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16 Most Effective Remedies to Get Rid of Wrinkles

16 Most Effective Remedies to Get Rid of Wrinkles

Creases don’t look good on anything- neither on your clothes nor on your face! Yes I am talking about those unsightly wrinkles that give you nightmares. They are on your face, neck, hands or any other place due to your skin’s lost elasticity and moisture. And why have you lost these prominent things? There may be various reasons like aging, pollution, sun exposure, smoking, certain drugs, drastic weight loss or deficiency of certain nutrients or other components in your body. You may either single out the cause for your wrinkles (which is a tough task, I must say!) or change some of your dietary and lifestyle habits to prevent further wrinkles as well as getting rid of those which are already present there on your skin. Various home remedies do come to your assistance to reverse the process of wrinkling.

Most Effective Home Remedies for Wrinkles

If you have recently noticed those fines lines on your face or have been struggling to get rid of them since long back, there are certain home remedies that can remove wrinkles more effectively than others. Here I will give you such natural remedies for wrinkles that will sure make you get rid of your ugly fine lines. The first of them is your food habits!

Diet Remedies for Wrinkles

Wrinkles are visible on your ‘outer’ body but most of the times their cause lies ‘within’ your body. You must pamper your skin with various essential foods that keep your skin working to make collagen- the thing which grants elasticity to your skin. So, here are your food remedies for wrinkle less skin.

1. Drink Plenty of Water

Water is not food but I am including it in the category of diet because this is perhaps the most effective as well as most simple remedy for wrinkles. Water is one of the basic necessities of our body that we tend to ignore. Drinking water will not only avoid and treat wrinkles but will keep you healthy in general. Plenty of water keeps your skin hydrated. Remember, one of the reasons for wrinkle formation is loss of moisture! So, drink water, plenty of it. Now what’s plenty is subjective. On normal days when you do not work heavily, 6 to 8 glasses of water is sufficient but when you work hard, play a lot, go to gym, or do any other work that drains out water from your body, drink even more water. Check to keep your water filtered and safe. Chemicals and dissolved ingredients in hard water may even be more dangerous for your skin. If you are having healthy beverages during the day like fruit and vegetable juices (not colas and sodas), they can also be counted as intake of water.

2. Have Foods with Wrinkle Fighting Elements

And what are such elements of food? I’ll tell you. They are antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, trace minerals like selenium and copper, high-quality protein, plant compounds such as isoflavones, retinol- one of the forms of vitamin A, iron, vitamin E and C, mono-unsaturated fat etc. Here’s the list of foods from which you may get all these substances.

  • Dark colored fruits and vegetables
  • Nuts like almonds, walnuts
  • Legumes, beans and lentils
  • Eggs
  • Liver
  • Oily fish like tuna, salmon, herring and sardines
  • Flaxseed and sunflower seeds and oil.
  • Brazil nuts
  • Whole grains like brown rice, whole wheat and oats.
  • Shellfish
  • Green and white tea
  • Soy foods (you should have them in moderation only)
  • Fruits like papaya, avocado, pineapple, berries, watermelon
  • Vegetables like cucumber, tomatoes, ginger, garlic

Include the above in your diet. In short, forget junk food and adopt healthy foods!

Lifestyle Remedies for Wrinkles

Pollution, stress, smoking etc. too are the causes for wrinkles. So, when you are up to battling with wrinkles, one of your strategies must be to bring certain lifestyle changes. Here are the most important ones that you need to do immediately if you want to get rid of wrinkles and also wish they don’t come back to you soon!

3. Sleep Sufficient and Sleep Right

Why? You just need to know this- When you sleep, your body produces human growth hormone (HGH) which controls the growth of all body tissues including skin. And if you don’t sleep enough, your body releases cortisol which is a stress hormone responsible for slowing down the growth and even damaging tissues. You sure need new skin cells to fight off and prevent wrinkles and you also need to prevent any damage to your body tissues so that you do not get further wrinkles. So, just don’t neglect your body’s need of sleeping.

While sleeping enough is important, sleeping in the right posture too is important otherwise you may get wrinkles that are known as sleep lines. These lines are formed on the surface of your skin and do not go away even when you get up. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says that sleeping on your side may form wrinkles on cheeks and chin. Don’t sleep face down too otherwise you’ll get a furrowed brow. The best position is to sleep on your back.

