One issue consistent with aging is chest and neck wrinkles, as the skin becomes less elastic and loses collagen. There are many creams and serums in the market today that claim to combat these wrinkles. However, they are very expensive and rarely do the trick.
Today’s video will discuss the causes of such wrinkles and some natural, at home, methods of treating them.
Neck and chest wrinkles can be caused by the way one sleeps. When the body is sleeping on one side, there is pressure on the neck and chest skin that causes it to compress each night. Overtime, the skin’s elasticity is compromised. For this reason, sleeping on one’s back is most recommended to prevent wrinkles.
Most people tend to concentrate on the skin on their face more so than the skin on their neck and chest. As a result, this skin does not always receive proper moisturizer and is often neglected from receiving essential nutrients.
Sun beds are also a leading cause of these wrinkles, as they provide the body with harmful levels of UV rays that negatively affect the skin. Likewise, intense exposure to the sun without UV blocking sunscreen can damage the skin and accelerate the rate in which the skin ages. As a result, wrinkles develop and collagen decreases.
Another cause of wrinkles is nicotine, as smoking inhibits the proper flow of blood within the body. Because of this, the skin is robbed of essential nutrients and is left to sag.
Also at fault of causing wrinkles are articles of clothing that do not fit properly. Articles that are both too tight and too loose can cause wrinkles in the skin.
Two natural remedies that can help to treat and reduce the appearance of wrinkles are aloe vera and olive oil. An aloe vera plant contains malic acid that helps to improve the skin’s elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. To treat, scrape the gel from a leaf of the aloe vera plant. Then, apply the gel directly to the areas of concern and allow to sit for approximately 20 minutes. Then, wash off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Alternatively, a teaspoon of aloe vera gel can be mixed with the gel inside of a Vitamin E capsule and then placed directly onto the skin. Leave this on for one half hour and then wash off with lukewarm water.
In terms of olive oil, it contains antioxidants such as Vitamins A and E, which help to keep the skin clear of harmful toxins. Olive oil can be directly massaged into the skin in order to regenerate new skin cells and provide relief to current skin cells. The olive oil moisturizers and revives the skin.
A mixture can also be formed by combining olive oil, honey and glycerin. Then, place the mixture onto the skin and massage twice a day. This will rid the body of dead skin and tighten the existing skin.
Also essential for the skin is Vitamins A and C, so it is very important to consume a diet rich in these vitamins.
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