19 Best Anti-Aging Homemade Face Packs For Treating Wrinkles

Fine lines, wrinkles, and all signs of mature skin - these DIY remedies can take care of all.

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Aging is inevitable. While you cannot stop or reverse the signs of aging, you can minimize them with an anti-aging face pack. As you age, you will see fine lines and wrinkles appear on your skin, especially the face, which can deepen further. Thankfully, there are natural ways to improve their appearance. Keep reading to understand how to do that.

What Causes Aging? Can It Be Reversed?

The International League of Dermatological Societies identifies skin aging and its consequences as an important challenge in global skin health (1). Aging is a natural process that occurs due to a number of reasons. Scientists believe that various factors like oxidative stressi  a condition caused by an imbalance between the creation and buildup of oxygen radicals in cells and the ability to detoxify them. , glycationi  covalent bonding between a sugar and a protein or lipid to create compounds with many biological activities. , mutations, etc. result in the aging of your skin (2). Therefore, it is evident that aging is a natural process that cannot be reversed. But, according to the American Academy Of Dermatology Association, you can slow down extrinsic skin aging that is affected by lifestyle and environmental factors (3).

You may slow down the signs of aging from appearing on your face with powerful skin cells repairing compounds like hyaluronic acid and retinol. However, if you want to keep it natural, check out the simple anti-aging remedies listed below to keep looking younger for longer.

Natural Anti Aging Remedies

1. Honey

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Honey is a natural moisturizer that is filled with antioxidants. These antioxidants help in repairing the damage caused to your skin by free radicals and help in skin rejuvenation (4). This intensely moisturizing ingredient may also slow down the formation of lines and wrinkles.

What You Need

1-2 tablespoons organic honey

What To Do
  1. Apply honey generously on the face and neck.
  2. Massage it in for a minute or two.
  3. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse it off with water.
How Often

Every day or every alternate day.

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Honey also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that may help soothe skin irritation and keep the skin protected from infection (4).

2. Egg Pack

Egg white is a powerhouse of anti-aging agents like omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and zinc. It is known for firming and tightening the skin, making it tight and smooth. It also scavenges free radicals to prevent skin damage and the signs of aging. However, further research is required to find out how efficient it is at doing so (5).

What You Need
What To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Apply the mixture all over your face.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water.
How Often

Once every three days.

3. Carrot And Potato Pack

Carrots are a rich source of vitamin A, which helps in boosting collagen and elastin production in the skin. Collagen makes the skin tight and prevents wrinkles, thus giving you youthful and glowing skin (6). Anecdotal evidence suggests that potato is a great anti-aging ingredient that helps in fading wrinkles and evening out the skin tone.

What You Need
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 small potato
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • Water
What To Do
  1. Boil the carrot and potato, and chop them into small pieces. Mash them to form a smooth paste.
  2. To this paste, add a pinch of turmeric and baking soda. Mix well with some water to obtain a smooth paste.
  3. Apply the mask all over your face and keep it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with warm water.
How Often

Twice a week.

4. Yogurt Pack

Yogurt, honey, lemon anti-aging face pack
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The lactic acid present in yogurt is known for its anti-aging properties that may help keep your skin hydrated and fresh (7).

What You Need
What To Do
  1. Mix the yogurt, lemon juice, honey, and turmeric together.
  2. Apply this paste all over your face.
  3. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.
How Often

2-3 times a week.

5. Coconut Milk Pack

Coconut milk has antioxidant properties (8). Thus, it may help in keeping wrinkles away from your face.

What You Need
What You Have To Do
  1. Soak the cotton ball in coconut milk and apply it all over your face.
  2. After 20 minutes, rinse it off with cool water.
How Often

2-3 times a week.

6. Banana Pack

Banana is filled with vitamins A, B, and E and is a rich source of zinc, potassium, and iron. Banana face packs moisturize your skin and keep wrinkles at bay (9).

What You Need
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut milk
What To Do
  1. Chop and mash the banana. Add the coconut milk and rose water to it, and mix well.
  2. Lastly, add the honey and mix until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this pack to your face and keep it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with cool water.
How Often

1-2 times a week.

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Banana pulp and leaves can also be used to soothe skin irritation, burns, wounds, and mosquito bites (9).

7. Potato Juice Pack

Anecdotal evidence suggests that potatoes may help in regenerating collagen in your skin, which may help in preventing loss of skin elasticity.

What You Need
  • 1 small potato
  • A cotton ball
What To Do
  1. Grate the potato and squeeze the juice out of it into a bowl.
  2. Soak a cotton ball in the potato juice and apply it all over your face.
  3. Leave the juice on your face for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.
How Often

Twice a week.

8. Papaya Pack

Mashed papaya anti-aging face pack
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Papaya is rich in antioxidants and also contains a special enzyme called papain (10). These antioxidants and papain may help in exfoliating dead skin cells and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

What You Need
  • Few pieces of ripe papaya
What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the papaya pieces to get a smooth paste. If required, add some water.
  2. Apply the paste all over your face and neck.
  3. Leave it on for about 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water.
How Often

Twice a week.

