March 26, 2008

Homemade Anti-wrinkle face masks

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woman with wrinklesWe often hear women saying that they can put up with blackheads on their nose, a few blemishes on the face or even some discoloration on their upper lips but wrinkles are something they dread as they believe that they are the harbinger of decline, signaling that “one is over the hill.” Sure, there are procedures like chemical peels, botox, face-lifts etc to wipe out those offending lines but they not only prove to be very expensive in the long run but have several side-effects associated with them. The efficacy of those over-the-counter anti-wrinkle creams is also doubtful. Even if you are not blessed with the best of genes, the oldest, clich├ęd and the most sure-fire ways of keeping wrinkles at bay is adequate sun-protection, nutritious diet, regular exercise, a stress-free lifestyle and proper sleep.

It’s a fact that you cannot get rid of wrinkles with homemade masks, nonetheless some of these face packs help rejuvenate, revitalize and give your skin a firmer texture.

Honey anti-wrinkle mask

Ingredients:

1 ½ tbsp honey
½ tsp carrot juice
A pinch of baking soda

Method:

Combine honey and juice of carrots. Apply on face. Leave on for 20 minutes. Remove using cotton wool dipped into warm water to which a pinch of baking soda has been added.

Egg and Cream mask

Ingredients:

1 white of an eggwrinkle mask
1 tablespoon of milk-cream (malai)

Method:

Combine together to make a paste. Apply on face and neck for 20 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water. This mask tautens the facial skin quickly and your face will look rejuvenated almost immediately but this doesn’t last for longer. If you're want to make your skin look tighter and younger for the evening, this is a great mask to use.

Cornflour mask:

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon corn flour (makki ka atta)
1 tablespoon of honey

Method:

Make a paste with the above ingredients without any lumps.

Application:
Apply on face and allow it to dry before rinsing off.

Apple facial mask

Ingredients:

Apple – 1

Method:

Mash apple and use as a facial mask to tighten your skin.

Application:

Use on face for 10 minutes and wash thoroughly with cold water.

Egg white-olive oil face mask

Ingredients:

Egg white – 1
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Method:

Beat egg white until smooth add the juice of lemon and olive oil. Apply to face and neck a few hours before retiring to bed and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash off and follow with your moisturizer.

Egg white-lemon mask

Ingredients:
Eggwhite- 1
Juice of half a lemon
Salt- ½ tsp

Method:

Mix beaten egg white with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and salt. Apply for 15-20 min and wash off. Works wonders on wrinkled skin.

Banana mask

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon rose water

Method:

Mash banana and add in rose water.

Application:

Apply as often as you can. Wash with lukewarm water after 30 minutes. If used regularly it gives your skin a firm texture.

Mint-kaolin mask

Ingredients:

1 egg white
2 teaspoon kaolin
2 tablespoon mint (pudina) juice

Method:

Crush a handful of mint leaves and allow it to steep in water for half an hour. Strain the liquid. Alternatively, you may extract the juice of mint. Beat the egg white until stiff. Add to the mint extract. Stir in kaolin to make a paste.

Application:

Apply the mask all over face and wash it off after 15 minutes.

Eggwhite-cucumber-mint anti wrinkle face pack

Ingredients:

1 tsp cucumber juice
1 egg white
1 tbsp mint juice
½ tsp honey
1 tsp curd (yoghurt)

Method:

Beat egg white until stiff. Blend ingredients thoroughly.

Application:

Apply thickly on face. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse.

Green-gram flour anti-wrinkle face pack

Ingredients:

Green gram (moong) flour – 1 tbsp
Coconut oil – 1 tsp
Turmeric
powder – ½ tsp

Method:

Mix all the ingredients and apply evenly all over the face and wash off with cold water after 20 minutes.

Papaya-cream face pack

Ingredients:

Mashed papaya – 2 tbsp
Milk cream – 1 tbsp

Method:

Mix the two ingredients well and apply on your face for 15-20 minutes to wash it off with cold water later. Do this at least thrice in a week.

Peach-lemon face pack

Ingredients:

Peaches – 2
Lemon juice – 1tsp

Method:

Mash the peaches and to this mixture add lemon juice. Apply on your face and neck for 15-20 min. Wash off and follow it up with a moisturizer.

