While wrinkles on skin are a natural part of the aging process, certain areas tend to be more prone to these changes. Skin around the eyes, lips and on the neck seems to be more sensitive to the ravages of time. Other causes of wrinkles include overexposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun, stress, rapid weight loss, Vitamin E deficiency and smoking. If you are looking for ways to keep your skin as wrinkle-free as possible, you can try several home remedies.
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Massage your face gently each evening to increase blood flow to the area. Using both hands, start at the neck and massage upward to the forehead. This can make existing wrinkles appear less noticeable. Massage tightens muscles, which can give you a younger look.
Apply lemon juice to your face twice each day. Lemon juice works as a natural astringent to tone skin and reduce wrinkles. Leave lemon juice on your face for about 10 minutes before rinsing off. Olive oil is another option, particularly for diminishing the appearance of laugh lines and crow’s feet. The Vitamin E in olive oil is a powerful antioxidant that works to fade age spots.
Add avocados to your diet, or apply the pulp directly to your face. Avocado is a common home remedy for wrinkles that gives skin more elasticity by replenishing moisture. The fats in the oil work to smooth and plump the skin. Another anti-aging treatment option is to puree the flesh of the fruit and use it as a facial mask. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes before rinsing off.
Improve skin texture and tone by applying milk to your skin each night after washing or bathing. The lactic acid in milk helps get rid of dead skin cells and stimulates collagen production. Soak a clean, cotton cloth in milk and then place on the skin in problem areas.
Mix ½ tbsp. honey with 2 tbsp. rose water. Rub over your face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing off with tepid water. The honey works to moisturize dry skin. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, M.D., F.A.A.D., a dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatology, advises that if you suffer from exceptionally dry skin, you should cleanse your face only at night to keep from stripping it of its natural oils. Rinse your face in the morning with cool water.
Squeeze the milk out of grated, raw coconut. Put on your face for a rejuvenating, glowing effect.