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Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Wrinkles

Updated on October 26, 2011

We are all very much concerned about our looks. Skin wrinkles give us an aged look. It is necessary to take good care of the skin from a very early age. A variety of natural home remedies are available to get rid of skin wrinkles. Some causes of skin wrinkles are

Prolonged exposure to sun’s rays

  • Air pollution
  • Smoking
  • Rapid loss of weight
  • Lack or loss of vitamin E

It is necessary to avoid ultra violet rays of the sun. If the skin is exposed to sun it loses moisture. Sun creams and moisturizers help to prevent skin wrinkling.

Wrinkle free skin depends on the replenishment of moisture, retaining skin elasticity and retention of essential fats. Skin contains elastic fibers called elastin. Loss or depletion of these fibers can cause skin wrinkling. Lower layer of the skin dermis contains a protein called collagen. This holds moisture. As we age this protein starts to reduce and so does the moisture holding capacity of the skin. So the skin starts to wrinkle. Several products are available to restore the collagen levels in the skin. They can reverse the damage caused to the skin by environmental factors. Skin wrinkling is a part of the aging process. As you age the skin becomes less elastic, thinner and drier.

Surgery is a very common remedy for skin wrinkles. Botox injections are also quite common and effective

A variety of natural home remedies exist to get rid of skin wrinkles.

Nutrition

A healthy and balanced diet is important for the good health of the skin and to get rid of the wrinkles. The diet should include fruits and vegetables which are rich in vitamins and minerals. Strawberries, blueberries and green leafy vegetables contain antioxidants which help to fight the free radicals. Free radicals cause premature aging. Drinking a lot of water helps to moisturize the skin.

Facial Exercises

Facial exercises are good for the facial skin. Exercises for the forehead, eyes, cheeks, mouth, lips, chin and neck can help to get rid of the wrinkles. The exercises can be done anytime, travelling, watching television or walking.

Honey with Milk

Mix a teaspoon of honey with milk. Rub it on the skin and wash it off after 15 minutes.

Egg White Mask

Separate egg white from two eggs and whip it. Apply it on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes with cold water. It helps to firm up the skin by tightening the skin pores.

Lemon Balm Herbal Tea

Add some fresh lemon balm to boiling hot water. Lemon balm is from the mint family and is said to be a calming herb. Stain the mixture and apply it on the face and wash it off after 30 minutes.

Facial Massage

Facial massage helps to tighten the facial muscles and helps to improve blood circulation. Face should be massaged with gentle movements from the finger tips. The strokes should start from the center of the face and slowly move outward.

These natural home remedies help to get rid of wrinkles.

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    • bnsridhar profile imageAUTHOR

      bnsridhar 

      7 years ago from India

      Thanks. The old adage "prevention is better than cure" always holds good.

    • Night Magic profile image

      Night Magic 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Good hub, Bnsridhar. I definitely agree with you on good nutrition & facial exercise to reduce wrinkles. I've been doing the exercises for quite some time and I have to admit, I have a lot less wrinkles than others my age.

    • bnsridhar profile imageAUTHOR

      bnsridhar 

      7 years ago from India

      I think calling any of the facial exercises as yoga would be a misnomer. They were not in the original set of yoga sutras recommended by Patanjali. As you are doing these exercises to prevent wrinkles they would definitely be of great help. Prevention is better than cure.

    • bnsridhar profile imageAUTHOR

      bnsridhar 

      7 years ago from India

      Facial exercises help to strengthen the muscles beneath the skin and make them taut. This helps to reduce the lines. Skin massaging has to be done with an upward motion. If the procedure is not followed properly then it is likely to increase the wrinkles. Chewing gum helps to strengthen the facial muscles and reduce wrinkles.

    • kerlynb profile image

      kerlynb 

      7 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      Thanks for your suggestions. I've heard a lot about facial yoga (massage) and I'm doing it right now. They say facial yoga can prevent and even minimize the appearance of wrinkles. I'll follow your tips here. Would want to start early on so I won't have that much wrinkles when I grow older. I want to age gracefully.

    • wrinklestudent profile image

      wrinklestudent 

      7 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

      I heard that facial exercises can actually contribute to expression lines.

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