Green seedless grape mask

Ingredients:

Green seedless grapes

Method:

Cut a green seedless grape in half, and gently rub it on your face concentrating on places which are more wrinkle-prone like crow’s feet, laughter lines etc. Leave the mask on your face for around fifteen to twenty minutes before washing it off with cold or warm water. Gently pat your face dry. You may then apply a moisturizer.

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54 comments:

  1. Kirthi5:39 PM

    I have never tried making my own beauty masks, but that you have now inspired me, I am planning to go in for it this weekend.

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  2. Anonymous5:46 PM

    Exercise, increases circulation and in turn the skin will have a healthy glow.
    Make a conscious effort to stop making Facial expression, like squinting and frowning
    Along with the vitamins, mentioned the omega-3, and flaxseed oils are important supplements.
    Avoid harsh soaps on the skin, on the face you should only use cleansing bars or cleansing lotion, SOAP should not come in contact with your face EVER!
    Never share cosmetics, and replace then within 3 months of opening.
    Remove make-up and moisturize before going to bed, and try to sleep on your back, if not possible get satin pillow case covers.

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  3. Sandhya8:28 AM

    With age our skin begins to loose the appearance of vigor and youth. And one of the signs of aging becomes wrinkles.Apple mask. Mash an apple and use it as a mask. It is very good in treating wrinkles as it is rich in vitamins.

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  4. Veena9:54 AM

    Banana is wonderful as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
    Mash 1/4 banana until the paste becomes very creamy. Spread all over face and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold. Gently pat dry

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  5. Forehead wrinkles can add years (in appearance) to your life. Forehead wrinkles can be avoided, treated, and made look smaller given the right game plan.An easy one you may want to try right after breakfast, is egg whites. Yes, those rubbery eggwhites can help fight forehead wrinkles! Rub these to your forehead a few times a week, and watch the nutrients fight the target wrinkles.Buy yourself some coconuts. Take the juice / milk and massage it all over your face. Be sure to really rub it in. This is also another food remedy to help alleviate forehead wrinkles.apply pineapple juice to your face and rub gently into the forehead wrinkles. This may be the best wrinkle solution of the three, however it can get quite sticky! Pineapple juice is a good overall wrinkle solution, but is fantastic at fighting those forehead wrinkles.

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  6. The best anti-wrinkle cream, Skinlastin, can help to revitalize your skin, eliminate the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles, and restore elasticity and suppleness.

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  7. Cut a green Thompson seedless grape in half and gently crush it on your face on the wrinkles. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water and let it dry in natural air.Rub the core of pineapple on the face and leave it for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off. This works well on fine wrinkles.Applying juice of green pineapples and apples on the face daily for 10-15 minutes is good for fine wrinkles and cracked skin.Application of pure castor oil regularly prevents wrinkles.

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  8. Savita9:52 AM

    For wrinkles, try using olive oil as a serum or applying cocoa butter to your skin. You can also make an exfoliating scrub with honey and sugar. Mix equal parts of both until you make a paste and then apply to any rough area on your skin. Rinse away to reveal clean and soft skin that doesn’t cost a fortune.

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  9. Facial exercises DO NOT cause wrinkles if done correctly - they actually help to make women and men look younger for longer, without a surgical facelift, by toning facial muscles. Surgical facelifts can be effective, but this type of cosmetic surgery is expensive, and can be traumatic. Why not try the free facial exercises as an alternative to a surgical facelift. The free facial exercises will not be as radical as the facelift, but will assist in achieving a younger looking face, without wrinkles and lines.

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  10. Vrinda10:59 AM

    Buy a gentle facial scrub or exfoliate and use once a week to keep the of your skin soft and smooth. This will also increase the blood flow to the top layers of skin giving it a rosy glow and help encourages cell renewal. Alternatively you can get the same effect by lathering up a facial wash on your skin using a clean shaving brush

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  11. Anonymous9:25 AM

    When the skin becomes and and it get gets wrinkles, it means, the circulation of the blood in the tissues is not sufficient. These dead cells have to be stimulated and energized to make them live again. I have prepared some formulations in oil. This oil is massaged gently for about half an hour daily on- say the back of the hands, face, neck, feet, breasts and other parts if you need to energies them. This formulation increases the circulation of the blood and the skin becomes tightened and starts glowing. This treatment has to be continuously taken for about two months.
    It removes the aging affect from these areas to a greater extent. I have used it with some exercises and the results were very satisfying.

