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5 Homemade Anti Aging Face Packs We Love!

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Are you worried about the first signs of aging? We don’t blame you! The appearance of fine lines can be distressing but a change in your beauty routine can do wonders to your skin. The market is flooded with numerous products and treatments that offer to slow down aging but do you know that your grocery basket has some secret ingredients that enhance skin renewal and make you look younger?

So, before you spend thousands on expensive anti-aging treatments, try making some luxurious masks at home using few simple kitchen ingredients for a spa-like treatment. These DIY masks are free of chemicals or preservatives and help in transforming your skin into one with a more youthful appearance. Sounds good? Read on to know more!

Signs Of Aging

Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Dry skin, Crow’s Feet, Open Pores, Dark Spots, Sagging Skin, Pigmentation are some of the signs of aging. Precautions should be taken as soon as these signs start appearing. Regular use of sunscreen is the first line of defense against UV rays that cause premature aging and its regular use can effective slow don skin aging.

This combined with a healthy skincare routine can protect your skin from turning dull, wrinkled and lifeless.

DIY masks for anti-aging

Carrot-Honey Mask

Carrot Honey Mask is great for keeping the skin young and healthy. In fact, you will be surprised to know that carrot oil is a common ingredient found in many popular beauty products. It is rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene, both of which are known to keep skin firm and free of blemishes.

Honey, on the other hand, is a natural antioxidant that repairs skin by fighting free radicals. This simple face mask shows visible results when regularly used for a month.

What you’ll need

1 Carrot

1 tbsp. Honey

Wash the carrot properly and peel its outer skin. Grate it or make a fine paste in a blender. Now pass this through a sieve to extract its juice. Add 1 tablespoon honey to this carrot juice and apply on face for 20-25 minutes. Wash with water and pat dry. Use this face mask thrice a week for best results.

Yogurt-Cocoa Face Mask

Ready for an exquisitely scented experience? Cocoa face masks offer some intense hydration and are extremely popular for their incredible beauty benefits. Rich in antioxidants, these velvety textured masks act on fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness and dryness making it visibly firmer, supple and polished.

Yogurt cleanses, detoxifies, nourishes and tones the skin. It contains lactic acid which removes dead cells without causing irritation or inflammation.

What you’ll need

½ tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 tbsp. Yogurt

½ tbsp. Honey

Combine half tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder with one tablespoon yogurt and half tablespoon honey to make a paste. Leave this mask on face and neck for 20 minutes and wash with water. Pat dry and apply your favorite moisturizer.

This rich and creamy mask makes skin soft and smooth just after one use.

Lentil (Masoor Dal) Pack

Masoor Dal is a common lentil found in every Indian household. It is not just delicious but has proven health and beauty benefits too. Powdered Masoor Dal can be used to get rid of the tan, to exfoliate, lighten blemishes and to brighten the skin.

Almonds are popular for beauty benefits including anti-aging. Rich in Antioxidants, Vitamin E and Omega 3 Fatty Acids, almonds help in fighting free radicals, boosting skin elasticity, acting on wrinkles beside making skin soft and plump.

Milk hydrates the skin, gently exfoliates, improves glow and radiance. It is excellent for reducing fine lines and erasing signs of aging.

What you’ll need

1 tbsp. Powdered Masoor Dal

1 tbsp. Almond Paste/Few drops Almond Oil

1 tbsp. Milk

Soak few almonds in water for at least 6 hours (or overnight). Remove the skin and make a fine paste in a blender. You can alternatively use few drops of Almond Oil.

Mix Powdered Masoor Dal, Almond Paste/Almond Oil, and Milk to make a face pack. Apply a layer of this pack and leave on the face till it is dry. Wash with water.

Banana-Honey Face Mask

Bananas are loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Potassium. This super fruit helps in improving the appearance of age spots and fights the loss of elasticity by boosting collagen production. Vitamins along with other antioxidants diminish wrinkles giving younger, firmer skin.

Olive oil is rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals. Its regular use helps in repairing and protecting the skin from damage.

What you’ll need

½ Ripe Banana

1 tbsp. Honey

1tbsp. Olive Oil (For very dry skin)

Mash half banana and add 1 tablespoon honey to make a paste. You can add 1 tablespoon Olive Oil if you have very dry skin. Spread this mask uniformly on cleansed face and neck and leave for 30 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.

Papaya-Yogurt Mask

Papaya is a rich source of Vitamin A and enzyme Papain, which together exfoliate and work to diminish the appearance of dark spots and signs of aging. Papain also softens and revitalizes the skin. Its regular use is effective in maintaining texture and illuminating dull skin.

What you’ll need

Few cubes of Papaya

1 tbsp. of yogurt

Put few cubes of papaya in a blender and make a smooth paste. Add one tablespoon of yogurt to it and blend again. Apply a thin layer on face and gently massage for 5 minutes. Leave this pack for 20 minutes and rinse with water. When used regularly, this mask reinforces skin elasticity for a younger-looking complexion.

Besides using these rich masks, you should make a few changes in your daily routine to keep your skin young.

  • Keep your skin moisturized.
  • Use anti-aging creams regularly.
  • Exercise for 30 minutes daily.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits.
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine consumption.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Use a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin.

Try these masks at home and do not forget to share your experiences with us! Do you have more anti-aging tips? Let us know in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you !

Vasundhra Singh

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