Getting wrinkles is a normal part of aging. Specifically, as you age, your skin becomes less resilient, leading to wrinkles, dry skin, and slower healing. In fact, wrinkles primarily appear around the eyes.
Skin aging is actually a complex biological process, which is influenced by the following factors:
- Ionizing radiation
- Chronic light exposure
- Hormone and metabolic processes
- Cellular metabolism
The combination of these factors results in the progressive changes in every single skin layer and changes in skin appearance, particularly sun-exposed skin areas.
Moreover, decreased collagen type VII triggered by sun-exposed aged skin could cause wrinkles. This actually weakens the bond between the dermis and epidermis as you get older. Additionally, due to a loss of collagen, older skin may look disorganized and irregular as wrinkles elevate and skin becomes less firm, particularly on the face as well as around the eyes.
A dermatologist at the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, Robin Ashinoff, notes that most people think that the aging of skin is inevitable, but with the technologies and information you have nowadays, you can look as young as you feel.
It is a fact that pharmaceutical companies have created numerous expensive masks, creams, pills, and lotions, which boast the ability to decrease or prevent the signs of aging.
However, most of these products are loaded with harsh chemicals, which could have counterproductive effects. Although these effects could not appear for years, ultimately the damage occurs in the form of accelerated aging, skin conditions, and toxic accumulation in other organs.
Fortunately, there are many different methods to create an amazing glow and fewer wrinkles with natural remedies like this DIY eye cream with shea butter and frankincense essential oil. This homemade eye cream helps keep your skin resilient, translucent, blemish-free, smooth, and healthy. Furthermore, the proteins and nutrients in essential oils such as frankincense oil help stimulate cell regeneration.
As natural oils are pure and don’t possess any toxic chemicals, they are absorbed effectively and safely. This helps the areas around your eyes and your skin retain moisture, thus lowering the appearance of wrinkles.
DIY Anti-Aging Eye Cream
- Half a tsp. of vitamin E
- An ounce of raw, organic coconut oil
- An ounce of unrefined shea butter
- An ounce of pure aloe Vera gel
- 10 drops of therapeutic grade frankincense essential oil
Serves: 30 uses
Put the ingredients in a small bowl and then mix them together.
If the coconut oil is solid, you should gently heat it. Simply put the shea butter and coconut oil in a small pan, and add the other ingredients. Heat it until you get a well-blended paste.
Then, keep it in a glass jar.
Apply a bit of this homemade anti-aging eye cream around your eyes each morning and night.
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- White, Lorraine. ”Homemade Beauty Products : Over 50 All Natural Recipes For Face Masks, Facial Cleansers & Face Creams: Natural Organic Recipes For Youthful Skin”;