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What are Some Home Remedies for Wrinkles?

Jessica Ellis
Updated May 17, 2024
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Wrinkles are temporary or permanent creases in the skin, caused by the thinning of the skin and a reduction in collagen production that comes with age. Typically visible around the eyes, forehead, and mouth, wrinkles are considered unsightly by some. While many turn to cosmetics or even surgery to correct wrinkles or reduce their appearance, home remedies for wrinkles can also be affective. Taking care of the skin and eating a healthy diet can often help, as can moisturizers and some acidic treatments.

There are several factors that can contribute to the appearance of wrinkles. Although most people will get them at some point, premature aging can be due to lifestyle factors, and wrinkles may appear even on those in their 20s and 30s. Smoking, overexposure to sun, and poor diet may all contribute to their early onset. Quitting smoking, applying sunscreen each day, and ensuring a diet high in vitamin E can help to prevent signs of premature aging.

Some wrinkles may be caused by repetitive or habitual facial movements that pull the skin. Squinting and even smiling can lead to crow's feet, laugh lines, and forehead wrinkles. Massaging the face and stretching it each day may help promote flexibility and relax the facial muscles. If squinting to see better is a habitual issue, an individual should consider visiting an eye doctor and getting glasses. Those who find glasses undesirable should remember that it is easier to take off glasses than permanent wrinkles caused by squinting.

Most experts agree that a key factor in preventing or reducing wrinkles is to ensure that the skin is receiving enough moisture. Moisturizing creams and lotions may work very well, but can cost a lot of money and may contain allergens or undesirable artificial substances. Rubbing a small amount of coconut or olive oil into the skin each night can help it stay supple and smooth, and help maintain the fat that keeps skin from wrinkling. Other moisturizing home remedies for wrinkles recommend using rose water, honey, or yogurt to nourish the skin.

Some acidic treatments are also recommended as good wrinkle treatments. Washing the face with diluted lemon juice or pineapple juice helps cleanse the skin, and can also be an excellent astringent for acne-prone skin. Some people also suggest placing cooled sliced of cucumber over the eyes to reduce swelling, under-eye circles, and fine wrinkles around the eye area.

One of the most effective remedies for wrinkles may be the reduction of daily stress. Experts often recommend yoga, meditation, or other calming practices to help improve general health and well-being. Stress is considered a culprit in many skin problems, from acne to stress-rashes to early signs of aging. The rejuvenating effect of focusing on calmness and serenity for a few minutes each day may not only help with wrinkles, but may help bring peace to life in general.

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Jessica Ellis
By Jessica Ellis
With a B.A. in theater from UCLA and a graduate degree in screenwriting from the American Film Institute, Jessica Ellis brings a unique perspective to her work as a writer for WiseGEEK. While passionate about drama and film, Jessica enjoys learning and writing about a wide range of topics, creating content that is both informative and engaging for readers.

Discussion Comments

By SarahSon — On Jun 12, 2011

When you are applying wrinkle creams to your eyes and face, don't forget about your neck and throat area. As we age, this area can be one of the first places to get lines and wrinkles.

One of my favorite home remedies for my face is to use pineapple juice from a fresh pineapple. Just take the core and rub in on your face - enough to get a thin layer and let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with warm water, and you will feel a difference in the softness of your skin.

I don't know what it is in the juice, but it does have a nice affect. The next time you have some fresh pineapple at home, don't forget about your face too!

By honeybees — On Jun 10, 2011

One home remedy that is quick and easy to help with wrinkles is using egg whites. You can use this treatment just like you would an eye wrinkle cream or use on your whole face.

When you crack open an egg, just put the egg white in a bowl and stir it around with a fork and apply to your face. It may feel kind of weird at first, but as it dries, you will notice your face beginning to get tight.

I remember hearing about his on TV and have used it a few times, but am usually just too lazy to do it. I don't know how often you would need to apply this to notice results, but it sure is an easy and economical thing to try.

Jessica Ellis

Jessica Ellis

With a B.A. in theater from UCLA and a graduate degree in screenwriting from the American Film Institute, Jessica Ellis...
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