Try these easy, natural ways to help restore your skin!
As we grow older, there are certain things we can come to expect. Gray hair, waking up with a perpetually sore back, and neck wrinkles (as well as other wrinkles). While you may need a professional to work out your back issues, I can certainly help with neck wrinkles!
Skincare is an important routine, especially as we age. There are some basic skincare tips everyone should be observing as preventative maintenance. For starters, hydration! More water always helps, so drink up! Also at the top of the list is sunblock. For problem areas in your neck specifically, be mindful of your posture and try to stretch your neck at least 3 times a day.
Here are a few home remedies aimed at specifically treating those pesky neck wrinkles!
Almond oil has a ton of vitamin E and is one of the easiest ways to help rejuvenate your skin. By simply massaging a few drops of almond oil on your neck every night, you can moisturize your skin and help it retain its elasticity.
Yogurt is a natural moisturizer for your skin that will help condition it and keep it smooth. You can apply a yogurt mask to your neck three times a week to help with neck wrinkles. Simply combine one tablespoon of yogurt and four or five drops of olive oil. Massage onto your neck and leave for 15-20 mins before washing off.
For deep neck lines and wrinkles, you may want to try an aloe vera mask. You can get aloe vera either directly from an aloe plant or in stores with the juice already extracted. For the best, most natural results, I suggest using real aloe. Combine 1 tablespoon of aloe with a vitamin E capsule (broken open). It will form a paste you can massage into your neck. Rinse with lukewarm water after a few minutes.
Milk is another natural moisturizer and can actually help repair damaged skin. You can make a mask by combining 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of milk. Heat and mix. Apply with a brush, leave on for 5 minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water. Repeat once a week.
Avocados are another great source of vitamin E. They can help control skin rashes, soften your skin, and prevent further wrinkles. To use avocados on your skin, scoop out a spoonful of fresh, ripe avocado and mix it with a few drops of coconut oil to form a paste. Massage the paste onto your neck and leave for 30 minutes before washing off. You can do the avocado mask daily.
There are lots of benefits to incorporating green tea into your diet as well as your beauty routine. Green tea is a great natural way to flush your body of toxins. Make a green tea mask by adding a tablespoon of plain yogurt to one cup of lukewarm or cool green tea. Stir to combine. Apply the green tea mask with a cotton ball. You can do this mask 3 times a week.
Bananas are high in iron and fat, both of which help moisturize your skin as well as keep it strong and resilient. I’ve got a tropical mask for you to try out once a week using bananas, oranges, and yogurt. In a blender, combine 1 banana, 1/2 an orange, and 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt. Apply the mix to your neck and massage until it soaks in. Repeat the process two more times and leave for ten minutes before rinsing off.
Alongside hydrating masks and drinking lots of water, you can also try a variety of neck stretches and neck exercises to help your skin maintain flexibility. Check out the video below for a few examples!