Updated: Apr 25
Wrinkles form when the skin thins and looses its elasticity. The appearance of some wrinkles is due to aging, and is the most common skin problem for women. One of the first signs of wrinkles normally appear around the eye, and is called " crow's feet". As time goes by the cheeks and lips are the next thing we notice. As we age, our skin becomes thinner and dryer, both factors contribute to the formation of wrinkles. If you look for a natural solution you have come to the right site, please refer to the list of home remedies wrinkles below.
There are many factors that can contribute in the development of wrinkles some of which are: diet and nutrition, muscle tone, pollution, habitual facial expressions, chemicals, stress, improper skin care, and lifestyle habits such as smoking.
The most important factor is sun exposure, which is your skin's worst enemy, because dries the skin and leads to the generation of free radicals that can damage skin cells. Researches show that 90% of what we think os as sigs of age are actually sigs of overexposure to sunlight. Furthermore, approximately 70% of sun damage comes from everyday activities, as driving andwalking to and from your car.
The ultraviolet-A rays that cause this enormous damage are present all day long in all seasons. These ultraviolet-A rays wear away the elasticity of the skin, causing wrinkling. The worst part is that the effects of the sun are accumulative, although they may not be noticeable for many years.
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List of Home Remedies for Wrinkles
Eat a balanced diet including fruits, vegetables, whole grain foods, seeds, nuts and legumes.
Drink plenty of fluid every day. This help to keep the skin hydrated and flush away toxins.
Obtain fatty acids from cold pressed vegetable oils.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes, they dry the skin encouraging the development of wrinkles. Also the smoking habit uses the lips’ muscles hundreds of times a day, which contributes to wrinkling.
Always protect your skin from the sun applying a sunscreen whit a sun protection factor ( SPF) of at least 15 to all exposed areas of the skin.
Avoid alcohol-based products. Use hazel or a herbal, floral water instead.
Avoid using harsh soaps or solid cleansing creams, instead use natural oils such as avocado oil to remove dirt and makeup.
Do not apply heavy oils around the eye area before going to bed, it may cause the eye to be puffy in the morning.
Take Vitamin E, to protect against free radicals that can damage the skin and contribute to aging and wrinkles.
Take Vitamin C, promotes the formation of collagen, a protein that gives the skin flexibility. It also fights free radicals and strengthens the capillaries that feed the skin.
Take Silica, is important for skin strength and elasticity. Also, stimulates collagen formation.
Take Vitamin A, is necessary for healing and construction of new skin tissue.
Take Vitamin B complex + Vitamin B12, they are anti stress and anti aging vitamins.
Take primrose or black currant seed oil, they are good healers for dermatitis, acne and others skin disorders.
Use a collagen cream, is very good for dry skin.
Use elastin cream, helps smooth existing wrinkles and prevent the appearance of new ones.
To alleviate puffy eyes, peel a cucumber, cool it and place it in the eye area for 10', repeat if necessary.
To cleanse the pores, rub mush tomatoes over your face, the rinse.
To protect your skin from free radicals damage, add a few drops of green tea extract to your lotions or astringents.
To moisture your skin, mash together grapes and honey, enough to make a paste, apply over your face as a mask. Leave it for 30', then rinse away.
To remove dead cells and improve skin texture, rub a small handful of dry short grain rice against your face for a couple of minutes.
To soften and nourish the skin, mash half avocado and apply over the face. Leave it on until it dries, then rinse with warm water.