Can You Really Reduce Wrinkles Naturally On A Budget?
I am sure that you can all agree, wrinkles and fine lines seem to
appear overnight! One minute you have beautiful, clear, youthful skin
and the next – there a few fine lines around your eyes and even on
How do you reduce these horrid wrinkles and help your skin to look
more youthful? Why do you even have them in the first place?
What causes fine lines and wrinkles?
Causes of wrinkles and fine lines are usually genetic compounded by
environmental factors. For example, genetically, you might be
blessed with beautiful wrinkle-free skin and can expect to look
younger than your years well into old age.
If you spend too much time
in the sun without sunblock however, your skin can age much faster
than dictated by your genetics, making you look older than your years.
Wear sunblock every day
None of us really know how many of our fine lines and wrinkles are
due to genetics or to environmental factors, but the absolute best way
to reduce wrinkles is to wear a good quality sunblock with a high SPF.
A recent study in 2013, clearly demonstrated that sunlock can reduce
premature aging of the skin, even in women in their 40s and 50s.
Using sunblock every day significantly reduces the risk of wrinkles
and age spots forming, both of which make your skin look older than it
Since UV rays cause up to 90% of the visible signs of aging in your
skin – wrinkles, sagging, skin discolorations and rough skin – you can
make a huge difference by simply using a sun screen whenever you
Eat more antioxidants
Antioxidants are nature’s anti-wrinkle and anti-aging gift! This is one of
the easiest ways to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, hyper-pigmentation
and even sagging skin as you age.
All you need to do is to include lots more foods in your diet that
naturally contain antioxidants. Antioxidants give your skin the ability to
fight free radicals, which causes your skin to prematurely age,
particularly when you don’t wear sun screen very often.
Antioxidants also help to increase the production of collagen in your
skin, plumping your skin, reducing wrinkles and smoothing away
any fine lines.
You won’t be surprised to learn that a study in 2010 found that
antioxidants reduce photo-aging of the skin, so it’s time to stock up on Goji
berries, blueberries, dark chocolate (yay!), pecans, cranberries,
kidney beans, blackberries, prunes, raisins, strawberries, raspberries
and lots more!
DIY home remedies to reduce wrinkles and fine lines
There are plenty of good quality face masks and moisturizers on the
market and most of us have plenty of these anti-aging skincare
products whittled away in our bathroom
Sometimes however, we want to try a more natural and home made
remedy to reduce wrinkles, just because we want to see if they really make a difference!
Banana Face Mask: Bananas contain lots of great antioxidants, such
as vitamins A, C and E and the riper the bananas, the higher the
amount of antioxidants they contain. So bananas are not only a
healthy addition to your diet, they also make fabulous anti-aging
face masks as well!
For a luscious face mask, mash one very ripe banana with a teaspoon
of orange juice and plain yogurt, apply the mix to your face and leave
it on for about 20 minutes.
Egg White Face Mask: You might have already realised that egg whites
are naturally full of antioxidants and will help tone, tighten and smooth
your skin, as well as reducing mild pigmentation problems due to free
So crack a few eggs, whip the egg whites
until they are soft and fluffy – not runny – massage them into your skin
and then leave your mask to dry for about 20 minutes.
Oils for your face: Many oils, such as coconut oil and olive oil are full of
antioxidants, helping to age proof your skin and reduce the premature
aging of your skin caused by free radical damage. You can make use
of these benefits by massaging these oils into your face, before you
go to bed and wiping off any excess with a clean towel.
If your skin is already too oily however, then try argan oil instead, as
this isn’t as oily as coconut oil or olive oil, whislt still contaning lots of
Fenugreek Face Masks: Fenugreek is one of the top antioxidant containing
foods, so it’s going to be perfect for your skin and will help to reduce
wrinkles and fine lines.
Simply grind a handful of fresh fenegreek leaves to make a thick
paste (you can add one or two drops of coconut oil as well), apply the
paste to your face and leave on for at least 20 minutes, before
washing it off with clear water.
Aloe Vera Face Masks: Aloe Vera gel is well-know for its healing and
moisturizing properties, but it also helps to reduce wrinkles and fine
lines – it contains malic acid, which increases the elasticity of
Cut an aloe vera leaf from your plant and extract its gel by squeezing
the leaf. Massage this gel into your skin and leave it on for about 20
minutes. If you have deep wrinkles, you might try mixing the aloe vera
gel with the contents of a vitamin E capsule, which will give you
better results, faster.
Ginger and Honey Face Masks: Ginger and honey are both chocked full of
antioxidants, so they make the perfect face mask that helps to reduce
wrinkles and tighten your skin. Ginger is not only high in
antioxidants, but it also tones your skin and boosts your immune
Honey also has
antibacterial properties, so it’s perfect for reducing blemishes on your
skin and since it’s packed full of antioxiddants, it helps to prevent
premature aging of your skin.
Grate two teaspoons of fresh ginger and mix it with two teaspoons of
honey (natural honey is best) and a few drops of lemon juice to thin it
out a little, massaging the mask into your skin and rinsing
away after 20 to 30 minutes.
Lemon, Honey and Oatmeal Face Mask: This face mask is ideal for anyone with
excessivley oily skin, as the lemon tightens, tones and brightens your
skin. The oatmeal is also high in antioxidants that fight free radical
damage and can heal dry and itchy skin.
Mix half a cup of raw oatmeal with 4 tablespoons of lemon juice,
adding a teaspoon of honey to make it spread easier and also to
increase the amount of antioxidants in your face mask.
Leave the face mask on
your skin for 30 minutes, before rinsing away with warm water.