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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

5 Simple Home Remedies for Wrinkles

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Wrinkles are delicate creases caused by thin, sagging skin. These are especially visible on the face, neck and hands. Wrinkles appear when the collagen and elastin present in the connective tissue of the skin is weakened or decrease in number. Skin that has suffered such damage appears thinner, loses fat content, elasticity and smoothness. In order to decide on an appropriate treatment method for wrinkles, it is important to first understand what causes wrinkles on the face, hands, and other parts of the body. Wrinkles are typically the result of ageing and are often concentrated on certain areas of the skin where creases commonly occur. Creases on the skin occur with regular muscle concentrations in a particular area and so it is not uncommon to have wrinkles around the sides of the mouth and around the eyes. There are certain factors that can hasten the wrinkling process and once these have been determined, it is easier to slow down this process as well as treat existing wrinkles.

Wrinkles Occur Due to Ageing Process
Though wrinkles are a part and parcel of the ageing process, premature wrinkles are a cause of concern for many. Some of the common causes of wrinkles on skin are:

Over Exposure to Sun - The damage caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun is known as photoageing. This is one of the most common causes for face wrinkles or facial wrinkles and there are several home remedies that can be used to help reduce the severity of the wrinkles. However, in addition to using treatment methods to reduce wrinkles it is also important to employ certain measures to prevent the formation of wrinkles. These methods of protection would include sunscreen lotion and other sun protection methods.

Smoking - Smoking hastens the ageing process. The large amount of free radicals produced by cigarette smoke is one of the biggest culprits for premature wrinkles. Free radicals can play havoc with the skin, damaging it to an alarming extent. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules and atoms that occur naturally in the body due to various chemical functions within the body. However, certain activities like smoking and prolonged exposure to sunlight drastically increases the number of free radicals in the body. The body can manage to repair a certain amount of damage caused by free radicals but when the damage is severe it results in cell death which in turn affects the various organs of the body including the skin. Facial wrinkles are one of the most common and observable effects of smoking and once a person quits smoking they will begin to notice a definite improvement in the texture of their skin within the very first week.

Pollution - Environmental factors such as exposure to air pollutants, dust, chemicals and harsh lights can cause wrinkles on skin over a period of time.

Repeated motions such as squinting can cause wrinkles around the eyes. These are referred to as "crow's feet". Smiling and frowning can also cause laugh lines around the mouth or frown lines on the forehead.

Drug use too has been cited as a common cause of wrinkles. This coupled with alcohol abuse can leave a person’s face wrinkled and papery.

Stress has been linked to numerous health conditions and has been known to play a significant role in several life-threatening diseases such as heart disease. However, stress also has a massive impact on your physical appearance as it can leave your skin looking dry and wrinkles and may even cause your hair to lose its natural shine.

Genetics too plays a role in the appearance of wrinkles but if your parents had wrinkles it is not necessary that you too would suffer from the same problem.

Weight Loss - Rapid weight loss can cause wrinkles as the volume of the fat cells (which have a cushioning effect) are drastically reduced. This causes the skin to sag and crease. Face wrinkles after weight loss is a very common problem and there are several facial exercises that you can include in your daily schedule to help increase muscle tone and prevent wrinkles.

Loss of Vitamin E - Depletion of this important vitamin can cause the skin quality to deteriorate. Include foods that are rich in Vitamin E in your daily diet to help your skin remain healthy and wrinkle free. You can also use Vitamin E topically by applying Vitamin E oil to your face every night. This will help to eliminate wrinkles and improve the texture of your skin. Vitamin E is rich in antioxidants and helps to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants are an essential part of skin care as they bind to free radicals and prevent them from damaging your skin on a cellular level.

Home Remedies for Wrinkle on Skin

Here are some simple home remedies to deal with wrinkles on skin and prevent the formation of new ones:
Apply egg whites to the skin under your eyes. Egg whites contain several vitamins and will help to nourish as well as tighten your skin. This is an excellent method to reduce wrinkles naturally and so in addition to applying it under your eyes, you can apply it to your forehead and other areas of your skin that are prone to wrinkling. Odor-free castor oil can be applied to the skin under the eyes or on that of the throat.

Empty the contents of 3 Vitamin E capsules into a small bowl. Add to this 2 tsps plain yogurt, 1/2 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the face using a cotton ball. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse. This is one of the simplest natural anti wrinkle face creams and is an especially effective anti wrinkle treatment for men.

A mixture of 1/4 cup comfrey infusion, 1/4 cup witch hazel and 10 drops of patchouli essential oil is effective in treating wrinkles. This can be stored in a clean bottle and applied on affected areas with a cotton ball. There are several natural anti wrinkle creams that work well when used on a regular basis but it is important to be patient and expect results only after a week or two of using these creams.

Gently massage coconut oil on portions of skin prone to wrinkles every night a bedtime. Virgin coconut oil mixed with a few drops of Vitamin E oil is one of the best deep wrinkle creams and often produces visible results within a week of using them.

A paste of turmeric made with sugarcane juice is great to get rid of wrinkles and slow skin ageing.

Cut a green Thompson seedless grape in half and gently crush it on your face on the wrinkles. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water and let it dry in natural air.

Rub the core of pineapple on the face and leave it for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off. This works well on fine wrinkles.

Make a deep moisturizing cream out of a few spoons of fresh cream, a slice of avocado, a handful of flaxseeds, and a spoon of honey. Puree all these ingredients in a blender to obtain a smooth cream and apply it to your skin. Allow it to remain on for at least an hour and then wash it off with cold water. The fresh cream in this natural moisturizing cream will help to provide your skin with vitamins and mineral that will keep it healthy and wrinkle free while the slice of avocado is rich in several fats and fat soluble vitamins and this will help to fortify your skin and reduce the severity of existing wrinkles. Flaxseeds contain omega 3fats which are essential for wrinkle prevention and honey helps to moisturize the skin. Include this cream in your regular skin care regimen to achieve quick results.

Applying juice of green pineapples and apples on the face daily for 10-15 minutes is good for fine wrinkles and cracked skin.

Application of pure castor oil regularly prevents wrinkles. It would be best to mix the castor oil along with a small amount of lemon juice before applying it to the affected areas of your skin as lemon juice contains Vitamin C which is very effective in treating wrinkles.

One of the best methods of forehead wrinkles treatment for men is a freshly prepared puree made out of a small piece of raw papaya and a piece of banana. Papaya contains papain which is an enzyme that helps to break down dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and encourages the growth of newer skin. Bananas are rich in several vitamins and help to rejuvenate the skin and prevent further wrinkling. Use this remedy at least once a week to help prevent and treat wrinkles.

2 comments:

  1. Anti wrinkle injections are a purified protein which is injected in minute quantities into the muscles of the face in order to relax and soften the lines and wrinkles.

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  2. I just went through your blog and I found so many simple things which if people adopt can do wonders for them! Really nicely written. looking forward to further posts.

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