Written by Lisa Allen, MD
Herbal extracts from plant roots, stem, flowers and berries could have considerable effects in reducing aging symptoms from your skin.
Some of the most commonly used herbal plants are Rubiaceae (Indian name Manjit), gooseberry, Mimosaceae (Indian name Shikakai), turmeric roots, Verbenaceae (Indian name Priyangu), Neem roots and stem, Bhringaraj, Shatavari, Guggul, Indian female ginseng and Indica leaves.
Since some of these roots are strong in nature they need to be diluted with essential oils such as Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine, Lavender and others. Carrier vegetable oils help in taking the ingredients to all the skin layers.
Soothing and nourishing ingredients like honey, castor oil, coconut oil, Aloe Vera and lotus oil need to be added in balanced proportions to make the recipe work effectively.
Anti Aging Facial Home Remedies
- Skin hydration
It is one of the vital steps in laying the foundation for anti aging facial home remedy. There have been numerous arguments about the role played by dry skin in promoting aging signs. However hydration of skin only helps in making the other recipes work effectively.
Take two teaspoons of turmeric powder, one teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of Guggul oil and 2 teaspoons of sandalwood oil in a bowl and mix well. Heat the liquid till it forms a thick paste. Cool to lukewarm temperature and apply on your facial skin completely. It acts like a face mask which should be allowed to soak your skin until it dries naturally at room temperature. Then you can wash with warm water.
Turmeric is also a hypo-pigmentation ingredient which helps in reducing the effects of melanin on your skin. Guggul and turmeric combination can help in enhancing the hydration levels of facial skin cells. Turmeric alpha phellandrene, D-sabinene, and borneol are some of the important ingredients of turmeric which supply vital nutrients and energizing elements to your skin.
- Wrinkles removal recipe I
Wrinkles reduction is another major step in anti aging facial remedy. Pomegranate juice concentrate is said to be a natural ingredient which helps in significant reduction of facial skin wrinkles.
You can prepare a natural gel by adding one teaspoon of concentrated juice, one teaspoon honey, and one teaspoon olive oil, one teaspoon of coconut oil and one teaspoon of Aloe Vera in a bowl and mixing well. Apply it onto the wrinkle affected areas in your skin.
This simple recipe needs to be used for about two weeks in order to considerably reduce the skin wrinkles.
- Wrinkles removal recipe II
Take one teaspoon of Neem root extract powder, 1 teaspoon cocoa butter, one teaspoon honey and one teaspoon coconut oil in a bowl and mix well. Apply on your facial skin uniformly and let it soak for about 15 minutes.
The organic ingredients used contain a volume of 300% saturated fat. Applying these ingredients can bring characteristics like tensile strength and elasticity to your skin. This feature helps in reducing or eliminating most of the wrinkles from your facial skin. The aging lines in your forehead also get thinned considerably when this recipe is used.
Since honey is one of the ingredients it can soften your skin layers and preserve moisture. Neem is known to be good skin conditioner. They are natural hydrating agents. When combined with essential oils, saturated fats in the recipe help in healing skin burns. The volume of Polyphenolic compounds present cocoa butter can help in generation of collagen.
- Acne Cure/prevention
Once acne symptoms appear on your facial skin it is said to be a repetitive process which may reappear in spite of various skin treatments over a period of time. You can only take preventive measures after curing your skin after healing the symptoms and scars.
It can be done effectively with the help of turmeric root powder, gooseberry stem powder (if you are unable to find it you can substitute it with gooseberry oil), Neem oil and other ingredients. Take two teaspoons of the three ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add one full peeled banana, 2 tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon of lemon syrup and 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera liquid. Mix well.
You need to heat it until the ingredients mix well. Keep it in the refrigerator overnight (not in freezer). Let the paste return to room temperature. Apply it onto your skin areas affected by acne and let it soak the skin for about 30 minutes. Then wash the applied skin areas with warm water. Apply a natural moisturizer.
When you use this recipe for about two or three weeks you will be able to find visible control over facial acne. However you need to continue applying this recipe once a fortnight for the next six months to condition your skin against relapse of acne.
- Dead skin removal
Accumulation of dead skin cells can prevent new and lively skin cells to emerge at the top of epidermis skin layer. They can be gently removed with the help of apple cider vinegar, lemon syrup and Aloe Vera liquid.
Take equal proportions of the ingredients and apply on skin areas (especially on those parts which get exposed to UV radiation frequently). Allow the ingredients to soak your skin layer for about 5 minutes. Then you need to scrub it gently. Wash with warm water and repeat the procedure once more.
It needs to be done once in a week to eliminate dead skin cells and allow the new cells to emerge at the top layer.
Anti Aging Home Remedies for Eye
Eyelids are part of your facial skin which can get affected by aging signs. Since the skin in this region is relatively more sensitive than the other parts you need to use gentle ingredients like Neem oil, honey, Aloe Vera and Manjit.
Take one teaspoon of each ingredient and mix in a bowl. Apply on the eye lid areas by closing your eyes. It would be better if you could ask your friend or family member to do it for you. Soak for about 10 minutes and wash with warm water.
You can also soak a piece of cotton with this recipe and apply on your eyelids.