8 Natural Home Remedies to Reduce Wrinkles

: April 29, 2015
 
 
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Time waits for no one and how hard we may try to hold on to the hands of the clock it keeps ticking and we keep aging. As the number of candles on our birthday cake increase the lines on our face also increase. Our skin has its elasticity and firmness due to collagen and elastin proteins .The oil glands secret oil that keeps skin smooth and the fatty layer below gives the required shape. As we age the production of collagen, elastin and oil decreases and the fatty layer begins to thin .As a result our skin begins to look old and wrinkled.
 

The causes of wrinkles are:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Loss of vitamin E
  • Stress
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Smoking
  • Weight loss
  • Certain medications.
Aging and genetics is beyond our control but other external factors can be fought with the help of some simple home remedies and the premature wrinkles can be avoided. Home remedies are a better alternative to the harmful market products which are expensive and can also damage the skin.

Home Remedies for preventing Wrinkles:

1. Olive Oil:

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Olive oil has ample amounts of vitamin E and antioxidants and helps in fighting against skin damage.
  • Gently massage olive oil onto your skin daily to prevent premature aging of skin
  • Alternatively take 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add a few drops of honey and few drops of glycerin as they moisturize the skin.
  • Mix well.
  • Massage skin gently with this mixture twice daily.
Olive oil massage rejuvenates the skin. You can also use coconut oil and almond oil against wrinkles.

2. Fenugreek Leaves:

Fresh fenugreek leaves and seeds are rich source of vitamins and minerals which are absorbed by the body pretty fast. These leaves form an effective remedy against wrinkles.
  • Grind fenugreek leaves in a grinder.
  • Apply the paste to the face.
  • Leave it overnight
  • Wash face with lukewarm water in the morning.
  • Follow the remedy once in a week.
  • Alternatively boil fenugreek seeds in water.
  • Wash face everyday with this water.

3. Aloe Vera:

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Malic acid in aloe vera improves skin elasticity.
  • Take gel from aloe vera leaf.
  • Apply it to the face.
  • Leave it for 30 minutes
  • Wash face with water.
  • Follow the remedy everyday.
  • Alternatively mix the aloe vera gel with vitamin E oil.
  • Apply the mixture to the fine lines.
  • Leave for 30 minutes.
  • Wash with water.
  • This remedy too can be followed everyday.

4. Ginger:

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Ginger is loaded with antioxidants and prevents the breakdown of elastin and hence is a perfect anti wrinkle natural product.
  • Grate ginger.
  • Mix a little honey.
  • Eat this mixture daily.
  • Alternatively prepare ginger tea and drink it daily.
  • For ginger tea boil a glass of water.
  • Add grated ginger to it.
  • Let it simmer for 10 minutes
  • Strain and cool the mixture.
  • To this mixture add honey.
  • Enjoy this refreshing ginger tea everyday.

5. Bananas:

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Bananas which are a rich source of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins works like magic on the skin.
  • Mash ripe bananas.
  • Apply it to the affected area of the face.
  • Leave for 30 minutes.
  • Wash with lukewarm water.
  • Follow this remedy twice in week.

6. Almonds:

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Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, iron, folic acid and fiber and delay the process of aging of skin.
  • Soak almonds in raw milk at night.
  • In morning grind it with the milk to form a paste.
  • Apply it to the face.
  • Leave the pack for 30 minutes.
  • Wash with water.
  • Follow the remedy daily for beast results.
Almonds also work effectively on under eye dark circles.

7. Lemon Juice:

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Lemon juice has citric acid. It has astringent action and is a cleansing agent and works well on the blemishes, wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Apply lemon juice to the affected areas.
  • Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Wash with water.
  • Follow the remedy everyday.
  • You can also apply a face pack of lemon juice base.
  • Mix yogurt, honey and vitamin E oil.
  • To this add lemon juice.
  • Mix well
  • Apply the pack on face.
  • Wash face after 20 minutes.
  • For best results follow the remedy once in a week

8. Carrots:

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Carrots are a rich source of vitamin A which encourages the production of collagen and helps in maintaining a younger looking skin.
  • Boil two carrots in water till they are soft.
  • Blend it in a blender.
  • To it add honey.
  • Apply this mixture to the face
  • Leave it for 30 minutes
  • Wash face with water
  • Follow the remedy once in a week.
Include lots of raw carrots in your diet.

Tips:

In addition to the above effective home remedies follow few simple tips which will also prevent premature wrinkles.
  • Lead a happy stress free life.
  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water.
  • Quit smoking as it damages collagen.
  • Don’t expose your delicate skin to the harmful sun.
  • Include foods that contain vitamin C as it promotes collagen formation.Vitmain C is present in citrus fruits like lemon, oranges and vegetables like spinach, broccoli, bell peppers.
  • Don’t forget to get your beauty sleep.
Simple home remedies and useful tips are useful in delaying the process of aging. These methods are also not harmful neither are they expensive like the various market products. But one thing to remember here is that aging will happen and it is irreversible. But you can put in your best efforts to avoid the premature aging of skin.

AUTHOR

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan born and brought in Mumbai has a degree in Masters in Analytical Chemistry and a wide work experience in various fields...

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