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Wrinkles are the direct effect of aging on the skin of a person. Wrinkles appear mainly on the areas of the body which remain exposed to sunlight. These include the face, neck, back of hands and forearms. Wrinkles can broadly be classified as being of two types, fine lines that appear on the surface of skin and deep furrows. To begin with, these appear as small lines and slowly as the age advances, these grow deeper and wider. Line wrinkles are easy to treat and can be treated using home remedies. While deep furrows, are difficult to treat and cure. For treatment of deep wrinkles, a person may be required to undergo plastic surgery or other methods like skin stretching.

Wrinkles are a part of the aging process. With age the skin loses its elasticity and resilience. Production of sebum oil which helps to moisturise the skin and keep it healthy goes down. The fat layer under the skin that lifts it and keeps it round and healthy, starts to fade. Excessive smoking or drinking, exposure to sunlight for long hours and improper care of the skin may be causes for early wrinkles. Regular and proper facial and body exercise and care of the skin can delay the wrinkling process. Anti wrinkle creams are available in the market as over the counter products. These creams contain alpha hydroxy acid which helps reduce wrinkles. The cost of this cream is prohibitive and beyond the reach of every person.

Home remedy for short term and temporarily eradication of wrinkles is use of egg white. Egg white when applied on the skin helps to pull it up and the line wrinkles appear temporarily to have been cured. Egg white is rich in proteins. As per a research, egg white contain 69 different proteins these helps to tighten the skin. The process of application is simple:

  • Separate egg yolk and egg white using a separator.
  • Beat egg white till it turns into foam.
  • Apply it evenly on face with fingers so that a thin layer sticks to the face.
  • Let it dry for about thirty minutes.
  • Wash using cool water.
  • Pat your face dry.

Egg white also contains vitamin A which has a healing effect on the skin. It makes it smooth and hydrated. To make the pack more effective honey, milk and vitamin E oil may be added to the egg white. A healthy diet will also help reduce aging effect.