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5 Fabulous Natural Cures for Wrinkles!

Aug 27, 2016

Natural Cures for Wrinkles

You look in the mirror, and what is staring you back in the face but a beautiful smile and bright eyes. Oh wait, we are all our own worst critics, so likely what you’re seeing when you look in the mirror are those fine lines around your mouth that situated themselves there after years of smiling and laughing with family and friends. You might also be noticing some slight wrinkles or lines around your eyes too…

While these “conditions” were once considered the result of a life well-lived, today lines and wrinkles are often seen as the result of ineffective beauty care. With an established focus on perfection, many individuals are turning to Botox to treat these conditions. If you aren’t interested in taking such drastic measures as injecting poison into your face, but you are looking to limit a few of those expression lines, try one of our five natural cures for wrinkles that don’t involve Botox. Just whatever you do, don’t stop expressing yourself (even if your wrinkle-free skin says otherwise).

5 Natural Wrinkle Remedies

While we’d love to diminish lines and wrinkles as much as the next person, we aren’t willing to do so in such a way that will actually cause the rest of our body to age prematurely. To avoid putting additional toxins in our bodies but to achieve the same wrinkle-free faces, we’ve researched and come up with five natural remedies that offer the same results as more invasive treatments.

1. Acupressure

We all know that acupressure offers restorative benefits, and the same holds true when the treatment is applied to your face. This treatment involves massaging the specific acupressure points on your face that are specifically connected to different areas of your skin. Using tiny, circular motions around the face and scalp combined with light but steady pressure, you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles in your skin for at least a limited period of time. This option also relieves stress, so you’ll prevent additional wrinkles by relieving anxiety and tension in your body, and you don’t even have to face a needle to do so.

2. Micro-Muscle Tightening

We all know that regular exercise tightens and tones the muscles in the rest of our bodies, so why not apply the same concept to our faces? While we’re not suggesting a regimen of stringent blinking or mouth movements, we have researched the beneficial effects of sound wave therapy. Many different battery-operated devices are available that emit sound waves applied directly to the skin and cause tiny muscle spasms to tighten and tone the skin. A regular “facial exercise session” sounds better than an appointment with a surgeon, doesn’t it?

3. Lifestyle Changes

As much as we know “you are what you eat,” it is also important to remember that the same applies for anything that you do. To prevent premature aging and reduce wrinkle-causing stress, limit sun exposure, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, and limit exposure to cigarettes and secondhand smoke.

4. Flax Seed Oil

A number of natural supplements offer beneficial results for the skin, but flax seed oil appears to be the most potent. You’ll want to work your way up to a regular dosage of 1 tablespoon of oil up to 4 times a day. You’ll notice diminished forehead wrinkles first and experience a number of tightening effects in the skin.

5. Water

No, washing your face with water isn’t an effective anti-wrinkle treatment; however, drinking plenty of it is. As the body is over 50% water, it goes without saying that enough water in the system supports good health. This option has the additional benefit of adding moisture, elasticity, and brilliancy to the skin and the rest of the body.

Whether you’ve experimented with more invasive treatment options or not, we suggest you try one of these 5 natural remedies.  Let us know if you have another fabulous remedy that our readers might like to try to diminish wrinkles!

Remedies for Home Remedies for Wrinkles

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Aloe Vera Gel, Vitamin E12009-02-10
Anti-Wrinkle Cure12014-08-06
Argan Oil22013-09-06
Castor Oil42015-03-22
Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide12012-03-01
Diatomaceous Earth12013-09-01
Dry Brushing, Borax12015-01-07
Emu Oil and Aloe Vera Gel32006-03-24
Grape Seed Extract12008-04-28
Iceberg Lettuce12008-05-26
Jojoba Oil12008-09-03
Multiple Remedies12016-07-21

Aloe Vera Gel, Vitamin E  

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Posted by Harry (Walsenburg, Colorado, USA) on 02/10/2009
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Facial Wrinkles: I use enough 100% Aloe-Gel to cover the area that I want to treat then apply enough vitamin E liquid to cover the same area well. (Vitamin E liquid is not an oil and will penetrate the skin well by using the Aloe as the vehicle.) I've been using this combination as an after shave for 18 years and don't have tell-tale wrinkles on my face. I'm 87 years old, and people take me for 20 years younger.

Anti-Wrinkle Cure  

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Posted by Georgina (Ireland) on 08/06/2014
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I have been working as a beauty writer for years and have come up with my own wonder treatment. Firstly , cover your fashion with olive oil and begin it scrape it... Using something like an old credit card ( I use the edge of a cd , as it gives the best scrape). Scrape with medium pressure for about three minutes until face turns pink... Gentle around the eyes. Rinse the oil off and then your skin is prepped for stage two.

