Aging is something that we all are fighting against. Since time immemorial, human have been seeking the elixir of beauty – the magic potion that could possibly fix all the skin problems and hide your age. However, the concept of aging has changed drastically; today, it is counted by the number of years one has lived since birth. With an infinite number of advances in the skin care industry, it has become really difficult to guess the age of the person simply by the looks. This is the era of looking ageless, looking the age is out of the human concept now.
For those who can afford to go in for various age defying surgeries that tuck in the loose flab, helps vanish wrinkles and even out those blemishes, it is easy to look younger. But, for the majority of population, it isn't that easy to afford these expensive surgeries, laser treatments and face lifts. Almost all of us seek to get all these benefits of anti-aging by not having to spend as much. Not only that, some of you look only for natural ways that are more suitable and healthy for keeping your skin ageless and radiant and according to me, it isn't a bad idea at all.
10 Natural Home Remedies To Make You Look Flawless
1. Lemon Juice And Honey, A Perfect Peel Off
Lemon, as we are aware of, is rich in vitamin C which is a strong antioxidant. Besides, its bleaching action works wonders on your age spots and freckle. Honey, on the other hand, is an amazing moisturizer that accompanies the lemon juice perfectly. Both, in a combination, make a healthy peel off mask that can be applied easily and quite often. This extremely mask could even be applied daily to look at your best. Lemon juice and honey makes a perfect remedy for aging skin, because honey has a soothing action.
How to prepare it: Squeeze out the juice from a lemon, add one teaspoonful of honey in it, apply and leave on the skin for about 15 minutes every day and rinse with plain water. For even better results, combine 1 teaspoon of lemon with a half teaspoon of milk cream and 1 teaspoon of egg white. Mix all the ingredients together and apply for 15 minutes, rinse with cold water.
2. Papaya Mask
Papaya is one of the best fruits for skin and hair as well. It is rich in vitamin A and hence is quite good for the eyes even. Because of its strong antioxidant action, it makes an extremely beneficial mask for the skin. Besides, the enzyme called papain in papaya have the ability to swipe off the dead cells on the surface of the skin, thereby making the skin more elastic and firm.
How to prepare it: Peel off the papaya (totally ripe papaya), cut into big chunks, and blend in the mixer grinder. You can even mash it with the help of spoon or your hands itself, but by grinding in the mixer, it will make a smooth, easy to apply paste. Apply it on the face and leave it for 15 minutes, wash the face using lukewarm water. Do not apply soap or face wash while rinsing your face.
3. Glycerin And Rose Water Age Defying Lotion
One of the essential parts of your anti-aging regimen involves moisturizing and there is no better moisturizer than glycerin. However, in combination – rose water and glycerin makes a light weight moisturizing lotion that is totally natural, that helps in minimizing wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. Rose water is an antioxidant that helps boost elasticity of the skin, thereby reviving skin tissue. Make sure, you get natural rose water, others are generally equipped with preservatives and a few chemicals. Rose petals have natural demulcent that helps entrap the moisture, thereby making the skin young and glow. Glycerin, however, is a strong moisturizing agent which helps the skin to revive moisture, thereby giving it a silken, smooth appearance.
How to prepare it: Combine same amount of rose water and glycerin in a bowl. Take a drop or two of rose water and wipe your face with it to ensure clean skin. Now, apply the mixture and massage gently on the face as well as neck. Doing this each morning will make you look radiant and you won't feel the need of moisturizer all day long.
4. Aloe Vera And Rose Water Serum
If you can't afford those expensive anti-aging serums, serums made at home are amazing for old and aging skin. Serums are light textured and absorb quickly into the skin. Aloe vera and rose water, when combined with a few more ingredients, make a wonderful homemade serum. Vitamin C would be a major ingredient for the serum. Vitamin C remarkably improves the resiliency and elasticity of the skin.
How to prepare this serum:
- 5 tbsp Rose Water
- 2 Nos Vitamin C tablets
- 2 tbsp Vitamin E Oil
- 1 tsp Aloe Vera Gel
Put vitamin C tablets in rose water in a one bowl. Add aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil into it. Mix all the content in one bottle, store it in a cool dry place. Mix 3-4 drops of the serum to the moisturizer or lotion that you use in the night. This will make your skin more firm and taut, when you wake up in the morning.
