Homemade Wrinkle Treatments

Wrinkles are an unavoidable consequence of the aging process. Our skin gradually begins to lose elasticity and firmness in our 20s, and accelerates as we hit our 30s and beyond. Some people are more genetically predisposed to facial wrinkle than others. However, years of stress, poor sleep, medications, dryness, smoking and sun exposure will eventually take their toll on your facial skin.

If you’re a celebrity or the beneficiary of a large trust fund you might spend thousands on the latest cosmetic procedures to reduce the signs of aging. The rest of us must rely on a multitude of serums, lotions and creams that claim to turn back the hands of time – for a price.

If you have looked around the cosmetic department at your local discounter or upscale department store, you can understand how facial wrinkle treatments are a multi-million dollar a year business. It’s no wonder given how much anti-aging products cost!

Luckily, there is a cost-effective and healthy alternative. Women are turning to natural ways to treat facial wrinkles. You can find some of the ingredients are right in your kitchen pantry. Try these simple homemade treatments and keep your wrinkles at bay!

These homemade facial treatments may not be the fountain of youth, but they may lessen the appearance of wrinkles.
These homemade facial treatments may not be the fountain of youth, but they may lessen the appearance of wrinkles. | Source
Separate the whites and save the yolks for another recipe.
Separate the whites and save the yolks for another recipe. | Source

Egg White Mask

This is a treatment my mother and grandmother used years ago. I remember watching them apply it to their faces. As it dried, I would make them laugh and watch the cracks appear! I’m talking about a simple egg white mask.

Egg whites work to temporarily tighten facial and neck skin. Use this as a quick fix before a night on the town. The albumen (protein and water) forms an ultra thin film over the skin, becoming taut as it dries.

Here's how to do it: Separate two eggs and gently stir the whites (save the yolks and use them later). Apply the egg whites to your face with a brush or your fingers. Let the mask dry for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly with cool water. Dry your face and apply your regular moisturizer and makeup. Your wrinkles won’t disappear, but you may notice a slight, temporary "lift". In addition, you’ll love how amazingly smooth your skin feels!

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Homemade Facial Masks: 101 All Natural Skin Care Recipes
Homemade Facial Masks: 101 All Natural Skin Care Recipes

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Cucumber Treatment

Cucumbers are relatively inexpensive and can lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles. They provide moisture and leave your skin feeling cool and firm. Cucumber is a common ingredient in many exclusive skin care lines.

Cucumbers are cool and refreshing on the skin.
Cucumbers are cool and refreshing on the skin. | Source

To make this nighttime facial treatment: Peel and cube a cucumber. Place the pieces in a blender or food processor. Set on puree and pulse until the cucumbers resemble a paste. Apply to your face and leave on for at least 15 minutes. Rinse by splashing your face with cold water and pat dry.

Honey: good to eat and good for your complexion!
Honey: good to eat and good for your complexion! | Source

Simple Honey Moisturizer

Honey is an ingredient that can be found in OTC facial moisturizers. Honey is a natural humectant. Humectants are very important to facial skin and offer a variety of benefits: they attract and increase moisture content, they improve the skin’s elasticity and prevents overdrying.

How to make your honey moisturizer:

Warm a small amount of organic honey, either by submerging a glass in hot water or by heating it on low in the microwave for several seconds. Smooth the honey over your face and neck. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and finish by gently rubbing your face with an ice cube to tighten pores.

Antioxidant Mask

We’ve all heard about the antioxidant properties of green tea, blueberries and grapes. They fight harmful free radicals and help maintain smooth and youthful skin tone.

Blueberries are a powerful antioxidant.
Blueberries are a powerful antioxidant. | Source

Fight the aging process with this powerful antioxidant mask:

Mix 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries and 3 teaspoons grapeseed oil. Mix the ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds. Reserve half of the mixture and refrigerate for another mask.

Apply liberally to the face and neck area. Leave on skin for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Use the remaining mixture the following day. This mask reportedly brightens the skin, improves tone and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

The fragrant oil of almonds helps tone and moisturize facial skin.
The fragrant oil of almonds helps tone and moisturize facial skin. | Source

Almond Oil Treatment

Almond oil not only smells great, it is a natural astringent (toner) and emollient (locks in moisture). This pale yellow oil is well regarded for its ability to soften and condition the skin. It’s safe for all skin types and also relieves breakouts, dryness and itching.

