Aging is a part of life but that doesn’t mean that you compromise with a sagging skin and wrinkles even before the time. Environmental pollution and increased exposure to the sun are some of the culprits that encourage premature aging. Therefore, anti-aging measures are imperative. After all, nobody wants to welcome wrinkles or crow’s feet before the aging alarms ring.
Scrolling down the cosmetics aisles can help you get some amazing lotions that claim to work wonders for your skin. However, even before you’d know these lotions will empty your wallets and yield only a little. A good solution then is the DIY section that aims to reap the benefits of herbal remedies for anti-aging.
These herbal remedies don’t suck your wallet dry. Besides, most of the ingredients are available either in your refrigerator or they pantry. DIY anti-aging solutions are packed with a good dose of antioxidants and active vitamins from the foods that make up the natural treatment.
Such a fresh and powerful ingredient list is way more effective than chemical-packed over-the-counter anti-aging solutions. Moreover, such solutions do not boost an active vitamin supply. Therefore, herbal remedies are effective ways to keep early signs of aging at bay:
Reduced age spots: Lemon juice
Lemon juice boasts an incredible high vitamin C content, which is a powerful antioxidant. It is characterized by its bleaching action that helps lighten freckles and reduce age spots. You can reap the benefits of lemon juice by directly applying the squeezed lemon juice on your skin.
Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash with plain water. Certain people have sensitive skin that cannot tolerate the acidity of fresh juice. In such a case, dap a cotton ball into the lemon juice and then apply it on the affected areas on your skin.
A more effective solution is a mixture of 1 tsp. of lemon juice, 1 tsp. of egg white, and 1 tsp of milk cream. Apply this mixture on your face and rinse with cold water after 15 minutes. You can also get a soothing remedy for your skin by pairing lemon juice with honey. Massage this mixture into your skin and leave for 20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water afterward.
Skin tightening: Rose water
Rose water is a cleanser. It removes dirt from clogged pores. On top of it, rose water exhibits astringent action, which translates into skin tightening. Consequently, it promotes skin firmness and tightening as well as lessens the under-eye puffiness.
All you have to is mix 2 tsp. of rose water with 3-4 glycerine drops along with half a tsp. of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on your face with the help of a cotton ball every night before heading to bed.
You can also make a face pack of rose water. Mix a tsp. of rose water with a tsp. of honey and curd each. Add this mix to a mashed banana and apply it on your face for 20 minutes. Next, wash of the water with cool water.
Skin exfoliation and smoothness: Rice
Exfoliation is an important aspect of skincare. A leaf from the Japanese skincare book shows that rice is a useful natural ingredient for getting a smooth skin. Rice is rich in vitamin E that helps exfoliate skin.
To prepare a mix by moistening water, you can use plain water or rice milk. However, the latter is a better choice, as it adds calcium and vitamin A to the mix that yields their own benefits for your skin. Therefore, you will need a quarter cups of brown rice flour and 2-3 tbsp. of unsweetened organic rice milk.
Mix these two to form a smooth paste, then, massage the paste onto your skin in slow, circular motion. Rinse with water and follow with a moisturizer.
Anti-aging moisturizer: Avocado-honey
Moisturizing your skin is a must for maintaining its health. Dry skin tends to welcome wrinkles and other anti-aging symptoms. With moisturizing, your skin is able to retain water that acts as temporary filler for wrinkles. It also makes skin smooth.
In this regard, an avocado-honey mix is helpful. You will need 3 tbsp. of fresh cream, 1 tbsp. of honey, and ¼ avocado. Combine these three ingredients in a blender and prepare a smooth cream. Apply this mix to your skin and leave it on for an hour then wash off with warm water.
Wrinkles: Olive oil
Olive is a great DIY ingredient for a wrinkle-free skin. It is enriched with antioxidants such as vitamin A and E that fight free radicals causing skin damage. Regularly massaging olive oil into your skin can help to moisturize, repair, and regenerate skin cells. As the oil enters your skin, it also helps maintain skin moisture.
You can directly massage olive oil into the affected area of your skin. Alternatively, you can also mix a few drops of honey with a few drops of glycerin with a few drops of olive oil. Massage this mix into your skin at least twice on a daily basis. This will eliminate dead cells and tighten sagged skin.
In addition to olive oil, you can also massage your skin with emu oil, coconut oil, almond oil, and almond oil to reduce as well as prevent wrinkles.
Wrinkles and acne: Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera shows numerous skin benefits. It is an effective DIY remedy for acne and pimples as it reduced the excess skin oiliness. Malic acid in aloe vera helps boost skin elasticity and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
In addition to this, zinc present in the gel also increases your skin’s youthfulness by shrinking pores. The long chain sugar molecules in the skin also help retain moisture and improve the production of collagen that provides firm skin, enhances its elasticity, and smooths out wrinkles too.
All you have to do cut aloe vera leaf from the plant and get its gel. Apply it fresh on your skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Another option is to mix a tsp. of aloe vera with the content of Vitamin E capsules. Use the mixture on the areas that are wrinkled. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water.
Gentle exfoliant: Blackberry Walnut Scrub
Blueberries are commended for their potent supply of antioxidants. These are also packed with vitamin A, C, and E that are known for improving and reducing the early aging skins. Walnuts in the scrub provide with a greater content of Vitamin E.
You will need half a cup of walnuts and the same amount of organic blackberries. If blackberries are not available, then you use black raspberries in their stead. Combines both the ingredients in a blender and make a smooth paste. If needed, you can use a little water. Apply the paste to moistened skin. Massage it in a circular motion and rinse with tepid water. Complete the drill with by applying a toner.
The herbal remedies for anti-aging are effective solutions for getting rid of symptoms of aging. These do not cost a bomb and are rich sources of vitamins and antioxidants. You can try these without the fear of any side effects and within the comfort of your home.