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  12. Satwik8:55 AM

    There is no exercise or any cream to make the skin on the whole body to become tight. Even a plastic surgery may not be possible. Better to go for a make up, costumes, etc., or leave it as it is!

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  13. Pragati8:31 AM

    Good job on a healthy face mask.

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  14. Beauty expert8:53 AM

    If your face is really dry, try using an exfoliating scrub before applying the mask.

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  15. Ujwala4:28 PM

    Application of coconut or unscented castor oil before going to bed every night will help remove the wrinkles and the signs of aging
    Pineapple rubbed into the skin and allowed to stay on the skin for some time helps in the reduction of wrinkles.

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  16. Sumalata4:29 PM

    Natural ingredients in eye creams like aloe vera, nutmeg oil, sunflower, almond and cucumber help to recoup and cure the defects; while eye creams fortified with vitamin A and vitamin D help in reducing the lethal effects of the ultra violet rays of the sun.

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  17. Satvik8:44 AM

    Change is hard. But with the quality out there, it doesn't feel like you're giving things up, I hope.

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  18. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Smooth a little g rapeseed oil (sold at health-food stores) onto crease-prone areas before bed. “It’s rich in antioxidants and essen­tial fatty acids that can help keep skin looking young,

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  19. these are natural and easy things to use. creams are good too and you don't have all the preparations needed for it. all you have to do is buy.

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  20. Panchami5:28 PM

    wrinkles surface first around eyes and the mouth and are sign that the skin lacks hydration. You can put a hold on them by keeping your skin protected from excessive exposure to sun and using a wrinkle-control formula. Though the sun gives us vitamin D, which is great for the complexion, going out in the sun without proper protection is an open invitation for wrinkles in the long run. It can even lead to melanoma(skin cancer).
    So use a sunscreen over the face and body before you expose yourself to the rays of the sun. Don't skip the routine when the sky is overcast, for haze and clouds don't block those damaging UV rays. Wear sunglasses with UV protection and make sure your sunscreens stays put.

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  21. Manisha5:52 PM

    To remove wrinkles on the face, apply a mixture of sandalwood powder, rosewater and glycerin. Wash with cold water after some time

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  22. Soumyashree10:55 AM

    Castor oil Calms down inflammation. Prevents wrinkles and softens skin. Apply pure Castor oil on skin. Don’t overdo it, a very light application is enough. Castor oil softens skin naturally by penetrating the skin’s surface layers. This is important because an oil won’t do much good if it just sits on top of the skin. Nurses often apply castor oil on patients after cosmetic surgery.

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  23. Prachi9:09 AM

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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  24. Anonymous10:30 AM

    If you suffer from premature wrinkles, dry skin, dandruff, cracked skin, or other very dry skin conditions, chances are you have a deficiency of Omega 3. Part of the beauty of Omega 3 is that it will moisturize your skin from deep inside. You won’t have to slather on yet another cream on your face. Instead, you can get Omega 3 from your diet.

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  25. Anonymous9:25 AM

    There is no exercise or any cream to make the skin on the whole body to become tight. Even a plastic surgery may not be possible. Better to go for a make up, costumes, etc., or leave it as it is!

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  26. uknown9:28 AM

    When the skin becomes and and it get gets wrinkles, it means, the circulation of the blood in the tissues is not sufficient. These dead cells have to be stimulated and energised to make them live again. I have prepared some formulations in oil. This oil is massaged gently for about half an hour daily on- say the back of the hands, face, neck, feet, breasts and other parts if you need to energise them. This formulation increases the circulation of the blood and the skin becomes tightened and starts glowing. This treatment has to be continuously taken for about two months.
    It removes the ageing affect from these areas to a greater extent. I have used it with some exercises and the results were very satisfying.

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  27. Beauty Expert8:52 AM

    Wrinkle skin is a result of Sodium deficiency and makes skin sticky.
    Cucumbers are ideal for combating and preventing sodium deficiency because
    they are not only high in sodium, but also help in keeping the body cool,
    a great summer’s treat.

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  28. Anonymous8:48 AM

    There is no exercise or any cream to make the skin on the whole body to become tight. Even a plastic surgery may not be possible. Better to go for a make up, costumes, etc., or leave it as it is!

