Erases Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Other Signs of Aging Skin
Treats: aging skin
Why: "As an antioxidant, turmeric keeps in check and reverses damage done by excess amounts of free radicals," Rawal said. "For example, excess exposure to direct sunlight can cause free radical damage that is externally seen as lines, wrinkles, dehydration, and sunspots. In comes turmeric. Thanks to its awesome antioxidant and skin-calming properties, overexposed skin can be healed naturally."
Anitaging Turmeric and Grape Mask:
- 2 teaspoon grape pulp (smash some grapes; be sure to include the skins)
- 1 teaspoon cool black tea
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (do not go over this quantity — turmeric can stain the skin)
- 1 teaspoon jaggery powder (or powdered brown sugar)
- Enough rose water to make a thick paste
Mix well and apply to your skin. Do not go too close to the eye area. Wash it off after 15 minutes.
"This homemade face mask remedy uses the antioxidant power of grapes (resveratrol), tea, and turmeric to give your skin a phenomenal boost," she noted. "Antioxidants reduce signs of aging by reducing and checking the free radical damage to skin. Glycolic acid (alpha-hydroxy acid) from jaggery speeds up the skin's renewal process. Therefore, this face mask is not only great for its natural antiaging properties, it also enhances the glow of your skin. Use it one to two times a week and always follow with a serum and lotion for your skin type."