In addition to the combination of these natural ingredients to achieve a reduction in wrinkles or avoid their incidence, it is essential that we accompany them with a healthy diet and adequate hydration.
Environmental toxins, dehydration and continuous exposure to the sun's UV rays can accelerate the skin's aging process and cause blemishes such as wrinkles and scars.
Although it is normal that they occur over time, there are those who are having them from younger ages, because they are not careful enough. Although we tend to ignore it, our skin is delicate and requires special treatments to carry out its regeneration process.
Thanks to the properties of some natural ingredients we can obtain wonderful homemade products to look young and renewed skin. Below, we would like to share with you a very special one, for which you will only need two ingredients, so be sure to try it!
Home treatment to fight wrinkles and scars
Although some marks on the skin are indelible, continued use of this home treatment can help alleviate them.
It is a combination of the wonderful coconut oil with baking soda, two ingredients known for their applications in natural medicine, cosmetics and home.
Properties of these ingredients
Coconut oil is composed of medium chain fatty acids and antioxidants that, in addition to improving health, are excellent allies for the skin when applied topically. In fact, some people claim that it is the best natural moisturizer and the best alternative to conventional body creams.
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Its oily compounds contribute to recovering the humidity of the skin without altering its pH or causing excess oil production. It contains antibacterial and antifungal substances that help to avoid skin infections and imperfections such as acne.
It is also a significant source of vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its ability to prevent and diminish the appearance of premature wrinkles. This, added to the exfoliating properties of sodium bicarbonate, allows us to obtain a 100% natural anti-wrinkle with multiple benefits for the skin.
How to prepare this treatment against wrinkles and scars?
Since the two ingredients we use have multiple benefits for the skin, their combination can be used against wrinkles, scars, blemishes and other alterations that we consider unsightly. It is essential to get organic coconut oil, since refined presentations do not have the same nutritional quality and therefore reduce its effect.
- 6 ½ tablespoons of solid coconut oil (100 g).
- 4 tablespoons of baking soda (40 g).
- One glass jar.
How to make it?
Pour the coconut oil into a glass jar and then add the baking soda. Stir with a wooden stick and make sure everything is well integrated.
You can optionally add a few drops of vitamin E oil to make it last longer. Close the bottle and store it in a cool and dry place. In good conditions it can last up to three months.
How to apply it
Wash your face well with warm water and a neutral soap. Make sure it is free of makeup and proceed to apply the treatment. Take the amount you consider necessary, rub it in with soft circular massages and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
If you like, you can apply it on the neck and neckline, two areas that are also often neglected. After the recommended time, rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.
Repeat the application three or four times a week, preferably at night.
To keep in mind!
This simple remedy is not a "miracle" formula or 100% effective against wrinkles. Its application is a complement to accelerate skin regeneration and reduce imperfections.
Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that its effects depend on your skin type and the life habits you maintain.
This article has been written and verified by Doctor Carlos Fabián Ávila.