While they may represent a lifetime of laughter, there’s no denying that wrinkles are one of today’s most common dermatological complaints. Whether your skin’s suffering from decades of sun exposure, has lost its sense of elasticity of is just looking a little too creased for your liking, we’ve got the scoop on how to smooth out wrinkles. And don’t worry, we’re all about natural remedies so there’s not a Botox needle in sight.
It may sound like a bit of a fad, but face yoga is the latest trend sweeping the anti-ageing circuit. Fast, simple and 100% natural, this daily workout is so much easier than holding a downward dog for a minute or two. In fact, you don’t even need a mat. Check out this guide from Marie Claire for the scoop on everything you need to know about face yoga.
A deep chill
According to some skincare experts icing your wrinkles can help to smooth them out and reduce depth. How? The chill factor improves circulation which makes it difficult for the skin to loosen and crease. All you need to do is rub a small ice cube around your wrinkle hotspots for around 30 seconds a day. It supposedly helps to rejuvenate stagnant skin and keep it looking taut. If you want to amp up your routine why not infuse your ice blocks with skin soothing elements like cucumber or rosehip oil?
Soothing aloe vera
Famous for its skin soothing properties, aloe vera is something of a miracle plant. It treats skin to a deep moisturising session which not only delays wrinkles but also helps to minimise the appearance of existing creases. And don’t scrimp with the store-bought stuff. Head to your local garden centre and pick up an aloe vera plant. You can then snip off a section every now and then and use it as part of your weekly wrinkle regime.
Bananas about bananas
Loaded with Vitamins A, B and E, bananas help to reduce the appearance of dark spots, brighten the skin and protect against harmful UV rays that can lead to wrinkles. Potassium also works to hydrate skin and keep your creases looking as shallow as possible. Face masks are a fun and easy way to experiment with the benefits, and right now we’re bananas about these recipes from Natural Beauty Tips.
Load up on vitamins
For something that will literally take up seconds of your day why not chat to your GP about multivitamin supplements? Looks for blends containing biotin and vitamins C, A and E, as well as natural antioxidants like astaxanthin and lycopene. Both are powerful anti-wrinkle substances that can help reverse the effects of aging caused by overexposure to the sun.
Oh so easy, drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day can work wonders when it comes to smoothing out your skin tone. Drinking a healthy fill of H2O helps your kidneys flush out toxins which then opens up your skin pores and allows your body to breathe. The face is no exception, which means that gulping down is an important part of hydrating your complexion and smoothing away wrinkles the natural way.
The wonders of witch hazel
Thanks to its rich tannin content witch hazel extract can work wonders on wrinkles. Simply apply 4 to 5 drops to any problem spots and massage in a small circular motion before you go to bed. Overnight it’ll actively tighten the skin and help to minimise the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and other imperfections.
Natural Facial Cares indicates that egg whites are a good option for battling wrinkles. Egg whites work to tighten the skin temporarily, and regular application can help reduce the appearance of sagging skin. All you’ve got to do is apply the egg whites to the wrinkled areas and wait until it dries before removing. Take care to use a moisturiser as overexposure can lead to dry skin.
Do you have any tried and tested ways to keep wrinkles at bay? We’d love to hear your tips so go ahead and share in the comments box below!