The appearance of signs of aging on the skin is definitely a matter of concern for most women. While natural aging is definitely a factor behind the signs, there are many other reasons, which contribute to the problem of aging signs appearing on the skin. Increasing levels of pollution in the environment, dust, dirt, increasing stress levels, lack of proper sleep and rest, unhealthy eating habits, etc. are some other reasons which contribute to the appearance of signs of aging on the skin. Along with wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, dark circles, puffiness below eyes, crow’s feet, sagging skin, etc. are some common aging signs which can be seen on the face.
Whatever be the reason for the appearance of the aging signs on the skin, it is important to find ways of diminishing and eliminating them. Thankfully there are innumerable kinds of home remedies as well as cosmetic treatments for doing away with these aging signs. There are varieties of anti-aging creams, lotions, and serums available in the market, which claim to get rid of these stubborn aging signs successfully. Among many such trusted products, Brilliance SF Cream needs special mention. When applied as instructed, the product helps in diminishing the appearance of stubborn aging signs from the skin significantly.
Among the different kinds of natural ingredients, which help in arresting the signs of aging, coconut oil needs special mention. You might not even know the various health benefits, which are obtained from coconut oil. Along with health benefits, coconut oil also comes of great use in beauty routines. Basically we have seen using coconut oil for our hair. But using coconut oil on the skin will help in restricting signs of aging from appearing on the skin. Premature aging can be delayed to quite an extent with the help of this oil. The best thing about coconut oil is that it is natural and organic and completely safe. Along with being greatly effective, it comes with zero side effects. Youthful appearance is guaranteed with the use of this oil on the skin.
Wrinkles and coconut oil – the connection
You might not be aware of the fact that coconut oil is being used widely as an integral part of wrinkle treatment. It is true that there is no complete cure for wrinkles as they mostly make a comeback to some extent. The appearance of wrinkles can take place at any place on the face – they can be seen around the eyes, on the foreheads as well as around the mouth area. With the use of coconut oil on the skin, collagen production is boosted in the skin. Cell regeneration also takes place in the skin giving the skin a healthy and youthful glow and vibrancy. When cell regeneration takes place and collagen levels are boosted, the wrinkles fade away and the skin becomes tight and elasticity is enhanced. The skin becomes firm and taut and natural glow is retained.
The best thing about coconut oil is that it is readily available in the market. In fact, it can be found in almost all homes as well. Also, it is the least expensive and can be afforded by almost everyone. Using coconut oil for the skin and signs of aging is very simple and easy.
Mentioned below are some of the best ways in which coconut oil can be used for combating the signs of aging from appearing on the skin:
1. Using plain coconut oil
You might not know that using plain coconut oil is one of the best ways of keeping your skin hydrated, moisturized and rich. In fact, it is a traditional method of soothing itchy and dry skin, which leads to the formation of wrinkles.
The method of application of plain coconut oil is also simple. Take coconut oil on your fingertips – just a few drops will do. Now apply the oil on the neck and face area. Make sure that your face is cleaned with cold water before the application. For a few minutes, massage the skin in circular motions so that the skin absorbs the oil in a better manner and quickly (1). If you feel, you can keep the oil like that overnight. For getting quick and good results, you have to keep on using this remedy as frequently as possible.
2. Honey and coconut oil
The combination of honey and coconut oil can do wonders for the skin as both these natural ingredients are great for the skin. Honey not only hydrates and moisturizes dry and dull skin, but it is also a great skin-softening agent. If your skin is damaged, honey can help in repairing the same (2). With a combination of coconut oil, you can bid adieu to those ugly wrinkles on the skin in no time at all.
You just need to mix the coconut oil and honey well. Now apply the mixture on the face particularly on the wrinkle affected areas. Let it be like that for about an hour so that the skin can absorb the goodness of both the ingredients. Use tepid water for rinsing off the oil. You will start seeing the results within a week’s time and see wrinkles fading away.
3. Coconut oil with cucumber and Aloe Vera
Cucumber is very good for the skin as it helps in skin cooling and skin hydration. The skin remains moisturized with cucumber. Aloe Vera, on the other hand, is an excellent natural ingredient, which offers various kinds of skin benefits. Along with being hydrating, Aloe Vera helps in improving skin elasticity and also plays an important role in strengthening the skin tissues successfully. As a result, the combination of these ingredients along with coconut oil will definitely delay signs of aging from appearing on the skin.
Take a cucumber and peel the same. Now put it in a grinder and grind it till a smooth paste is obtained. Now take some Aloe gel and coconut oil in a bowl and add the cucumber paste in the same. Mix all the three ingredients thoroughly. Take some amounts of the paste and massage the same on the face deeply till the time it gets absorbed in the skin completely. This should be done minimum thrice a week to get the best results.
4. Cinnamon with coconut oil
The combination of coconut oil and cinnamon helps in minimizing the appearance of dark spots on the skin, which are sure signs of aging. Moreover, it works wonders on all kinds of scar marks. The complexion is also bettered with this combination. The skin remains smooth and well-toned and cleaned at the same time.
Take some cinnamon sticks and grind the same to powder format. Now mix the cinnamon powder and coconut oil and apply this paste on the face and neck area. This has to be done every day to get results. After the application of the paste, leave it on the face for about 20 minutes. Use normal cool water for rinsing the paste off the face and then pat dry. Keep on repeating the practice daily and see how wrinkles, freckles, and fine lines disappear from the skin.
5. Castor oil and coconut oil
It has already been discussed that coconut oil helps in keeping the skin moisturized, hydrated and supple. The skin also looks youthful and vibrant with the application of coconut oil. On the other hand, castor oil abounds in anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants (3). It is also an excellent skin conditioner at the same time. So if you have acne or wrinkle-prone skin, you will benefit greatly from the combination of these oils.
Take a few drops of coconut oil and castor oil in your palm and mix them well. Now massage your face gently with this oil. Once done leave it like that for about an hour. On using this combination regularly, the problem of sagging skin and wrinkles will diminish greatly.
6. Coconut oil and turmeric
Turmeric has antiseptic properties along with many other medicinal and health benefits. As a result, turmeric has been used for a long time for the treatment of various kinds of skin conditions and problems (4). Firmness and elasticity of the skin are also maintained with turmeric, thus preventing wrinkles and fine lines.
Look for pure turmeric powder and mix the same with coconut oil. Apply this mixture on the face and neck area and let it be there for about 20 minutes. Use normal water for rinsing the face and then pat dry with a clean towel. This should be done on alternate days and not on a regular basis. You will see that signs of aging remain at bay with this treatment.
7. Apple cider vinegar and coconut oil
Apple cider vinegar is an astringent before the application of coconut oil. The pH balance of the skin is maintained and the skin is toned with ACV.
Take diluted apple cider vinegar and apply this on the face using a cotton ball. Let the thing dry naturally. Now take coconut oil and massage the same on the skin before sleeping. Rinse this off in the morning. Fewer wrinkles and fine lines are seen on the face.
Along with using Brilliance SF Cream, try using coconut oil with these combinations for combating signs and aging and wrinkles.