As we age the elastin and collagen structure of our skin breaks down, causing it to lose resilience. Sun damage, weight gain, poor diet, smoking, drinking and cosmetic use can also take their toll on the skin. As a result, wrinkles develop and skin begins to thin and sag. You might be surprised to learn that many items you already have in your kitchen hold the key to more youthful looking skin. Here are ten home remedies which could be as effective as expensive rejuvenating lotions.
1. Egg yolk face mask
Separate one egg and beat the yolk with a fork. After washing and drying your face, apply the yolk with your fingers using circular motions. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes, then rinse off. Egg yolk contains retinol, a type of vitamin A often used in commercial anti-wrinkle lotions. Retinol molecules penetrate the skin and help to regenerate deeper layers by stimulating the production of elastin and collagen.