Natural Homemade Solutions to Fight Skin Aging
by Catherine Santos
Most of us are very particular when it comes to our skin. When fine lines and wrinkles start to appear, we might hurry to the store and grab a beauty product to treat our skin.
Aging is inevitable and since there is no one proven cure for this, a lot of people are now playing the game of hit and miss. Skin aging is a natural process but nowadays a lot of people are experiencing it earlier than expected. Premature skin aging could make a twenty year old woman look twenty years older than her real age.
Once you notice the initial signs, it is better to immediately take the next step towards treatment. Remember that you cannot stop skin aging but you can slow down the process and reverse the signs. And all it takes is the knowledge on how to do it.
However, you may think that this is pricey to buy various skincare brands offering various products or medical spas. It is even more expensive to get cosmetic surgeries. The good news is that there are a number of easy and homemade solutions that you can use in your fight against skin aging. Here are some popular tricks:
Drink Plenty of Water
The simplest and most affordable way to healthy skin is to drink plenty of water every day. Yes, this is not a myth because water is the best fluid to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Water also flushes out all the harmful toxins inside the body. These toxins play a role in skin aging.
Apply Honey as a Mask
Honey is a popular choice when it comes to skin care. Apply a small amount all over the entire face and neck as a mask and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing. Its natural properties keep the skin soft, smooth and moisturized.
The combination of milk and honey is also considered as one of the best homemade solutions to prevent skin aging. The anti-oxidant properties of natural honey combined with the moisturizing effect of milk can improve the elasticity and texture of the skin.
Cucumber Slices to Reduce Dark Circles and Puffiness
Say goodbye to the dark circles under the eyes with cucumber. Place two cold slices of cucumber to both eyes to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Tea bags are also a great home remedy for the eyes.
Fresh Tomato or Lemon Juice
Apply fresh tomato or lemon juice to your face for a few seconds and rinse thoroughly. Its anti-inflammatory properties help fight skin blemishes such as acne.
Potato which is a usual kitchen staple can also be used to fight skin aging. Rich in anti-oxidants, you can make your own potato mask. Just grate one large sized potato and extract the juice. Apply this on the area where blemishes are visible and let it stay for about thirty minutes before rinsing. This is also a good remedy to reduce the appearance of large pores.
Essential Oils for Anti-Wrinkle Lotion
You can also make your own anti-wrinkle facial lotion using essential oils such as rosewood, sandalwood, and geranium with primrose oil as the base. A few drops of these natural oils mixed together could provide you with an all-natural and homemade skincare product.
Turmeric and Sugarcane Juice Mixture
Make a paste by combining turmeric powder and sugar cane juice. Apply this all over the face for about ten minutes. Use this remedy once you see the first signs of aging.
Keeping your skin looking clean and healthy does not have to cost a lot. You could easily make your own facial mask, cleanser, toner or moisturizer using the products that can be found right at your own home.
Most of these remedies dated back centuries ago, where skin formulations using developed chemicals were still unknown. The use of all natural ingredients is also proven to be safer especially for individuals with very sensitive skin. Harsh chemicals could further damage the skin and might cause irritation.
Even with these natural remedies, it is a good idea to avoid some of the ingredients if you are allergic to them.
Lastly, do not forget that this is a cheaper alternative compared to visits to skin clinics and buying a lot of beauty products. Remember that while we cannot stop the process of aging, we can still age gracefully with a healthy looking skin.
(Catherine Santos writes about fitness, lifestyle and health for CRNA Schools, a resource for students interested in becoming a nurse anesthetist.)