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10 Simple DIY Remedies To Reduce Wrinkles

By: Mamta Khati

Ageing is a part of life, and as we age, our bodies produce less collagen. Collagen is a protein that is found in the body and is responsible for strengthening the connective tissues.

The inner layer of our skin is called the dermis. With age, the inner layer of our skin becomes thin and loses its ability to repair by itself, therefore causing the skin to wrinkle. Wrinkles are often seen in areas like the face, neck, upper arm, hands and legs.

10 Simple Home Remedies To Reduce Wrinkles

Ageing is, no doubt, a natural process, but we tend to speed up its process by adopting to certain unhealthy lifestyle habits. This includes smoking, lack of exercise, consumption of processed food, caffeine, alcohol, etc.

Now, let's not worry too much because we always have a remedy for you. Today, we will give you 10 homemade remedies for wrinkles. Take a look, and do try these out.

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Olive Oil:

Olive oil is not only good for cooking or dressing your salads but it is also a good solution for your wrinkles. Olive oil is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, especially vitamins A and E, which repair and hydrate the skin cells and protect against skin damage and pollutants.

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Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera reduces pimples, acne, and excessive oil from the skin. It contains malic acid and zinc. Malic acid helps in improving the skin's quality and reduces wrinkles. Zinc boosts the youthfulness of the skin.

How To Use:

1. Cut an aloe vera leaf and extract its gel.
2. Apply the gel on your skin and massage it in softly for 10-20 minutes.
3. Wash off with lukewarm water.
4. Repeat it every day for best results.

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Banana:

Bananas are rich in nutrients such as potassium, vitamins A, B, C, and E, which help in improving the collagen production. It hydrates and moisturizes dry skin and adds glow to your skin.

How To Use:

1. Mash two bananas and make it into a thick paste.
2. Apply it evenly on the face and neck.
3. Leave the mixture on the skin for 30 minutes.
4. Wash it off with normal water.
5. Repeat it every day.

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Almonds:


Almonds contain nutrients such as vitamin E, iron, zinc, and folic acid that act as an antioxidant and prevent the breakage of collagen fibres of the skin. It also slows down the ageing process and reduces wrinkles.

How To Use:
1. Soak 8-10 almonds in a bowl of milk. Let it soak overnight.
2. Grind the soaked almonds in a mixer and make it into a thick paste.
3. Apply it on your face and neck.
4. Gently massage the area for 5 minutes and leave the paste on the skin for 10-15 minutes.
5. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
6. Repeat it every day.

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Fenugreek:

Fenugreek seeds are packed with vitamin B3 and niacin that help in restoring the damaged skin cells and promote regeneration of new skin cells. Fenugreek seed lightens age spots, pigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines.

How To Use:

1. Grind 2-3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in a blender.
2. Add a little bit of water to the paste.
3. Apply it on your face and neck and massage for 5 minutes.
4. Leave the mixture on your face for 15-20 minutes.
5. Wash it off with normal water.
6. Repeat it every day.

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Pineapple:

Pineapples are rich in antioxidants that help in preventing premature ageing. It also improves the skin tone and reduces dark patches, age spots, wrinkles and pigmentation.

How To Use:

1. Cut pineapple in half and dice it properly.
2. Add the diced pieces in a blender and grind it well.
3. Make it into a thick paste.
4. Apply it evenly to your face and neck, and massage it for 5 minutes.
5. Let the paste sit on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes.
6. You can use this remedy every day.

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Green Tea:

Packed with antioxidants, green tea helps in the detoxifying skin, making your skin feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

How To Use:

Boil water in a pot and add a few leaves of green tea.
1. Pour it in a cup and enjoy the drink.
Drink green tea for 2-3 times in a day.

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Tomatoes:

Tomatoes contain lycopene that protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Beta-carotene and vitamin C help the skin to produce collagen and also keep the skin firm and tight.

How To Use:

1. Take 1 whole tomato and make a thick paste out of it.
2. Add a few drops of lemon juice to the paste and mix it well.
3. Apply the mixture to the face and neck, and massage it for 3-5 minutes.
4. Leave the mixture on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes.
5. Wash it off with normal water.
6. Repeat this procedure every day to reduce wrinkles.

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Rice Powder:

Rice powder contains anti-ageing properties that help in reducing wrinkles. It also accelerates the body to produce collagen, which tightens the skin.

How To Use:

1. Mix 2-3 tablespoons of rice flour in a bowl and add either milk, rosewater or plain water.
2. Apply the mixture on your face and neck.
3. Massage the skin for 5 minutes.
4. Leave the mixture on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes.
5. Wash off with normal water.
6. Repeat this process 2 times in a week.

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Honey:

Honey nourishes the skin by keeping it hydrated and locks the moisture in your skin. It is also a good exfoliant and lightens age spots, pigmentation and scars. It contains vitamin B and potassium that make the skin firm and supple.

How To Use:

1. Pour honey in your palm and apply it evenly on the wrinkled skin.
2. Massage it for 3 minutes and leave it on for 30 minutes.
3. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
4. Repeat this process for 2-3 times in a week.

How To Prevent Wrinkles:

Here are a few points where you can avoid premature ageing and wrinkles on your skin.

  • Eat healthy food.
  • Hydration is very important. Drink 5-10 glasses of water daily.
  • Quit smoking and drinking.
  • Sleep for at least 8 hours.
  • Reduce stress and anxiety.
Read more about: diy, wrinkles, home remedies
Story first published: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 10:49 [IST]
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