The wonder potion comprises of mostly fresh carrot juice. Retinol , the wrinkle fighting element in all the expensive face creams , is actually vitamin A, which is to be found in carrots. The fancy cosmetic creams you buy in the store are packed with preservatives and chemicals and have been sitting on the shelves for years. The carrot juice is much more potent because it is fresh. Add vitamin c by squeezing half an orange and adding it to the mixture. You can add a Rubex tablet instead if you want a super result. Lastly, add a generous dollop of rapeseed oil... Packed with vitamin e. Freeze in an ice cube tray and use them a portion a a time. The fresher, the better. I would love to hear what you think of this... It's made my wrinkles vanish. I am 45 and most people think I am about 32... Not bad. Good luck. X

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
Hi, Georgina from Ireland---- I can visualize ladies all over making carrot juice and getting to work. Indeed, Irish people are very special.

Thank you for the inspiration. Namaste, Om

Replied by Georgina
Dublin, Ireland
So nice to hear back from you OM. This was too good not to share. A few years ago I gave my sister a gift of an outrageously expensive anti-ageing cream. The minute she put it on her skin it became very irritated and she had a massive asthma attack. It convinced me that they are not worth the money and could be potentially best. If you harness your body's natural healing ability and add in natural power packed ingredients - they results are astonishing. Give me feedback - I'd love to know how you get on. Love from Ireland.x
Replied by Corey
Delaware, Us
Forgive me but ... how do you use this? Do you rub the frozen potion cube on your face, or ingest it? Also, how much carrot juice do you use? I would love to try this, but want to make sure I am doing it properly for the best result. Thanks!
Replied by Georgina
Hello here. Sorry it's taken me a while o get back to you. Unfreeze the cube and rub I over your face. They are in an ice cube ray so that hey are super-fresh.

The scraping on its own works wonders when combined with your favourite face cream.X

Replied by Danielle
Ny, US
Okay I really want to try this but I need to know how much Carrot Juice to use? I know I need to use half an orange and a dollop of coconut oil, but how much carrot juice? Or rather how many carrots? Thanks so much Lassie
Replied by Tommy
Illinois, US
Hi Georgina,

Could you tell me how often you do this? And do you focus on just the areas of your skin that have/had wrinkles or do you do your whole face? Is this a daily treatment?

I just recently developed some smile lines that I never had previously (I'm 46). I thought I was immune to wrinkles, though I believe using a tanning bed 3 times a week doesn't help, but so feel the need for the vitamin D in the winter here in Illinois.

Would love a little more info, and if you think it would work for smile lines. Thanks! Tommy

Replied by Sharon
Hi Georgina,

There's just one thing misleading about using carrot juice topically. Carrots have provitamin A carotenoids, which becomes vitamin A through digestion, not topically. Provitamin A is legally allowed to be labeled as vitamin A because it eventually will become vitamin A once consumed, (key word consumed). Your skin can however absorb true vitamin A, aka retinol, which has been derived from animals (vit A is made in the body, therefore you can distract it from an animal that eats food containing *Pro-vitamin A) but I advise against this because there are many health concerns. So, you must be seeing results from the Vit. C and Vit. E, not from the carrot juice since provitamin A carotenoids don't become vitamin A except through digestion.

Replied by Livefree
I would be careful doing this as I used organic freshly juiced beet juice for natural blush and developed rosacea for the first time in my life. It was the ONLY thing I did different before the rosacea started. (I have been gluten free and high raw vegan and all organic for 15 years and use just coco oil on my face for that time as well - so I really don't think it came from other lifestyle triggers.)

Anyway, after putting organic beet juice on my face I developed what I thought was a rash, but has yet to go away... it's been 6 months now!! :( All that being said, people have always thought I am at least 10 years younger than my age... ladies, there are many other ways to look younger without risking putting certain unknown food bacteria (I am guessing that is what was in the beet juice?) on our faces. I think some food ingredients are perfectly fine to use... but perhaps steer clear of root vegetables that could be bathed with different bacteria, microbial pathogens, and perhaps parasitic eggs or actual parasites
Replied by Isi
Hi Had a question regarding stage 2 of your anti-wrinkle home remedy. After you apply it how long should it stay on the face? I'm not sure if I should keep it on overnight or let it stay on for a few minutes Thank you. I appreciate any help you can provide.

Argan Oil  

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Posted by Jolene (El Paso, Texas) on 09/06/2013
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I have started using organic argan oil on my face and neck about six months ago and let me say, I just love it!! The oil smoothes out wrinkles, evens skin tone and it leaves skin feeling super soft and supple as opposed to greasy like lotion does. I use it in the morning and nightly after washing my face.

