Growing older is a natural part of life, with everyone person on this world having to go through the ageing process. However, some of these processes may leave your body looking, and feeling, not quite what it used to when you were younger. Wrinkles are folds and creases in the skin forming as a result of our skin losing it’s elasticity and thus becoming weaker.
Other reasons that can promote the development of wrinkles, other than ageing, are:
- Sun damage or excessive tanning. The UV exposure causes the collagen and elastin fibres in the skin to begin to break down, without these fibres the skin has little support and becomes more likely to droop with wrinkles appearing.
- Repeatedly smiling or frowning can cause fine lines which will lead to wrinkles in the future.
- A long term smoking habit can cause accelerated ageing in the skin, this is a result of reduced blood flow to the skin.
- Dehydration can cause wrinkles. This is why drinking alcohol can also have negative effects on the quality of the skin, as a result of dehydrating it.
- Some medications can encourage wrinkles to appear.
- Genetic factors may have a larger effect on when you are likely to suffer from wrinkles. If your parents developed wrinkles at earlier ages, this means you will be more likely to too (and vice versa).
Appearing mostly on the neck, face and back of the hands wrinkles can result in a reduction of self esteem and confidence for those who suffer from them. This is an issue that both men and women can be affected by, with those expensive treatments, injections and surgeries not always being an option to cure them. So, what if we told you there was something you could do at home to reduce those lines on your hands (and most likely apply the remedies to other areas of the body too) which tend to become the most troublesome first before any other area, likely due to their extensive use. Therefore, here are our 11 Natural Home Remedies for Wrinkle Free hands.
Natural Remedies for Smooth and Wrinkle Free Hands.
Lemon juice and sugar scrub, before a milk deep conditioner.
A mix of lemon juice and sugar can serve to create a brilliant deep cleanser and exfoliator for thelemon should help to remove dark patches, dirt and spots that are visible on the hands. The sugar exfoliates and scrubs away the dead skin cells, leaving the hands smoother and softer overall.
While once the lemon and sugar combination has been used, the milk is great for conditioning the hands. Being rich in moisture, whilst providing various antioxidants as well as fatty acids milk can help to rid the hands of wrinkles. Soak for a period of 15 to 20 minutes after using the homemade scrub.
Olive oil treatment.
Olive oil has many culinary uses, but did you know it can also promote the health of your hands? Apply olive oil to the hands, massaging in for around 5 minute, before putting on cotton gloves to keep the oil on the hands. Do this process before bed, leaving the glove and olive oil on overnight, to wash off with warm water in the morning.
This treatment should leave your hands softer, more supple and hopefully reduce signs of wrinkles after a few weeks of performing.
Pineapple pulp application.
Application of pineapple pulp to the hands should aid in removing wrinkles, this is due to the high vitamin C content. Keep the pineapple pulp on the hands for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse off with cool water.
Applying pineapple pulp onto the hands once per day, or every other day, should result in some fantastic wrinkle busting effects for the user.
Eating pineapple is also another great way to up the body’s vitamin C intake, great for those who need the extra within their diet. Other foods high in vitamin C include kiwi, broccoli, peas, papaya and bell peppers.
Side effects of using pineapple can include:
- Juice from unripe pineapples can cause vomiting and / or diarrhea.
- Pineapple may cause skin rashes in some individuals if there is an allergy present, if you believe you may have a pineapple allergy consult your doctor before continuing use.
- Pineapple is widely thought to be safe during both pregnancy and breastfeeding for women, however if you are unsure of this then you can also avoid use during these times.
Banana pulp application.
Bananas are rich in many vitamins and minerals, making them perfect for fighting wrinkles. Apply a crushed up banana to the hands and wait until the pulp dries, then rinse off with warm water.
For best results apply the banana pulp twice per week to avoid the formation of wrinkles, or improve the aesthetic of ones you may already have. You can also eat the banana to obtain a rich source of vitamin B6, manganese, potassium, vitamin C, iron and dietary fibres.
Side effects of banana use can include:
- Headaches from eating overripe bananas due to the amino acid content, causing blood vessels to dilate.
- Bananas are a sugary fruit and thus those with diabetes should monitor their blood sugar levels closely when consuming bananas.
- If you over consume bananas, issues may arise from certain vitamin and mineral levels in the body becoming too high for healthy functioning.
Prepare a rice mask by grinding rice powder, then combining with rose water and milk. This mixture should create a paste of which you can then apply to your hands, leaving until it dries. Wash the paste off with lukewarm water and the effects should be apparent instantly, leaving the hands smooth and rejuvenated.
Tomato juice soak.
Soaking your hands in tomato juice can have wondrous effects on wrinkles. Since tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene which help to protect the skin in a variety of ways, alongside acting as an antioxidant.
Drinking tomato juice or eating tomatoes is also a great way of providing your body with all the antioxidants and lycopene it needs. Therefore, helping the skin from both the inside and the outside.
Side effects of tomato according to webmd may be:
- Tomatoes are usually safe when consumed in normal food amounts.
- Consumption of tomato leaves may result in adverse reactions such as vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, headaches, mild spasms and even death in, very severe, rare cases.
Aloe vera hand moisturizer.
Aloe vera is a plant that contains malic acid which can drastically help to reduce signs of wrinkles and ageing, doing so by improving the elasticity of the skin.
Cut an aloe vera leaf from the plant and extract the gel by squeezing the leaf. Using the extracted gel, apply onto the problem areas leaving for 15 to 20 minutes, and then wash off with warm water patting the area dry afterwards.
Many moisturizing products contain aloe vera, look for products which state so on the packaging. Or you can buy aloe vera moisturizing products from Amazon.
Side effects from applying aloe vera topically can include:
- Allergic reactions may occur, especially if you are known to be allergic to garlic, onions and /or tulips already.
