How to Get Rid of Wrinkles Naturally: # 9 Effective Ways


Mostly everyone loves to take care of their skin and want to keep themselves young and beautiful. Though wrinkles don’t cause any pain ( physically), but on watching visible lines on the forehead and few wrinkle lines around eyes, and particularly the deep lines surely leave a pain in your heart.

In this article, we shall look at the reasons for wrinkles, natural home remedies, lifestyle changes to prevent wrinkles and frequently asked questions about wrinkles. If you just want some quick ideas for forehead and under eye wrinkles, scroll down to quick tips.

People spend a lot of money on anti-wrinkle creams, serums, and lotions to get the firm looking skin back. Instead of that let us check some natural ways to get rid of wrinkles with home remedies and get a soft skin with some lifestyle changes.

Though I won’t promise you that this is going to fade the wrinkles over a night, there are some effective natural remedies and tested ways to prevent and postpone wrinkles.

Why and What Causes Wrinkles

Yes, I understand this is not a science class, but as we move to remedies you will understand why am explaining these terms here. If you find the root cause its always easy to solve anything.

Our skin is a protective coat and largest organ of our body. Epidermis outer most layer, dermis connective tissue and, hypodermis all these collectively shields of your body. Before your 30s each layer was performing its best because of

  • Cell regeneration, cells get replenished and new cells are generated
  • Elasticity, Collagen gives the elasticity in the dermis, so that your skin is soft and supple
  • Fat cells of the innermost layer  will refill and make your skin plump and won’t wrinkle
But as you age your skin loses its elasticity and won’t be able to refill, epidermis layer cells get thinner and on the whole, a thin skin which has lost its luster slowly turns dry and which results in sagging and wrinkle lines on your skin.

Sunrays damage the collagen and elastin fiber and which reduces your skin’s flexible nature as you age. Let’s Check out the bulleted list for the common reasons

  • Overexposure to UV rays from the sun or similar simulated environment
  • Aging
  • Smoking  ( reduced blood flow)
  • Alcohol ( steals away your skin’s moisture and increases free radical damage)
  • Dry skin ( As dry skin is prone to wrinkle and creases )
  • Facial expressions ( smiling, raised eyebrows, frowning and squinting)
  • Chemicals ( Makeup, toners, cleansers)
  • Crash diet and sudden weight loss

At what age does wrinkle kickstarts?

Until your early twenties, your skin springs back as you know that collagen, elastin, and cell regeneration is adequately available. But, after 25 collagen regeneration decreases and your skin is prone to wrinkles.

And it’s not definite that it starts at 25. You can postpone it by taking good care of your skin. Yes, we will look into the remedies and tips in the upcoming subtopics.

Lines on your forehead is due to expressions like raising eyebrows, sighs, over thinking and worries. Seems we have to put an end to this drama ;).

Natural Home Remedies and Lifestyle Changes for Wrinkles

Massage Improves Blood Circulation

Massage is not only relaxing, but it also increases the blood circulation to move the toxins out and to replenish your cells to get a plumpy bouncy skin free from wrinkles.

You can either choose a massage expert or do it yourself or with your partner.

  • Choose a massage oil or lotion to avoid friction. ( Coconut oil, olive oil or lotion of your choice)
  • Do massage in circular motion.
  • Massage relieves your from stress and slowly erases the wrinkle lines
  • Go for massage for at least once a week to prevent and postpone aging
  • Concentrate on forehead lines, around eyes and smile lines on the side, as these are wrinkle prone area.

Apply Liberal Coat of  Sunscreen

Yes, we need vitamin D and its available for free from the sun, But too much of it can damage your skin. UV rays from the sun damage your skin layers and they lose their elasticity and so choose your favorite sunscreen and apply it on all the days of a week.

Partially it’s true that sunscreen not only prevents aging but it also helps in natural reversing of photoaging. Sunscreen lessens one of the workloads of your skin to protect you and meanwhile, your skin heals itself. Count the list of few more benefits of sunscreen, and you won’t forget your sunscreen again.

  • Prevents skin cancer
  • Protects you from hyperpigmentation
  • Sunburn
  • Patches
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Sagging skin
Better choose a sunscreen with SPF 30 or SPF 50. If you have an occupation which needs you to be grilled under the sun- farmers, sailors, public workers etc., use sunhats, sunglasses, and comfortable cotton clothing.

Wash Your Face Twice ( Enough )

Wash your face when you are back to home or at least two to three times a day. But note don’t over do it again, else it will take you to the same boss again. Gently wash your skin with lukewarm water ( neither cold or hot), not only it makes you feel fresh, it’s really soothing and gets you ready for a protective coat. You can repeat this procedure an hour before bedtime. After face wash, apply a mild coat of oil. Even a drop is good to spread and cover your face.

