The appearance of wrinkles is an indication that your skin no longer produces sufficient amounts of natural oils. Dead skin cells, naturally sloughed off to make way for a new skin layer, should be removed from your skin on a weekly basis. This is easily accomplished with some at home recipes.
For wrinkle-age skin, look for exfoliants with natural plant based ingredients. Ones with pineapple extracts are an excellent choice, strong enough to do the job, but not so strong as to leave your face in an abraded, tight condition of redness which AHA’s can cause. A good exfoliant leaves your skin looking smoother and clearer, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and enlarged pores. The exfoliant also acts as a toner, tightening your skin without making it hurt!
Now, in between your weekly exfoliant, it’s time for a little egg on your face! Once a week is sufficient, scheduling the egg wrinkle treatment halfway through the week. Beat up one egg and spread this gently all over the face. The protein is absorbed directly into your skin, feeding and gently tightening the skin in one shot.
Once you’ve exfoliated, you’ll want to apply some oil to moisturize the skin. An old time remedy is – are you ready – a tablespoon or so of mayonnaise! Granted, this is heavy duty oil, but that’s one reason it’s so effective. The mayonnaise wrinkle treatment is definitely not for day wear. Plan this wrinkle treatment for a time slot which allows you to have 30 uninterrupted minutes of mayonnaise on your face. To apply, gently slather it all over your face and neck. To remove, use cotton balls to remove the majority, then follow up with a warm, soft washcloth to remove the rest. See how much better you look already?
Massaging your face and neck with gentle strokes helps to minimize the wrinkles you already have and prevents others lurking in the future. Apply a little cream and, with your forefinger, stroke the under eye area, beginning at the outer corner and moving inwards toward the bridge of your nose. For cheek areas, rub – gently – in a circular movement, from your temples, in a clockwise direction. For the neck, start from the chest and work upward in a repetitive stroke, not up and down. Around the lips, massage in a circular motion as well. This important wrinkle treatment should be performed daily. It only takes a couple of minutes and brings good results in just a week, improving circulation to the skin and giving you a rosier complexion.
Always use sunscreen. Many of today’s day creams incorporate a sunscreen for its protective effects against UVA and UVB rays. Just remember to watch the ingredients.
As for creams, once you’re practicing our other wrinkle treatments, the $20 organic skin care jar will do everything else you need for a glowing complexion and fewer, less apparent wrinkles.