Creases are never a good thing to have or look at, be it on our clothes or on our face! Wrinkles are something that none of us wish for, right? Scientifically, we can say that wrinkles begin to appear due to the lack of elasticity and moisture in the skin. Although the onset of wrinkles is a result of aging, there can be quite a good number of environmental factors that contribute to the appearance of wrinkles on our skin — sun exposure, smoking, nutritional deficiencies, pollution, etc.
What do you do when you notice wrinkles appearing on your face? You would naturally panic over them and then would go to great lengths in terms of spending money on cosmetic or anti-wrinkle, anti-aging creams, all so that you can get rid of them ASAP. But you know you’re doing something wrong here, you’re wasting your hard earned money on chemically laden products, knowing that these chemicals do more harm than good to you. And right when you find yourself drenched in the rains of this sorrow is where we come to your rescue. What if we were to tell you that one can actually mitigate those wrinkles off your face with simple home remedies? Yeah, it’s true, and we’re not kidding. Read on!
Honey has moisturizing, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties that work wonders on aging skin. The polysaccharides (the natural sugars) of honey contain enzymes that boost the functional capabilities of skin cells (1). It also contributes to maintaining pH balance and locks up the necessary oils of the skin.
All you have to do is cleanse face and apply a thick layer of honey and leave it on for 20 minutes at least once a day. Do this and say bye-bye to wrinkles!
2. Lemon Juice
We all must be aware of the bleaching properties of lemon, right? It also helps to lighten up the dark spots on our skin. The benefits of lemon for skincare isn’t just limited to applying it to our skin; if you drink lemon in water with a drizzle of honey first thing in the morning, it’ll detoxify the body and leaves your skin glowing and shiny.
Yes, it’s always been a part of many healthy diets. But, turns out that certain foods work even better when used as topical application, and bananas is one such. The nutritional properties of bananas help fight wrinkles.
All you have to do is mash two bananas and apply the paste on your face. Leave it on for half an hour and then wash. You can add honey too for additional benefits.
Carrots are rich in vitamin A and promote collagen production. This obviously helps in keeping the skin wrinkle-free and smooth (2). You can extract its juice and apply it to your face or blend some boiled carrots, mix this paste with honey and apply. Leave it for half an hour and then rinse. And hey, you can always munch on them like how Bugs Bunny does.
Pineapple boasts of micronutrients and phytochemicals that contribute immensely to get rid of the early signs of aging (C:UsersadminDownloads8 Quick Fixes At Home For Those Annoying Wrinkles6 Tips Your Mom Never Told You About Marriage.docx). All you have to do is cleanse your face and just rub a slice of pineapple for at least 2-3 minutes. Do this twice or thrice a week to protect your skin from aging problems.
Strawberries are yummy and there’s no doubt about that. This fruit of goodness is also considered to be rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, its properties help in maintaining healthy elasticity of the skin and keeps all signs of aging at a distance.
Simply mash them up and apply it on your skin and start looking youthful! Do it twice a week.
7. Egg whites
Eggs are considered to be good for our overall health. And when it comes to skin, it’s the egg whites that are most beneficial as they help treat wrinkles. All you got to do is whip few egg whites and apply it on your skin. Massage it and then leave it on for a good fifteen minutes. You can even leave it on until it’s completely dried up. Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry. All the proteins, vitamin E, and B present in egg whites will heal them (the fine lines) naturally (4).
8. Olive oil
Applying olive oil on your face will moisturize your face and help maintain its elasticity as well. Therefore, massage your face with just a few drops of olive oil before you hit the sheets in the night. Make sure you clean it with a towel and then sleep. You’re bound to wake up with supple, soft skin.
These were our favorite natural home remedy picks to get rid of wrinkles. What’s your favorite anti-wrinkle remedy? Let us know in the comments section below.