Although most people attribute skin wrinkling to aging, it can also speaks volumes about the inner-health status of a person. Wrinkles at an early age are mostly a physical sign of poor lifestyle choices.
According to Salavkar, Tamanekar and Athawale (2011), there are two forms of skin aging that include intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging occurs naturally as a result of numerous changes in the body. Fine lines, sagging skin, thin transparent skin and hollowed cheeks are some of the visible signs associated with this form of aging.
Extrinsic aging is premature wrinkling influenced by external factors. Scientists attribute it to issues such as poor nutrition, alcoholism, stress, drug abuse, poor sleeping patterns and poor choice of skincare products. This form of wrinkling can be addressed through a variety of easily accessible solutions.
Firstly, there are numerous home remedies for wrinkles. In this article, we focus on the main ones and explain how they alleviate wrinkling.
There are numerous food options that provide the body with the necessary nutrients for slowed aging. This also includes preventing the formation of wrinkles in various parts of the body.
Avocado is a globally known fruit that is rich in healthy fats and fiber. Besides direct consumption for dietary benefits, avocado can be used to produce an all-natural oil product that is used for skin and hair care purposes. Direct consumption of avocado provides the skin with anti-oxidants, vitamins C and E, and moisture. Vitamins C and E are essential for anti-wrinkling. Antioxidants prevent wrinkles formation by eliminating dead skin and pollutants that create a suitable environment for premature aging.
Topical application of avocado oil allows the skin to absorb vitamins, antioxidants and other fundamental nutrients directly. This provides relieve for conditions such as excessive dryness and irritation, eczema, and sunburn wounds. Notably, these are a few of the conditions that create a favorable environment for wrinkling. Avocado oil anti-aging skin benefits are also associated with improved skin elasticity.
Turmeric root is a spice from the ginger family that is commonly used in Asian cuisine. Its anti-aging benefits are attributed to a compound known as curcumin. Curcumin is linked to antioxidant, carminative, stimulant, digestive, anti-bacterial, diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. The anti-oxidative function of curcumin reduces skin damage caused by free radicals.
There are many ways of incorporating turmeric into daily diet. Firstly, it can be used in a variety of food recipes. It adds both flavor and color especially when combined appropriately with other spices. Turmeric is also an excellent ingredient for juices and smoothies. Adding black pepper to turmeric recipes enhances the absorption of curcumin.
The skin benefits of turmeric can also be acquired through direct application. The root is mixed with ingredients such as olive oil, honey and lemon juice to form masks for oily and dry skin types. Its benefits include controlled sebum production, blemish reduction and improved skin brightness.
Nuts are a rich source of proteins, minerals and unsaturated fats. They are also linked to antioxidant benefits because they host nutrients such as phenolic acids, flavonoids, carotenoids and hydrolysable tannins. The essential fatty acids (Linoleic acid, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) found in a variety of nuts enhance skin youthfulness through hydration and regeneration. This improves the appearance and texture of the skin. Examples of nuts that are essential for healthy skin include walnuts, almonds, macadamia and hazelnuts.
Water is a vital component for healthy skin. Drinking enough water on a daily basis keeps the body hydrated and contributes significantly to skin nourishment. On the other hand, as the body loses excess water through the skin and other organs, toxins that lead to premature wrinkling are flashed from the body.
Sometimes water can be mixed with herbs and fruit juices to improve flavor and nutrients. For example, herbs such as green tea, lemon grass, and chamomile are rich sources of antioxidants and have other properties that facilitate the development of health skin.