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5 amazing home-made face packs to fight wrinkles

Try these simple homemade face packs to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and ageing.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Published : December 26, 2014 5:35 PM IST

Wrinkles commonly occur due to ageing or exposure to ultraviolet rays. Facial packs can be a lavish treat that can deliver visible results by diminishing the prominent signs of wrinkles. Try these simple homemade face packs that are especially effective on wrinkles.

Egg white and lemon juice face pack

The protein in egg whites help tighten the skin to improve its elasticity and reduce wrinkles. Lemon juice contains vitamin C, which helps your body produce collagen to keep your skin firm and healthy. Here are some more beauty benefits of wrinkles.

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Steps to use:

  • Remove the yolk from an egg and beat the egg white.
  • Now add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to it.
  • Mix the beaten egg white and lime juice well with the help of a fork.
  • Now apply the mixture onto your face with the help of your fingers.
  • Allow it dry and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the pack from your face with the help of a warm washcloth.
  • Use it every alternate day to reduce signs of ageing.

Carrot and almond oil face pack

The carrot reduces the appearance of wrinkles and removes the toxins and water build-up in the skin giving you a fresher and firmer look. The vitamin E in almond oil fights wrinkles by countering the degradation of the collagen of the skin.

Steps to use:

  • Peel 2 carrots and boil until they are tender.
  • Mash the carrots properly.
  • Add 1 teaspoon almond oil to the carrots and combine the mixture well.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for about an hour.
  • Apply the mixture on your cheeks, the area surrounding your eyes and your chin.
  • Allow it to settle for half an hour, then rinse it with warm water.
  • Use this pack 3 days a week to see visible results.

Cucumber face pack

Cucumber can provide you with antioxidants you need to combat wrinkles. The vitamin C present in lemons is a strong antioxidant. Besides, its bleaching action works wonders on age spots and freckles. Applying cucumber can also help in reducing dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Also read about the other skin benefits that cucumber has to offer.

Steps to use:

  • Peel half a cucumber and grate it well.
  • Now add 1 beaten egg white to the grated cucumber.
  • Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice to the mixture and mix them well.
  • Apply it on your skin and leave it to dry.
  • Rinse it with warm water after 15-20 minutes.
  • Apply this pack every alternate day to reduce the appearance of the fine lines.

Papaya face pack

The enzyme called papain in papaya can digest dead cells on the surface of the skin and makes skin more elastic and firm. Besides, the folate and magnesium in papaya also contribute to smooth and healthy skin.

Steps to use:

  • Cut a few pieces of a totally ripe papaya fruit.
  • Then mash into a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste on your face and leave it to dry for 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water.
  • You can apply this paste twice a week to get a wrinkle free skin.

Apple face pack

The antioxidants found in apples such as vitamins, A, C & E help to promote younger looking skin. These antioxidants fight the free radicals that destroy your skin s supply of collagen and improve the tone of your skin. The antioxidants can also prevent the premature onset of wrinkles. These signs will help you find out if your skin is ageing prematurely.

Steps to use:

  • Take one apple and boil it completely in water.
  • Once the apple cools, remove its seeds and mash it properly into an uniform paste.
  • Add 1 spoon of honey and milk powder to it.
  • Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cool water.
  • Use this pack 3 times a week to reduce the fine lines quickly.

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