Wrinkles normally appear as a result of the natural aging process which inevitably occurs when the collagen and elastin in the connective tissue of the skin become thin and break down. Wrinkles appear everywhere, but are most visible on the face, neck, backs of hands, and tops of forearms.
There are some external factors that can speed up to aging and lead to premature or excess wrinkles. These factors include excess exposure to sunlight or harsh environments, smoking, use of certain drugs, excessive stress, sudden weight loss, loss of vitamin E, and genetic predisposition.
This homemade anti-aging cream not only helps reduce wrinkles, but also prevents new ones from forming. Another great thing about it is that it’s made of only 4 ingredients which are easily available.
The most important one is vitamin C, which among other medicinal properties can also stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that gives elasticity to the skin. By providing your skin with sufficient levels of vitamin C, you actually increase collagen production, thus preventing the formation of wrinkles.
This 4-ingredient recipe will not only save you lots of money on anti-aging beauty products, but it will also erase even the most stubborn lines on your face.
4-Ingredient Homemade Anti-Wrinkle Serum
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1/4 cup Aloe vera gel
- 1 tsp. L-Ascorbic Acid powder (Vitamin C powder)
- 2 tbsp. vitamin E oil
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
Another thing you will need is a dark container due to the fact that vitamin C breaks down and oxidizes quickly, especially when exposed to light.
WHAT YOU DO:
- Mix all the ingredients into a bowl.
- Pour the mixture into a dark container.
- Store in the fridge for longer shelf life.
- Apply on your face twice a week.