Wrinkles are a natural occurrence that everyone has to deal with. They represent wisdom and character, helping to define who you are; though, this does not mean that you need to allow wrinkles to become a major problem.
While there is no Fountain of Youth, you can take steps to protect your skin and slow down the signs of aging. The first step is to eliminate some of the factors that may be causing the wrinkles, such as excessive exposure to sunlight, unhealthy skincare habits, a poor diet, and high stress levels.
Along with making changes to your daily routine, to help prevent wrinkles, you should pay more attention to your skin care routine. By using an anti-wrinkle mask, you can begin eliminating the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of your wrinkles.
The following oatmeal and honey anti-wrinkle mask is easy to make and will save you money, when compared to purchasing a commercial anti-wrinkle product. You have probably seen some late-night infomercials advertising creams and lotions for removing wrinkles. While some of the products may work, they can be incredibly expensive.
As an alternative to expensive skincare creams, try this simple DIY oatmeal and honey anti-wrinkle mask.
The Benefits of Oatmeal
Why should you put oatmeal on your face? Oatmeal contains 18 amino acids that can help to rebuild and repair your skin cells. You do not need to eat oatmeal to gain these benefits. Applying it topically will provide the same advantages and ensure you receive the healing powers of oatmeal.
Oatmeal can also naturally exfoliate your skin, thanks to its coarse texture, without damaging your skin. Using oatmeal in a skin treatment will help to remove dead skin cells while promoting the growth of healthy, new skin cells.
The Advantages of Raw Honey
Raw honey is full of beneficial nutrients, including amino acids and various forms of vitamin B. Out of the various B vitamins contained in raw honey, vitamin B1 is one of the most useful. It can help fight free radicals, which are leftover waste.
Providing your skin with more vitamin B1 can help deal with environmental factors that may be causing your wrinkles, such as pollution and dirt. Vitamin B1 can also help reverse the effects of other trauma to your skin, such as stress and a poor diet.
By using raw honey, you can diminish the appearance of wrinkles, prevent acne, and even out your skin tone. Processed honey contains many of the same nutrients as raw honey; though, raw honey has higher levels of all the included nutrients.
Preparing Your Anti-Wrinkle Mask
To begin preparing your anti-wrinkle mask, you will first need the right ingredients:
- 1 serving of oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey
First, you need to prepare the oatmeal. Follow the directions on the oatmeal package to ready the oatmeal. It is recommended that you use filtered water, to avoid adding bacteria to your mask.
After preparing the oatmeal, add two tablespoons of raw honey. Mix the ingredients together until the honey is evenly distributed throughout the honey.
Place the mixture in a clean bowl and allow it to completely cool. While waiting for the mixture to cool, wash your face with warm water. You want to eliminate any dirt, makeup, or grease that you may have on your face, to receive the full benefits of the oatmeal and honey anti-wrinkle mask. After washing your face, pat your skin dry.
Once the mixture is completely cool, and you have washed your face, apply the mixture to your face. Slowly massage the mixture into your skin. As you massage the oatmeal will help to exfoliate your skin. Continue massaging the mixture into your skin, until you have covered your entire face, from your forehead down to the area just below your jaw line.
Allow the mixture to dry on your face and leave it in place for ten minutes. After the ten minutes have passed, wash your face with warm water to remove the mask. Pat your face dry and then apply a natural moisturizer.
Shea butter is one example of a natural moisturizer that can help protect your skin. It will help your skin retain moisture and promotes the growth of healthy skin cells, preventing any loss of elasticity.
Use the oatmeal and honey anti-wrinkle mask once per day to keep your skin looking youthful.
If you do not want to use Shea butter as your moisturizer, there are a few other natural options. Buttermilk is commonly used in commercial moisturizers, but is often packaged with ingredients that you may not have heard of before.
Buttermilk contains lactic acid, which can help remove dead skin cells and moisturize your skin. To apply buttermilk, place a face cloth in a shallow dish of cold buttermilk. Tilt your head back, or lay down, and apply the cloth to your face. Allow it to sit for about five minutes and then remove. Rinse your face with cool water and pat your skin dry.
Other natural moisturizers include olive oil, avocados, and honey. If you already purchased some raw honey to make your anti-wrinkle mask, then consider using some spare honey for a moisturizer. Mix two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of water. After the honey and water are thoroughly mixed, add another six tablespoons of water. Apply the mixture to your skin, let it sit for ten minutes, and then rinse clean.
Use Your Anti-Wrinkle Mask Daily
This simple DIY oatmeal and honey anti-wrinkle mask will only take a few minutes to prepare. Using it daily should help keep your skin looking youthful, vibrant, and could help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Along with this oatmeal and honey anti-wrinkle mask, you should also try to eliminate stress, exposure to sunlight, and other factors that may play a part in the development of wrinkles.
If you are ready to improve the appearance of your skin and begin eliminating wrinkles from your face, then start using this oatmeal and honey anti-wrinkle mask on a daily basis.