4. Don’t Stress

Easier said than done! But then, getting rid of wrinkles too is not an easy task. You need to get rid of your stress because it makes your skin thin and weak which cannot fight with the elements that produce wrinkles. Also when you frown or scowl, they only help to make your temporary facial lines permenanet. Do whatever will de-stress you. Here are some suggestions.

  • Listen to music
  • Learn something new
  • Develop a hobby
  • Exercise
  • Meditate
  • Do Yoga
  • Swim
  • Write down your feelings to vent them out
  • Talk to friends, family
  • Volunteer for social cause
  • Befriend pets
  • Spend time with children
  • Read books

Or find something unique that will eliminate your stress. After all your stress is unique to you and it’s solution too lies within you!

5. Don’t Smoke; Don’t Smoke Passively Too

Again a tough task for smokers. For non smokers too and for none of their mistakes. Smoke produces free radicals. Free radicals lead to body’s molecular instability which in turn weakens and kills body cells by damaging their membrane. As a result, collagen production in body is affected. Collagen, if you remember, is the element which gives elasticity to your skin. Lack of elasticity in skin means wrinkles. So, if you smoke, stop smoking. If you don’t smoke but are surrounded by people who smoke, try to convince them not to smoke at all. If you are unable to do so, ask them not to smoke near you. If that is also not possible, get up and go somewhere else till the time your friend or partner finishes smoking. Just avoid any environment where there is tobacco smoke.

Protect and Preserve Yourself from Wrinkle Forming Sources

Diet and lifestyle changes are what you have control on. There are certain factors that you can’t control but they affect you enough to form wrinkles on your skin. The best remedy then is to avoid them and if that’s not possible, to protect yourself from these external sources.


6. Protect Skin from Harmful Sunrays

Exposure to the ultraviolet rays of sun can damage your skin’s collagen leading to wrinkles. The best thing would be to not go out when the sun shines at its best. However, that’s not always possible. So, the choice limits here to protecting yourself. Here are some ways to protect yourself and your skin from these harsh sun rays.

  • Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 whenever going out in sun. Better if you can use a broad-spectrum sunscreen having an SPF of 25 to 30. It is effective in protecting you against UVA and UVB radiation from the sun. Enhanced sunscreens containing vitamin E or soy isoflavones can also shield and strengthen your skin barrier by assisting in reproducing collagen.
  • Take along accessories like hats, scarves, umbrella. When you are out for longer, you should re-apply your sunscreen and if that’s not possible, use anything that will block sun-rays from penetrating your skin.
  • Wear sunglasses to avoid eye wrinkles when going out in the sun. Eyes are sensitive and so is the skin around them. Strong sunrays make you squint which also leads to wrinkle formation around eyes. So prevent these fine lines, invest some money on quality sunglasses. Cheaper brands can damage your invaluable eyes!

7. Use Cosmetics with Care

We use cosmetics and other beauty products to enhance our skin quality but often end up in damaging it a little more. Be aware of such cosmetics that can harm your skin and lead to form wrinkles on them.

  • Avoid products having alcohol in them. Alcohol dries up your skin by dehydrating it. A skin lacking moistures tends to form wrinkles fast. Instead, use water based solutions and products or those that have natural oils in them such as avocado or evening primrose oil. They help in keeping your skin hydrated avoiding wrinkles.
  • Avoid using concealer to hide wrinkles. Believe it or not, they make your wrinkles more prominent by settling themselves in the spaces in between the fine lines.

Never over wash your face. The dermatologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center have hold that tap water can strip skin of its natural oils and moisture that protect your skin against wrinkles. Also you should not use harsh soaps while washing your face. Always use one that has moisturizer in it. You can always use natural cleansers like milk to clean your face instead of washing it often.

Make Natural Packs and Masks for Wrinkled Skin

Enough about do’s and don’ts for wrinkles! Now we’ll discuss some real effective home remedies for preventing wrinkles and those that can make you get rid of fine lines on your skin. Something that you can apply on your skin and have the feeling of ‘actually doing’ something to get rid of wrinkles!

8. Avacado Mask

Avocado fruit is loaded with anti-aging elements. This very rich source of vitamin E and monounsaturated fat can show you stunning results in getting rid of wrinkles.

You will need:

  • Avocado – One half of it
  • Fresh cream- 2 tablespoons
  • Flaxseeds- 2 teaspoons
  • Honey- 1 tablespoon

Directions:

  • Take out the paste of half of avocado.
  • Ground the flaxseeds to get its powder.
  • In a bowl, add avocado paste, flaxseeds powder, fresh cream and honey.
  • Mix well to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply on face or other body parts with wrinkles.
  • Leave for an hour.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

This mask excellently moisturizes your skin. Use it regularly for amazing results.

