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How to Create Homemade Wrinkle Treatments

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This article will show you how to create five different wrinkle-reducing skin care products in your own home out of common household ingredients.

This article will show you how to create five different wrinkle-reducing skin care products in your own home out of common household ingredients.

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. Years of stress, poor sleep, medications, dryness, smoking, and sun exposure, however, 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 multimillion 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!

Separate the whites and save the yolks for another recipe.

Separate the whites and save the yolks for another recipe.

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!

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.

How to Make an Egg White Mask

  1. Separate two eggs and gently stir the whites (save the yolks and use them later).
  2. Apply the egg whites to your face with a brush or your fingers.
  3. Let the mask dry for 30 minutes.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with cool water.
  5. 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!

Cucumbers are cool and refreshing on the skin.

Cucumbers are cool and refreshing on the skin.

Cucumber Facial 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.

How to Make a Nighttime Cucumber Facial Mask

  1. Peel and cube a cucumber.
  2. Place the pieces in a blender or food processor. Set on puree and pulse until the cucumbers resemble a paste.
  3. Apply to your face and leave on for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse by splashing your face with cold water and pat dry.
Honey is good for you and your complexion!

Honey is good for you and your complexion!

Simple Honey Moisturizer

Honey is natural humectant that can be found in OTC facial moisturizers. 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 they prevent overdrying.

How to Make a Honey Moisturizer

  1. 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.
  2. Smooth the honey over your face and neck.
  3. Leave on for 30 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water and finish by gently rubbing your face with an ice cube to tighten pores.
Blueberries are a powerful antioxidant.

Blueberries are a powerful antioxidant.

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.

How to Make a Blueberry Antioxidant Mask

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, and 3 teaspoons grapeseed oil.
  2. Mix the ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds.
  3. Reserve half of the mixture and refrigerate for another mask.
  4. Apply liberally to the face and neck area.
  5. Leave on skin for 20 minutes.
  6. 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.

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.

How to Use Almond Oil as a Facial Treatment

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

Anti-Aging Benefits of These Natural Ingredients

IngredientFacial 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!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Linda Chechar

Start a Conversation!

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on December 18, 2014:

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!

hina on December 18, 2014:

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?

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on August 31, 2012:

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.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on August 31, 2012:

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.

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on August 02, 2012:

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

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on August 01, 2012:

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

Debbie

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on August 01, 2012:

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!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on August 01, 2012:

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

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on July 27, 2012:

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!

Dianna Mendez on July 26, 2012:

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

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on July 26, 2012:

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!

Simone Haruko Smith from San Francisco on July 26, 2012:

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

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on July 26, 2012:

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.

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on July 26, 2012:

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!

Leah Lefler from Western New York on July 25, 2012:

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!

Om Paramapoonya on July 25, 2012:

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!

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on July 25, 2012:

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.

Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on July 25, 2012:

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!

Cristale Adams from Florida on July 25, 2012:

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

Tammy from North Carolina on July 25, 2012:

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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