Have you ever heard someone said they wished they were older? Maybe, but chances are a lot slimmer than hearing someone say they wished they were younger instead. Indeed, ageing is something many people try to deny as intensely as possible, but it comes for us all, and nothing can delay the inevitable.
One thing you can delay, though, is premature ageing, especially of the skin. All the signs of skin ageing — wrinkles, in particular — can actually be prevented if you want. All you have to do is change a few habits and add some things to your beauty routine.
Even better, some of these things you can do to prevent premature ageing are relatively simple and you can try them for yourself at home. Forget the expensive anti-ageing creams — these natural ingredients can be picked up for cheap by just heading to your local grocery store. Here is part one of all the homemade remedies you can try to prevent wrinkles from appearing on your skin.
How Do Wrinkles Form?
Before we get to the solutions, it can be helpful to understand just how wrinkles can form on our skin, especially on the face. Wrinkles are basically depressions or creases that happen on the surface of the skin. They appear as either fine or deep lines, and they tend to appear more on the forehead or the corners of your eyes.
Wrinkles form naturally as we age, and this is due to a few things. For one, we will simply lose fat on the face as we get older, and this causes the skin to sag and fold, which become wrinkles. Our skin also loses its natural elasticity as the production of collagen is drastically decreased. Collagen is the protein that keeps our bones, muscles, and tissues all held together, and it also helps to keep our skin radiant and springy. When it’s gone, the skin becomes more prone to sagging and causes wrinkles to form.
Home Remedies To Prevent Wrinkles
To keep wrinkles away, you’ve got plenty of options, though they will range in price. The best things in life are free or cheap, so why shouldn’t you choose the cheap-yet-good options? Here are some of the home remedies we recommend you to try.
Honey is a wonderful and useful ingredient that everyone should have in their kitchen. Not only is it yummy, but it can also do wonders to fight off wrinkles and ageing skin. Raw or organic honey is especially potent as a natural moisturizer, which prevents our skin from drying out. Dry skin will crack and can be a cause of wrinkles, so any substance that moisturizes your skin well will be effective at preventing them. More than that, honey is a also an antioxidant that can repair any damaged skin cells that were caused by harmful free radicals, leaving you with nourished and rejuvenated skin. Apply some raw honey on your face and neck every day, and massage it into your skin for a few minutes. Let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off with water, and soon enough your face will be as wrinkle-free as can be.
Egg-Based Face Pack
Instead of getting some expensive face packs from your pharmacy or beauty store, why not make your own? It’s simple enough, especially if you make an egg-based face pack. Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods available, loaded with protein and vitamins. Egg whites, in particular, are particularly rich in protein, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids — all of which are adept at preventing the signs of ageing. It not only helps to tighten up your skin, but also makes skin feel smooth, supple, yet firm. You’ll need a single egg white, half a teaspoon of milk cream, and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients up and it should form a slurry or paste, which you should then apply to your face, especially on the forehead and corners near your eyes. Leave the mixture on for 15 minutes and rinse off thoroughly with cold water after.
Carrot And Potato Face Pack
More face packs, you say? Sure! How about one using carrots and potatoes? Carrots are great sources of vitamin A, which are very well known for helping to boost the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen is a protein that holds all our bones, muscles, and everything else in place, and it is also able to repair damaged skin cells and keep the skin tight and firm — which then helps to prevent wrinkles and adds a youthful glow to your face. On the other hand, potatoes are great at improving skin health, particularly by helping to treat blemishes and dark spots on the skin. When combined, these two ingredients are able to keep wrinkles away, while at the same time keeping the skin tone even and blemish-free. This one might take a bit more effort to prepare, but the results are well worth it. To start, cut a carrot and potato into smaller chunks before boiling them together, and once soft, mash them to make a paste. Add some turmeric powder and baking soda to the mixture, and if not smooth, add some water. Mix well and apply to your face for a good 20 minutes, before rinsing with warm water.