How to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles Naturally

11 June, 2020
The use of home remedies to care for facial skin has many benefits. In addition to re-hydrating and caring for the dermis, using these natural products will help to delay the appearance of wrinkles.

As the years go by, our skin loses collagen and elastin. This makes it less supple and firm, and as a result, signs of aging appear. The good news is that there are effective treatments to minimize the appearance of wrinkles naturally.

The appearance of wrinkles is a normal and inevitable process. However, many factors increase signs of aging or cause wrinkles to appear prematurely. Pollution, tobacco, stress, and poor diet are some of them.

In addition to adopting healthy lifestyle habits, proper skincare contributes effectively to delaying the appearance of wrinkles and reducing them once they have already appeared. Below, read about five home remedies you can use to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

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Natural remedies to reduce the appearance of wrinkles

1. Olive oil

Woman holding a jar of olive oil

The moisturizing effect of olive oil, along with essential fatty acids and vitamin E, will give a new look to your skin.

Olive oil is undoubtedly one of the best natural ingredients for the skin. It has moisturizing properties as well as essential fats that are beneficial to the dermis. According to this study published in 2001 by the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, incorporating this ingredient into your daily diet is effective for minimizing the presence of skin marks and wrinkles.

Also, olive oil can be used as a makeup remover to cleanse your face every night. Likewise, you can also perform massages with it, paying special attention to the areas of highest risk.

2. Yogurt and honey mask 

A yogurt and honey mask is one of the most classic home remedies when it comes to preventing or reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Some people believe that yogurt helps hydrate and soften the skin. On the other hand, an article published by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology points out that honey also cleans the skin deeply and helps prevent wrinkles thanks to its powerful components.

To prepare this mask:

  1. Mix half a natural yogurt without sugar with a tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of lemon or orange juice.
  2. Then, apply it to your clean face and let act for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. After that time, it is removed with water.

You can repeat this application two or three times a week.

3. Avocado and banana face mask

Woman holding an avocado with a mask on to reduce the appearance of wrinkles

The avocado is a powerful ingredient for hydrating and nourishing your skin.

Both bananas and avocados contain lots of vitamins and antioxidants. Therefore, they should provide adequate hydration to thirsty, dull skin.

In fact, an experiment carried out in 2014 by the Technical University of Machala created a cream with avocado pulp essence and concluded that this fruit had healing properties that would favor the prevention of marks and wrinkles.

However, there is not enough scientific evidence to support a topical application. Therefore, you should be careful when using this method and be sure to consult a professional if you’re not sure about this treatment.

To prepare this mask:

  1. Crush half an avocado and half a banana, and mix the ingredients well.
  2. Next, beat an egg white and mix everything well.
  3. Apply the mixture to the skin of your face and neck after you’ve cleansed it well.
  4. Now, let act for up to 30 minutes.
  5. Finally, rinse with warm water.

You can also apply this mask two or three times a week.

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4. Antioxidant serum with vitamin C to reduce the appearance of wrinkles

Preparing a homemade vitamin C-based antioxidant serum is easier than it may sound. Also, it is an ideal remedy for the treatment of wrinkles, crow’s feet, and expression lines.

As Dr. Jesús Honorato explains well, this is because skin oxidation is one of the processes that increase the risk of getting wrinkles, and vitamin C is an essential antioxidant.

To prepare this serum you need:

  • 7.5 g of vitamin C powder
  • 15 ml of distilled water
  • 30 ml of liquid vegetable glycerin
  • Dropper bottle

Here are the steps to follow to make it:

  1. The first thing to do is to heat the water in the microwave for a few seconds.
  2. Next, add the vitamin C and, once it is well diluted, add the glycerin and mix well.
  3. Finally, the put the mixture into the dropper.

Do not forget that this preparation should only be applied at night because vitamin C is photosensitive. Otherwise, spots may appear.

5. Collagen and wheat germ oil  cream

Woman looking at her perfect skin in the mirror reduce the appearance of wrinkles

Apply this cream every day to notice the anti-aging effects of collagen and the rest of the active ingredients.

Collagen and wheat germ are two excellent natural allies to fight skin wrinkles. In fact, a study by several researchers at Ravishankar Shukla University showed that wheat germ oil effectively promotes hydration of the dermis.

To prepare a homemade cream with these ingredients you will need:

  • 97 g moisturizing cream
  • 40 drops of collagen
  • 20 drops of wheat germ oil
  • Small jar for storing the cream

To make the mixture, just add the drops of collagen and wheat germ oil to the moisturizer and mix well. Then, transfer the preparation into the cream container.

This cream can be applied in the morning or at night.

Finally, it’s important to remember that you should go to the dermatologist if you have any questions. These natural remedies are not a substitute for a prescribed treatment.

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