9. Avocado Mask

Avocado is considered to be a superfood that contains carotenoidsi  a group of natural pigments that lend many plants and fungi their yellow, orange, and red colors. and vitamin E. These components help in protecting the skin from free radical damage (11).

What You Need
  • 1 avocado
What To Do
  1. Remove the pit and mash the avocado into a paste.
  2. Use this paste as a face mask for about 10-12 minutes before rinsing it off.

Alternatively, You can also massage your skin with slices of chilled avocado.

How Often

Once a week.

10. Almond And Rosewood Oils

Almond oil emollienti  Moisturizing ingredients that nourish and soften dry skin while reducing itchiness and flaking. properties that keep your skin supple and improve your complexion (12). Meanwhile, anecdotal evidence suggests that using rosewood oil on your face may help prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet.

What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 2-3 drops rosewood oil
What To Do
  1. Make a blend by mixing the oils together.
  2. Massage your skin with the oil blend in circular and upward motions for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Leave the oil blend on your skin overnight or wash it off after an hour.
How Often

Every night.

11. Mashed Strawberries Pack

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Strawberries are filled with antioxidants that may be useful in keeping the various signs of aging at bay (13).

What You Need
  • 3-4 strawberries
What To Do
  1. Mash the strawberries until no lumps remain.
  2. Apply this paste directly to your face and let it sit for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with water.
How Often

Once or twice a week.

12. Pineapple Pack

Pineapple contains a large amount of vitamin C and other antioxidants. It is widely used to treat acne, wrinkles, and other signs of aging (14).

What You Need
  • A slice of ripe pineapple
What To Do
  1. Gently rub the pineapple slice on your skin for about five minutes.
  2. Leave the pineapple juice on your face for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with water.
How Often

2-3 times a week.

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Pineapple also contains malic acid, which makes the skin smooth and firm (14).

13. Blended Essential Oils

Sandalwood oil contains omega-7 and omega-9 fatty acids that smoothen out wrinkles and treat dryness (15). Anecdotal evidence suggests that jasmine essential oil hydrates aging and mature skin.

What You Need
  • 5 drops sandalwood oil
  • 5 drops rose geranium oil
  • 5 drops jasmine oil
  • 5 drops neroli oil (optional)
  • 5 drops frankincense oil (optional)
What To Do
  1. Mix all the essential oils in a clean bottle.
  2. Apply 2-3 drops of this oil blend to your skin and massage it in.
How Often

Every night before going to bed.

14. Homemade Under-Eye Serum

This oil blend contains potent essential oils that may treat dryness and wrinkles around the eyes. Regular usage may also reduce puffiness and dark circles. However, there is no scientific evidence to prove the same.

What You Need
  • 8 drops hazelnut oil
  • 4 drops sandalwood oil
  • 6 drops chamomile oil
  • 5 drops carrot seed oil
What To Do
  1. Mix all the essential oils together and store them in a clean and dry bottle.
  2. Apply a drop or two of this under the eyes in circular motions.
How Often

Every night before going to bed.

Note: Do not rub the oil in vigorously as the skin around the eyes is extremely soft and sensitive.

15. Flower Mask

Marigolds have anti-inflammatory, antiseptici  a natural or synthetic component that can prevent the development of pathogenic bacteria. , and astringenti  a substance that permits the body's tissues and skin cells to constrict to reduce skin oiliness or halt minor bleeding. properties (16). Thus, using its petals to make a face mask may help in protecting your skin from damage and infections and delaying the signs of aging.

What You Need
  • 4 drops of olive oil
  • A handful of marigold flower petals
  • Water
What To Do
  1. Make a paste by blending all the ingredients together. Add as much water as required to get a smooth consistency.
  2. Apply the mask to your face and keep it on for 20 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with cold water.
  4. Apply a toner and moisturize your skin as usual.
How Often

Once a week.

16. Castor Oil

Anecdotal evidence suggests that castor oil helps in soothing the skin and keeping it hydrated while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

What You Need
  • Few drops of castor oil
What To Do
  1. Rub the oil between your fingers and massage it into your skin, from your neck to forehead.
  2. Leave it on for an hour before washing it off.
How Often

Every alternate day. It is best to leave the oil on overnight.

17. Lemon Juice

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Lemon is a good source of vitamin C, which is known for its great anti-aging effect (17).

What You Will Need
  • Fresh lemon juice
What To Do
  1. Take a few drops of pure lemon juice and apply it to the areas with dark patches, blemishes, and age spots.
  2. Rinse it off after 10-15 minutes.
How Often

Once a day.

Note: Lemon juice makes your skin photosensitivei  Heightened skin sensitivity to UV rays from the sun or other light sources, leading to allergic reactions. . Therefore, apply sunscreen after using lemon juice on your skin if you are planning on stepping out in the sun.

18. Amla Powder

As amla is rich in antioxidants, it is widely used in hair care and skin care products. It boosts collagen production and prevents your skin from sagging (18).

