Wrinkles happen to everyone no matter who you are. We can't stop our
skin from wrinkling, especially since it is mostly due to aging. When we
reach a certain age, our skin starts to wear out and wrinkles and
lines start to appear. Other causes of wrinkles include exposure to the
sun and smoking. Although there are many expensive options such as
Botox and chemical peels, here are some cheaper ways to diminish fine
lines and deep wrinkles.
Skin care is the key. To prevent future wrinkles, and get rid of a couple of fine lines, take good care of your skin. Wear at least SPF 20 daily, and reapply it at least once or twice throughout the day. Every morning, wash your face with a hydrating cleanser followed by a light moisturising lotion. At night, use baby oil to remove any eye makeup, a hydrating cleanser for face makeup, and replenish moisture with a rich, anti-aging face cream. The idea is to protect your skin from the drying effects of the sun, and to replenish moisture and elasticity with face creams and lotions.
Yogurt mask. Gently wash and exfoliate your skin first to prepare it. Mix 1 tsp. of plain yogurt, 1 tsp. of honey, 1/2 tsp. of orange juice, and 1/4 cup of bananas into a bowl. Spread the mixture on your face using your fingers, and lay down for 15 minutes. Yogurt and honey helps tighten enlarged pores, and orange juice helps smooth wrinkles. The bananas help hydrate dry, irritated skin, which causes wrinkles. After 15 minutes, wipe your face clean with a warm wash cloth to soothe your skin. Now is a good time to apply a moisturiser, as your pores are open and refreshed, and will lock in hydration better.
Lemon juice. Lemon juice acts as a natural skin tightener. This will tighten wrinkles and enlarged pores. You can rub this over your entire face and neck twice a day, and over time you will see a difference. Make sure that you use a light moisturiser after this though, as lemon juice can be a bit drying. It will also help get rid of other signs of aging such as dark circles.
Vitamins. There are 3 vitamins that do a great job of reversing aging. Vitamin E helps protect your skin from free-radicals that damage your skin and cause deep wrinkles. Things such as pollution and UV rays can be neutralised by proper intake of Vitamin E. Good sources are nuts, seeds, and supplementary capsules. Vitamin C can be used to tighten skin, creating a firmer and younger look. It also helps to restore collagen. A great way to get vitamin C is through lots of citrus fruits and veggies. As you age, leaking of capillaries around the eyes cause dark eye circles, making you look older than you really are. Vitamin K helps constrict these capillaries to reduce dark under-eye circles. Load up with dark leafy greens, such as broccoli and kale.
Reduce stress. Stress causes wrinkles on the forehead and eyes from squinting and grimacing, and sagging frown lines around the mouth. Light relaxing lavender candles around the room. Try to drink herbal tea before bed to help you sleep better, it will also help your body and skin recover.
Sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side causes you to get wrinkles on your cheeks and chin while sleeping on your belly causes you to get wrinkles on your forehead but If you can't get out of the habit of sleeping on your back or side then get an anti-wrinkle pillow that doesn't put too much pressure on your face as you sleep. You also want to make sure you get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep each day to keep your skin elastic and thick.
Follow a diet. Cut back on sugar. Prefer Cocoa rather than coffee. Chocolate is also not bad for smoother skin. Drink at least half of your weight in ounces of water daily.