5 Surprising Ways to Ward Off Wrinkles
Worried about wrinkles? Prevent and reduce wrinkles with these five natural and unlikely remedies from papaya to honey.
Papaya for Your Skin
Papaya is great for preventing and treating wrinkles, thanks to its powerful combo of skin-boosting antioxidants and papain, an enzyme that helps exfoliate skin. You can simply mash up the soft, cool pulp and apply it directly to your face, or you can stir in a tablespoon or so of sugar to boost the exfoliating power. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse with cool water for instantly younger looking skin. Follow up with a gentle facial moisturizer.
Work Out Your Eyes and Cheeks
Doing facial exercises can keep your skin looking fresh and young. Begin with this exercise for tired eyes: Simply look up and down with your eyes closed. Then move on to massaging your temples, which not only feels nice, but also helps relieve headache tension and can help prevent wrinkles. Pulling your skin from the eyebrows outward is also a good way to ward off wrinkles. Exercise your cheeks by rubbing them in circles, chewing gum, and blowing on an instrument or into a straw.
Work Out Your Chin
To tighten a wobbly chin area, push your lips tightly together and make a wide grimace to contract your lower facial muscles. Hold for three seconds. Repeat 20 times each day.
You’ll love this DIY moisturizer that helps get rid of wrinkles. Mix together a quarter cup of honey and one to two tablespoons of milk. Spread the mixture on your face, and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.
Honey and Lemon Juice Moisturizer
Here’s another great moisturizer you can make at home. In a small bowl, mix together two teaspoons of honey, two teaspoons of castor oil, and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Massage into the face and neck, and leave on for five minutes. Rinse with warm water, and enjoy younger-looking skin!
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