10 Natural home remedies for wrinkles
Let’s face it, no one actually wants wrinkles, but wrinkles, sadly, are a part of the natural process of getting older. Some dermatologists say that skin starts to age as early as the age of 20, and from then on, the collagen and the elastin in the skin starts to begin to deplete and, eventually, that leads to the appearance of wrinkles. That’s the bad news out of the way, now here’s the good! There are things that you can do to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, so read on and find ten natural wrinkle remedies that anyone can use at home.
1. Olive oil
Pure and simple olive oil is one of nature’s best remedies for wrinkles in the skin. All you need to do is massage a few drops of extra virgin olive oil into your skin and the oil will be quickly absorbed into your epidermis. Olive oil is a rich source of vitamins and fatty acids that will re-hydrate the skin and replace some of the suppleness that can be depleted over time.
2. Egg whites
Egg whites are a rich source of potassium, magnesium, proteins and riboflavin that will moisturise the skin and aid the repairing of the skin tissues. Applying an egg white mask will help to repair the damage caused by free radicals, tighten the skin and shrink the pores as well.
One of the cheapest and most readily available treatments for wrinkles is banana. Bananas are simply loaded with skin conditioning ingredients including, potassium, Vitamins B, C and E, which will hydrate and nourish the skin and promote the production of collagen. Simply mash one banana into a paste, apply it to the skin and leave it on for about fifteen minutes before washing off.
4. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is often spoken about as though it is the wonder cure for everything, and that could put some people off using it, but it really does have some amazing skin healing properties. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, it can help to heal damaged skin and restore elasticity to it and so reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
5. Coconut oil
Coconut oil contains an emollient, which can instantly soften the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also rich in antioxidants, which will fight the main cause of premature ageing of the skin, which is the damage that is caused by free radicals. To reduce wrinkles, massage small amount of coconut oil into your skin every night before bed.
6. Cucumber and yoghurt face mask
Cucumber lightens the skin and nourishes it with minerals and vitamins and, if you mix cucumber with the hydrating properties of Greek yoghurt, you have the perfect natural face mask for reducing wrinkles. To make a homemade anti-wrinkle face mask, puree half a cucumber with a handful of mint leaves and add half a cup of Greek yoghurt. The wonderful combination of vitamins and other nutrients will plump up the skin and help protect against any worsening of wrinkles.
Fenugreek had been used for centuries for its medicinal properties and one of its many uses is as a remedy for the signs of ageing. You add fenugreek to face masks, and the Vitamin B3 and niacin that it contains will help promote the growth of new skin cells and rejuvenate the skin.
Honey can perform wonders on the skin. It hydrates, it exfoliates, it nourishes and it can also help restore some of the elasticity to skin too. Just take a teaspoon of organic natural honey and massage it into your skin every night. Leave it on for about ten minutes, before you wash it off with warm water, and you should be able to see the difference in just a few weeks.
The flesh of avocados contains nutrients and oils that can bring back the suppleness to skin. It is loaded with selenium, potassium, folate and carotene that will aid the regeneration of skin cells and improve its elasticity. Just mash up the flesh of an avocado into a smooth paste and apply it to the face; leave it in for ten minutes for a fantastic, skin rejuvenating mask.
10. Lemon juice and honey dab
For a well-known and very effective, quick way to reduce wrinkles, dab a mixture of lemon juice and raw honey on your face and leave it on for ten minutes. The mixture will tighten up your skin and reduce the signs of wrinkles. The honey will retain moisture in the skin, and the lemon juice will boost the production of collagen, which will tighten up the skin and remove fine lines and wrinkles.