When we are young we usually don’t consider laughing to ever be harmful to us in any way. As this is one of the most routine facial expressions we make regularly, the area around the mouth is prone to getting wrinkled at some point of our lives which anguishes many people and makes them self-conscious about their age. That’s why they put their faith into modern-day cosmetic products and treatments that are often pricey but don’t live up to consumers’ expectation.
Coconut oil is one of the alternatives for all the treatments and cosmetic products which have been plentiful recently. Adversaries of coconut oil claim its unhealthiness because it contains saturated fats. In recent studies, however, it turned out that this oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs): fatty acids of medium length that go directly to the liver from the digestive tract, producing so-called ketones, which can have remedial effects on epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.
The idea of coconut oil being a great supplement to skin care came from tropical islands where people use it to moisturize their skin, cure diseases and protect themselves from the sun. It successfully battles bacteria which means they are capable of healing athlete’s foot, raises pH level of our skin which could cure acne and restores the connective tissues in the skin, prolonging its dewy look and firmness.
Honey Lemon Coconut Oil Mask
Mix a tablespoon of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 tablespoon of lemon and blend it well. Afterward, rub the mixture on your face and wait for 10 minutes until it absorbs well. In the end, take it off with a soft towel.
The vitamins C and E from coconut oil fight free radicals that are guilty of premature aging, honey is an incredible moisturizer and lemon shrinks pores. This mask is an amazing combination of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and moisturizing elements which all leads to healthy skin stripped of wrinkles. Bear in mind, to use raw unprocessed products. This especially refers to coconut oil because the processed one contains ingredients that can make you break out in acne. For this reason, the best option would be to purchase virgin oil.
Banana Turmeric Coconut Oil Mask
Mash up half of a banana and then put it in the mixture of stirred and well-mixed coconut oil and turmeric (a tablespoon of coconut oil and a pinch of turmeric). Apply it on your face and wait for 15 minutes before rinsing the mask off and drying your face.
This mask is primarily intended for acne. However, each of the 3 products has anti-aging properties which are why it deserves its place on this list. Tips for the mask: you should use ripe bananas for this mask and don’t be taken aback if your nails turn yellowish is just the turmeric oil. Lastly, use a hair dryer to melt the coconut oil or just put it along with its container in hot water. Not only will this mask inhibit aging but it will also brighten your face.
Nutmeg Avocado Coconut Oil Mask
The ingredients for this mask are a tablespoon of coconut oil, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg,1/4 ripe avocado. Peel avocado and mash it up into a paste. Afterward, stir nutmeg and coconut oil in a bowl and put avocado in it. Put a thick layer of the mask on your face in circular motions and leave it for 15 minutes. Finally, rinse it off with cool water or the warm cloth. Be sure to use ripe avocado and don’t use too much nutmeg because it can irritate your skin. The rest of the mask can be used on the hands and neck. This mask will protect you from wrinkling and will exfoliate your skin which is the working of nutmeg ingredients.
Coconut Oil and oatmeal
Take 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1/4 cup of finely ground oatmeal as a moisturizing base. Afterward, you can add to this mixture anything that you think will solve your skin problem. For wrinkles themselves, it would be useful to put in some macadamia and neroli oil to make a superb anti-aging serum that boosts hydration and collagen in your skin.
Coconut oil, brown sugar, carrot, lemon and orange
Mix brown sugar and extra virgin coconut oil in an exceptionally clean and dry bowl. Then, add carrot and orange juice that should be also blended well. Adding lemon juice is optional and you can do it if you have oily skin. Rub this on your face and let it stay for 10-2- minutes and wash it off afterward.
Coconut oil side-effects
The saturated fats from coconut oil, if accumulated in big amounts can lead to high blood pressure because they would narrow down our blood vessels. Rarely, this oil can cause anaphylaxis when the whole body suffers a severe reaction that could be life-threatening People with an allergy to hazelnuts could develop a cross reaction to coconut oil which is why we should get an allergy test before we decide to take it in any form. Finally, the rarest side-effect that this oil could have is the so-called ‘die – off’ effect. If we’re treating fungi with coconut oil, there is a slight likeliness that the oil will release some toxins after it annihilates fungi which could lead to flu-like reactions that could last for up to 6 days. This just goes to show how splendid coconut oil is.
Other ways to treat wrinkles around your mouth
Wrinkles around your mouth are the most visible ones because people tend to look at our mouths as we speak. For most women, they tend to be embarrassing which is why they’re desperately trying to find a way to hide them.
Masks and creams put aside there are other ways to hide wrinkles in the mouth area. Plastic surgeons and cosmeticians recommend fillers and botox. Some more extreme treatments include resurfacing. This is a laser operation that kills off the old cells and stimulates the production of new ones, giving your skin glowing and tight look.
Each treatment comes with uncertainties. Therefore, ensure that you’re knowledgeable of all the perils the procedures have no matter how trivial and simple they are. The same goes for home remedies that you use to treat your skin. Although many of them originate from nature, it is not impossible to be allergic to some of their ingredients because different skin types require different regimen.