9. Homemade Ayurvedic Anti Wrinkle Moisturizer

This is something really very useful and pure skin creamas it is made by yourself at home! This is an Ayurvedic recipe which will take more of your efforts and time but will give you stunning results. This cream can be used by anyone- with or without wrinkled skin. It helps in preventing wrinkles as well as curing them due to the presence of different oils for different skin types. Let’s know how to make this anti wrinkle cream.

You will need:

  • Aloe vera gel- 2 tablespoons
  • Cocoa butter or lanolin- 1 oz. (approx. 30 ml or 2 tablespoons)
  • Rose water- 2 oz. (approx. 60 ml or 4 tablespoons)
  • Lavender or rose essential oil – few drops
  • One of the following oils as per your skin type- 3 oz. (approx. 90 ml or 6 tablespoons)
    • Almond oil for normal skin
    • Sesame oil for dry skin
    • Jojoba oil for oily and acne prone skin
    • Rice bran oil or ghee (clarified butter) for mature skin (it is thin aging skin with dullness, uneven tone, fine lines and dry complexion)

Directions:

  • Heat all the ingredients separately to make them just warm. You don’t have to make them boil or hot. Just warm.
  • Mix the warm ingredients with the help of a blender. Whip the mixture well.
  • While you blend the mixture, add the essential oil that you have selected.
  • Store the cream in a container of your choice.

Use this home made moisturizer whenever you wash your face. Don’t forget to use this at night when you go to sleep. In fact, you can make a separate night cream out of this recipe only. Just use lesser aloe vera gel and add vitamin A and vitamin E oils to your homemade moisturizer to convert it into anti wrinkle night cream.

Home Remedies for Wrinkles

( Photo Courtesy: Erich Ferdinand )

10. Papaya-Banana Mask

Papaya has certain enzymes that remove your dead skin cells to give place to new ones. Banana, on the other hand, is loaded with beneficial nutrients that help in producing new skin cells. Therefore, while you can get rid of old sagging skin, you will generate new younger looking skin at the same time. This mask is particularly effective for men.

You will need:

  • Papaya – as per need
  • Banana- as per need

Directions:

  • Mash the papaya pieces and banana pieces.
  • Mix them well.
  • Apply on skin .
  • Leave for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

11. Egg White Wonder

Egg has many essential nutrients and vitamins. Egg white tightens your skin removing all those sagging and wrinkling. Just take some egg white and apply on your face. Leave for some time till it dries up. Then with wet fingers, massage your face using the egg white for a couple of minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. It works wonder for your skin. You can also make this egg white mask.

You will need:

  • Egg white- from one egg
  • Honey- 1 tsp
  • Milk- 1 tablespoon
  • Avocado/Olive/Coconut or any other oil- few drops

Directions:


  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Apply on face.
  • Leave for 20-30 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

It hydrates your skin wonderfully!

12. Honey Honey!

Honey is perhaps the most ancient remedy used to have gorgeous skin. It is also effective when it comes to wrinkles. It is as simple as rubbing honey on your face freshly washed with some warm (never hot) water and leaving it for 20-30 minutes again to be washed with a little warm water. If you so wish, you can make honey a little more efficient by making a pack with milk powder.

You will need:

  • Milk powder- 4 tablespoons
  • Honey- 2 tablespoons
  • Warm water- 2 tablespoons for paste and some more.
  • A small towel

Directions:

  • Mix milk powder, honey and warm water to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply this to your face. Avoid eyes and mouth.
  • Dip the small towel in warm water, squeeze out the water and place the towel on your face.
  • Leave for about 10 minutes.
  • Use the towel on your face to clean off the mask gently.
  • Pat dry.

13. Vitamin E Mask

Vitamin E is a known skin friendly component. Our body’s cell membranes can absorb vitamin E to repair the damaged skin- the damages that result from reactions of fatty acids with oxygen. Vitamin E, in fact, can also prevent wrinkles from forming on your skin.

You will need:

  • Vitamin E capsules- 3
  • Yogurt- 2 teaspoons
  • Honey- half a teaspoon
  • Lemon juice- half a teaspoon

Directions:

  • Take out the oil from vitamin E capsules.
  • In a bowl, mix this oil with other ingredients.
  • Apply this mixture on your face.
  • Leave for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

14. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an excellent natural moisturizer. You don’t have to make any mask out of it. Just use the oil to massage face or even whole body to make your skin hydrated and wrinkle free.

