Have you been finding yourself spending an inordinate time in front of the mirror, worrying about your wrinkles, fine lines, and generally saggy skin? Skin losing its elastic nature as you age is a very natural thing. Although it can’t really be reversed or totally restored to how it was (without, perhaps, the interference of cosmetic surgery), there are several home remedies you can try to give your skin a little boost.
1) Egg white and honey mask
A lot of people swear by this. Egg white has a lot of protein and will help rebuild your skin cells and give you a bit of a glow. Honey on the other hand can remove toxins from your skin. It’s a perfect match of ingredients. You can apply the mask (an egg white and two spoons of honey) to your face, neck, or other affected areas, and wash it off after ten or fifteen minutes. Try it at least three times a month for results.
Chock-full of vitamins and minerals, bananas help detox, hydrate, and tighten skin. Mash up the banana and add some lime juice, mix it up and use it as a mask. You can keep it for about fifteen minutes before washing it off. Trying it two times a week is advisable.
Coffee is not only a much-needed pick-me-up for people early in the morning, it also makes a great face mask. The antioxidants in coffee can prevent signs of ageing; it also helps to exfoliate your skin and works against fat deposits. Mix some coffee grounds with brown sugar, cinnamon, and a bit of coconut oil and apply. You can wash it off after a few minutes. Try to apply it at least once a week.
4) Aloe vera
We’re all familiar with the benefits of aloe vera. It’s very good for the skin because it’s got moisturizing properties and has malic acid. If you’ve got an aloe vera plant, pick some leaves and extract the gel or liquid. Apply it to the required areas. You can also make a mask with some honey and apply that as well. Aloe Vera is known to have very good effects on the skin.
5) Green tea
Green tea has a lot of antioxidants. Brew the teabags and cut them open. Then you can add honey and use it to make a mask. Or, you can directly put the teabags on your face after brewing.
Cucumber is a great skin refresher; it functions as a toner for your skin and can make it look a lot less tired and saggy. You can try crushing it in a blender and then running it through a strainer for the juice. Then apply the juice where required, leave it on for about fifteen minutes, and then wash it off. It’s a very safe remedy that doesn’t really have any negative side effects for you.
7) Coconut oil
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer, and it keeps the skin hydrated. The fatty acids it has will protect the skin. Don’t use oil that has been treated, use natural coconut oil, a little after you wake up, and a little before you go to bed. You can try mixing it with baking soda (a natural exfoliator) for even better results.
8) Tomato juice
Tomato juice has antioxidants and it will help with your loose skin and also make your skin tone more regular. Blend some raw tomatoes (preferably organic) and use some cotton to apply it to your face, neck, and wherever else you feel it’s necessary. You can wash it off after around fifteen minutes.
Although home remedies are usually quite safe, with few serious side-effects, and everyone can try them at very little expense, don’t obsess too much about your skin getting looser. It’s natural and totally normal for such things to happen as you age, and while you’re well within your rights to try to limit the wrinkles and fine lines here and there, there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. It’s totally fine to embrace the way your body is changing, because you can’t hold it off forever. Ageing is part of being human, and it happens to everyone.