Creases are not good to look, be it on your clothes or on your face! The onset of wrinkles, probably the one thing no one ever wishes to see. Wrinkles are the result of a lack of moisture and elasticity of the skin. This happens mainly due to aging but some environmental factors also have a role to play. Sun exposure, pollution, smoking or nutritional deficiencies are some more factors responsible for the creases on your face.
Wrinkles, also known as rhytides, are folds in your skin. As you age, your skin produces less of the proteins collagen and elastin. This makes your skin thinner and less resistant to damage. Environmental exposure, dehydration, and toxins can all make your face more likely to develop pronounced wrinkles. Wrinkles are a natural part of getting older, and there’s no reason to dread getting them. But if you would like to slow the signs of aging on your face, chances are that you would want to buy cosmetics and anti-wrinkle, anti-aging creams to get rid of them.
Now the price tag on such creams is good enough to give you stress, not to forget the harmful chemicals present in such cosmetics which could make things worse. What if we told you that you can mitigate those creases with the help of simple home remedies?
Natural Ways To Take Care Of Wrinkles:
To begin with, you need to stick to a healthy diet to make up for nutritional deficiencies if any. After this, you can try these simple home remedies to get rid of wrinkles. Take a look.
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil is another natural and effective home remedy for wrinkles. All you need to do is massage a few drops of this oil on your skin before bedtime. Now clean it with a towel. You will wake up to soft and supple skin.
2. Lemon Juice
This vitamin C rich fruit can be a great way to treat wrinkles naturally. Just slice some lemon and squeeze its juice into your fine lines and massage it all over. Acidic properties of lemon will help your skin look brighter and will mitigate the wrinkles as well. Be mindful of the portions though, excess lemon can be harmful to your skin.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is rich in malic acid which improves skin elasticity. All you need to do is take some gel from the leave and apply it to your skin as it is. Wait for 15 minutes or till it dries and then wash it off. You could also mix the gel with some vitamin E oil and apply it on your face for the same effect.
When we refer to a healthier diet, it is much more than just eating these nutritious foods. You can use these foods for topical applications as well. Bananas can also be used for this purpose. Its nutritional properties fight the causes of wrinkles. Mash two bananas and form a paste. Now apply it on your face and let it lest for half an hour and then wash it off. You could also mix it with some avocado and honey for the same effect.
Carrots are rich in vitamin A which promotes collagen production, thereby keeping the skin smooth and wrinkle-free. For this, you can apply a carrot paste on your face every day. Just boil some carrots and blend it into a paste with some honey. Apply it on your face, rest for half an hour and then wash it off. You could also eat them raw.
Pineapple has enzymes that offer multiple benefits for your skin. These enzymes improve skin elasticity, moisture and it eliminates dead skin as well. It is rich in fibers, antioxidants and it boosts skin health as well. All you need to do is rub some pineapple flesh on your skin directly and leave it on for 20 minutes. Once it dries out, wash it with cold water.
7. Drink water
One of the easiest ways of keeping your skin wrinkle-free is by drinking lots of water. It is the best way to keep skin hydrated and maintains moisture as well. Drink two liters of water every day to keep your skin wrinkle-free.
Other than going all-natural for your skin, there are a few ways in which you can avoid getting wrinkles in the first place:
1. Wear sunscreen
Most people know that wearing sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) over 30 can help prevent skin cancer. A 2013 study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that sunscreen also helped delay the signs of aging. While you probably already wear sunscreen for the beach, wearing a moisturizing sunscreen on your face each day is a habit that will benefit your skin health long-term.
2. Limit your sugar intake
The medical community continues to learn more about how sugar consumption can affect your health. Sugar in your body sets off a process called glycation, and advanced glycation end products (called AGEs) are no good for your skin. AGEs break down the collagen in your body and, over time, can make you look older. AGEs have also been linked to food preparation methods such as grilling and frying (as opposed to baking and boiling). Limiting your intake of sugar and oil-rich foods will help your face retain its youthful shape.
3. Cut out smoking
Smoking is bad for your health for lots of reasons, but many people don’t know that it can age your face prematurely. One fascinating study compared the faces of 79 pairs of identical twins in which one had a smoking habit and the other one didn’t. The striking differences in their ages made it clear that smoking does affect the condition of the skin on your face. Even being around secondhand smoke can increase your risk for many cancers and other diseases, and it may hurt your skin as well.
4.Switch up your sleep position
Some wrinkling on your face can actually be caused by the position that you sleep in. It’s called “compression,” and it’s caused by your face pressing against the pillow, in the same way, every night. Over time, this compression leaves your skin weaker in some places than others, and a wrinkle forms. You can prevent or slow down compression wrinkles by sleeping on your back.
5. Wash your face regularly
Taking that extra three to five minutes to wash your face at night is never a waste of your time. When you leave makeup on your face overnight, your skin absorbs most of it. Since most cosmetics contain harsh chemicals, this contributes to the oxidative stress your skin faces. That’s why taking an extra three to five minutes to wash your face at night is never a waste of time. Avoid vigorously scrubbing your face. Use a water-based wipe to cleanse your face before you go to sleep, and finish your wash with some cold water splashed across your skin.
6. Avoid ultraviolet light
Ultraviolet light is the ultimate cause of most wrinkles on your face, neck, arms, and hands. And while ultraviolet light can’t be completely avoided, there are steps that you can take to lessen the degree of exposure that you receive. Opt for a sunless tanning lotion over long sunbathing sessions in the sand, and wear a hat that shields your face from the sun during long periods outdoors. When possible, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts when you’re adventuring outdoors. You’ll still absorb some sunshine, but you won’t be contributing to the wrinkles on your skin.
7. Up your antioxidants
Skin is exposed to more oxidative stress than any other organ in your body. That means your skin can be damaged just by going through your daily routine. Antioxidants help fight the damage that oxidative stress does to your cells. While you can purchase a sunscreen or wrinkle cream enriched with antioxidants, there are plenty of other ways to get that antioxidant boost for your skin. Eating a diet rich in blueberries, kidney beans, grapes, kale, and spinach will help you get healthy skin “from the inside out” and could reduce the signs of premature aging.
‘Oblivion is inevitable as are wrinkles’ , but we can take care of our skin to prevent early aging. We should try to use organic products for our skin to let it breathe and have our vegetables and fruits.