Top 5 Home Remedies For Wrinkles
As we age our skin tends to lose collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are responsible for keeping our skin young, smooth and wrinkle-free. Loss of collagen and elastin makes the skin sag and develop wrinkles.
There are other factors as well that contribute to wrinkles in the skin. Over-exposure to the UV rays of the sun causes the skin to develop wrinkles. Presence of free radicals and chemicals in the atmosphere, lack of proper sleep, unhealthy eating habits, sudden weight loss and dehydration are all contributing factors towards the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
The wrinkles are more visible on the face than on any other part of the body. Hence, the obsession with getting rid of these unsightly wrinkles.
There are plenty of products in the market that claim to help relieve wrinkles from the skin. the truth is that so far there hasn’t been any chemical invented that can take the wrinkles off your skin completely. Of course, some of these wrinkle free creams can help reduce fine lines but they are so expensive that not every woman (or even man) can afford them.
Wrinkles can be treated at home easily and effectively by using natural and herbal remedies. These remedies aren’t expensive nor do they have any side effects. Most of the ingredients used in the remedies are easily available at home or can be bought from any health store.
Treating Wrinkles at Home
1. Treatment of Wrinkles using Egg Mask
The white of the egg is used in many facial masks for the protein it provides the skin. But did you know the egg white can also help treat wrinkles by tightening the skin?Take an egg white and beat it well. Add a little honey to the egg white to get rid of the foul smell.
Take an application brush and apply the egg white mixture all over the face and neck. Take care to apply the egg mask evenly and in a thin layer. Leave the mask to dry. Wash off using lukewarm water. Apply a Vitamin E based cream after removing the egg mask. Egg mask is the best home remedy for getting rid of wrinkles. However, it should not be used more than two times a week or it will cause extreme dryness of the facial skin.
2. Treatment of Wrinkles using Avocado
Avocado and its extracts are used in many beauty products. Avocado is excellent nourisher for both the skin as well as hair. However, ripe avocado fruit can also be used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines caused due to age, sun or pollution. Take two ripe avocado fruits and mash them well after de-seeding. Mix a little water to the pulp of avocado and apply it evenly on the face and neck taking care not to cover the eyes.
Take two thin cucumber slices and place them over each eye. Lie down on a bed or sit on a reclining chair and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes. After the given time remove the cucumber slices from your eyes and wash off the avocado mask with cold water.Use the avocado mask thrice a week to see huge improvement in your wrinkles in two weeks’ time.
3. Treatment of Wrinkles using Tomato Pulp
Take a ripe tomato and peel its skin. De-seed the tomato and mash the pulp. Add a little tomato juice to the pulp if it is too thick. Apply this pulp on your face and neck carefully avoiding the eyes. Leave on the mask for twenty minutes and wash off with cold water.
Tomato has anti-oxidant properties which help fight the wrinkle causing free-radicals present in the atmosphere. Perform this treatment every day to avoid onset of wrinkles. If you already have wrinkles then apply tomato pulp twice a day to get rid of them completely.
4. Treatment of Wrinkles using Olive Oil
Warm about a tablespoon of olive oil and mix half a teaspoon of wheat germ oil in it. Mix the two oils well and massage your face and neck with this mixture. Massage for 10-15 minutes till your skin absorbs the oil. You will instantly notice a difference in your skin. Not only will it be smooth but the fines lines and wrinkles would have also reduced considerably.
5. Treatment of Wrinkles using Papaya and banana Face Mask
Take three pieces of ripe papaya and mash them well. Mix a ripe and mashed banana with the papaya. If the resulting mixture is too thick then add a little Vitamin E oil to it. Apply this fruit mask on your face and neck. Leave on the mask for 15-20 minutes and wash off using cold water. Both papaya and banana help treat wrinkles when eaten or if applied to the skin directly.
In order to maintain a healthy, smooth skin it is important that you take care of your diet as well. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. Fruits like strawberries and bananas are rich in anti-oxidants which help fight the wrinkle causing free radicals present in our body as well as in the atmosphere.
Keep yourself well-hydrated by drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. This will benefit not only your skin but also your body. Do not lose weight suddenly as it will show on your face. Your skin will sag and wrinkles will appear giving you a gaunt look.
Quit smoking and reduce your intake of alcohol and caffeinated drinks. Nicotine and caffeine not only cause harm to the body from the inside but their effects are visible on the outside as well. Due to presence of nicotine and caffeine in the body the skin tends to lose its elasticity resulting in the formation of fine lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles on the skin.
Keep yourself stress free and reduce your anxiety levels by going for walks daily. You can also practice yoga and meditation to help your manage stress better. Join a gym to get your daily dose of exercise. Surround yourself with family and friends to keep happy.