As we grow old, signs of aging start to develop revealing our real age. Most people who do not embrace old age look for ways and means of regaining the youthful face. With the new technology, dermatologists say it is possible to have the face of a 20 year old even at the age of forty.
At the same time, experts say, many of us are losing the wrinkle battle, watching helplessly as the glow of youth goes on the dimmer switch.
“Many women as well as men believe that aging skin is inevitable, but with the information and technologies we have today, you really can look as young as you feel,” says Robin Ashinoff, MD, a dermatologist at the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.
Remedies for removing wrinkles and other effects that come with aging can be found in your kitchen. The creams made at home are not only safe to use with no chemicals, they also provide longer lasting active vitamins compared to commercially manufactured creams and lotions. The important thing to remember is to keep the recipes stored and handled like fresh food.
Stroll down the anti-aging aisle at any drugstore and you’ll quickly see how easy it is to spend a small fortune on lotions and potions aimed at minimizing wrinkles and sagging. But before you empty your wallet, open your refrigerator—you probably already have many of the ingredients you need to whip up your own anti-aging masks, scrubs, and creams at home.
Not only are ingredients like fruit, dairy, and nuts packed with youth-boosting antioxidants and acids, but unlike commercial skin-care products, which are fortified with vitamins that lose potency over time, fresh foods provide active vitamins that your skin can make use of right away. And it’s easy, too: If you can make a smoothie, you can make the following treatments. Just remember that these recipes should be stored and handled like fresh food: Unused portions should be refrigerated and discarded within one week.
Olive oil promotes moisture which keeps the skin from drying and cracking. Apply olive oil on the aging skin and it will be repaired, moisturized and restored to its firmness. You can also mix a few drops of glycerin and honey to the olive oil and massage it into the skin twice a day to remove dead cells. The mixture also repairs the skin cells and restores firmness on sagging skin.
Olive oil is a great massage oil for your skin. It is a good source of antioxidants, like vitamins A and E, which fight skin-damaging free radicals.
Regularly massaging olive oil onto the affected skin area will moisturize, repair and even regenerate skin cells. As the oil penetrates deep into the skin, it provides long-lasting protection and keeps it moisturized.
Another option is to mix a few drops of honey with a few drops of olive oil and glycerin. Massage the mixture into your skin twice daily. This will eliminate dead cells and help tighten sagged skin.
You can also massage your skin with coconut oil, emu oil, almond oil or vitamin E oil to prevent and reduce wrinkles.
Restoring the skin firmness can also be done through exercise. When working out, the muscles tighten up removing the wrinkles on the neck and face. A naturally maintained face is more appealing than a cosmetically enhanced one. Exercising gives you not only a fit body but also a younger look.
Smooth your frown lines, tighten up a wrinkly neck and get rid of saggy cheeks with some simple exercises you can do in front of the bathroom mirror.
What do you consider more attractive – a healthy, fit-looking person or someone who looks cosmetically enhanced? The statistics say we all prefer the more natural look. And according to market research company Zogby International, only 6% of men would like a woman to use Botox rather than have wrinkles.