  • Don’t do downward strokes while washing your face, to avoid sagging skin
  • Don’t rub your eyes while washing, its gonna break the collagen and elastin and results in more wrinkles around eyes.
  • Use mild facewash which can just take away the pollutants, dirt and dead skin cells, rather your skin.
  • If you are already dealing with dry skin, avoid soap and try honey and lemon based natural wash
  • And if you feel oil is greasy and uncomfortable for you to sleep, go for an overnight light moisturizer or a creamy night lotion after your face wash.

Apply Coconut Oil & Olive Oil

Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, got antifungal and antimicrobial properties and added to that it possess vitamin E to take good care of your skin and heal your cells. Coconut oil could make your skin look naturally plump and hide the lines. But it takes week together with nutritious foods and lifestyle changes to fade the lines.

  • After you wash your face in the evening, pat dry with a trace of moisture is still left.
  • Take a few drops of coconut oil and apply a light coat on your skin.
  • You follow the massage procedure as said above.
  • Do circular motion and strokes on forehead wrinkles until you feel it’s not greasy anymore.
You can use the same method for olive oil too but its even good to use warm oil.

Avoid Smoking and Slowly Quit/Limit Alcohol

Smoking, caffeine, alcohol are masters of dehydration, they result in dehydration and dry skin.  In the initial stages while you quit these habits, drink enough water to compensate and you can also use vaseline/petroleum jelly to form a protective layer on the skin to protect your skin’s moisture content.



Hydrate Yourself

Drinking water firstly hydrates your body and helps to expel the toxins at ease.

Drinking more water is not going to erase the lines in a day, but it’s gonna help in your in numerous ways

  • Fewer complaints about constipation
  • Healthy digestion
  • Count of sugary soda goes down
  • Hydrated skin fights dryness
  • Brighter eyes and no more sunken eyes
Consume enough water, your fruit juices and healthy beverages on the day also counts. Instead of gulping water like a rule for 8 glasses a day, try sipping water every hour. It helps to take a break from your desk ( That’s what I do to move away from the computer screen). It also helps to stop your mouth from going dry and reduce bad breath.

Get Shield with Antioxidants

Antioxidants play the defense mechanism to prevent the free radical damage. Being skin the largest organ of your body and it takes the more oxidative stress, the role of antioxidant for your skin is essential.

Antioxidants control and nullify the production of free radicals which damage the skin cells. Though the human body can produce antioxidants, it goes down by age and to support it consume antioxidant-rich foods to give an external boost. Now let’s check out some antioxidant-rich foods

  • Pomegranate, Blackcurrants, and Berries help in cell regeneration
  • Green tea for catechins which help in damage protection and reduce wrinkles
  • Red wine, grapes, blueberries, and nuts for resveratrol ( prevents oxidative stress)
  • Grape seed oil for proanthocyanidins (Antioxidant inhibits free radicals)
  • Vitamin C rich foods help to rebuild your collagen naturally and which in turn adds elasticity to your skin and makes your skin look young and firm. Lemon, mangoes, tomatoes, and pineapple ( the few that came to my mind right now).
  • Vitamin E, this fat-soluble antioxidant is a basic need for everyone’s skin
  • Tomatoes for Lycopene which can act as a natural sunscreen and protect your skin from UV Rays
  • Niacinamide Vitamin B3 found naturally in fish, egg, bread and yeast products which help to improve skin tone and reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Out of these, some fruits and essential oil (along with carrier oil) can be applied on your skin to repair the micro level scars and later it be washed after an hour.

Get enough sleep

One of the favorite way to keep yourself young. Actually when you sleep your body does its best to remove impurities and detox your body. Increased fresh blood flow to your skin means healthy skin free from stress and improved cell repair.

On the other case if you don’t sleep, the stress hormone “cortisol” level increases and if this goes on and on it reaches an alarming level and results in skin inflammation and irritation. You guessed right, itchy skin and irritation which in turn disturbs your happy sleep cycle and what, the chain reaction starts again.

During the night your body’s melatonin levels rise to make you feel tired and move to the bed and which in turn helps your skin to heal itself through the night.

Yes, hit your body’s snooze button before 10 pm.

Get rid of stress

You could have already heard that stress takes you on a speed journey on aging. When you get depressed, be it for any reason, social isolation, financial stress or loss of someone and anxiety about upcoming things. Your body’s stress hormone levels are increased just like when you don’t have a good sleep.

Which makes you feel fatigued and this hormone also results in loss of elastin and collagen ( you know these are the spring mattresses under your skin 😉 for soft bouncy firm skin ). Find the best ways to get rid of stress

  • Practice Yoga
  • Pranayama ( You don’t have to move your body, breathe in breathe out)
  • Get socialized, get along with your best friend. You will get used to it
  • LOL yes, Laugh out loud.
  • Playing with pets not only reduces your stress levels but subconsciously gives you a confidence boost
  • Watching Cartoon shows ( I do this even now @ 32)
  • Gardening ( Its also nice to harvest organic veggies at home)
  • Loss of someone cant be replaced, but find someone to shower on your love
  • Get Massaged ( Your body really deserve it)

