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Natural Beauty: 5 Anti-ageing Home Remedies That Will Do Wonders for Your Skin

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Mother Nature has always given us everything we need. In ancient times, when modern medicine had not yet been invented, healers and spiritual gurus looked towards nature for cures. Even today, we make use of natural ingredients in medicines, lotions and balms. The beauty about natural ingredients is that, apart from being effective, they are also safe for your body and skin. Here are a couple of home remedies for anti-ageing packs that you can add to your skin care routine. These homemade anti-ageing packs help reduce wrinkles, lines, dark spots and other signs of ageing. The best part about these packs is that they are made from ingredients that are easily found at home.

Cucumber and yogurt face mask:

Plain yogurt helps firm skin and the lactic acid in it exfoliates dead skin cells. Yogurt also contains lipids and minerals that moisturize and nourish skin. Cucumbers, on the other hand, work as an excellent toner and help tighten open pores. They are also rich in antioxidants and therefore, improve complexion and rejuvenate skin.

To make the mask, grate 1/8 cup of cucumber. Mix the grated cucumber into ½ cup yogurt. Apply this mix over your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse off the mixture with warm water and then wash your face with cool water. To see a difference, apply this mixture for 3-5 nights a week.

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Rose water pack:

This pack is made using rose water, lemon juice and a bit of glycerin. Rose water tones, nourishes and moisturizes skin. High on antioxidants, it rejuvenates and revitalizes skin, keeping lines and wrinkles at bay. Lemon juice lightens and brightens skin. It does wonders in getting rid of scars, stretch marks and dark spots. It also acts as natural cleanser.

To make this pack, take 2 teaspoons of rose water and add half teaspoon of lemon juice and a few drops of glycerin to it. Use a cotton ball to apply this mixture on your face. Do not was your face immediately after applying the pack as your face needs to absorb in the ingredients.

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Banana pack:

Apart from the main ingredient banana, this pack makes use of honey, rose water and yogurt. Bananas are known for their beauty benefits. They are rich in vitamins A, B, C and E and also in iron, zinc and potassium. They also contain amino acids and antioxidants that nourish and moisturize skin.

To make this pack, mash a small ripe banana and add 1 teaspoon rose water and 1 teaspoon honey to it. Now, add in a teaspoon of yogurt and mix well to make a smooth paste. Apply this pack to your face and keep it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off the mixture with cool water.

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Avocado and Olive oil night lotion:

Olive oil provides multiple benefits to your skin. It cleanses tones, nourishes and moisturizes. It also contains Vitamin E which restores skin elasticity. Avocados too provide similar benefits. Besides, both these ingredients nourish skin with natural oils. This helps rejuvenate and soften skin.

To make this mask, take 1 tablespoon avocado puree and mix into it 2 tablespoons of olive oil and half a tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix well to form a smooth paste. Apply this lotion on your face and leave it on overnight. Rinse off the mixture in the morning using cool water.

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These were a couple of home remedies that will help you stay young-looking and beautiful. If you’re too lazy to mash, mix and make these face masks, or if your busy schedule prevents you from finding the time to make these packs, you can always opt for an anti-ageing serum that is safe for your skin. Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-ageing Serum from L’Oreal Paris is an effective anti-ageing product that is known to deliver visible, lasting results. This serum feels extremely light on the face and is easy to apply.

Check out the product here: http://www.lorealparis.co.in/skincare/revitalift_laser/serum.aspx

Natural remedies can also be used to improve the quality of your skin. For flawless, glowing skin, follow these natural skin care tips: http://www.nopimplesnomarks.com/natural-skin-care-tips-for-glowing-skin/

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