You saw it streaking across your forehead, like the Northern Star pointing you in the right direction. The wrinkle crease that comes with age. The "Wrinkle in Time" that laughs out your true age to people, even if they don't ask. It's really not as serious as you may think it is, but it is scary when you first see it. Wrinkles occur when your skin stops producing collagen. Luckily, your age doesn't have to be painted all over your face. Below are just a few homemade masks that you can use to naturally build up collagen, giving you smoother and younger-looking skin.
Egg And Mango Tango
One of the many things that your skin needs to produce collagen is amino acids. Luckily for you, one of the best sources for amino acids is hiding in your refrigerator: eggs! Not only will eggs naturally lift your skin and smooth out wrinkles, but they will also shrink your pores and guard your skin against free radicals. Mangoes are full of vitamin C and will boost the amino acids in the eggs.
Whisk two eggs and then mash in half a mango. Blend them together until they form a thick, paste-like substance. Massage the paste into your skin and let it sit for fifteen minutes before rinsing it away with lukewarm water. You always want to rinse with lukewarm water because hot water will cause your pores to expand and attract dirt.
White Tea And Carrot Refresher
These two ingredients are amazing together when it comes to protecting your skin and promoting the production of natural collagen. White tea is full of tannic acid, which will rebuild the collagen structure of your skin. They bind these little proteins together and stimulate growth of healthy skin cells. Carrots are full of vitamin A. Vitamin A not only restores the natural collagen in your skin, it will also help to regenerate damaged collagen cells. This makes your skin smoother and wrinkle free.
Cut up one carrot into slices and set them on the stove to boil until they're soft. In another pot, bring water to a boil and drop in two bags of white tea. Remove the water from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. Once the water cools, mash the carrots until they become a paste and mix in two tablespoons of the white tea. Apply the solution to your face and let it sit for fifteen minutes before rinsing it away. Do this twice a week for the best results.
Garlic Oil Mania
Garlic has many more uses than just cooking. This ingredient is full of sulfur which works wonders for your skin. Sulfur increases the amount of collagen that your skin produces. Garlic is also rich in taurin and lipid acid, both of which are essential when it comes to repairing collagen fibers and promoting the production of healthy skin cells.
Massage four drops of garlic oil into your skin and let is sit for fifteen minutes. Once the fifteen minutes is up, rinse it off with lukewarm water. To take away the garlic smell from your skin, use a little lemon juice. Lemon juice is also packed with vitamin C and will help keep your face clear and healthy.
The first wrinkle always cuts the deepest when you spot it. Who says that it has to stay that way? By using one of the homemade solutions listed above, your skin will not only look clearer and healthier, it will look years younger as well. If you need a more powerful punch to knock out your wrinkles, talk to your doctor about Botox treatments.