5 Best Natural Remedies To Treat Wrinkles And Sagging Skin

If you already have wrinkles, you might feel like you made a mistake in not preventing them in the first place. Even though you might feel frustrated at the signs of aging etched into your skin, there are lots of natural remedies you can make and use at home to give them the boot and bring back the skin of your youth.

  1. Idebenone moisturizer

Many dermatologists recommend idebenone for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants fight free radicals caused by UV rays and pollutants, which can destroy your skin and bring on pre-aging. It’s certainly not a beautiful picture, but if you’re already noticing fine lines, this ingredient might help.

How to get the benefits

Why waste money on products that contain idebenone and a lot of other chemicals when you can mix it into your favorite moisturizer? It’s easy to find idebenone online in powder or capsules supplements. Powder might work better to mix with your moisturizer, though. Bliss Plan recommends mixing ¼ tsp. of idebenone for every ounce of cream.

  1. Vitamin C face mask

Wrinkles, one of the most visible signs of aging, happen because skin stops forming collagen correctly. That’s the stuff that props your skin up and makes it look young and supple. When it stops working right, it starts to sag and form lines. This is why many treatments for wrinkles center around boosting collagen, which is exactly what vitamin C does. Studies show vitamin C can help reduce signs of aging, but usually, companies charge high prices for their creams. As you might realize, however, vitamin C is a pretty common ingredient in many foods, so it’s easy to make your cream at home.

How to get the benefits

Home Remedies for Life provides this handy remedy based on pineapple and its naturally occurring vitamin C.

  • Blend 1 tbsp. Olive oil and 1 cup pineapple pieces
  • Massage liquid mixture into your skin in circular motions
  • Wait for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse
  1. Lemon juice as toner

Get ready to pucker up. Well, not exactly, you won’t be eating this sourly acidic fruit, rather, you’ll be applying its juice to your skin. Lemons contain lots of vitamins and properties that make them the perfect remedy for aging skin:

  • Vitamin C
  • Citric acid
  • Antioxidants hesperidin, er io Citrin, and diosmin

All of these ingredients help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

How to get the benefits
  • Squeeze a lemon into a small cup to collect the juice
  • Clean your face
  • Use a cotton ball to dab lemon juice onto your face
  • Wait about 10 to 15 minutes then rinse
  • Some people also like to mix lemon juice and honey together to get double the benefits and make more of a paste
  1. Homemade retinol serum

Many dermatologists agree retinoic acid is one of the most effective treatments to remove fine lines and improve collagen formation. Although there are hundreds of expensive creams on the market, retinol comes from something as simple as vitamin A, which many common household veggies (like carrots and spinach) happen to have. It’s also found in some essential oils like rosehip and carrot seed oil.

How to get the benefits

Check out this DIY recipe by Minimalist Beauty that combines essential oils and natural ingredients. Just get an empty bottle with a dropper and mix these oils.

  • 1 tbsp. Rosehip seed oil
  • ½ tbsp. Pomegranate seed oil
  • 5 drops vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops lavender oil
  • 3 drops helichrysum oil
  • 2 drops carrot seed oil

If you don’t have all the oils, simplify your life by just making your carrot juice and dabbing it on with a cotton ball.

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