a treasure trove of anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatory and exfoliating properties will slough off dead skin and plump up your skin while the cane juice gets rid of the toxins and gives your skin a deep clean, revealing a natural glow.
A few essential oils
They can prove very effective in reducing fine lines and age spots. To make your own natural anti-wrinkle solution, mix 10 drops each of
Eat your fruits well to keep wrinkles at bay
Put some on your face too. Papaya and banana are your go-to fruits for anti-aging. Puree the two together and generously apply it over your face.
The papain enzyme in the papaya and the potassium and vitamins in the banana will hydrate and revitalize your skin, giving it a youthful radiance while rendering it smoother.
Grapes, the tasty fruits that give us our wine
Grapes(also a great anti-aging drink), are great for your skin. This fruit is rich in proanthocyanidins (which has 50 times more anti-oxidant properties than vitamin E!) Apply fresh grape pulp all over your face especially targeting crowfeet and fine lines. Leave the juice on till it dries up completely and then wash off with cold water. Wake up to a skin that feels more supple.
Coconut is a benison for all of you whose skin is fighting age
Coconut oil mimics sebum (that our skin’s oil glands produce naturally) and helps keep the skin supple. Also, it helps minimize the appearance of fine lines by promoting the production of collagen, an important fibrous protein that connects skin tissue. Clean your skin before bed time and apply a thin layer of organic coconut oil on your face making sure you cover the entire area (particularly under the eyes) and massage gently all over. Do the regime regularly to reveal a wrinkle free skin that glows with health.
Honey, the amber colored wonder
Honey helps your skin retain moisture, fight infections, and tighten pores. Apply bee’s honey on your face forming a thin film and let the humectant work its magic. Wash off after about 20 minutes with cold water.
Milk can also come to your skin’s rescue
Take a few ounces of cold full fat milk and apply it on your face. Massage it till the milk leaves an oily residue on your face. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then wash it with warm water.
This will not only fade fine lines but also brighten up the skin.
The humble castor oil when massaged under and around the eyes effectively help smoothen out crowfeet and tiny wrinkles on the face. It fights against the free radicals in your skin that are responsible for aging.
The best home remedy that you can give your aging skin is adequate sleep
When you sleep, your body secretes human growth hormone which plays a vital role in maintaining the elasticity of your skin. Also, when you fail to catch up on good snooze, there is an increased production of cortisol (stress hormone) that breaks down your skin cells triggering wrinkle formation. Shut those gadgets off and indulge in quality shut eye.
You probably already know that aloe vera is great for giving your skin adequate hydration. What you might not know is the fact that aloe vera is rich in malic acid that significantly helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improves the elasticity of your skin. Take a fresh aloe vera leaf and cut it longitudinally. Scoop out the gel and apply it to your skin. Leave it on for as long as you can (aloe vera gel doesn’t seem very sticky and hence is bearable for long hours) and then wash it off with lukewarm water. If you don’t have access to a live plant, you can use a good quality store brought organic aloe vera gel in the same way.
Apart from adopting the above mentioned remedies, it is important that you eat your greens, stay away from junk food, protect yourself from sun, exercise regularly, and prevent stress. Remember that your skin reflects your inner body. If your body is healthy, your skin will have a glow that no topical applications can achieve.
Go look as young as you feel. Age is just a number!