Wrinkles are inevitable and natural in the aging process. For many, expensive plastic surgery procedures are out of the questions, as are other expensive treatments including chemical peels or dermal fillers to look younger. Thankfully nature always comes to the rescue and there are several at-home treatments you can use to reduce wrinkles.
Wrinkles are caused when the skin loses collagen, this happens as we age. Collagen loss starts appearing as fine lines. These eventually progress to skin hollowness and skin sagging. Some people age much sooner than others and this can be attributed to genes. The good news, however, is that an easy 20-second facial massage every day can reduce fine lines. Additionally, there are a number of home remedies which will also reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Additionally, damage to your skin such as prolonged exposure to the sun, smoking and not drinking enough water can speed up the aging process. As a general rule, always apply sunscreen before leaving the house, even in overcast weather conditions. Also, try to drink at least two liters of water each day to keep your body hydrated.
Here are a few home remedies which can be used to further reduce wrinkles.
Egg White Mask
Simply mix one egg white, a teaspoon fresh lemon juice, and half a teaspoon of honey together and apply to your face. The antibacterial properties of honey and the astringents in lemon juice will fight off bacteria. The egg white will repair damaged tissue and promote new tissue growth.
Bananas are one of the healthiest fruits around. But, eating the food is not the only way to reap its rewards. One mashed up banana, a teaspoon of plain yogurt and a teaspoon of orange juice applied to the face for 20min has amazing results.
Cucumber and Yogurt
Cucumber has many health benefits. Throw a few mint leaves into a cup of plain Greek Yogurt and then add a pureed half cucumber. Leave the mixture in the fridge to chill. Apply to your face and relax. The benefits of cucumber will be felt almost immediately.
Coconut oil is widely believed to prevent the development of free radicals. It also acts as a natural moisturizer.
Olive oil has been used for centuries as the base of cosmetic products. Olive oil is high in antioxidants as well as vitamins E and A.
Blueberries, Almonds, and Tomatoes are among the foods classified as Superfoods and they are all the rage in this day and age. Superfoods are packed with vitamins which promote healthy skin and reduce wrinkles.
It is believed that pillows are woven from satin aid greatly in the reduction of wrinkles.
Give yourself a quick 20-second facial massage every morning or night using micro-movements.
Aloe Vera does not only have wound-healing properties but it also soothes the skin. It is particularly good for sunburn. Try growing an Aloe Vera plant in your garden or home for added convenience. Sunburn is the fastest ways to inflict damage to your skin.