- Skin rashes.
- Irritated and itchy skin.
- Topical application of aloe vera gel is thought to be safe during both pregnancy and during breastfeeding, although internal use /consumption is not recommended.
Cucumber slice rub.
Cut a cucumber into slices and dab them in a small amount of honey. Use the honey coated cucumber slice to then rub over your hands, particularly focusing on the deepest and worst wrinkles/ areas. Continue to rub the cucumber and honey into your hands for a minimum of 5 minutes, keeping in mind the longer you do this for the better the results.
Watermelon for wrinkle free hands.
Even the rind of the watermelon is packed full of vitamins and minerals, containing natural collagen enhancing properties. Lycopene is also found within watermelon too, which as previously mentioned, can act as a powerful antioxidant while helping to protect from sun damage.
To create a watermelon wash squeeze the juice from the watermelon flesh and grate some of the rind. Apply this juice and rind mix to the hands for 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
Create a carrot paste.
Carrots are fantastically high in vitamin A, which is useful for the prevention and /or treatment of wrinkles. Vitamin A promotes the production of collagen helping to keep the skin smooth and younger looking for the individual.
To make a carrot paste:
- Boil one or two peeled carrots in water until they begin to turn soft.
- Place carrots into a blender and blend until a paste is formed.
- Add a small amount of honey to the paste and blend further, ideally until the mixture is smooth or has minimal lumps.
- Apply the carrot and honey paste to the hands, leaving on until the mixture dries or half an hour is up.
- Rinse with warm water until the paste is completely gone and pat dry.
Another top way of reducing wrinkles on your hands is to incorporate more vitamin A into your diet, this can be done by eating vegetables such as carrots. Other foods rich in vitamin A are sweet potatoes, dried apricots, spinach, bell peppers and lettuce.
Coconut oil massage.
Coconut oil is one of the most useful substances for great skin health and for helping to avoid wrinkles, the benefits include:
- Being rich in antioxidants that fight away free radicals which damage the skin and promote wrinkles.
- Contains both vitamins A and E which are essential in the production of collagen, keeping the skin in perfect shape.
- Supports and facilitates the formation of new skin cells.
- Prevents dark spots beginning to form, as a result of either ageing or sun exposure.
- Coconut oil should also moisturize and soften the skin beautifully.
- Protects against harmful UV rays.
Warm the oil up slightly, making it easier to use as a massage oil and rub into the skin in circular motions for around 10 minutes. This massage should also increase blood flow to the hands, which also promotes the health of the skin in this area, discouraging winkle development.
Prevention for Future Reference.
Wearing gloves, whenever you remember, helps to avoid those harmful UV rays hitting your hands. UV rays are one of the biggest causes of wrinkles and skin damage, aside from ageing.
Apply sunscreen in sunny weather to avoid your hands (and other areas of the body) from becoming sunburnt, and thus promoting the development of wrinkles. Avoiding becoming sun burnt is key in keeping your skin healthy, smooth and wrinkle free well into your older years.
Drink plenty of water.
Keeping the body hydrated provides each cell and tissues with what they need to stay refreshed. Dehydration can cause brittle, weak and thin skin which in turn creates wrinkles.
Aim to drink around 8 glasses of water per day, depending on your specific needs (this all relates to your size, weight, health conditions and gender) for water. Consult your doctor for a specific guide amount for yourself.
Shop bought hand moisturizers.
When used frequently, shop bought hand moisturizers can help to keep your hands replenished, healthy and young looking. Combining key ingredients necessary for the health and smoothness of the skin on the hands, these creams can be beneficial in preventing them from ageing, chapping and becoming calloused. You can also buy specially designed hand creams intended to prevent wrinkles from occurring.
Note: Remember that even though these hand creams are easy to buy and readily available, that does not mean that certain home remedies are any less important. Do not fall for strong claims and expensive hand creams, you can get similar effects from some of our methods on the above list.
Avoid smoking and drinking.
Smoking and drinking weakens the skin and encourages unhealthy skin.
Smoking displaces the oxygen content in the skin, replacing it with carbon monoxide which reduces the blood flow. While alcohol dehydrates the body and the skin, leaving it lacking and prone to wrinkles. If you are looking to quit smoking or drinking, visit your local healthcare provider for help and advice on how to do so.
Avoid sun beds.
Sun beds are another source of damaging UV rays. These UV rays can cause skin cancer, premature ageing of the skin (yes, that means wrinkles!) and an unhealthy overall look. You may like the way your skin looks now after using a sunbed, however constant use will only leave your skin looking lacking and drained.
Try to limit your use of sunbeds or, if possible, cut out the use of them altogether. If you’re looking for a darker skin colour, it is much safer and healthier to, opt for spray tans with moisturizing ingredients.
Sleeping at least 7 hours per night.
Many of us underestimate the importance of getting enough sleep each night. When we do, our bodies have enough energy to perform to their fullest potential in the day. As well as our bodies performing most of their healing during the time while we are asleep, meaning that even our skin is being repaired and improved upon. By getting enough sleep you can provide the time your body needs to replenish itself and aid in the skin’s recovery.
Hopefully after reading our 11 Natural Home Remedies for Wrinkle Free Hands you are now fully equipped and educated on how to prevent, cure and make better wrinkle appearance on the hands. My favourite method on this list is using aloe vera, I believe the gel that comes from the plant leaves is absolutely amazing for treating the hands -leaving them soft, supple and wrinkle-free! I keep my very own Aloe Vera plant for this exact purpose.
Always remember to consult your healthcare provider if you are suffering from any adverse reactions to any of the substances used in these home remedies. Do not ignore bad reactions, making sure you get the help, advice and treatment you need from a professional before using the substance again. Allergies to some of the plants and foods on this list are not uncommon.
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