7 Kitchen Remedies You Must Try To Reverse The Signs Of Ageing


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Dark spots, wrinkles, and fine lines are some of the age-. and hormonal problems that many women keep battling with. They bring the prescribed medicines, antibiotics and cosmetic creams, all to their shelves; but find it impossible to solve the problem.

Do you find yourself battling with signs of ageing on your skin as well? Well, then here are a few homemade masks, face packs and scrubs that you can try to make those marks and wrinkles a thing of the past. And, the ingredients would not only be easy-on-your-pocket, but would also be easily available in your very kitchen cabinet. So, read on to know all about them.

#1. Cucumber, Lemon and Egg White face pack

One of the world’s favourite ingredient to turn back the clock is cucumber. A rich . of phytonutrients and electrolytes, cucumber is the best medicine for treating age-. skin problems. Cucumbers are loaded with the mineral silica, an essential component for healthy connective tissues that tightens the skin cells. Lemon acts as an exfoliator and a bleaching agent, and also tightens the skin. Lemon juice can also help reduce the smell of egg too. Egg white is rich in proteins, which regenerates and hydrates the skin. Egg white also contains astringent-like properties that improve skin’s elasticity.

How to make the pack:

Puree cucumber and egg whites together, and add some lemon juice to it. Before applying, wash your face off the dirt and impurities. Then, massage it all over the face and neck for some time. Leave it for 15 minutes. Use cold water to wash off the paste.

#2. Avocado and Wheat Grass pack

Avocado with its incredible amount of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, is no doubt called a nutritional powerhouse and a magic fruit. Avocados effectively slow down the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, having an abundant amount of zinc, protein, and phytochemicals like beta-carotene, glutathione and lutein, this natural wonder improves the texture of the skin. You can easily say good bye to dry and cracked skin, wrinkles, and acne with this fruit. The antioxidants and amino acids present in the fruit improve the skin’s metabolism and toxin elimination. Another potent . for beautiful and fresh skin is wheat grass. Being rich in amino acids, wheat grass rejuvenates tired and dehydrated skin. It also plays a major role in lightening redness, scars and pigmentation, with its antiseptic properties.

How to make the pack:

Blend half a cup of avocado with wheat grass to form a smooth mixture. Also, add a few drops of honey to it, and make a thick paste. Apply the pack on your face. Leave it until the face pack dries and then, rinse it off with warm water and pat dry. Do this consistently at least once a week and save your skin from those disturbing and damaging creases.

#3. Blackberry and Walnut scrub

Ageing skin benefits greatly with blackberry, which is loaded with omega acids and vitamin C. It not only clears skin off pimple marks, but also helps skin to get rid of dark spots left behind by them. Another beauty ingredient that can emerge from your kitchen easily is walnut. One of the best sources of vitamin B and vitamin E, it is a natural antioxidant that helps in fighting free radicals created in the body due to stress.

How to make the scrub:

To prepare this scrub at home, mash equal quantities of blackberries and walnuts into a smooth paste. Add a few drops of water if required, and leave the paste to sit for a while. Apply the paste to moistened skin and slowly massage it into your skin with your fingers. Keep it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Finish by applying a toner or cleanser.

#4. Oatmeal, Tomato and Curd mask

Oatmeal helps to fade away stubborn acne marks and age-. damages. Brimming with vitamins, minerals and lipids, it adds moisture to the skin and cures discolouration. Oatmeal also contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help in fighting cellular damage. Another kitchen staple to shrink your pores is tomato, which is excellent for sensitive skin and helps treat a variety of skin disorders. Tomato juice is an excellent astringent and works as a natural sunscreen. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which have antioxidant and anti-ageing properties that help to get back the lost glow. Curd is a perfect cooling remedy for tanned skin. When applied, the lactic acid in yoghurt helps dissolve dead skin and improves skin elasticity. It also reduces discolouration and tightens the pores, so that you get ageless and younger looking skin.

How to make the pack:

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Take equal parts of the ingredients mentioned above and blend them together to form a creamy paste. Apply it as a mask all over your face and neck area. After leaving it to dry for 15-20 minutes, scrub it well over your skin. Rinse it off with normal water.

#5. Almonds and Kiwi pack

Always a viable option for healthy and beautiful skin, almond contains moisturising properties and minerals like potassium, folic acid, and a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E. It fights cells that make you look old and mature, and cures skin impurities. This dry fruit is also rich in proteins, which are the building blocks for skin. Almonds also have magnesium that reverses the effect of stress hormones, hence making your face stress-free and glowing. The soft and pulpy fruit, kiwi has an amazing effect on skin too. It contains lots of antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that bring natural glow to your face. Components like potassium and fatty acids in kiwis also make the skin healthy.

How to make the pack:

Make a paste of a handful of soaked almonds and half a cup of kiwi fruit. You can also add a few tablespoons of milk and mix it well to get a smooth pack. Apply the mixture properly on your face. Place two thin slices of kiwi over your eyelids for a more relaxing experience. Leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water, and pat dry with a towel.

#6. Banana and Raw Milk pack

The effect of banana on skin is not something any woman can ignore. Poor man’s fruit as it is said, is actually rich in vitamin A, B, and E, and hence works as an anti-ageing agent. With high levels of vitamin C and B-6, it plays a crucial role in maintaining the elasticity of the skin. Banana lends radiance and prevents age spots from forming. It also acts as a natural moisturiser. Another beauty treasure is milk. Milk bath has been around for centuries. It hydrates and replenishes your skin. Milk contains AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), which is an effective remedy for shrinking pores. It is also believed that lactic acid, one of the chemical compounds found in milk, acts on the deeper layers of the epidermis, promoting the removal of dead cells. No wonder, Egyptian queen Cleopatra bathed in milk to keep her skin beautiful and soft.

How to make the pack:

Mix a banana with raw milk and a tablespoon of cream. Apply it evenly on your face and neck area. For best results, wash off the face pack after 15-20 minutes. You can add honey to keep your skin moist and hydrated.

#7. Rice Powder, Curd and Rosewater pack

Rice flour is again very effective against signs of ageing. It helps in treating blemishes, acne, wrinkles and pigmentation. Its natural oil-absorbing properties instantly firm up sagging skin. Rice contains ferulic acid and allantoin, which help repair the dull and mature skin. Curd has been an age-old solution for all skin problems for a long time. One of its components, lactic acid helps to reduce the occurrence of acne, and is a natural skin cleanser. Another amazing ingredient that you can add to your beauty regime is rosewater. It helps to soften your skin, and gives it a naturally healthy glow.

How to make the pack:

Make a paste of uncooked rice flour by mixing it with curd and rosewater. Apply the paste on your face and gently massage in circular motion. Let it stay for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse it with fresh water.

P.S.: If you decide to keep the unused portions of all the face packs/scrubs mentioned above, make sure they are refrigerated and do discard them within a week. And, before applying these packs, ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.

So, go ahead and use these homemade remedies to cure all your skin problems and to get back that youthful glow. In addition, do not compromise on your lifestyle and healthy habits. Eat healthy and exercise regularly to keep your skin fresh and young always!

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