In the first part of this two-part series, we talked about how our skin ages over time and loses its elasticity, hence wrinkles will form. As we mentioned, wrinkles are the creases that appear on your skin, and they tend to appear more often on the corner of your eyes and also on your forehead. This happens due to fat loss on the face as we age, as well as our natural collagen production slowing down.
Wrinkles aren’t ideal for you to have if you want smooth and beautiful skin, so thankfully, there are many ways to either prevent them from happening or methods to smooth out the already wrinkled skin. Better yet, some of these remedies aren’t costly and can even be made with simple ingredients from your kitchen. Here are even more easy home remedies that can help to keep wrinkles away from appearing on your skin.
Even More Home Remedies To Prevent Wrinkles
Previously in part one, we talked about how raw honey, eggs, and vegetables like carrots and potatoes can be made into face masks or ointments and applied directly to the affected wrinkly areas. You’ll be happy to know that there are plenty more natural remedies that can get rid of wrinkles, as we’ll discuss below.
Yoghurt Face Pack
Most of us know that yoghurt is good for our digestive health, and this is thanks to the abundance of probiotics — healthy bacteria — within it. What we did not know before is that yoghurt is also great at keeping wrinkles away. With many nutrients like vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fats, it helps to keep the skin fresh and well hydrated when applied directly onto it. This prevents skin from cracking, which means there’s also a decreased risk of developing wrinkles. Yoghurt also contains lactic acid, and this can help to shrink your pores and tighten up the skin, which prevents creasing and wrinkles from forming. To make full use of this natural ingredient, make a face pack by adding 2 teaspoons of natural, unsweetened yoghurt, 1 teaspoon of honey and lemon juice, and a small pinch of turmeric together and mixing them till they form a paste. Apply it not just onto the wrinkled areas, but all over the face, and leave it on for about ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
Coconut Milk Face Pack
Coconuts are synonymous with palm trees, tropical beach retreats and chilling out, and are also well known for being a tasty treat when it’s warm outside. Naturally, it also does wonders for your skin, especially when it comes to preventing the signs of ageing. It has high levels of Vitamin C, and this helps to maintain the flexibility of your skin and keep it elastic. There are also large amounts of copper, and this mineral is responsible for preventing your skin from sagging, thus keeping wrinkles away too. Other antioxidants also prevent inflammation from happening, which keeps skin soft and supple. All you have to do is soak some cotton balls in coconut milk before dabbing them onto your face and letting it soak in. Leave it to sit for about 30 minutes before splashing some cool water to rinse off.
Banana Face Pack
More than just a tasty snack, bananas are one of the best fruits that can help with a myriad of skin conditions. The yellow banana peel can be directly applied onto acne spots, as the natural antioxidants can help to reduce any inflammation by fighting off any bacteria. The many vitamins within bananas — like Vitamins A, E, and multiple B vitamins — are also helpful in preventing any signs of premature ageing. Zinc, potassium, and even iron can also be found in these delicious fruits, and they help to keep your skin looking youthful and radiant. As you might have guessed by now, bananas can also be combined with a few other natural ingredients to make an effective face pack. You’ll need a single ripe banana, a teaspoon of rosewater, raw honey, and unsweetened yoghurt — mix them well and soon enough you should make a paste. Gently apply to your skin, especially on the face and wrinkle-prone areas, and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse off once you’re done, and soon enough you won’t just have wrinkle-free skin, but also skin that is soft, smooth, and blemish-free.
As we come to the end of this two-part series, we hope you have gained a better understanding of what wrinkles are and how they are formed, and that you have taken note of the various homemade remedies that can help to prevent wrinkles from forming. Aside from topical applications, avoiding exposure to the sun can also help to prevent wrinkles, as the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage the skin’s cells and cause the skin to sag. You should also quit smoking and avoid the consumption of alcohol if you want to prevent premature ageing from happening.