You wake up in the morning and notice a few fine lines on your face. A couple of days later, you notice tiny dark spots on your cheeks. You feel panic take over because you know what this is – Signs Of Aging! Before you fret your way into stress-wrinkles, get this – Aging is a natural process and nature, sneaky as it is, has provided us with substances that can slow down the process if not reverse it completely. Take a look at a few of these home remedies for wrinkles and other signs of aging:
This plant, with its endless list of benefits, is nothing less than a miracle. It enhances the production of collagen, the protein which maintains the elasticity of the skin, thus reducing the occurrence of wrinkles. Apart from anti-aging, aloe vera can also be used to reduce skin oiliness.
DIY: Aloe Vera + Lemon Mask
- Mix the two ingredients together
- Massage on skin in circular motion
- Leave for 20-30 minutes and wash off
With lemon removing dark spots and aloe vera generating collagen, this mask will give you skin that looks as good as new.
The fruit is packed with nutrients that promote anti-aging including Vitamins B, C, E and potassium. It hydrates, moisturizes, promotes collagen production and the fact that it is so easily available makes it the most sought after anti-aging food.
Rich in Vitamins A, C and E, papayas are high up on the antioxidant scale. They not only tighten but also brighten the skin. The alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) present in papayas, are used in the most expensive anti-aging creams. Now you can find the same age reducing goodness in your fridge.
DIY: Papaya + Banana Mask
- Mash pieces of papaya and banana together
- Apply generously on face and neck
- Wash off after 20 minutes
While papaya removes dead skin cells, banana promotes the generation of new ones. Together they form the perfect youth elixir for your skin.
Saying that honey is your skin’s soulmate wouldn’t be exaggeration. It is used in almost all the face packs that have anything to do with skin rejuvenation, lightening, exfoliation or hydration. Basically, it’s nature’s answer to every skin problem there is. It will lighten your age spots and remove pigmentation. The potassium and Vitamin B will give you supple and youthful skin.
DIY: Just Honey!
- Apply pure honey on your skin
- Wash off with warm water in 20-30 minutes
This skincare staple is enough on its own. Your skin will thank you for the nourishment honey provides it with.
The benefits of turmeric for the human body are endless. It purifies the body both inside and out. It’s been used in facial masks for ages. It is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal – need we say more? Consume it in the form of turmeric milk or apply it directly to your face, turmeric will never let you down (or let you age).
DIY: Turmeric, Honey and Yoghurt Mask
- Mix the ingredients together.
- Apply and wait until it’s dry
- Wash off
We’ve told you what turmeric and honey do. With yoghurt added to the mix, you have a pack that will not only do away with those unsightly creases, but will also make your skin appear brighter.
Now you know that the best anti-aging treatments are sitting right in your kitchen. However, if you’re looking for natural anti-aging creams that you can use without the slightest efforts, these are the ones we recommend:
Get it here: Khadi Saffron and Papaya Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Get it here: Jovees Ayurveda Sandal, Saffron & Honey Anti-Aging Face Mask
Get it here: Soultree Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Get it here: Patanjali Tejus Anti Wrinkle Cream
Get it here: Forrest Essentials Narangi & Nagkesar Facial Ubtan
Aging is a natural process but we’d like to look as good as we can with the passing years. These remedies will help you age gracefully.