Anti Aging/ Face/ Natural Skin Care

5 DIY Anti-aging Face Mask To Get Rid Of Wrinkles

Updated: April 14, 2020

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Anti-aging Face Mask

If given the chance, one would like to take a dip in the Fountain of Youth and come out wrinkle-free and with a youthful radiance. Alas, that’s possible only in fantasy. As we age, our skin becomes wrinkled and fine lines appear at the corners of the eyes and mouth. But if you take proper care of your skin, you can minimize the aging signs and prevent premature aging. In this article, you will get 5 DIY anti-aging face mask which is best to minimize signs of aging, wrinkles, age spots and uneven skin tone.

However, premature aging of skin also occurs in many cases. Various factors contribute to this, some of which are mentioned below.


Causes Of Premature Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Exposure to ultraviolet(UV) rays of the sun: One of the most common causes of premature aging is exposure to direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to UV rays causes photodamage to the skin; breaking down of collagen and elastin fibers occur leading to the loss of strength and flexibility of the skin.

Smoking: Other than being the leading cause of lung cancer and a plethora of other disorders, smoking is injurious to skin health too. Research shows that the risk of facial wrinkling is greater in cigarette smokers than in never smokers.

 Alcohol consumption: The phrase “aging like a fine wine” is used to complement a person who’s showing minimal signs of aging. Contrary to the popular saying, increased alcohol consumption can lead to the premature appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Heavy alcohol use (≥8 drinks/week) was associated with increased upper facial lines, under-eye puffiness, oral commissures, and midface volume loss. (source

Stress: Psychological stress has become a part and parcel of our daily life, thanks to the fast-paced life and cutthroat competition. Other than impacting mental health, stress can lead to an increase in the aging process of the skin. 

Bad skincare routine – Cleansing your face is the first important step to get healthy and problem-free skin but many people fail to do that. Cleansing once a day usually isn’t sufficient to get off every trace of dirt, oil, makeup, sunscreen, and silicone-based products. Exfoliating is necessary to get rid of clogged pores, blackheads and dead skin cells. Not applying sunscreen on a daily basis can lead to a faster aging process.

It’s always a good idea to start taking actions against aging before it starts. But if the signs of aging are already on your skin, you can still reverse them. One of the best ways to prevent premature aging is applying an anti-aging face mask. Let’s take a look at 5 DIY anti-aging face masks to help you get rid of wrinkles. 


5 DIY Anti-aging Face Mask To Get Rid Of Wrinkles

1. Green Tea Anti-aging Face Mask

Anti-aging Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Matcha green tea powder
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Aloe vera gel

How to use:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, forming a spreadable paste.
  • Apply the mask on your cleansed face and neck.
  • Let it dry for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wipe it off with a clean damp cotton cloth.
  • Repeat it 2-3 times a week.

Green tea is widely used for its various health benefits, primarily for weight loss. Besides, it’s great for the skin too. Green tea is an abundant source of plant polyphenols that exhibit significant antioxidant, chemopreventive, and immunomodulatory effects in protecting the skin. (source) In short, it protects the skin from the damage caused by UV rays. Honey and aloe vera have antioxidant, antimicrobial and humectant properties, locking moisture in and preventing wrinkles.


2. Turmeric Anti-aging Face Mask

Anti-aging Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Honey

How to use:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, forming a spreadable paste.
  • Apply the mask on your cleansed face and neck.
  • Let it dry for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wipe it off with a clean damp cotton cloth.
  • Repeat it 2-3 times a week.

Traditionally, it’s been a part of herbal remedies used to treat various skin conditions. Curcumin, a compound isolated from turmeric, has been shown to have anti-aging effects on the skin. Turmeric helps to tighten the loose skin and also removes dark spots, scars and, acne. Yogurt has lactic acid, which tightens pores and dissolves dead skin cells. Honey is a natural antioxidant, protecting the skin from damage.


3. Chocolate Anti-aging Face Mask

Anti-aging Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Milk

How to use:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, forming a spreadable paste.
  • Apply the mask on your cleansed face and neck.
  • Let it dry for 20 minutes.
  • Wipe it off with a clean damp cotton cloth.
  • Repeat it 2-3 times a week.

Cocoa contains flavonoids, including catechin, epicatechin, and procyanidins which predominate in antioxidant activity. Antioxidants help fight free radical damage and can help maintain healthy skin. (source) These three ingredients together help in reducing wrinkles and fine-lines and moisturizing the skin.


4. Coffee Anti-aging Face Mask

Anti-aging Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Instant coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon Yogurt

How to use:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, forming a paste.
  • Apply the mask on your cleansed face and neck.
  • Let it dry for 20 minutes.
  • Wipe it off with a clean damp cotton cloth.
  • Repeat it 2-3 times a week.

Coffee contains caffeine, which, according to a study, protects the skin from UV damage. UV rays are a leading cause of premature appearance of fine lines, dark spots and, wrinkles. Combined with the skin-tightening property of yogurt, this face mask prevents premature aging of skin. 


5. Egg White Anti-aging Face Mask

Anti-aging Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Egg white
  • ½  teaspoon Lemon juice

How to use:

  • Beat the egg white in a bowl. Add one teaspoon lemon juice to it.
  • Apply the mask on your cleansed face with the help of a clean cotton pad.
  • Leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wipe it off with a clean damp cotton cloth.
  • Repeat it 2-3 times a week.

Egg white shrinks the size of skin pores, thereby giving a firm look to the skin. Lemon contains citric acid, which fades scars and dark spots. These two ingredients work together to give the skin an even tone and reduced wrinkles.


Simple Steps To Prevent Fine Lines And Wrinkles

  • Avoid exposing the skin to direct sunlight as much as possible. Apply sunscreen before going out in the sun. Try to wear full-sleeved clothes and use a scarf to cover the face.
  • Limit the consumption of alcohol. Or totally avoid it, if possible.
  • If you are prone to stress, try meditation and yoga.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet, full of vegetables and fruits. Limit the consumption of sugar and processed foods.
  • Invest in a good moisturizer and apply it daily.
  • Do not scrub the skin harshly, as it can irritate the skin.

Conclusion

Premature aging is a problem usually associated with an urban lifestyle. The rise in pollution levels, high-demanding jobs, unhealthy diet drinking in the name of “socializing” etc. are some of the factors that lead to a spike in the appearance of wrinkles. However, it can be prevented by following some simple measures right from your early 20’s. Most of them are pretty basic, like avoiding direct sunlight and having a balanced diet. And of course, the DIY face masks. So try them out, and you’ll surely feel the difference.


Anti-aging Face Mask

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