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  29. Anonymous9:46 AM

    why are you guys such show-offs..the article requires feed back on that if you tried that method or not..weirdos.

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  30. unknown9:40 AM

    Natural products such as herbal and homeopathic remedies can help keep skin supple and moisturized in a gentle manner, without disrupting the harmony of the skin. Herbal and homeopathic remedies present a gentle option – without the harsh side effects of chemicals and synthetics.

    Spirulina can help to promote skin metabolism and lessen scarring and fine lines while the herb Dandelion can be used to naturally detox the skin and purify the blood and lymphatic system, thus promoting an inner glow that helps create translucent skin and discourage dry facial skin.

    Other herbs such as Horsetail and Rosemary can also be beneficial – helping to smooth texture, strengthen and tone the skin while Kali sulph and Silicea nourish skin cells from the inside on a cellular level.

    As far as taking care of the oxidation taking place in your body, some herbs have been found to be extremely effective in fighting it out. One such ingredient is Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) – an all round supportive tonic, and has powerful anti-oxidant properties, fighting free radicals due to its superoxide dismutase (SOD) mimetic properties.

    Grapeseed extract is a potent source of proanthocyanidins, or pycnogenols containing naturally occurring proanthocyanidins – a natural and powerful Antioxidant. Proanthocyanidins also have an affinity for cell membranes, providing support to reduce capillary permeability and fragility.

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  31. try using plumping treatments, you can get lots of plumping treatments at sephora, also use lip treatments with lots of vitamin C, this helps restore the collagen in your lips, which is lost by the years. also, to find this treatment with vitamin C, go to clinique!

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  32. unknown9:19 AM

    Laughter is highly recommended to keep those wrinkles away.
    Never avoid using reading glasses as this causes wrinkles around the eyes.Smoking also stimulates the formation of wrinkle lines around the mouth.

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  33. Anonymous8:59 AM

    Take a cup of rice powder and to this add enough milk and rosewater to make a thick paste. Apply evenly all over the forehead, face and the neck area. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes. Try and relax and not move any facial muscles when this paste is applied on the face. After 20-30 minutes when it cakes up, splash cold water on your face, rinse and wash off. The skin appears very taut and the wrinkles seem to have "straightened" out or wrinkles and lines disappeared altogether.

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  34. Anonymous10:45 AM

    remove wrinkles from the face by simmering 1/2 cup rosemary leaves in 2 cups of water for about 30 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of brandy and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Strain and wipe onto skin every morning and evening to preserve a face free of lines

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  35. Heera9:20 AM

    Make a paste of fenugreek leaves and add boiled milk to it. Applying this to your face delays the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It not just improves the complexion but also makes one look years younger.

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  36. Vatsala9:59 AM

    Keep environmental pollutants from being absorbed into the skin with a good moisturizer that also acts as a skin barrier, as they may cause marks and wrinkles.
    Get serious about stress reduction, as this may lead to conditions like acne, dark circles, marks, pigmentation, and etc. Set aside quiet time to meditate and be sure to get enough sleep.

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  37. Veena9:48 AM

    Wonderful all natural methods. I hate the harsh chemicals sold to us in the store. Thank you for all the wonderful skin care treatments

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  38. Vaukunth2:42 PM

    I am trying at the moment to find one particular reasonable anti wrinkle lotion but it seems certainly, there is not a thing that might cure my skin. If somebody surely identify certain therapy which might help to make changes simply inform me and I will admire this.

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  39. Helen6:24 PM

    Olive oil will reduce wrinkles, there is nothing that can make them go away completely other than surgery. Olive oil is a natural, hypoallergenic way to moisturize the skin and it’s also high in monounsaturated fat, which makes up about 25 percent of the fatty acids in the skin. Once you apply it to the skin olive oil deeply penetrates and is a wonderful treatment for your face that you can leave on overnight if you choose. It is especially effective after showering, or you can add a dab to your bath for a luxurious soak that will leave your entire body soft and smooth. Olive oil is rich in Vitamin A and E which can help to renew and repair damaged skin.
    You should definitely rub it under your eyes to minimize the wrinkles, the earlier you start the better. It could give you zits if you fail to properly cleanse your face.

