7 Home Remedies For Wrinkles

Wrinkles are an unavoidable side effect of aging, but you can take steps to lessen the appearance of your wrinkles. You have two options: spend a fortune on plastic surgery that might have negligible effects or try one of these home remedies based on ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your cupboards.

Don’t have a lot of wrinkles yet? Well that’s good news, because it’s far easier to take good care of your skin now and slow the development of wrinkles than it is to halt or reverse the process once you’re already wrinkly.

Ready to start fighting the aging process? Get started today with one of these home remedies:

  1. Oils

You might think of oil as being bad for your skin if you were prone to acne in your youth, but certain oils are actually excellent for your skin. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer and contains emollient, a substance particularly good for fighting wrinkles that are already there. Olive oil is also a natural moisturizer and has been used as such since Egyptians first extracted it over 5, 000 years ago.

To take advantage of oil’s moisturizing and wrinkle-fighting effects, take some time to massage a small amount of oil into your skin before you sleep. You can do the olive oil treatment twice a day using a tablespoon and massaging it thoroughly into your skin.

  1. Banana Mask

These masks might look ridiculous but they are effective, and that’s what matters, right? Mash one banana up with a teaspoon of plain yogurt and a teaspoon of orange juice and spread the mixture evenly across your face. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.

This turns out to be the ultimate vitamin mixture for revitalizing your face: vitamin A causes dark spots and blemishes to fade, vitamin B helps to delay aging and potassium moisturizes your skin cells. Finally, Vitamin E gives your skin an extra layer of protection against free radicals and UV rays.

  1. Topical Vitamin C

Vitamin C is crucial to your health in many different ways. It strengthens your immune system, prevents many different illnesses and helps protect your skin from sun damage. As you grow older your body retains less of this vitamin, meaning that your skin often doesn’t get enough of this crucial vitamin.

You can combat this vitamin C depletion by regularly taking oral vitamin C supplements or by using a face wash with vitamin C in it. Doing this every single day can help repair already existing sun damage.

  1. Egg White Mask

Another solution that looks funny but is definitely effective is the egg white mask. Mix one egg white with half a teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice together for the best effect.

Egg white masks are best for people with oily skin types as they contain a high level of lysozyme, which naturally attacks acne-causing bacteria.

  1. Silky Soft Sleep

A top-of-the-line pillow is definitely a worthwhile investment. You sleep for about a third of your lifetime and you also gain a lot of your wrinkles during this time. A soft pillow can save your face from the worst wrinkles.

The position you sleep in also matters. Sleep lines caused by folds in pillow cases or blankets can cause wrinkles and sleeping on your back is the best way to avoid this.

  1. Omega 3 Fats

Some types of fat are definitely bad for us but omega 3 fats are beneficial in a variety of ways. You can find omega 3 fats in any kind of oily fish like tuna or salmon as well as in many different kinds of seeds such as sunflower seeds and flax seeds. Try incorporating some of both into your diet—fish for dinner two or three times a week and a handful of flax seeds thrown onto every meal—for maximum effect.

While getting omega 3s directly from your diet is the best course of action, omega 3 supplements have also been proven to dramatically reduce signs of aging as well as increase energy levels.

  1. Green Tea

Drinking green tea on a daily basis has a huge number of benefits. It has high antioxidant properties, can increase your metabolism and help you lose weight, and can even help reduce wrinkles. All of these effects combine to make green tea perhaps the most widely enjoyed superfood.

Make sure you get only Camellia Sinensis tea or ‘true’ green tea, as many alternatives are made out of chamomile or mint and do not actually have the same medical benefits.


Thank you so much for reading my article!

I am Olivia, a home remedy passionista and blogger at EveryHomeRemedy.com.

Feel free to contact me about any health, beauty or household problems you have that need a solution.

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  1. Saskia Smit on September 14, 2015

    I love the idea of a banana mask! Always happy to try out a new face mask, they leave you with the softest skin 🙂 Will be trying this out, thanks Olivia!

  2. Wow, I know that a good sleep is good to delay aging, but never thought about changing my pillow or my sleep position, I’ve only think about time and duration of sleeping. This is something I need to do soon, afterall it’s also give me comfort too, right?