Tips to Use Coconut Oil for Wrinkles

Ageing is a natural process which cannot be reversed. With ageing, come its signs including the wrinkles. Wrinkles are the formation of fine lines or creases on the skin surface. Though wrinkles is a natural process of ageing, due to external factors more and more people are suffering from the problem of premature ageing at a younger age. Whether it be a premature or normal sign of ageing, the appearance of wrinkles is something we will all like to push into our future and using coconut oil can be one way to do so.

Causes Of Wrinkles

Wrinkles

1. Age

As you grow older your skin tends to lose its elasticity and the skin may appear wrinkled due to decreased production of natural oil. Wrinkles generally tend to show up and get noticed on the face. Check out these overall tips to keep signs of ageing at bay.

2. Exposure To Sunlight

Daily exposure for about 10-15 minutes is good for our skin as sunlight is a rich source of Vitamin D. But staying under sun for a longer period of time, specially when the sun is at its hottest, may have damaging effect on the skin as the UV rays break down the skin's connective tissues- collagen and elastin fibers due to which skin loses its elasticity.

3. Smoking

Smoking causes changes in the blood supply to the facial muscles, triggering the process of aging which leads to wrinkles. Check here, the full impact of smoking on your skin's health and beauty.

4. Dust And Pollution

Dust and pollution take away the natural moisture from the skin surface which causes the early appearance of crease and fine lines.

5. Unhealthy Lifestyle & Dehydrated Skin

Unhealthy diet and unhealthy lifestyle (excessive use of make-up, high intake of alcohol and caffeine), as well as low water intake, can result in dehydrated skin. These factors may deplete the water content of the skin, thus making it look dull and sagging. From this infographic, note down some food habits that help you look younger.

Coconut Oil For Wrinkles

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil can be used for treating wrinkles without the use of harmful synthetic creams available in the market. It is easily available is each and every household and can be converted into useful and easy home remedies. Let us look at some properties of coconut oil which make it a great choice to fight wrinkles.

  • Coconut Oil contains anti-oxidants that protect our skin from harmful UV rays and free radicals.
  • Coconut Oil contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which help to fight against skin diseases and infections.
  • Coconut Oil is excellent massage oil as it easily gets absorbed by the skin, thus moisturizing the skin.
  • The high collagen content found in coconut oil helps in increasing the elasticity of the skin. Thus Coconut oil works as an excellent anti-wrinkle cream.
  • Coconut Oil is 100% organic and natural contrary to the cosmetic creams which are highly toxic and contain carcinogenic substances. Coconut oil is 100% safe on skin.

How To Use Coconut Oil To Treat Wrinkles

Let’s have a look at some natural and homemade DIY recipes with Coconut Oil that help us fight the signs of ageing.

1. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is an excellent massage oil for your skin and can be used as an excellent moisturizer which can help in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Boosting collagen production, coconut oil helps in improving the elasticity of the skin.

Ingredients

Coconut Oil

Method

  1. Gently massage coconut oil into your skin with your fingertips on your face and neck every night before going to bed.
  2. Wash off with lukewarm water in the morning.

How Often To Do This

Daily before going to bed.

How Does It Work

Coconut Oil is rich in antioxidants due to which protects your skin from harmful UV rays which accelerates ageing. It penetrates deep within the layers of skin and moisturizes it. Thus helps in reducing wrinkles. Coconut Oil has Antibacterial and Antifungal properties due to which it is very effective in treating skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

2.Coconut Oil And Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice

Lime is a rich source of Vitamin C, which helps in improving the skin tone. It has got antibiotic properties. Hence when combined with Coconut Oil can give an excellent result.

Ingredients

  • Coconut Oil
  • Lime Juice

Method

  1. Cut a lemon into 2 pieces and take one half of it.
  2. Squeeze 5-7 drops of lemon juice to a couple of teaspoons of Coconut Oil and mix well.
  3. Apply thoroughly on face and neck.
  4. Keep it for 20-25 minutes and wash it well with cold water.

How Often To Do It

Use it twice a week.

Why Does It Work

Lemon contains acetic acid and citric acid. It helps to improve your skin tone. Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and acts as an antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals and increase collagen production. Lemon Juice, when mixed with Coconut Oil, helps to get a clearer and firm skin. With continuous usage, we can bid adieu to wrinkles.

3. Coconut Oil And Castor Oil

The highly concentrated fatty acids present in Castor Oil helps restore the natural moisture balance of the skin. Castor Oil contains Vitamin E, Protein and Omega 3.

Ingredients

  • Castor Oil
  • Coconut Oil

Method

  1. Take equal quantities of Castor Oil and Coconut Oil in a bowl and mix
  2. Apply evenly all over face and neck in a gentle circular motion.
  3. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash off.

How Often To Do This

Use it on a daily basis.

Why Does It Work

Castor Oil has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as it contains Vitamin E. Hence acts as an excellent skin conditioner. Castor Oil, when mixed with Coconut Oil, works wonders on wrinkle-prone skin.

4. Coconut Oil And Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a gentle moisturizer and it has a very soothing and healing effect on dehydrated skin.

Ingredients

  • Aloe Vera
  • Coconut Oil
  • Cucumber Juice (optional)

Method

  1. Mix Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera gel along with Cucumber Juice (optional).
  2. Apply generously all over face and neck.
  3. Leave it overnight
  4. Wash off the next morning.