5. Soothing Potato As Anti-Tan Mask
Potatoes are the most commonly used vegetables in our food and when it comes to the skin care with potatoes, it does not lack behind. Potatoes are great to treat the under eye dark circles, fine lines around the eyes and for removing tanning. You even get the soothing effect when to put on the sliced potato on your eyes for a few minutes. Its cooling effect makes your eyes feel fresh.
How to prepare it: Grind a sliced potato to make it into a paste for using it as a face mask. Apply it on your face especially around the eye areas, leave it to work for some time. Take rest for about 30 minutes while you have applied it on the face. Rinse the face will water and pat dry. Use it regularly to see the difference in your under eye circles.
6. Lemons & Green Tea Toner
Toners are extremely essential for an anti-aging regimen, it helps keep skin moisturize all throughout the day. Toner based on green tea, however, is astounding for that matter. Green tea is a great source of antioxidants that fights free-radicals and helps intoxicate our body when taken in as a beverage. It repairs dull, broken skin, prevents spots, acne and retains lost moisture. Almost all our natural remedies for anti-aging have vitamin C as a major ingredient. A massive antioxidant in lemon juice is essential for fighting with free radicals.
How to prepare it: Dissolve 2 table spoon of lemon juice in ½ cup of green tea water. Damp a cotton pad in it and rub thoroughly, repeat the process twice daily. You can also make it a facial spray by pouring down the mixture in a bottle and refrigerate it for one hour. Now, you can sprinkle it on your face whenever the skin is feeling tired.
7. Rice Water Face Wash For Ageless Skin
Not many of you are aware of the beauty secrets of rice water. It is one of the top beauty secrets of Asian women. Rice water is vitamins and minerals rich and works effectively in reversing your signs of aging. Rinsing your face with rice water prevents pores from forming, rejuvenates the skin, cheers up your skin tone and slows down the aging process.
How to prepare it: Soak some rice in a bowl of cold water, when the water is soaked properly into the rice, separate the two. Now, wash your face with the water that you separated from the rice. When you cook rice in an open utensil, the water that is left after the rice is cooked can also be used for the purpose. This left out water is extremely beneficial for the skin as well as for out health.
8. Egg And Orange Juice Skin Tightening Mask
We all know the anti-aging effects of an egg. Egg is rich in proteins and our skin also requires proteins to remain healthy and ageless. Egg white and orange juice makes an epic mask that lifts and tightens the skin. The egg proteins increase collagen production and elastin, thereby promoting radiant face and glow skin. It even helps minimize the large pores in the skin and helps smoothen up the fine lines. On the other hand, the antioxidants and vitamins in orange juice help resuscitate uneven complexion and lightens the skin tone.
How to prepare it: Mix a white part of an egg with 3 table spoons of orange juice together in a small bowl. Wash your face with warm water and dry it up with soft towel. With the help of brush, apply the layer of mixture, after 5 minutes, apply one more layer of mixture and let it dry. Now, clean the face pack with wet cotton cloth.
9. Cucumber And Curd Pack For Under-Eye Skin
Cucumber as we all know has a soothing property that helps cool down the under-eye area, besides it helps reduce the puffiness and dark circle under the eyes. Curd contains lactic acid which has the property of exfoliating the dead cells of the skin which helps rejuvenate the skin.
How to prepare it: You can prepare it by mixing half-cup curd with two teaspoons of grated cucumber and apply this to the skin. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. Applying this face pack twice in a week for a few months will help your skin look young and healthy. Read to know more beauty benefits of cucumber.
10. Carrot Remove The Pack And Turmeric Face Pack
Adding carrots to your diet improves your health. It contains beta-carotene, antioxidants and vitamin A – all these helps you stay young, thereby making the skin look more healthy and young. Turmeric is also an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties in it, which minimizes inflammation, preventing the skin from getting damaged from harmful rays of the sun and free radicals that cause wrinkles and enhance healthier skin.
How to prepare it: Grate the 2 table spoon of carrots and soak them for 10 to 12 minutes in 4-5 tbsp of lukewarm milk. Mix a teaspoonful of turmeric in it. Apply this pack on clean face. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash away with slightly warm water.
Besides, all the above natural home remedies, you could always go for some good anti aging treatment with skin cream. It has a blend of all natural ingredients to save yourself from the horror of chemicals. Moreover with this, you don't have to splurge going out of your way to look young, radiant and ageless.
Emma Brown is a skin expert by profession. She loves to share her knowledge and experience with people. She regularly contributes her write ups to health or skin care related websites and blogs with most of her writings based on tips for best anti aging skin treatments. In her free time she loves to travel, fashion shows and music.