Nowadays it feels like there’s an infinite number of creams, exfoliators, and procedures that all claim to eliminate wrinkles, but what if you’re looking for a more natural approach? Although you can’t remove wrinkles, you can dramatically lessen their appearance with things you probably have at home or by making a few easy lifestyle changes.
Here are 11 natural ways to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Whisk up an egg white and apply it to your skin for an easy home remedy. The protein in the egg white helps moisture bond with your skin so it temporarily looks plumper. Leave the egg white mask on your face for 10 to 20 minutes before you rinse it off with cool water. Don’t forget to moisturize your skin afterward to lock in the extra hydration.
Don’t be tempted to brighten ingredients like lemon juice or baking soda to the mask. Most dermatologists agree that these are too harsh for your skin.
Simple facial stretches might make your skin firmer so wrinkles aren’t as visible. While more research is needed, it doesn’t hurt to spend a few minutes a day working the muscles around your mouth. Press your index finger and thumb against opposite corners of your mouth. Then, make the same shape with your opposite hand and place it above your first hand. Keep the fingers in place while you smile. Hold the smile for 3 seconds and repeat it 3 more times.
You can also try eye muscle exercises like pressing your fingers against your closed eyelids and moving your eyeballs up, although these haven’t been proven to reduce wrinkles.
Change your sleep position if you notice your wrinkles more in the morning. If you look in the mirror first thing when you get up, do your wrinkles appear deeper or more noticeable? This might be because of how you sleep. Deeper wrinkles on your forehead can be caused by sleeping on your side while sleeping on your stomach can make wrinkles around your nose worse. To minimize the look of wrinkles, train yourself to sleep on your back.
You might place long body pillows to cushion your sides and prevent you from rolling over as you sleep.