As we grow older, visible signs of aging begin to appear on our faces. But with a few easy home remedies that can become a part of your daily routine and diet, you can bring that youthful glow back to your face.
Aging is an inevitable part of life. While during the initial teen years we're all excited at the prospect of growing up and becoming 'grownups', when adulthood actually hits, we find ourselves wishing we could turn back time. The barrage of responsibilities that come our way isn't the only thing to be blamed for it.
While puberty is the time when many people go through a substantial glow-up, once the late 20s approach, the story takes a U-turn. Wrinkles and under-eye bags become permanent tenants on your face as you progress into your 30s. The 40s is when we see a definite effect of the stress and tension, most often visible in the form of wrinkles and dull skin. And while we may not be able to reverse the signs of aging, there are ways to delay it.
We have listed down 10 easy and effective ways in which you can bring that youthful glow back to your face:
Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamins. The high anti-oxidant properties of certain fruits help leave your skin feeling firm, clear and youthful as ever. Kiwi, pomegranate, watermelon, avocado, papaya, apple etc are all packed with a wide range of vitamins. Carrots, spinach, sweet potato, cantaloupe, kale etc too are excellent sources of Vitamin A, which is responsible for keeping the skin looking fresh and soft.
The antioxidants and exfoliating acids present in citrus fruits, especially lemons, help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. Squeeze the juice of a lemon and massage it into these lines every night before bed. But it important to be careful with this if you have sensitive skin. The juice rejuvenates skin by getting rid of dead skin cells and also helps fade blemishes and aging spots by bleaching the area. It would be ideal to use freshly squeezed lemon juice as opposed to the natural variety. Also, keep in mind that it should be used sparingly as it can dry out skin.
Egg whites contain collagen and protein that help reduce wrinkles and improve the skin's elasticity respectively. They aid in tightening skin and shrinking pores, thereby making it look more radiant. An effective way to add this to your skincare routine is by preparing an easy home-made face mask with it. Collect the egg whites from a few eggs into a bowl and whip them well. Massage this concoction onto your face and let it sit and dry for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off.
For centuries, olive oil has been a big part of beauty routines all around the world. Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, it keeps the skin hydrated by building a gentle barrier that prevents the loss of moisture in the skin. It also protects you from UV rays that cause skin damage. Massage a few drops of olive oil into your skin every night and rinse it off with a soft towel. This practice will aid in keeping your skin soft and supple, giving it a fresh and healthy look.
Dark circles under the eye are pretty much an inescapable part of aging. Mostly caused by stress and fatigue, the stubbornness of the darkened skin under your eyes can make you appear much older than your age. The key is to hydrate the area under your eyes and that is where avocados come in. Placing a slice of ripe avocado under your eye helps maintain the moisture in the delicate skin there. You can also apply a mixture of mashed avocado and almond oil (1 tablespoon) to the area for better results. Rinse it off after 10 minutes.
Tea is your best friend when it comes to reducing the appearance of bags under your eyes. Apart from being a delicious beverage, green tea also contains antioxidants like flavonoids and tannins that have anti-inflammatory properties. The tannins help in tightening skin by pulling out excess fluid. Soak 2 tea bags in luke-warm water and refrigerate them for a couple of minutes before placing one on each eye. Sit back and relax for 5 minutes as the tea does its magic.
A major cause for under eye bags and the appearance of dark circles is strain and stress. What with digital screens becoming a huge part of our lives now, our eyes can barely catch a break and are constantly tired. A way to combat this is with the help of an extremely common household item. Spoons. Refrigerate a couple of metal spoons for 10-15 mins before placing the bowls of the spoons on your eyelids for about a minute. The cold metal will help relax your eyes and leave them refreshed.
Cucumbers on eyes have pretty much become a cliché beauty tip. Nevertheless, their popularity is not without reason. Apart from revitalizing the skin, they also have mild skin lightening effects which help reduce the visibility of dark circles. It also helps bring down any water retention under the eye due to the presence of ascorbic acid and caffeic acid. After a long day, lying down with 2 thin slices of cold cucumber on your eyes for about 30 minutes will do wonders for them.
Aside from being great for your gut, this lacto-fermented finely cut raw cabbage is a wonderful remedy for wrinkles. Apply a little bit of sauerkraut over the wrinkles plaguing your face and leave it on from about 10 minutes before washing it off. Ingesting it also helps prevent wrinkles as the cabbage is a good source of vitamin A. It is also known to help treat the appearance of acne.
This facemask is a wonderful homemade remedy for the initial signs of aging that appear in the form of laugh lines, nasolabial folds and the like. Grind a peeled cucumber into a pulp and pass it through a sieve to extract the juice. Combine this extract with an egg white and mix it well until it gets to a good consistency. Massage this concoction onto your face and lips, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off.Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.