Early signs of ageing making you anxious? Fret not! We found a miracle ingredient that can diminish the appearance of fine lines, age spots and wrinkles if used regularly, and the best part is it’s in your kitchen! We’re talking about coconut oil!
The benefits of including coconut oil in your beauty routine are more than you can even imagine. While we have been using coconut oil in our hair since childhood, it is time to use this inexpensive oil in your skincare routine too especially as your grow older. Coconut oil is going to save you from premature ageing. Yes, you read that right!
Factors such as over-exposure to the sun, pollutants and smoking can cause your skin to wrinkle before time. Wrinkles are most prominent on your forehead, neck and around your eyes. While there are cosmetic treatments that can help you get rid of wrinkles, coconut oil is the safest remedy. It helps boost the production of collagen and encourages the regeneration of cells. It effectively diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and makes your skin taut.
Here are three ways in which you can use coconut oil to get rid of wrinkles.
Coconut oil + Apple cider vinegar
Step 1: Dilute one tablespoon apple cider vinegar with one tablespoon water.
Step 2: Soak a cotton ball in the solution and apply it all over your face and neck evenly. Let it dry naturally.
Step 3: Now, take a few drops of coconut oil, rub it between your palms and massage it into your skin. Leave it on overnight.
Benefits: Apple cider vinegar works as an astringent; it tones the skin and balances the skin’s pH level before the coconut oil is applied. These two ingredients when mixed together make for an effective home remedy to treat wrinkled skin.
Coconut oil + Castor oil
Step 1: Mix together two to three drops of coconut oil and castor oil into a bowl.
Step 2: Take some oil on your fingertips and massage your face gently with it.
Step 3: Apply before hitting the sheets so that you can keep the oil on for longer. Rinse with cool water in the morning.
Benefits: Castor oil has anti-inflammatory properties and contains antioxidants that deep condition the skin, making it look supple and youthful without any signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. A mixture of castor oil and coconut oil boosts the production of collagen, which softens and hydrates the skin. If you don’t want to apply it all over your face, just apply the mixture over the wrinkled areas. Repeat this every night till you see noticeable results.
Coconut oil + Lemon juice
Step 1: Mix a few drops of lemon juice with one teaspoon of raw milk.
Step 2: Add one tablespoon coconut oil to the mixture and mix well.
Step 3: Apply the mixture on your face and massage for about two to three minutes.
Step 4: Leave it on for another 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water.
Benefits: Lemon juice contains Vitamin C that helps prevent free radicals that can damage collagen, reduce wrinkles and enhance the skin’s elasticity. Raw milk on the other hand, moisturises the skin and makes it smoother in texture. These three ingredients together can do magic in diminishing fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
Written by Fatema Habib on Nov 06, 2019