Natural Ways to Reduce Wrinkles and Revitalize Your Skin


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

your forehead!


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


Woman using suncream to reduce wrinkles and fine lines


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

really is!


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

go outdoors.


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.


antioxidant serums


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! 


Banana face mask to reduce wrinkles


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

radical damage.


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.


Coconut oil for reducing wrinkles


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

anti-aging antioxidants.


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 is a great ingredient in hyaluaronic acid serums


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

your skin.


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



Ginger and honey face masks reduce wrinkles


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 to Reduce Wrinkles


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.




Winter to Spring Skin Care Tips – 5 Must-Have Anti-Aging Products


Read more skincare articles here