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Make These Natural Face Masks

 Wrinkles are inevitable signs of aging that make us reluctant to go through each birthday that comes around. Many of us think of them as incessant reminders of growing old. Although there's no denying this, there are things we can do to lessen their appearance as much as possible. Lately, I have discovered an even better way of doing this other than using expensive store-bought products - and it's by using natural remedies.

 

The following home remedies can help you reduce wrinkles and fine lines on your face, neck, hands, or any other areas of skin that have lost their elasticity and moisture. Please note that although they are effective in terms of external results, they should be coupled with a healthy lifestyle that'll help your skin improve from within.


This includes sustaining yourself with good hydration, sufficient sleep, and wrinkle-fighting foods (such as nuts, eggs, liver, oily fish, teas, and certain fruits and vegetables). One should also avoid wrinkle-causing factors such as smoking, harmful sunrays, skin-damaging cosmetics, and experiencing excess stress. 

Here are 9 natural packs and masks for wrinkled skin:

 
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1. Avocado Mask

Avocado is packed with anti-aging elements, including vitamin E and monounsaturated fat, and can work wonders in the prevention and reduction of wrinkles. Here's how to use it to make an excellent moisturizing mask for your skin:

What you will need:

  • Half an avocado
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cream
  • 2 teaspoons flaxseeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

Transfer the contents of half an avocado to a bowl.
Grind the flaxseeds to obtain a powder consistency and add it to the bowl.
Add the fresh cream and honey and mix well until the mixture takes on a smooth paste consistency.

 

Application:

  • Apply the paste to the face or other areas of skin.
  • Leave for one hour.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.

 
2. Homemade Ayurvedic Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer

This cream recipe is considered a superb boost for our skin - whether it has wrinkles or not. Thanks to the varied oils it uses, it's useful for both curing wrinkles and preventing them. Although it may take some more of your effort and time, it gives satisfying results. Try it out:

What you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel (or 2 tablespoons cocoa butter or lanolin - 30ml / 1 oz. approximately)
  • 60 ml (4 tablespoons) rose water
  • Few drops lavender or rose essential oil (or 6 tablespoons of one of the following oils, according to skin type: 90ml / 3 oz. approximately)
    • Almond oil - for normal skin
    • Sesame oil - for dry skin
    • Jojoba oil - for oily and acne-prone skin
  • Rice bran oil or ghee (clarified butter) - for mature skin (ie. thin aging skin with dullness, uneven tone, fine lines and dry complexion)

Directions:

Heat each ingredient separately to make them slightly warm (not hot or boiling).
Mix the ingredients together. You may use a blender.
Continue mixing while pouring in the essential oils of your choice.
Transfer to a container and store.

Application:

  • Use this cream to moisturize your face after washing it.
  • You may even use the recipe to make an anti-wrinkle night cream - simply reduce the amount of Aloe Vera gel and add vitamin A and vitamin E oils to it. Apply it to your face before going to sleep.

 
3. Papaya-Banana Mask

Papaya contains certain enzymes that can eliminate dead skin cells to make way for new ones. Bananas, on the other hand, can provide our skin with various enriching nutrients that contribute to producing new skin cells. Therefore by teaming up these two ingredients, you can create a perfect mask for your face. Here's how to make it:

What you will need:

  • Papaya (as per need)
  • Banana (as per need)

Directions:

Cut the banana and papaya into pieces and mash them.
Combine them well in a bowl and mix.

 

Application:

  • Apply the mixture on your skin.
  • Leave for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water
 
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4. Egg White Wonder

Because of their nutrient-loaded content and skin-tightening properties, egg whites make a great ingredient for a natural skin remedy for sagging and wrinkling. You may use it as a lone ingredient -  just apply it to your face, leave to dry, and then, using wet fingers, massage your face with it before washing off. Another way of benefiting from egg white is by making the following hydrating mask:

What you will need:

  • Egg white from 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Few drops of avocado/olive/coconut oil

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Application:

  • Apply to your face.
  • Leave for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.

 

5. Honey Pack

No list of natural anti-aging remedies is complete without mentioning honey. Honey offers a wealth of benefits for the skin, and it can also be of great help when it comes to getting rid of wrinkles. Although it is effective to use on the skin alone (leaving it for 20-30 minutes and rinsing with warm water), you can also try making the following pack:

What you will need:

4 tablespoons milk powder
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons warm water
A small towel

Directions:

Combine milk powder, honey and warm water in a bowl to make a smooth paste.

Application:

  • Apply to your face. Try to avoid the eyes and mouth.
  • Dip the small towel in the mixture, squeeze it, and place it on your face.
  • Leave for about 10 minutes.
  • Gently clean off the mask by using the same towel. 

 

6. Vitamin E mask

Vitamin E is a widely-known essential for our skin. It repairs the damage from reactions of fatty acids with oxygen, and hence, can prevent wrinkles from forming. To make the best of this vitamin other than ingesting it, let your body absorb it by using to the following recipe:

What you will need:

  • 3 vitamin E capsules
  • 2 teaspoons yogurt
  • Half a teaspoon honey
  • Half a teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

Extract the oil from the vitamin E capsules and place it in a bowl.
Add all the other ingredients and mix.

Application:

  • Apply the mixture on your face.
  • Leave for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water. 
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7. Coconut oil

Coconut oil can be beneficial to our body because of the positive effects it has on our skin. It's a terrific natural moisturizer that you can use to hydrate your face or any other skin area, whether it has wrinkles or not. This oil is so effective that it doesn't even need any additional ingredient. Here are some suggestions for how and when to use it:

Application of coconut oil (alone):

Night time: Before going to bed, apply coconut oil to your skin and massage it while doing so. Wash with warm water in the morning.
Before bathing: Massage your body with coconut oil before taking a bath or shower.
While bathing: Apply coconut oil to your body while bathing and rinse with water (without applying soap) before drying up.

8. Olive Oil-Pineapple Mask

Olive oil is another great natural product you can use to nourish your skin. In the following recipe, it is paired with the vitamin C-rich fruit - pineapple, to create the perfect mix to work against the formation of wrinkles. Pineapples also contain bromeliad, which is a natural digestive enzyme that helps remove dead skin cells and dirt, in turn encouraging the formation of new cells. Here's how to make the mask:

What you will need:

  • 1 cup pineapple pieces
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

Place the pineapple pieces in a bowl and rinse off the syrup.
Add olive oil.
Mash the pieces in the oil, using a fork or a blender.

Application:

  • Apply to your face, neck or other wrinkled skin areas.
  • Leave for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

 

9. Turmeric-Sugarcane Mask

This is one of the oldest methods known to help get rid of wrinkles. Ayurveda, an Indian system of medicine, strongly recommends in this natural technique. It involves using a spice notable for its powerful medicinal properties, turmeric, along with sugarcane juice, which together offer a highly potent wrinkle-fighting mask. You can make it by following these simple steps:

What you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons sugarcane juice
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric

Directions:

Combine the sugarcane juice and the turmeric and mix well.

Application:

  • Apply the mixture to your face.
  • Leave for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.

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