Not all of the best anti wrinkle products have to cost a fortune, as there are many remedies that you can use which require products that you can easily get from your local grocery store without paying a lot. One of the best at home remedies that I have found to reduce wrinkles includes drinking coconut water or applying a mixture of coconut water and lemon juice to the face, resulting in smoother skin.
Coconut water is the liquid that you find inside of a young green coconut, not coconut milk. Most people prefer to use the ones with a few age spots. It has been proven to be effective at reducing wrinkles and sagging skin, as well as slowing down the aging process. Research also suggests that consuming coconut water may produce an anti-aging effect on the entire body, reducing the risk of developing degenerative and age related diseases.
What’s In It?
It is composed of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes and other phytonutrients. It is also a great source for magnesium and calcium.
How does it help with wrinkles?
Coconut water contains plant growth hormones, particularly cytokinins. Cytokinins regulate growth and aging and they are also known as anti-aging hormones. In plants they are responsible for regulating cell division and the rate in which plants age. The good news is that they have the same anti-aging effect on human cells and tissues.
One of the main causes of wrinkles and sagging skin is due to a breakdown of connective tissues in the skin this connective tissue gives the skin its strength and elasticity.
When cytokinins are applied to the skin, they stimulate cell division of connective tissues which replaces older, damaged tissue with younger tissue. The result is that on the surface of the skin, wrinkles will begin to smooth out. In addition, dry aging skin is replaced with smoother, softer skin.In an effort to provide consumers with the best possible products, many anti aging product manufactures are beginning to add cytokinins to their creams and lotions.
-Reduces age spots
-Can be used as a sports drink (for re-hydration)
-Helps balance blood sugar levels
Coconut water is inexpensive and provides numerous health benefits, if you decide to purchase from the store make sure that you visit the refrigerated section as they are perishable. Also, be sure to look and see if your anti aging products contain this wonderful ingredient.