Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Home Remedies for Wrinkles

Home Remedies for Wrinkles by Kevin Pederson


It is natural to see wrinkles on the face when you grow old. This is the effect of ageing. Premature ageing and wrinkles can be checked if care is taken when you are young. A lot of people rely on home remedies when it comes to diminishing them. Here are some tips and home remedies to get you started on the path to minimize these wrinkles and make your skin look young and healthy again.

Stay out of the sun The first place to start is to stay out of the sun. Sun tanning damages and ages your skin faster than anything, and it also has been leading to cancer more and more since the ozone is wearing away from pollution.

Eat healthy Secondly, incorporate healthy doses of natural antioxidant foods like leafy green vegetables and brightly colored fruit for maximum free radical elimination. Free radicals are the number one cause of collagen breakdown, which is a direct cause of wrinkles.

Smokers beware Smoking robs the complexion of oxygen, decreasing blood circulation to facial skin and resulting in premature lines and wrinkles. Also, anyone puffing on a cigarette is essentially doing a lot of repetitive facial movements that add even more wrinkles. So kick the habit if you want those wrinkles to disappear.

Sleep on your back When you sleep on your side or belly with your face on the pillow, wrinkles are formed. People who sleep in this posture usually get a diagonal crease on their forehead running above their eyebrows. Sleeping on your back eliminates this problem.

Facial massage Massage increases the blood circulation and results in the tightening of muscles and tissue. This reduces the fleshiness of the skin and restores a young look. You can apply coconut oil on the portions of your skin and face where wrinkles set in and gently massage every night at bedtime.

Go bananas Try banana as an anti-wrinkle treatment. Mash a fourth of a banana until it becomes very creamy. Spread all over your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold water. Gently pat dry.

Get a humidifier Air conditioning and heating systems are known to dry out the skin, making the aging process occur more rapidly. Try using a humidifier. This inexpensive bit of equipment will help to keep air moist and therefore keep your skin moist too.

Vitamin E Prick three capsules of vitamin E and drain into a small bowl. Add two teaspoons plain yogurt, half a teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to your face with cotton ball. Leave on your skin for about ten minutes and rinse off.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

About the Author

Kevin Pederson, webmaster for home remedies, such as Home Remedies gives you natural cures to treat daily commonly faced ailments in the comfort of your home. He also writes for other health sites such as yoga, hair-n-skin care and more.

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