You look in the mirror, and what is staring you back in the face but a beautiful smile and bright eyes. Oh wait, we are all our own worst critics, so likely what you’re seeing when you look in the mirror are those fine lines around your mouth that situated themselves there after years of smiling and laughing with family and friends. You might also be noticing some slight wrinkles or lines around your eyes too…
While these “conditions” were once considered the result of a life well-lived, today lines and wrinkles are often seen as the result of ineffective beauty care. With an established focus on perfection, many individuals are turning to Botox to treat these conditions. If you aren’t interested in taking such drastic measures as injecting poison into your face, but you are looking to limit a few of those expression lines, try one of our five natural cures for wrinkles that don’t involve Botox. Just whatever you do, don’t stop expressing yourself (even if your wrinkle-free skin says otherwise).
5 Natural Wrinkle Remedies
While we’d love to diminish lines and wrinkles as much as the next person, we aren’t willing to do so in such a way that will actually cause the rest of our body to age prematurely. To avoid putting additional toxins in our bodies but to achieve the same wrinkle-free faces, we’ve researched and come up with five natural remedies that offer the same results as more invasive treatments.
We all know that acupressure offers restorative benefits, and the same holds true when the treatment is applied to your face. This treatment involves massaging the specific acupressure points on your face that are specifically connected to different areas of your skin. Using tiny, circular motions around the face and scalp combined with light but steady pressure, you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles in your skin for at least a limited period of time. This option also relieves stress, so you’ll prevent additional wrinkles by relieving anxiety and tension in your body, and you don’t even have to face a needle to do so.
2. Micro-Muscle Tightening
We all know that regular exercise tightens and tones the muscles in the rest of our bodies, so why not apply the same concept to our faces? While we’re not suggesting a regimen of stringent blinking or mouth movements, we have researched the beneficial effects of sound wave therapy. Many different battery-operated devices are available that emit sound waves applied directly to the skin and cause tiny muscle spasms to tighten and tone the skin. A regular “facial exercise session” sounds better than an appointment with a surgeon, doesn’t it?
3. Lifestyle Changes
As much as we know “you are what you eat,” it is also important to remember that the same applies for anything that you do. To prevent premature aging and reduce wrinkle-causing stress, limit sun exposure, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, and limit exposure to cigarettes and secondhand smoke.
4. Flax Seed Oil
A number of natural supplements offer beneficial results for the skin, but flax seed oil appears to be the most potent. You’ll want to work your way up to a regular dosage of 1 tablespoon of oil up to 4 times a day. You’ll notice diminished forehead wrinkles first and experience a number of tightening effects in the skin.
No, washing your face with water isn’t an effective anti-wrinkle treatment; however, drinking plenty of it is. As the body is over 50% water, it goes without saying that enough water in the system supports good health. This option has the additional benefit of adding moisture, elasticity, and brilliancy to the skin and the rest of the body.
Whether you’ve experimented with more invasive treatment options or not, we suggest you try one of these 5 natural remedies. Let us know if you have another fabulous remedy that our readers might like to try to diminish wrinkles!