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Want Younger Looking Skin? Let These Home Remedies Help You!

Most people don’t take care of their skin when they are young, not realizing that the skin grows old faster than ourselves, if not taken proper care of. The skin is delicate, and the harmful chemicals and UV rays around us don’t make it any easier for the skin. That brings us to these home remedies for younger looking skin, which will not only protect your fragile skin, but also make it radiate a healthy glow.

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Causes of dull and old looking skin

There are a number of factors, natural and otherwise, that contribute to the damage of the skin. Some are:

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Hectic work hours
  • Stress
  • Lack of proper sleep
  • Improper diet
  • Pollution
  • Excess smoking
  • Alcohol binging
  • Harmful rays of the sun
  • Harsh beauty products

Most of these are natural causes that one cannot avoid, while some of the causes can be checked for a better looking skin. Apart from bringing in healthier changes into your lifestyle, you can try the following home remedies and get a skin that looks younger than you.

Suggested read: How these home remedies are the secret ingredients to instantly glowing skin

Home remedies for younger looking skin

For a more radiant and healthier skin, try these natural remedies at home.

1. Turmeric

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Turmeric is good for our skin because it contains the compound curcumin. Curcumin is both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and effortlessly gets rid of free radicals. You might already know that free radicals can destroy our skin, and since turmeric eliminates them, our skin gets rescued.

According to the Global Healing Center,

“Turmeric is one of the highest antioxidant-containing spices on the ORAC scale. ORAC, which stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, is a scale that measures the amount and activity of antioxidants in foods. Turmeric comes in at #6 in the list of herbs and spices with the highest antioxidants, just under cloves (the highest) and cinnamon. Antioxidants are essential for protecting the integrity of the skin by preventing free radicals from destroying its texture and elasticity.

Antioxidants also protect the skin from ultraviolet light, one of the key contributors to the visible signs of aging. But don’t think that turmeric’s anti-aging power is just about the antioxidants–far from it. Research shows that turmeric inhibits a key enzyme (elastase) that reduces the ability of elastin from forming. Elastin, along with collagen, is a protein needed for making the skin smooth and pliable, and also helps it to retain its original position when pinched. In fact, turmeric, in vitro, may inhibit elastase by up to 65%.”

In a small cup, take some turmeric powder. Now add some gram flour. To the cup, add some milk to prepare a thick paste. You can use water instead of milk, if you want. Now mix well. Apply this mask on your face as well as the neck (because the neck is as exposed as your face, but not take proper care of). Leave the mask on for about 20 minutes. Wash out with cold water and pat dry. DO NOT rub your skin.

You should do this at least two times a week for quicker results.

2. Coconut oil

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Virgin coconut oi can do wonders for your dry skin as it locks the moisture which makes the skin softer and suppler. It also provides the skin with the essential fatty acids, which are necessary nourishments for our skin.

Take some virgin coconut oil. Warm it in the microwave. Once it is bearably warm (be very careful not to burn your skin), massage it onto the face and the neck. When you massage, do it in circular motions. Be gentle in your application. Leave the oil for the night. Next morning, you will wake up to a younger looking skin. Do this every night before sleeping.

According to pros, you can add some sugar crystals to the coconut oil. This works as a natural scrub that enhances the exfoliation of the skin. Do this two times a week for best results.

3. Aloe vera

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Aloe vera is almost always a cure for skin related troubles. Aloe vera nourishes the skin. It also soothes it in case of abrasions.

All in all, the plant rejuvenates our skin, making it look and feel younger than before.

Extract aloe vera gel from a leaf of aloe vera. Now add to this, a pinch of ground turmeric, half a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of milk. Mix well to for a thick paste. Now apply it as a mask on your face and your neck. Let it remain that way for 30 minutes. You can either relax during this time or get something done without disturbing the pack. Now wash out with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Do this once a week.

Suggested read: 10 superbly effective home remedies to remove dead skin cells

4. Baking soda

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A great exfoliator that helps clean dead skin cells and dirt which otherwise clog the skin pores, suffocating it to a near death. Also, baking soda neutralizes the pH of the skin.

Baking soda is also a good anti-inflammation agent, and soothes the skin.

Take half a tablespoon of baking soda and extra virgin olive oil. Now add a teaspoon of honey. Mix well and apply on our face. Make sure your face is damp. Now leave it on for about 10 minutes. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, and wash with cold water. Now pat dry. DO NOT rub.

You should do this once every week.

5. Lemon

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Lemon is a cleansing agent that is also a great bleach. Lemon is also used in products which help remove a tan. Lemon brightens up the skin and makes it look radiant like never before. You will also need sugar for this remedy. Sugar granules will help you remove the dead skin cells faster.

In a small bowl mix one and half tablespoon of lemon juice with two teaspoons of sugar. Now use it as a scrub and gently exfoliate your skin. Leave the scrub on for about 15 minutes. Now wash with lukewarm water. Pat dry.

You should do this two times every week.

6. Papaya


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A ripe papaya contains an enzyme called papain, which is a mild yet effective exfoliating agent. It, without causing any abrasions, removes dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin and automatically renders the skin glowing and younger.

Papaya not only helps get rid of the dead skin cells, but also removes dirt and oil that might clog your pores, causing ace or pimples.

You will also need multani mitti or Fuller’s earth for this remedy. Fuller’s earth quickly absorbs the unnecessary oil on our skin and makes the skin softer than before.

The third ingredient we need for this home remedy is honey, which hydrates our skin because of its moisturizing properties. That is why it is a popular ingredient in most anti-aging creams.

Cut a papaya into pieces. You will need only a few pieces. Add to them half a tablespoon of Fuller’s Earth and a teaspoon of honey. Mix the ingredients and apply it gently on your face and your neck. Now keep it on for half an hour. Finally rinse out with cold water and pat dry.

You should do this just once a week for a younger looking skin.

7. Cucumber


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Cucumber finds its place on this list due to its cooling effect on the skin. Apart from that, it also rejuvenates the skin due to its antioxidants. As a result, it enhances one’s skin tone while also reducing swelling.

Grate a small cucumber. Now to this add about 3 tablespoons of fresh yogurt. With a beater, blend the ingredients into a consistent mix. Apply the paste on your face as well as your neck. Leave the mask on for 5 to 10 minutes or until it dries, and then rinse out with cold water.

You will need to do this remedy 3 to 4 days a week.

8. Honey


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Honey due to its hygroscopic and antimicrobial qualities cleanses the skin greatly and makes it soft and supple. It can also be used as a tonic for the skin as it keeps the skin healthy and helps reduce spots and marks.

Take some natural honey and apply it on your face. Make sure your face is moist prior to application of honey. Now massage the skin for 5 minutes. Leave the mask until it dries, and rinse out with lukewarm water.

You can do this once every day.

Apart from these home remedies, you will need to stop indulging in bad habits like smoking or drinking. You will have to get a good night’s sleep. Also it is very important to learn how to manage stress, or you can expect stress to show on your face. According to WikiHow,

“To combat stress, set aside time to relax. Yoga, progressive relaxation, and deep breathing exercises are excellent ways to quell your nerves and lower your stress levels. To combat the negative side effects of stress on your skin, increase your consumption of antioxidants. Eat blueberries, oranges, and leafy greens.”

Suggested read: 12 super beneficial and easy homemade honey face mask recipes

That is all we have on home remedies for younger looking skin.

Was this guide useful? Will you try these home remedies? Let us know in the comments below.

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8 Ultimate Home Remedies for Younger Looking Skin
These home remedies for younger looking skin will not only protect your fragile skin, but also make it radiate a healthy glow.
Riya Roy

Riya Roy

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