This treatment is the easiest of all to create:

Pick up some raw organic sweet almond oil from your local health food store. Apply a few drops of oil to your face. Wet your hands with warm water and gently massage the oil into your skin using an upward motion. Remove any excess oil by patting with a towel and leave on overnight.

Anti-Aging Benefits of These Natural Ingredients

Ingredient
Facial Benefits
Egg Whites
Oil reducer, tightens skin, nourishes
Cucumber
Tightens pores, moisturizes, removes toxins
Honey
Clears pores, neutralizes free-radicals, natural humectant
Green Tea
Diminishes wrinkles, improves skin elasticity, slows photo-aging
Blueberries
Reduces appearance of fine lines, stimulates collagen production, firms skin
Grapes
Lessens wrinkles, corrects uneven skin tone, moisturizes
Almond Oil
UV protection, reduces inflammation, diminishes dark circles and wrinkles

Natural Wrinkle Treatments Rock!

So you see, there are distinct advantages to using natural homemade wrinkle treatments. You avoid the harmful ingredients found in many beauty products and save money at the same time! I look forward to hearing about your experiences with these facial treatment recipes!

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© 2012 lindacee

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

These are some good suggestions. I do use the cucumber slices when my eyes are tired. They feel great when they are cold from the fridge. I have also tried tea bags. The cost of wrinkle cream is just robbery. Very useful!


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Cristale 4 years ago from Florida

I like the tips and the information! This is great and I can't wait to try these face masks!


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona Author

Tammy, it is absolutely highway robbery. I'll stick with my homemade recipes and budget lotions. Cucumber is so nice and refreshing for the eyes as well as the skin. Glad you liked the suggestions!


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona Author

Thank you Cristale! Let me know what you think of them! I think they're a nice addition to my beauty regimen and so easy to make and apply.


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

Ah, I really like this hub. I'd like facial wrinkles to stay away from me for at least another 10 years! I'll try the egg white mask tonight!


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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York

I think I'm going to start using the grapes and egg white mask now! I already have uneven skin tone (the long-lasting after-effects of pregnancy), so might as well do as much as possible to head off wrinkles. I love the table of the different homemade wrinkle cream options - very easy to read at a glance!


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona Author

Om, these natural wrinkle treatments may not stop the march of time, but they will certainly help slow the process. I love the egg white mask -- it is also a great pore minimizer. Enjoy!


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona Author

Leah, why spend lots of money on facials and wrinkle treatments when you can find the same ingredients at the local grocery! Uneven skin tone goes hand-in-hand with hormones. I'm dealing with skin tone issues as a result of menopause. I guess it is a life-long battle. Start using the grapes now and maybe you can avoid the problem later in life.


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

I love how simple (and edible) these things are!!! Thanks for the lovely ideas. :D


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona Author

Simone, they are yummy and so good for your facial skin! I think it's a healthy win-win. So pleased you liked these natural anti-aging recipes!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Your chart has given me some really great ideas for helping to keep skin younger looking. Very well done!


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona Author

Yay, teaches! Always happy to provide new ideas. These are super simple recipes and easily accessible ingredients. Does it get any better than that? Thanks for commenting!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very informative hub. I learn many things here. Thanks for writing. I'll share this hub with my sister and my mom as well. Good job and voted up. Cheers, Prasetio


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona Author

Thank you, Prasetio! Learning about natural skin remedies is a good thing. I'm happy you will be sharing this information with the ladies in your life. Thanks for the comment and vote!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

what great tips on trying to stay younger.. I love this I will share on Facebook

Debbie


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona Author

Deborah, thanks for your comment and for sharing. Have a great day!


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

The egg white mask sounds like fun! And I often use green tea when I make soap - I'll have to keep up with that! I love the idea of using natural ingredients instead of those awful chemicals.


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona Author

Dolores, green tea is a fabulous antioxidant. Definitely keep using it in your soap. Yes, we don't realize how many chemicals are in even seemingly "natural" beauty products. Reading the ingredient labels requires a science degree! Best to stick with homemade.


hina 23 months ago

Tomato is good for discolouration as well lightening the skin tone. I've stopped using foundation after putting on my face whatever I cut in the kitchen. :) Comments?


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lindacee 23 months ago from Southern Arizona Author

hina, unfortunately I can't speak to natural remedies for skin discoloration and lightening of skin tone. There are a number of other fruits that claim to accomplish the same thing. Sounds like you've found what works for you! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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