It's About That Time
I'm approaching my 30s. It's time to start thinking about the unthinkable: how to prevent wrinkles. I know wrinkles are not 100 percent preventable. They will eventually make their appearance, but I'm interested in knowing how to delay wrinkles as much as possible.
I know there are a million creams out there claiming the impossible, but I'm not really interested in slathering my face with tons of harsh chemicals. I want to prevent or delay wrinkles as naturally as possible and with as many home remedies as nature allows.
The secret to wrinkle-free skin is moisture. Keep your face moisturized and you will delay wrinkles for at least another decade. A wonderful way to achieve moisturization is through the use of natural oils, either combined or by themselves.
I've written a few articles on themany, many benefits of this wonderful oil for skin and hair. It is no wonder it is also a great ally against wrinkles. Coconut oil keeps your skin moisturized and elastic. Before going to bed, massage your face with coconut oil.
Apply a generous amount of it, but wait until your skin has absorbed most of it before going to bed, or you'll end up with a very greasy pillowcase.
Jojoba oil is another wonder of nature. It is considered more of a wax than an actual oil, but don't let that discourage you from using it in your fight against wrinkles. Jojoba oil hydrates the driest of skins, facilitates the cell regeneration process, and increases skin elasticity and firmness. All that basically translates into two sweet words: no wrinkles!
Before using jojoba oil, make sure you test how your skin will respond to it by applying oil to a small area overnight. If there's no reaction, go ahead and include it in your beauty tools. If you have sensitive skin and you can combine jojoba oil with lavender essential oil, which will add a calming and soothing effect to your nightly routine.
Keep in mind that you should not ingest jojoba oil, nor should you use it around your eyes, since doing so could cause irritations ranging from mild to serious. So don't take that risk.
And don't be afraid to use jojoba oil if your have oily skin. Jojoba oil reduces excessive sebum production which means no more grease all over your face, and can help reduce acne.
If you have an important event to attend in the near future, and you just don't have the time to sit around and wait til everything else works, use egg whites. Egg whites are a super quick treatment against wrinkles which will work overnight.
The reason this method works so quickly is because egg whites are very similar to collagen. This means that egg whites can pretty much do what collagen does, but its effects will last for a very short period of time. Like collagen, egg whites will fill in wrinkles and fine lines to give you the appearance of smooth and soft skin for a day or two.
How to Apply
Simply apply the egg white to the desired areas. (The most common problem areas for most people are aroud the eyes and lips). Apply a generous amount and let it work its magic for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water.
Who knew lemon could be so good to have moisturized, young, tight skin! It turns out that has a bunch of properties that help skin stay and wrinkle-free. In fact, lemon is so good it can also help your hair, but that's another story you can find here.
One of the best anti-wrinkle properties of lemon is its abundance of alfahydroxy acids. These are a group of acids that remove old layers of skin and eliminate dead skin cells. This helps to reduce wrinkles, especially around the eye area. This type of acid may also help in the production of collagen, which we all know means less wrinkles.
Other foods rich in alpha hydroxy acids are milk, sugar, pineapple, vinegar, and tomato, among many others.
Lemons is also high in vitamin C, which protects skin from UVA and AVB rays. Vitamin C is also essential in the production of collagen.
How to Apply
You may choose to apply lemon juice directly to your face or any other dry body area. My preferred method is to use my fingers and apply directly to my face. Some prefer using a cottonball. So it's really up to you to choose the method that best suits you.
To provide even more skin moisturization, you may choose to combine equal parts of lemon juice, olive oil and honey. Mix together and apply to face. Leave on for approximately 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Liquids keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. However, be careful of which kinds of liquids you're consuming. Some liquids, such as coffee and soft drinks, can do the opposite and drain your skin and body of its necessary liquids. This leads to loss of moisture, which leads to dry, wrinkly skin. To prevent this from happening avoid drinking coffee, alcohol, and energizing drinks.
Drink plenty of water. To maximize the hydrating effect, add the juice of half a lemon per one liter of water. Your water will taste delicious and you will have smooth, radiant, glowing skin.
Be Patient and Realistic
Most of these natural treatments will take time before you start seeing results, except for the egg white, which should work overnight. Be patient and don't get discouraged. But most of all keep in mind that wrinkles will eventually make their appearance. We cannot look glowing and young forever. So when those wrinkles do come even after efforts of delaying them, embrace them as signs of wisdom and of the long journey you have traveled.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Mekai munkondya on March 25, 2019:
I've liked the tips
Tressie Dawson on December 29, 2017:
Nice post! I really like reading your articles as its content is very informative. I've heard that coconut oil is of great importance but can a person with oily skin texture use it?
Sophie Addison on November 16, 2016:
Nice article. You can also try some anti-aging products. My mom is using Stemuderm, it is an Anti-Wrinkle Dermatological Treatment by Solvaderm. It has reduced various signs of aging including fines lines and crow's feet. One can try out this product.
Farawaytree on December 23, 2015:
Great hub - good topic!
Silver Q (author) on September 04, 2013:
It's photos like those that make me want to find the fountain of everlasting youth! Thanks for reading!
Francesca27 from Hub Page on September 04, 2013:
Your photo caught my eye as I was hopping. If that's what I could look like, I'm gonna start to use your suggestions! Thanks.
Silver Q (author) on September 04, 2013:
Hi jenbeach 21:
Thank you for reading! Coconut oil is good for overall skin health with the added benefit of preventing wrinkles, so it's great!
jenbeach21 from Orlando, FL on September 04, 2013:
Great information. I may start trying the coconut oil!