As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity and show signs of wear and tear such as discoloration, fine lines, age spots, sagging and wrinkles, just to name a few. Skin texture can begin to grow rough, and skin tone might start to look dull. This is a normal part of aging, but it can be a source of embarrassment for many people all over the world.
Other factors such as lifestyle choices like smoking, sun exposure, air pollution, an unhealthy diet and too much alcohol can cause our skin to lose radiance even earlier, and people often spend hundreds of dollars on skin care products, laser treatment and other cosmetic surgeries in the hopes of reversing these changes.
However, you don’t need to break the bank to refresh your face. Some of the best skin rejuvenation treatments can be found right in your kitchen. Here are the top 10 home remedies for skin rejuvenation.
1. Lemon Juice
Lemons are a superhero fruit. Not only are they deliciously zingy and an amazing addition to any diet, they can be a cheap alternative to a myriad of beauty uses. Lemons have been used for thousands of years to treat things like sore throats, indigestion, constipation, tooth and gum disease, burns, obesity, fever, high blood pressure and even cholera. Eating lemons can purify the blood, cleanse the stomach and strengthen the immune system, and drinking lemon juice can help reduce the occurrence of kidney stones and lower body temperature.
Lemons contain a huge amount of nutrients, like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein. They also contain other plant compounds like the antioxidants hesperidin, diosmin and eriocitrin.
The large amounts of vitamin C found in lemon juice makes it a perfect treatment to use when trying to rejuvenate the skin. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that protects the skin and prevents damage caused by free radicals such as smoking and UV rays. Lemon juice also contains mild bleaching properties which can further improve your complexion.
Using lemon juice on your face is as simple as slicing a wedge and rubbing it gently over your face. As lemon juice can be quite drying, you can pour a drop or two of honey onto the lemon wedge before you apply it to your face. Alternatively, you can squeeze one lemon and apply the juice onto your skin using a cotton ball. Leave the juice on for 10–15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water and moisturizing.