Quick Recap & Fast Tips

  • Avoid Sun: use hats, sunscreen SPF 30 SPF 50, glasses, and cotton clothing
  • Quick smoking and alcohol
  • Drink more water
  • Consume bright orange, yellow and red fruits and veggies
  • Eat vitamin C and vitamin E rich foods and also consider a topical application
  • Wash your face, pat dry and apply favorite moisturizer to prevent dryness
  • Do exercise and yoga to pump your blood and plump up your skin
  • Choose your best antistress doses ( Friends, pets, games, gardening)
  • Avoid processed foods and sugary foods
  • Go to bed early and have routine to have deep sound sleep
  • Avoid watching the blue screen in dark and don’t squint (Prevents wrinkles under eyes and sunken eyes)
  • Limit repetitive facial expression
  • Munch, gulp and apply antioxidants ( Nuts, berries, green tea, carrots, lemon, and essential oils)
  • Just like massage go for homemade face masks to tighten and add elasticity to your skin
  • Use a drop of coconut oil or olive oil, natural moisturizers to seal your skin and prevent dryness
  • Use mild and gentle soap or cleansers and nonalcoholic skin care products, as aggressive ones leave your skin dry.
  • Consume omega 3 rich foods- fish, seeds, and nuts.
  • Also, you can avoid sleeping on sides to prevent creases on your cheeks and under eyes.

Will Moisturizers Help me prevent wrinkles?

Moisturizers and sunscreen are different and using only moisturizers won’t help you to erase wrinkles. You can choose moisturizers with sunscreen and antioxidant-rich lotions to help in this case.

  • Moisturizers act as a protective layer to seal your skin’s moisture
  • They are not potent enough to prevent harmful effects of UV rays and fight free radical damage.
  • On another case, moisturizers can be good for you and it scores a point to prevent skin dryness.
You can use natural moisturizers like coconut oil or olive oil, while they are also good in healing scars.

FAQ

Are laser therapy and abrasion is safe and effective?
Both laser and dermabrasion therapies are safe and each follows a different procedure to dust off the outer most layer. Which is good to remove dead cells, tattoos, mole, and acne scars.

After the outer layer is removed, the skin cells in the dermis layer get stimulated and result in a firm and soft skin. But, both the therapies need multiple sessions and it takes weeks to get rid of the redness and swelling.

Botox procedure and effectiveness against wrinkles

Botox is a neuro protein used for various cases and for wrinkles, it controls the contracting muscles. The muscles under the skin tighten to its best and finally gives a smooth skin texture free from wrinkles.

For this procedure, Botox is injected into targeted muscles where you need the wrinkle lines to be erased and the result is temporary and you need another session in 15 – 20 weeks. As of my view, it comes with a price tag and side effects.

What are microcurrents and how long do they last for wrinkles?
Microcurrent facial treatment is great for aging skin and for people who are looking for a natural facelift free from invasive procedures and surgeries to youthful skin free from large pores and wrinkle lines.

Low-level current stimulates the enhancement at the cellular level and helps to firm the sagging skin and erase off wrinkles. This microcurrent treat is not for epidermis or layers, it works on muscles just like a gym and makes it firm and helps to regain elasticity with boosted collagen production.

This is series of treatment requires a maintenance session for every 40 – 60 days and with monthly maintenance, it can last for years

How to use egg white for wrinkles?

Actually, there is no strong evidence on how egg white could help your wrinkle lines. But this frugal approach can be good for your skin, along with the vitamin A and protein richness, adding honey and vitamin E oil to it could enhance the effect. Though it’s not a permanent solution for wrinkles, it does keep the wrinkles hidden temporarily.

  • You have to remove the yellow guy (yolk) out from egg white
  • Whisk it
  • Now apply the egg white with your fingers on all the area you would like to concentrate.
  • Later wash off with cold water after 30 – 40 mins
How to remove under eye wrinkles
  • Wear sunglasses before you step out from our house
  • Wear optimal glasses for reading texts, it prevents squinting while your read
  • Slather sunscreen under eyes
  • Avoid using mobile phone or tablets at night, it disturbs your sleep cycle and your skin ages faster
  • Do some stretching exercise around your eyes with a peace sign on your fingers, “V”.
  • In India, during the summer season, people apply castor oil around their eyes before they hit the bed. It provides a cooling effect and prevents wrinkling under eyes.
How to prevent/reduce forehead wrinkles?

Though forehead wrinkles are cute at sometimes like black stripes on a tiger, it’s like a thorn in the eye for women after their 30’s. We have already discussed a checklist of things to be done to remove the wrinkle lines and anyway let’s look for few more tips.

  • Avoid raised eyebrow expression and frowning, repetitive kind of expression affects your underlying muscles and the end result is forehead creases.
  • Apply coconut oil after a face wash and before bed.
  • Eat antioxidant-rich foods to prevent oxidative stress on your skin( Lemon, Fish, Tomatoes, berries, and pomegranate)
  • Massage in circular motion, use drops essential oils with a carrier oil
  • Find all possible ways to avoid skin dryness.