How Often To Do This

Do this thrice a week.

Why Does It Work

Aloe Vera contains beta-carotene, Vitamin C and E which helps to make the skin more firm and hydrated. When mixed with Coconut Oil it penetrates deep down the layers of skin and keeps it hydrated.

5. Coconut Oil And Honey

Honey is a natural Antibacterial agent with huge results. It is high in antioxidants, thus it works great for slowing down the ageing process. It is a natural bleaching agent as well.

Ingredients

  • Honey
  • Coconut Oil

Method

  1. Mix honey and Coconut Oil is equal proportion
  2. Apply on your face and neck in circular motion.
  3. Let it sit for 1 hour
  4. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

How Often To Do This

Use it daily.

Why Does It Work

Both Coconut Oil and Honey have antibacterial properties. Both are rich in antioxidants and has antiseptic properties as well. When you mix honey with Coconut Oil it nourishes the skin making it more soft and supple. This mixture works well as an Anti-Wrinkle Cream.

6. Coconut Oil And Egg White

Egg White

Egg White has astringent properties. Egg White helps to keep the skin nourished by keeping away from all skin problems like pimples, acne and blackheads.

Ingredients

  • Coconut Oil
  • Egg White

Method

  1. Whisk Egg White together with Coconut Oil into a thick foam
  2. Apply all over face and neck.
  3. Leave for 30 minutes
  4. Wash off with water to reveal a skin which is softer and with much more improved texture.

How Often To Do This

Use it thrice a week.

Why Does It Work

Egg White is a rich source of protein (albumin) and collage. The protein contained in the Egg White helps to maintain the elasticity of the skin. Egg White when mixed with Coconut Oil deeply nourishes and replenishes the skin, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

7. Coconut Oil And Turmeric

Turmeric is another natural ingredient which is easily available in our kitchen. Turmeric is highly antiseptic and anti-inflammatory on the skin.

Ingredients

  • Turmeric
  • Coconut Oil

Method

  1. Mix Coconut Oil and Turmeric well
  2. Apply this mixture on face and neck
  3. Leave it for about 20-25 minutes
  4. Wash off with cold water

How Often To Do This

Usage should be maximum three times a week.

Why Does It Work

Turmeric is a rich source of Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium. When mixed with Coconut Oil it helps in deeply cleansing the skin, repair and heal the skin tissues, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

8. Coconut Oil, Oatmeal And Yogurt

Oatmeal

These three ingredients together can be one of the easiest ways of getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredients

  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt
  • Coconut Oil

Method

  1. Mix Coconut Oil and unsweetened Oatmeal with Yogurt.
  2. Apply this mixture on your face and neck.
  3. Let it dry.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat it dry.

How Often To Do This

Use this mixture once a week.

Why Does It Work

Oatmeal is an excellent exfoliator which helps in removing dirt and toxins from the body. Yogurt helps in opening up of clogged pores. Coconut Oil deeply cleanses the skin. Thus applying which mixture on a regular basis you can get rid of sagging skin.

9. Coconut Oil And Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties which help in keeping the skin problems at bay.

Ingredients

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Coconut Oil

Method

  1. Apply diluted Apple Cider Vinegar on the affected area with a cotton ball.
  2. Leave it for 10 minutes.
  3. Take few drops of Coconut Oil and massage gently.
  4. Leave it overnight
  5. Wash off in the morning.

How Often To Do This

Use it daily.

Why Does It Work

Apple Cider Vinegar is a rich source of Acetic, Citric, Malic and Amino Acid. It also has astringent properties. Vinegar helps to maintain the pH of the skin and the alpha hydroxy acid helps in removing dead cells. Whereas Coconut Oil helps in regeneration of skin cells, thus rejuvenating the skin.

10. Coconut Oil And Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is very effective in replenishing the skin. Its antioxidant properties help in effectively reducing the damage caused by UV rays and free radicals.

Ingredients

  • Vitamin E Capsules (Evion)
  • Coconut Oil

Method

  1. Pierce a capsule of Vitamin E into a bowl containing 8-10 drops of Coconut Oil.
  2. Massage thoroughly on your face and neck.
  3. Allow it to stay for 20-25 minutes
  4. Wash off with Luke warm water.

How Often To Do This

Thrice a week.

Why Does It Works

Vitamin E is well known for hydrating the skin and it also helps in the production of collagen, which helps in providing elasticity to the skin. Coconut Oil also contains Vitamin E and protein. This combo will definitely help in reducing wrinkles especially wrinkles around the eyes.

Side Effects Of Using Coconut Oil For Wrinkles

Though these above mentioned remedies can help in slowing down the advent of wrinkles to some extent, ageing and the signs of it are inevitable with age. Coconut oil is generally very safe and has been used for centuries in many parts of the world. However, some people may be allergic or sensitive to coconut oil or one of the other ingredients in the remedies above. In such cases, possible side-effects of using Coconut Oil may be:

  • Rashes
  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Itchiness
  • Hives

It’s highly recommended that you do a sensitivity test before using any product on your skin. To check for allergies the easiest way is to apply a little bit of coconut oil on a small patch of your skin and observe if there are any reactions over the next few hours. If all is good, you're good to go.

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