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5 Home Remedies to Naturally Prevent Wrinkles

Our skin starts to age when it loses its collagen. Collagen is the skin’s main protein which keeps it taut and smooth. With age, our skin’s dermal layer becomes thin and produces less collagen which causes it to sag and become hollow with time.

While genes do play a role in the aging process, the actions you take control many of the processes’ speed and level of damage. Below are some home remedies to naturally prevent wrinkles and slow down the process of wrinkle formation.

Banana Mask

This powerfully healthy fruit isn’t just good for eating, but can also be used as a creamy face mask. Mash one banana up with a teaspoon of orange juice and a teaspoon of plain yogurt. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. The vitamin A will help fade dark spots and blemishes, while vitamin B will prevent aging, and potassium will moisturize and hydrate skin cells. Vitamin E is known as “the protector” because of its strength in fighting free radical damage and boosting the skin’s resistance to UV damage.

Lemon Juice Honey Dab

A simple remedy to reduce the appearance of wrinkles just before you head out the door, put on your makeup, or wash your face, is known as the lemon juice honey dab. Apply a thick layer of lemon juice mixed with honey on your face for 10 minutes to tighten skin then rinse off, feel fresh, and smell nice. The honey contains humectant, which preserves moisture in skin cells, while the lemon boosts collagen production.

Aloe Vera

The clear gel inside an aloe vera plant has antiseptic properties and causes soothing effect when applied to the skin, especially after exposure to sunlight thanks to the vitamins and minerals it contains. Having an aloe vera plant inside your home or growing in your garden is convenient and less expensive than buying the gel by itself because the leaves re-grow after they’re cut or removed from the base. Sunburns are one of the quickest ways to damage and wrinkle skin, so applying gel can ease the healing process with its anti-inflammatory properties.

Massage

Give yourself a massage with a do-it-yourself acupressure treatment. Use your index and middle finger on one hand to massage 20 rotations between your brows. Apply light pressure to each temple for 10 seconds and then to the jaw joint for another 10 seconds while clenching your teeth gently. It’ll smooth skin and relax the muscles from making unnecessary micro movements that cause wrinkles from tension and stress.

Topical Vitamin C

When you’re young, your skin is full of this critical vitamin. However, as skin ages it lessens over time but is still needed and plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin. By restoring your skin’s vitamin C levels through its intake in the form of lemon/ orange juice or exfoliating with topical vitamin C every morning, you can repair sun damage, such as discoloration and fine lines. A rare side effect is dryness or flaking, which can be counteracted by applying moisturizer.

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