  • Massage skin with coconut oil before you go to bed. Wash with warm water in the morning.
  • Before taking bath, massage your body with coconut oil.
  • You can even use this oil during bathing. Wet skin absorbs any moisturizer very well. Just before you pat dry your body after taking bath, take a little coconut oil and apply all over your body. Now again wash your body with water without applying soap. Now pat dry with towel.

15. Olive Oil- Pineapple Mask

Olive oil is a great nourishing element and pineapple with all its vitamin C helps the oil well to eleminate the wrinkles.Pineapple also contains bromeliad, a natural digestive enzyme that remove your dead skin cells and dirt to give rise to new young skin cells.

You will need:

  • Pineapple pieces- 1 cup
  • Olive oil- 4 tablespoons

Directions:

  • Take the pineapple pieces and rinse off the syrup.
  • Add olive oil.
  • Mash the pieces either with a fork or blend it well with blender.
  • Apply the mask on face, neck and other wrinkled body parts.
  • Leave for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

16. Turmeric- Sugarcane Mask

This is one of the ageold remedies for wrinkles. Ayurveda too emphasize on this method of eliminating wrinkles.

You will need:

  • Sugarcane juice- 2 tablespoons
  • Turmeric- 2 teaspoons

Directions:

  • Mix sugarcane juice and turmeic well.
  • Apply on your face.
  • Leave for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

These were some of the most effective home remedies to get rid of wrinkles. Use one or many of these natural remedies to eliminate and prevent wrinkles permanently!

About Sara

Sara is a Boston-based registered dietitian who works with clients to improve their health by optimizing nutrition. You can find her running, sweating in hot yoga, cooking in the kitchen, dining out, or exploring. Eating Food-Mostly Plants, and improving our relationship with food, is the secret to lifelong health in her eyes.

28 comments

  1. It help a lot to the women who are in the house and no time to go out

  2. Thank you so much for this wonderful information.

  3. Hi,
    Please tell me from where to buy raw cocoa butter.

  4. Great sharing ! Yes, totally agree with you that honey is the best home remedy to get rid of wrinkles. Besides, tomato can be applied directly on face. It works really well.

  5. Hafsa Abddal-jamiil

    Hey im 16 and getting premature wrinkles this is really helpful.

  6. Great article! Love using raw honey to wash my face in the morning.

  7. Honey is an excellent moisturizer. When used with Aloe Vera it becomes a more winning combination. You can use in with Aloe Vera as a 15 min facial mask then wash off with warm water. Done regularly this produces amazing results.

  8. Yup, actually one of the best articles we've come across on remedies for reversing wrinkles. We dissect and fact check allot of info on anti aging and this article is a definite share.

  9. Natural Remedies weren't as effective as I had hoped. So I switched to Neutratone and am finally seeing the results I needed. My wrinkles are much smoother and my friends have been complimenting me. Isn't that the best when your friends see a change in you :D

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  12. In my case I've found that taking gelatin, which converts in the body to collagen (essential for smooth skin), has been the best way to get rid of wrinkles over time. You have to take it consistently, though. I learned about this from the book "Sip Away Your Wrinkles."

  13. I love trying home remedies and I try to use products that has natural ingredients.. Recently I started using Stemnucell from a new skin care brand Solovaderm and it works really well.. It contains anti aging extract derived from a rare Swiss apple that was discovered to have seemingly miraculous qualities. Also, it has seaweed extracts which promotes optimal skin health.

  14. Actually my mom used dermalmd wrinkle reduction serum…..
    Most days she does simmple 5 minute makeup and then she use it twice a day. Now the best part, her sad eyes do seem to respond to the dermalmd wrinkle reduce Serum. I didn't expect much so I am thrilled to see any change. lol :)

  15. I love to eat Tumeric but is stains skin and everything else. Since I am verfy fair I'm sure that the Tumeric and sugarcane juice will stain and will be very hard to remove.

  16. Excellent cream, thanks to which I was able to get rid of wrinkles on my face. I am very surprised, because the cream is offered free of charge to receive and pay only the cost of shipping. I do not know how long the offer, but I want to share with you

  17. Possibly the most poorly written article I have read.

  18. For wrinkles Stemuderm is the best treatment, its anti-aging solution addresses all of the troublesome signs of skin aging to literally banish fine lines and restore skin's youthful properties.

  19. Fuck him literally. Over and over

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