For so long we have been hearing about anti-ageing creams and oils that claim to erase off wrinkles and fine lines in one go. But our question is what’s the need for it? Wrinkles are part of ageing and a god-given beauty that we all will fall into. While most of us must be embracing this change with age, why are the brands using the term anti-ageing when it should be about pro-ageing.
Yes, ageing like fine wine is achievable with a proper diet and a healthy lifestyle. This doesn’t mean our skin won’t wrinkle or sag, it just means it won’t until you are really, really old. Just like premature grey hair, few of ours’ skin tends to age earlier than it should be. It becomes predominantly visible in the neck, under-eye and forehead region. Unhealthy lifestyle, environmental pollution, work stress, depression and other factors fuel this process of ageing. To tackle this you need pro-ageing remedies that refreshes your skin and boost its collagen production thereby affirming skin firmness and elasticity. Here is what you should do to keep up with the age and also to flaunt baby soft skin with natural ingredients present in your kitchen.
Ice Cube Massage
Apart from hydrating yourself by drinking lots of water, rubbing your face with frozen ice cubes, this is known to clear and unclog pores, remove tan and also improve blood circulation on your face thereby activating the cells to work better in keeping your skin younger a little longer.
Aloe vera Face Pack
Aloe vera is a miracle plant. Scrape the gel and mix it with some turmeric powder and a few drops of rose water and mix them well. Apply this mask on your face and leave it for 10-12 minutes before rinsing it off. This will help in moisturising your skin and also helps to address skin hyperpigmentation issues and dull skin.
Honey and Tomato Scrub
Cut the curt tomato pieces on your face raw or mix the juice of it with honey and sugar to make an exfoliating scrub that nourishes the skin and cures acne scars and blemishes. It helps in improving the elasticity of the skin and keeps it firm and smooth just the way you want it to be.
Banana peel Facemask
Who would have thought the peel you throw away after eating the banana is of immense use for your skin. Cut the peel into a small oval shape and place it on your eyelids to erase dark circles and puffy eyes. It also helps in toning your skin and removing blemishes. The potassium and antioxidants such as vitamin C present in the peel make it a brilliant skincare ingredient.
You can also use the pulpy banana to aid your skin by smashing them and mixing them with rosewater. Apply this skin glowing mask on the face and neck for 10 min and wash it off thoroughly. This mask eliminates pigmentation and unevenness of skin tone by nourishing your skin with the required vitamins and minerals.
One of the best and easiest skincare hacks is using rice water for cleansing. YOu can also make face masks by mixing rice water with cucumber and applying it to your face. The mask contains flavonoid compounds that fight ageing. It also firms and tightens skin. It is one of the well-known Korean beauty regimen ingredients.
Coffee has the power to smoothen the face and reduce the fine lines on it. Mix equal quantities of coffee and cocoa powder in coconut oil and apply it to your skin. You can use it as a body wash too. Allow it to dry for 15-30 minutes before exfoliating using a scrub or sponge. This also helps in getting rid of dead cells and other dust and residues.
In the busy hours of life, it’s very important to find time for yourself and actively help yourself in achieving flawless glowing skin. Just like how important food is to the stomach, our skin craves moisturisation and hydration. So make sure you give it what it needs so that you age perfectly and look forever youthful in your skin!
Love, Team She