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Homemade Remedies For Aging Skin

Introduction

Skin aging is a major concern for both men and women. Research has shown two types of aging occurring in people. They are intrinsic (internal) aging and extrinsic (external) aging. While intrinsic aging is triggered by our genes which we inherit from our parents, extrinsic aging is mainly caused due to environmental and other external factors. This extrinsic aging is the reason why even young people have aging skin these days. But research done by dermatologists suggests that extrinsic aging can be reversed. Everything from stress, chemicals and poor quality cosmetics can cause extrinsic aging. But the two major culprits for skin aging are pollution and sun exposure. In today’s modern world we cannot escape pollution and sun exposure completely. Hence treatments and remedies to reverse their effects are the best bet to save our skin. Facial wrinkles and sagging skin are most prominent signs of an aging skin.

There are numerous commercially available creams and treatments that claim to reverse aging. While some of them show results in short term basis they are not true remedies. Most of them either cover up the signs of aging or use harm chemicals to achieve the results. They can end up doing more harm them good on your skin. Most treatments for skin aging try to cover up the aging skin aesthetically. They don’t focus on the root cause or in reversing the effects of aging. Since extrinsic skin aging occurs due to damages caused by pollution and sun exposure ingredients that sooth and heal the skin act as natural anti aging solutions. The best remedy for skin aging can be easily done at home with homemade solutions.

Fresh coconut milk and cream are excellent for soothing the skin and reversing the damage of sun exposure. Grate a raw coconut and squeeze the milk, apply all over your face and leave for half an hour. Applying castor oil on the face reduces wrinkles and provides a glow to dull, aging skin. Try applying organic castor oil all over your face before bedtime and see its wonderful effect.

Heavy workload and constant stress can have its toll on any person. This can lead to under eye dark circles and wrinkles. The best treatment for this is placing slices of fresh cucumber on the eyes. Honey when applied on the dark circles under the eyes lighten it. Don’t forget to get plenty of sleep as the body repairs itself, and produces new cells when the body is at rest.

Tips and comments

All external applications remain ineffective if your diet is full of processed junk. Remember your body will not be able to fight aging effectively. Aging skin and other conditions can also be caused by oxidation and free radicals in your body. Fight them with proper nutrition. Eat antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water as this helps to flush of the toxins from your body. Last but not the least, exercise for at least thirty minutes every day. Studies have shown that proper exercise helps release growth hormone, which is also called antiaging hormone by many fitness enthusiasts.

By Sia Attavar, published at 03/02/2012
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