As well as taking our daily phytoceramide supplement, we use creams and lotions to moisturize our skin and help get rid of our wrinkles. Some of the best store-bought products, however, can cost literally hundreds of dollars, and so we started looking for natural products to use instead, which can also help save a fortune.
Here, then are nine natural products you might not have considered, but which have the ability to get rid of the wrinkles on your face and neck.
Massage some pure coconut oil into your skin each day. Not only is it a great natural moisturizer, but it contains antioxidants which protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. It also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties that help to repair your skin.
Carrot and Beet Juice
Putting some carrot and beet juice on your skin is a powerful wrinkle-remover. This is because the Vitamin A in the carrot juice is wonderful for replenishing the skin, while beets are known to repair our DNA. So by using some carrot and beet juice topically on your face and neck is a powerful way to rebuild the damaged skin which often causes wrinkles.
You only need a tablespoon or two of each juice mixed together each time, so you can drink what you don’t use. Leave them on for about ten minutes before rinsing them off. You can then apply and reapply the juices as they dry, rubbing them in each time.
Using carrot and beet juice topically with coconut oil also increases the benefits of both. This is because coconut oil has absorptive properties which pull the juices deeper into the skin.
Milk and Honey
Remember the fairy tales where the princess bathed in milk and honey to keep herself looking beautiful? Well, she was on to something!
The lactic acid in milk cleanses the debris which lies deep inside your pores, which means that more natural collagen can then be created. Meanwhile, honey contains humectant compounds, which means it is capable of absorbing and retaining moisture in the skin (similar to the way ceramides work from the inside). This increases the elasticity of your skin and reduces wrinkles.
To make a milk and honey cleanser, mix together one Tbsp. of honey with half a Tbsp. of organic milk. Massage the cleanser into your skin gently but firmly, focusing especially on the wrinkled areas. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse off with arm water.
Egg whites make a great quick and temporary fix to reduce wrinkles. This is because they have astringent properties that temporarily cause the skin to become firmer.
Separate the whites of two organic eggs and whisk them until soft peaks form. Then apply the egg whites on your face, focusing on the wrinkled areas. Leave the mix on for 20 minutes and then rinse off with cool water.
Although it might seem a little strange, you can reduce your wrinkles by washing your face and neck in pure olive oil. This is because olive oil contains linoleic acid, which helps hydrate the skin and plump out the wrinkled areas, so that they look smoother.
Simply take a couple of teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil and massage it into your face for 30 seconds before rinsing with warm water.
Lemon Juice and Sugar
Mix one Tsp. of raw organic sugar with two Tbsp. of real lemon juice. Then massage it into your skin, making sure you don’t get any in your eyes. Rinse off with cool water after 10 minutes.
This mixture works to reduce wrinkles due to the citric acid in the lemon, which gently scrubs away dead skin layers, while the Vitamin C in the lemon juice also helps with collagen production. Meanwhile, the glycolic acid in sugar repairs skin damage.
Bananas make an excellent anti-wrinkle cream. Simply mash one or two ripe bananas in a bowl until they are a smooth, creamy paste. Then apply to your face and leave on for about 30 minutes before washing off with warm water. Then pat your skin dry.
Mix 4 Tbsp. of milk powder together with 2 Tbsp. of honey and 2 Tbsp. of warm water. Apply it to your face, being careful not to get any in your eyes. Then cover your face with a small warm, damp towel. Leave it there for 10 minutes, then clean the mixture off.
Preparation H (Hemorrhoid cream, lotion or gel)
Although it’s not natural, we just had to include this one! We were also tickled to read that Preparation H is often used by slightly aging Hollywood stars as a quick fix to get rid of their wrinkles, as well as being used by Beauty Pageant entrants.
How Preparation H works is to shrink inflamed tissue – its prime area, of course, being in the hind quarters.
However, when used very sparingly on the skin below your eyes (please DO NOT get any in your eyes!), Preparation H reduces the bags, the swelling and puffiness which often comes with age.
So there we have them, then: a selection of some of the best – and quite easy to get hold of – natural remedies to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your face. We hope you enjoyed reading about them, and that you do try some of them out as a cheap alternative to some of the very expensive topical creams out there.