Face wrinkles are characterized by sagging skin, fine lines and deep creases. They occur when the collagen and elastin layers in the connective tissues of the skin weaken. You might first start to see wrinkles near your eyes, lips and neck where the facial skin is the weakest. But one need not suffer! Today, we will study 20 of the best home remedies for wrinkles on the face which really work.
1. Avoid sun exposure
One of the most common causes of wrinkles is sun exposure. It does not even have to be sunny for wrinkles to appear as cloudy days can also trigger wrinkles owing to the high UV index. So, he best way to prevent wrinkles is avoid sun exposure, use a sunscreen and wear a wide brimmed hat on the days you are outside during the peak sunny hours.
2. Invest in a quality moisturizer
Wrinkles also appear when your skin is very dry and parched. Externally, you can counter the dryness by using a good quality moisturizer. We will be covering some home remedies for wrinkles on the face with natural ingredients including patchouli oil, coconut oil, etc later in the article. As far as commercial preparations for wrinkles go, use ones with gentle ingredients like Vitamin E. Also use a day cream with a SPF of at least 30+.
3. Quit smoking and drinking
Both smoking and drinking can aggravate wrinkles on the face. Nicotine and alcohol dehydrate the skin and increase the face wrinkles. So quitting is the best thing you can do for your skin.
4. Manage hypertension
Hypertension or high blood pressure is the number factor for face wrinkles. Get your hypertension in check by following tips here. Eat a low sodium diet and practice some mind body techniques to reduce stress.
5. Choose a healthy diet you love
There are many diets but not all of them are sustainable. Not only does unnecessary fasting increase fine lines and wrinkles, it also makes you cranky, hungry and irritable. Fad diets do nothing more than adding to your stress and ageing your skin. One of the best anti-aging diets out there is the Mediterranean diet. It comprises of eating healthy nuts and seeds, whole grains, olive oil (and other healthy oils), fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables with moderate amounts of lean meat, little dairy and minimum sugar intake.
6. Avoid repeated facial movements
If you have a habit of keeping your face muscles strained by frowning repeatedly or even by laughing or smiling excessively, you are likelier to develop laugh lines and frownlines. Relax your face from time to time.
7. Do face yoga
Face yoga helps exercise all the muscles of the face, tightening them in the process. Here are some simple facial exercises:
- Sit up straight in a chair. Look to the ceiling with your neck stretched completely. Now pucker your lips as if you are kissing the roof. Do at least 10 sets, three to four times a day.
- Smile and open your mouth wide. Let your tongue out, allowing it to touch your chin. Do this a couple of times.
8. Have an exercise plan that works
Exercise keeps your body and mind stress free. Choose swimming, cycling, walking or other activities that you love and that you can stick to.
9. Follow a stress management program
Stress is the number one cause of face wrinkles. Manage stress by doing Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, Qigong etc. These are known to help you breathe deeper. Understand what stress does to your body and skin and practice mindfulness, gratitude and positive visualization.
10. Eat more antioxidants
Go for antioxidants like green tea, nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables etc. Eat a piece of dark chocolate daily. Antioxidants fight inflammation and free radicals which lead to wrinkles.
11. Drink more water
Drink at least half your body weight of water in ounces. This is the easiest of all home remedies to fight face wrinkles.
12. Apply egg whites
Apply a thin layer of egg whites to your face at night. Wash off with cool water the next morning. This is one of the proven remedies for face wrinkles.
13. Castor oil-an all natural wrinkle fighter
Castor oil is packed with antioxidants and compounds that fight wrinkles and fine lines. Apply a little amount to the delicate skin under the eyes to counter wrinkles. To
14. Vitamin E DIY homemade face wrinkles mask
Make a simple DIY wrinkle mask with Vitamin E oil (from 2 capsules), a tablespoon of plain yogurt, ½ a teaspoon of honey, ½ tsp of turmeric and ½ tsp lemon juice. Apply all over the face, foreheads and neck. Wash off after 20 minutes to reveal naturally young looking skin.
15. Use essential oils
Many essential oils are naturally rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. Top anti aging essential oils are: Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Cedarwood, Cypress, Sandalwood, Basil, Tea tree, Peppermint, Patchouli, Rose and Eucalyptus. Mix any of your favorite oil with carrier oils like Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Olive or Coconut oils. Apply all over the face to sooth wrinkles and reverse sun damage. A popular and proven weekly face mask recipe to fight wrinkles: Mix a few drops of rose essential oil, almond oil and honey. Apply all over the face, concentrating on areas having wrinkles. Wash off after 20 minutes.
16. Use Cabbage juice to tighten the skin
Apply juice of grated cabbage on the face to tighten sagging, wrinkled skin, leave on for a quarter of an hour before rinsing off. Cabbage is a cruciferous, anti inflammatory superfood that fights wrinkles from outside and inside. Eat cabbages daily.
17. Exfoliate once a week
Use natural oatmeal scrub to deep clean the pores. Mix together finely powdered oatmeal and warm water. Massage the mixture in circular motions on the skin. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, then wash off with warm water. Apply coconut or olive oil to seal in the moisture afterward.
18. Use Aloe Vera and Kelp
Mix the powder of Kelp (available in health food stores)and Aloe vera gel extract. Apply the powder to the face and leave it on overnight. This face masque absorbs impurities and cleanses the skin.
19. Apply Avocado and flaxseed oil
Apply Avocado pulp mixed with a couple of teaspoons of flaxseed oil and honey. Leave it on the face for an hour. The ingredients used in this masque are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Used regularly, this DIY homemade face mask can fight wrinkles and also fortify your skin.
20. Pineapple juice
Pineapple juice contains bromelain a compound that has cancer fighting benefits. Apply pineapple juice on the face and neck once a week to see great results.
Try these home remedies for face wrinkles and see the difference!