No need to resort to drastic measures - try our recommended natural wrinkle-reducers
Massaging the face is a great way of stimulating the blood flow and
getting skin glowing. To keep wrinkles at bay, gently massage coconut
oil into fine lines and wrinkles every night before bed. Or, a slightly
messier alternative is to create paste using tumeric, sugar and water
and massage in.
As we all know, the under-eye area is susceptible to dryness and
wrinkles can appear here before anywhere else. One way to maintain
moisture under the eyes is using egg whites. Beat one up, lie back and
simply apply under both eyes, allow to dry, then rinse off with warm
water. If you’re not keen on using eggs, castor oil is a good
Rose extract is known to be a great tonic for skin, so try mixing 1
tablespoon each of glycerine and rose water, then add a few drops of
lime juice. Apply to the face straight away for a moisturising blast.
Leave for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off. Complete the treatment by
drinking a glass of water to help hydrate the skin.
Flaxseed oil is a favourite recommendation for beating wrinkles the
natural way – take 1 tablespoon up to four times a day. We recommend you
build up to that amount slowly to avoid tummy trouble.
We love a homemade mask, especially this youth-enhancing one. Mash up a
banana and mix with 1 tablespoon each of honey and yoghurt. Apply to
your face, leave for 20 minutes and then rinse off. The combination of
calcium, magnesium and potassium in this concoction helps to regenerate
Another at-home face mask to fight off the signs of ageing is to mix two
tablespoons of plain yoghurt, 1/2 tablespoon honey and 1/2 tablespoon
lemon juice. Then add the liquid from 3 vitamin E capsules. Apply to
your face using a cotton wool ball and leave for 10 minutes before
Simple, but effective, take a couple of grapes, cut them in half and rub the flesh over clean skin to give your visage a dose of antioxidants. Let the juice dry on your skin for 20 minutes, then rinse off to allow wrinkles to lessen. If you can’t get hold of grapes, pineapple flesh works just the same way.
Extracts taken from 1001 Home Remedies and Natural Cures by Esme Floyd