What You Need
  • 2 teaspoons amla powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • Hot water
What To Do
  1. Add honey and yogurt to the amla powder and mix well. Add hot water, if required, to adjust the consistency of the face pack.
  2. Apply a thin layer of this paste on your face and neck.
  3. Let it dry for about 15 minutes before washing it off.
How Often

Once or twice a week.

19. Aloe Vera Face Pack

Aloe vera gel is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, minerals, salicylic acid, and amino acids. It may protect the skin from radiation damage, soften the skin, and stimulate collagen production, making the skin more elastic (19).

What You Need
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel or juice
  • 1 teaspoon of castor oil (optional)
What To Do
  • Mix the aloe vera and the egg white to form a smooth paste,
  • You can add castor oil if you wish to or skip it.
  • Massage this paste on your skin in a gentle, circular motion.
  • Let it sit for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly with cold water and pat dry.
How Often

Apply this face pack two times a week.

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According to two classic Ayurvedic texts, Charakh Samhita and Sushrut Samhita, amla is “the best among rejuvenative herbs” and “useful for relief of cough and skin disease” (18).

Caution: If any of the ingredients used in the above remedies cause an adverse reaction, discontinue using it.

Let us now look at some of the commercially available chemical treatments for aging skin.

Chemical Treatments

There are plenty of chemical treatments available in the market that can help you look younger. Read on to understand how these chemical treatments work.

  1. Laser anti-aging treatments help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tone, spider veins, and even sagging skin. They lift and tighten the skin while eliminating blemishes (20).
  2. Botox injections are usually targeted on specific areas to smoothen out wrinkles and fine lines (21.

These treatments are considered non-surgical as your skin is not cut during the treatment. However, keep in mind that non-surgical does not mean pain-free, as these treatments are said to cause considerable pain, discomfort, and downtime. Also, they are quite expensive and associated with certain side effects.

Tips To Prevent Aging

There are some simple lifestyle changes that you can make to slow down the signs of aging. These include:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • Avoid overexposure to the sun.
  • Follow a healthy diet.
  • Have at least 8-10 glasses of water and fresh fruit juices every day.
  • Include more pulses and leafy vegetables in your diet.
  • Do brisk walking in the morning and some freehand exercises or yoga daily.

So, there you have it. These are all the natural methods you can try to delay the signs of aging. What’s great is that these natural remedies do not require a lot of money to incorporate into your regular skin care routine. So, go ahead and try any one or all of these natural remedies today! 

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You shouldn’t make aging a reason for your stress or be bothered by it. With these anti-aging face packs, you will not only delay the aging process but will also give your skin the love and attention it deserves. And the best part about these remedies is that they are natural and do not need you to break the bank unlike your expensive spas and cosmetics. From honey to egg, yogurt, and carrot, every ingredient you need to prepare these packs are easily available. So, be patient and wait for the results. And don’t forget to pamper yourself with some self-care and an elaborate skincare and beauty routine!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is besan good for anti-aging?

Yes, you can use besan as an anti-aging solution. All you have to do is:

• Fill a bowl with two tablespoons of green gram flour.
• Add one teaspoon each of lemon juice and honey.
• Add one tablespoon of one egg white to the mixture.
• Mix all of the ingredients until they form a paste.
• Apply this combination to your face, neck, and hands since they are most susceptible to developing early signs of aging.

Can an anti-aging face pack be used on sensitive skin?

Yes. If you have sensitive skin, pick a natural anti-aging face pack that is either made specifically for sensitive skin or contains soothing, non-irritating ingredients.

How long does it take to see results from using an anti-aging face pack?

The amount of time it takes for noticeable results can vary depending on the ingredients constituting the pack. In general, it may take a few weeks to start seeing noticeable changes.

Is a rice water face pack good for anti-aging?

Rice water is an excellent anti-aging ingredient, and it also has antioxidant and elastase-inhibitory effects that help fight against signs of aging (22).

Is a coffee face pack good for anti-aging?

Yes. Caffeine has potent antioxidant properties, and it helps protect cells against UV radiation and slows down the process of photoaging the skin (23).

Is a fenugreek face pack good for anti-aging?

Yes. Studies show that the anti-aging property of fenugreek may be related to its anti-collagenase activity and enhanced collagen synthesis, thereby making it a solid anti-aging face pack ingredient (24).

Key Takeaways

  • While aging is a natural process, factors such as oxidative stress and genetic mutations result in aging skin.
  • You can use natural ingredients such as honey, yogurt, or coconut milk to hydrate your skin and slow down the formation of wrinkles.
  • You can also opt for chemical treatments such as laser treatment or botox injections to tighten your skin.
  • Following simple tips such as regular exercise and eating a healthy diet can delay the signs of aging.
19 Best Anti-Aging Homemade Face Packs For Treating Wrinkles

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Tatiana Sokolova is an advanced Ashtanga yoga instructor with 6 years of experience. This retreat guide discovered Ashtanga during a trip to Sri Lanka. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with the Ashtanga Yoga Studio in Paris while pursuing a full-time career in management.

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