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  40. Anonymous3:28 PM

    There is no way to say what age you will start to get wrinkles. We'd have to take a comprehensive look at your family history, an in-depth analysis of your diet and observe your sleep patterns and stress levels! The best thing you can do is to take care of your skin the best you possibly can by using a daily oil-free moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30, wash your face every night (this is very important as well), you can even exfoliate once a week, do a mask every week, even try a night cream, but beware of the prices, you can get good products that are afforable. I switched from a $45 moisturizer to Neutrogena's oil-free moisture SPF 35 and the differences are minimal, so the savings are worth it! The most important of all is to drink all the water you need per day (you will see imporvement in overall health as well), eat healthy, and get your rest every night.
    Confidence will help you age gracefully, whether you have wrinkles or not. :)

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  41. Christina9:27 AM

    Wrinkle Remover

    Green Thompson seedless grapes! It has one of the ingredients in those big time expensive wrinkle creams.
    All you do is cut a grape in half and gently crush it on your face and neck. Make sure that you get the "crows-feet" and the lines around your mouth

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  42. Tapasya8:50 AM

    Can improving your diet prevent wrinkles?

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  43. Sadanand8:51 AM

    yes
    maintaine a diet that consisted of eating a lot of beans, fish, vegetables, low- fat milk and tea. The wrinkliest are those consumed lots of soft drinks, cakes, red meat, pastries and full-fat dairy produce.

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  44. Anonymous12:04 PM

    cut a grape in half and gently crush it on your face and neck. Make sure that you get the "crows-feet" and the lines around your mouth. Leave it on for twenty minutes or so and rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Repeat every day and before you know it... those nasty old lines will be hard to find!! While you are at it, drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. And... eat veggies rich in Vitamin A, such as carrots, celery and spinach. Also, get 8 hours of sleep every night. Here is a wrinkle tip Soak cotton pads in orange juice and put them over the eyes for one half hour to get rid of wrinkles."

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  45. Bhamini9:05 AM

    There are a many natural ingredients you can play around with in your anti aging mask recipes. These nourish, exfoliate, cleanse, moisturize, hydrate, tone, soothe, supple and stimulate your skin.
    * 1/2 cup Buttermilk
    * 2 tablespoons Oatmeal
    * 1 tablespoon extra virgin Olive oil
    * 1 teaspoon Almond oil
    or
    1 Egg
    1 teaspoon organic Honey

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  46. Anonymous9:45 AM

    The method of "eliminating" wrinkles is actually quite risky, as some people have suffered drooping eyes, and corners of the mouth because of a delay in the return of the ability to contract their facial muscles. There is a remote chance something like this could become permanent.
    In order to tighten facial skin you need an anti aging product that actually stimulates the creation of new collagen and elastin, while diminishing collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid loss.

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  47. Anonymous8:48 AM

    Another face mask of milk powder and honey is greatly beneficial to fight aging skin, wrinkles and frown lines. Make a paste of milk powder and honey. Apply it evenly on your face and neck. Allow it to remain for thirty minutes. Rinse using clean water. You will yourself notice the difference. This is a good remedy to moisturize the skin and reduce wrinkles.

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  48. Kratika8:45 AM

    Mash together pineapple ( 2 chunks fresh , cut into 1/2 inch squares), 1/4 ripe papaya and 1/2 teaspoon of honey. Apply to skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and follow with your favorite moisturizer.
    Pineapple is an exfoliant and also provides anti-aging benefits by stimulating the function of collagen fibroblast cells.

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  49. Panchali8:34 AM

    Try facial massage. the sooner that you start massaging your face in circular motions, the better you skin will look! .

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  50. Tanvi8:37 AM

    Turmeric powder with sugarcane juice made into a paste and applied to wrinkled skin is honestly one of the best aging skin care natural wrinkle treatments .

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  51. Kamala10:30 AM

    Wrinkle skin is a result of Sodium deficiency and makes skin sticky.
    Cucumbers are ideal for combating and preventing sodium deficiency because
    they are not only high in sodium, but also help in keeping the body cool,
    a great summer’s treat.

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  52. I am just 20 years.i have wrinkles in eye sight>give me solutioon right now.

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  53. Hi Sweta, if you want remedies for wrinkles near the eye or crow's feet, check out this post.

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  54. Sudeep10:59 AM

    Face yoga is used to delay the signs of aging and prevent the occurrence of wrinkles and crowfeet

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