DIY Anti-Aging Face Mask

Giving yourself an anti-aging face treatment can be as easy as opening your fridge. You probably already have a few powerful, vitamin-packed and exfoliating ingredients in your kitchen, so have fun experimenting with mixing them up. The wonderful thing about DIY face treatments is that you really can’t go wrong! Just be sure to apply them to clean, makeup-free skin.

Avocado
This delicious fruit is known for its “good” fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids that help tame the inflammation linked to aging skin. Avocados are also incredibly moisturizing, which is key to keeping skin youthful.

Oatmeal
Oatmeal is an excellent exfoliator that works to remove dead skin cells from the face. It’s also very soothing (remember oatmeal baths when you had chickenpox as a kid?) and contains many beneficial nutrients, such as vitamin E, zinc, iron, and magnesium.

For face masks, it’s best to grind the raw oats in a food processor so they can be easily smoothed on the skin.

Honey
Honey seems to have an unending list of benefits. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, detoxifying, and moisturizing. Its stickiness also helps hold the mask together, making it easier to apply to the skin.

Banana
Banana is known for its anti-aging properties. Due to its vitamins, such as vitamins B and C, it can help ward off wrinkles by helping to boost collagen production. It also contains amino acids that can maintain skin elasticity.

Red Wine
This may seem sacrilegious, but hear me out. Sparing a bit of your beloved red wine may be worth it for its anti-aging benefits. Red wine contains an antioxidant called resveratrol, which helps remove free radicals that cause the breakdown of cells. If you can slow down this aging process, then you can also help slow down the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. It might just be crazy enough to work!

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Carolyn is a health and beauty writer living in the NYC area.​ She loves sharing health news with her readers so they can be informed and take better care of themselves. When she isn't writing, Carolyn can be found enjoying comedy shows, horror movies, and old-timey music.
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