In these last decades the need of being young has become so strong in people that they have become obsessed with keeping their youthfulness. When we think how people in the past wore gray wigs just to seem older and wiser and nowadays the sight of one gray hair makes people terrified and appalled.
Today, people are using all sorts of means to mask nay marks of time starting from the use of very expensive anti-wrinkle creams, hair-dyes, Viagra, Botox, expensive cosmetic treatments to more aggressive methods like plastic surgery or other operations that should keep our youth.
People are constantly influenced from various images from the billboards, magazines, various advertising on TV or on social networks wanting to keep their youthfulness for a longer period of time. The fifties have become the new thirties at least, that is, what all these creams or methods promise to all the people around the world.
The real age is considered to be taboo and many people try to hide their actual years, but there is nothing wrong what nature has offered to us and to our body. It is a fact that the human lifespan is substantially longer than from the previous centuries and because of that people are more obsessed with the way how they will look at their forties, fifties or sixties. Naturally, thanks to the evasive cosmetic surgeries some people can manage to keep their youthfulness, but all these aggressive methods have side effects.
There is nothing wrong to want to keep your youthfulness, but there is no need for so much effort and spent money when Mother Nature has offered us many natural ingredients that can prolong our lifespan and beauty. Not to forget the fact that these natural beauty alternatives are safe for use without any adverse effects. Moreover, they are cheap and the used ingredients easily available.
Reasons of Skin Aging
The skin ages due to the natural body aging and sun exposure as a result of which wrinkles, sagging skin, and spots start to appear on our skin.
The skin is the largest body organ composed of two distinct layers: the epidermis and dermis. The epidermis represents the first barrier of our body protecting us from external aggressions and the dermis that contains collagen thus accountable for skin elasticity. However, in time these layers are getting shaken and damaged so that the appearance of wrinkles is inevitable.
As mentioned before, there are natural alternatives that can prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, the first aging signs.
Here is one that is very efficient:
A Natural Mask for Reduction of Wrinkles
- 1 egg white
- Half a teaspoon of lemon juice
Whisk the egg white in a bowl and after it is foamy enough add the lemon juice and mix it gently.
Prior applying this mask nicely clean your face and neck and then use the mask. Apply it by performing gentle massages with circular motions. Let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes and after that then wash it off with warm water. In the end, make sure to use a cream that will moisturize your skin. Perform this treatment once or twice per week and the positive results will be inevitable.
The benefits of the used ingredients:
It is high in protein, namely 1 egg contains 3.6 grams of protein, and directly affects the dermis by tightening the pores of the skin thus increasing its elasticity. This natural ingredient will regulate the sebum levels of oily skin thus avoiding the body’s dehydration.
This citrus fruit is packed with citric acid and it demonstrates lightening properties thereby decreasing the brown spots present on the skin. These spots are normal signs of the aging process, but the use of lemon will diminish their appearance. Lemon is also an antiseptic, astringent and natural toner that will remove the impurities and at the same time lighten and brighten the complexion.
Lemon shows photosensitizing properties and because of that this mask needs to be used only in the evening. Plus, it should not be used directly on the skin and not in high quantities due to the risk of possible skin irritations.