One of the worst things about aging is the formation of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. The face is especially vulnerable to the effects of aging, because the face is exposed to the elements such as the wind and sun. Pollution also ravages the skin and causes the face to age prematurely. Instead of relying on anti wrinkle creams that cost hundreds of dollars, however you can make your own at home.
- Honey and milk. One of the simplest anti wrinkle creams that you can make is made with honey and milk. Milk is rich in nutrients that will help to revitalize and refresh the skin. This is what has made milk baths so famous – supposedly one of the secrets which Cleopatra used to stay young and beautiful. Honey, on the other hand, will soften the skin and will give it a youthful glow. Also, honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that will eliminate the bacteria which is present on the face and which can clog pores and cause pimples. Simply combine two tablespoons of honey with two teaspoons of milk and apply on the face. Leave the solution for about ten minutes, and then use warm water to rinse off the residue.
- Fennel based cream. Fennel is a plant that is easy to grow in the backyard. Apart from being useful in a variety of recipes, fennel also has soothing and nourishing properties that will remove the fine lines and wrinkles in the face. To create the cream, combine two cups filled with fennel stalks and fennel leaves. Add in two to five grams of orris powder, and then place in a blender. Blend until a fine cream is made. This can then be applied on the face suing your fingers. Make sure that you allow the cream to stay on the face for at least five minutes, so that the healing properties of fennel and orris will be absorbed by the skin. Rinse away with water afterwards. You can also combine the fennel and orris with a capsule of vitamin E, to make it even more nourishing.
- Avocado cream. Finally, you can create an avocado anti wrinkle cream which is especially useful for treating wrinkles that develop around the eye, such as crow’s feet. This is made by combining three slices of avocado and five grams of almond oil. Mix these in a blender until a fine paste is made. You can then apply these on the eye for five to ten minutes, to allow the nutrients to seep into the skin. Afterwards, rinse off the cream with warm water. You can also add cucumber slices on top of the eye while waiting for the cream to work, which will reduce the darkness around the eyes.
Through these steps, making your own anti wrinkle creams is possible. Even better, these anti wrinkle creams are made from natural and organic ingredients that do not contain harsh toxins or chemicals that can further damage the face.