As you grow older, you will find that your skin starts to develop lines and wrinkles. This is because advancing age causes your skin to lose its elasticity. As your skin starts to age, it loses its fat content and gets thinner. Genetics also play an important role in determining the amount of wrinkles you have.
There are a few lifestyle habits that have been known to be responsible for fine lines and wrinkles such as excessive sun exposure, smoking, and sleeping on your stomach or side. But all is not lost. There are actually quite a few simple tips that could stop wrinkles in their tracks.
Wrinkles are a natural part of growing older, but that doesn’t mean it needs to take over your life. Here are some amazing natural remedies that can improve your senior skin.
Fenugreek seeds, leaves, and oil are extremely effective in mitigating a variety of skin problems such as wrinkles. Fenugreek leaves are known to have a high mineral and vitamin content that can be absorbed into the body easily to treat fine lines and wrinkles. To make a homemade anti-wrinkle fenugreek face pack, grind a few fresh fenugreek leaves into a thick paste, apply it on your face and leave it on overnight. Wash it off in the morning with lukewarm water. You can also boil water with fenugreek seeds and use the water to wash your face or apply fenugreek oil on your face.
Olive oil isn’t just ideal for cooking pasta, but is also amazing to massage your skin with. Olive oil is packed with vitamins like E and A as well as antioxidants which are known to fight skin-damaging free radicals. Give yourself an olive oil massage each night to repair, moisturize, and even regenerate skin cells. The oil keeps your skin moisturized and offers long-lasting protection when it penetrates deep into your skin.
You can also mix a few drops of glycerin, olive oil, and honey to form a paste and massage it onto your skin twice a day to tighten saggy skin and eliminate dead cells.
The aloe vera plant is known for its immense healing and restorative benefits. It contains malic acid which improves the elasticity of your skin and subsequently reduces wrinkles. All you need to do is cut a leaf from an aloe vera plant, extract its gel and apply it to your skin. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water to reap its benefits.
You could even mix the contents of a vitamin E capsule and a teaspoon of aloe vera gel, apply the mixture to the area that has the most wrinkles, leave it on for half an hour and then wash it off using lukewarm water.
Almonds are super sources of iron, fiber, zinc, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, and oleic acid, all of which have been found to treat wrinkles and delay the overall aging process. To make your homemade almond face pack, soak a few almonds overnight in milk, remove the skins in the morning and grind them into a thick paste. Apply the paste to all over your face, leave it on for about half an hour, and wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this once a day for the best results.
You can even give yourself an almond oil massage to keep the signs of ageing in check.
Ginger has high antioxidant content and is a stellar anti-wrinkle remedy. Mix a tablespoon of honey into a piece of grated ginger and eat this mixture each morning. You can even drink a cup of ginger tea twice a day.
Follow these natural remedies to help keep your skin at its best.