Dust, dirt, pollution, sun exposure and smog are few of the many factors that lead to skin damage. Add to this your hectic lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits, and you have the perfect recipe for skin disaster at your disposal. But, did you know these environmental aggressors also lead to premature ageing?

Yes, you read that right. But before you panic, hear us out. Apart from using skincare products that contain potent anti-ageing ingredients, indulging your skin in some natural DIY goodness never harmed anyone.

We have a super useful anti-ageing face mask that you can make using ingredients from your pantry, which means that you have no reason to not concoct this mask over the weekend.

Here’s how to make it:

diy potato face mask anti ageing

You will need:

½ a potato

1-inch carrot

½ tsp turmeric powder

How to:

Step 01: Peel the skin of the potato and carrot and boil them until soft

Step 02: Mash them to form a smooth, lump-free paste

Step 03: Add turmeric to this paste and blend well

Step 04: Apply this mixture all over your face and neck evenly

Step 05: Leave it on for five minutes and then wash off with a gentle face wash and cold water

Use this DIY anti-ageing mask every alternate day to see a major improvement in the appearance of your wrinkles and fine.

Ingredient benefits:

Carrots: Carrots are packed with beta carotene which our bodies turn to vitamin A (retinol). Carrots also act as antioxidants which help repair cell damage. All in all, carrots play a major role in slowing down the ageing clock.

Potatoes: Potatoes help to gently exfoliate your skin, get rid of dark spots and even out the skin texture. Its anti-inflammatory properties help calm the skin and keeps puffiness at bay.