The society we live in is so obsessed with looking younger that it’s hard to believe there was a time when people wore gray wigs to look older and therefore wiser. Today, everything is available to hide the marks of time. From hair dyes to Botox to Viagra, from anti-wrinkle creams to surgical procedures, everything is good to take to satisfy the myth of eternal youth.

The society we live in is so obsessed with looking younger that it’s hard to believe there was a time when people wore gray wigs to look older and therefore wiser. Today, everything is available to hide the marks of time. From hair dyes to Botox to Viagra, from anti-wrinkle creams to surgical procedures, everything is good to take to satisfy the myth of eternal youth.

Bombed daily with images through magazines, billboards, advertising and social media, women in particular have come to understand the power that youth gives them, especially in matters of  sexuality . Indeed, it opens many doors to explore our libido and our relationships. However, we are so stuck in this sphere that we find it difficult to admit that nature can leave traces of past years.

We teach women that their age is a taboo subject and that, unjustly and to a lesser extent, men seem to be able to continue living without fear that their age could affect their attractiveness, their career or their sexuality. Youth is therefore something that is constantly sought after and we generally aspire to capture it through beauty products   and cosmetic surgery.

However, let him who has never sought to rejuvenate throw the first stone at us. There is indeed no harm in wanting to preserve your body as much as possible, and this is quite understandable. However, to save your health and your wallet, it is better to go about it by using natural products without harmful or side effects.

Why does our skin age?

Before going any further, let’s first try to understand why our skin ages. In fact,   skin aging is caused by a combination of natural aging and exposure to the sun. The result is sagging skin, wrinkles and spots.

Our skin is made up of two distinct layers: the epidermis which constitutes a barrier and protects us from external aggressions and the dermis which is rich in collagen and responsible for the elasticity of the  skin . As the two layers undergo strong tremors during our lives, damage accumulates over time.

The dermis contains an arrangement of extracellular matrix proteins called MEC, including collagen and elastin. Also, the fibroblast cells of the dermis not only produce proteins, but they are also firmly housed and connected to them. However, by aging the extracellular matrix gradually loses the elements constituting it, as the protein structures are fragmented. This explains the appearance of wrinkles.

A natural mask to reduce your wrinkles

Ingredients

1 egg white

½ teaspoon lemon juice

Preparation

Put your egg white in a bowl and whisk vigorously until it froths. Add the lemon juice and mix gently.

Clean your face and neck beforehand, then apply the mask. Massage gently using circular movements. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse with warm water. Finally, apply a cream to hydrate your skin.

Do this treatment 1 to 2 times a week and you will notice the difference!

Why does it work?

Lemon:  Thanks to the citric acid it contains, lemon has lightening properties, thus reducing brown spots that appear with age. A  study  has also shown that lemon extract is used in certain cosmetic products for whitening use. Natural antiseptic, lemon not only brightens and brightens the complexion, but also acts as an astringent and a toner to remove impurities.

Egg white:  Rich in protein (1 egg containing 3.6 grams of protein),  egg white acts directly on your dermis by tightening the pores of your skin and increasing its elasticity. This will also help regulate the sebum levels of oily skin while preventing their dehydration.

Caution

Be careful never to use lemon care during the day as it can have photosensitizing effects. Also, we do not recommend applying lemon directly (and in large quantities) to your skin at the risk of irritating it.