Replied by Vanessa
Los Angeles, Ca
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For the past 2 months, I've been using a pump of pure argan oil along with a pump of pure rosehip oil 2x a day on my face and neck and I can't believe how the wrinkles seem to have vanished--it's crazy! My neck even feels tighter! I know there's a high combo of vitamin E and EFAs in the oils--I'm assuming that's what's responsible for the magic! There are lots of brands you can pick up from any healthfood store-- any pure oil brand will work, just make sure they aren't diluted with other oils. By the way, I'm in my 40's and people think I'm in my early 30's!


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Posted by Stacey (Abbotsford, Bc, Canada) on 10/16/2011
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I wanted to share this awesome discovery I just made. I've been using the borax drink and read that one woman made it into a spray and used it on her face to get rid of moles. Curious, I thought I would try that as well and see what would happen. Amazingly, my big forehead wrinkle almost immediately started to reduce in size and depth. I am not joking!!

I used a small (2 oz) spray bottle, filled it with water and a small amount of borax to saturate, about 1/4 to 1/2 of a teaspoon. I shook it up and lightly sprayed my face. It doesn't irritate the eyes though I'd use caution with the eye area. I'd also recommend removing makeup before doing this. I let my face dry and then sprayed again. (I did this about 5 times over the course of an hour or two. ) It's amazing! My whole face feels like it got a lift and it's only been 2 days!

I'm experimenting with my crows feet wrinkles using cotton balls soaked in the borax water. Will have to report on that later. I'm not 100% sure if this is permanent yet though it feels incredible :). I'll try to update in a few weeks. Good luck to all!

Replied by Carol
Bridgetown, Barbados
Stacey could you please tell me where can I buy borax from?
Replied by Ingupo
Manchester, England
One place definitely would be (or amazon. Co. uk if you're from England).
Replied by Ivonne
Frisco, Tx
I had NEVER heard of it before... and SURPRISINGLY I have found it on the laundry detergent area in almost all of the grocery stores around.
Replied by Gita
Ottawa, Ontario
Stacey, I would really like to know how your experiment with Borax turned out. Did you find it to be a temporary measure or are you still using with positive results?
Replied by Raniya
Syracuse, Ny
Borax is found in the detergent aisle in grocery store and also wal and kmart but I didn't know they drank it

Has anyone tried the borax wrinkle treatment and does it really work? I have heard and tried so many things that don't work so I need some feed back please.
Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa
No worries. Borax is a mineral additive, and has no soap or fragrance in it. "Laundry' aisle is just how it is marketed, despite numerous (! ) other uses. Some of the newer boxes do have a "scented" version so watch out for that. Check ingredients for fragrance if unsure.
Replied by Vreed27
Edmonds, Wa
Borax is relatively cheap at Walmart for just over $3.00.
Replied by Jennifer
Eugene, Usa
Are you sure that it is safe to use Borax Detergent on your face from the laundry isle? Laundry borax had detergent additives. You can get cosmetic grade borax( sodium Borate) from suppliers such as mountain rose herbs that do not have detergent additives and is specificly for use in cosmetics that will be on the skin. I use the cosmetic grade borax in lotions that I make and it isn't very expensive.
Replied by Jami
Birmingham, Uk
Any updates? YEA? Anybody? Does this work?
Replied by Linda
York County, Southern Maine
Hi Jami - I can say that I've sprayed the borax/water on my face but cannot say I saw dramatic results, and that's probably because I didn't do it five times! I did, however, feel a tightening of my skin.
Replied by Kyrstn
Kent, Ohio
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I have been dabbing borax and water mixture on my forehead with cotton balls nightly 2-3 nights, 3-5 times every 3 weeks or so. I allow the mixture to dry and re-apply. I notice the face tightening up, but not permanently. I will continue to do this!
Replied by Michael
Cal., US
How'd those facial treatments ever go for ya? :)
Replied by Maryanne
Sheguiadah, Ontario, Canada
How did your borax wrinkle treatment turn out for you? I just happened on a borax site after making Ted's borax mixture for mange that my dog might have and found your comment from 2011. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Replied by Elle
It's not only to spray the face with the borax mix but also have to have a "clean" diet. Meaning cut down/out sugar sweets and processed food.

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Posted by Ana (Usa) on 03/22/2015
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Patience is the key. I use castor oil cold pressed and dab small quantities around my face. Also drink raw juices like carrot, grapefruit, pear etc. raw juices are great for your body organic of course. I like mainly Frankincense oil, a little pricey but very good. For my eyes I alternate castor oil or almond oil, though I use almond to clean my eye make up as needed.

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I've been using both regular cold pressed castor oil, and Jamaican black castor oil around my eyes, laugh lines, and between my brows on the dreaded 11s every night after washing my face. The first thing I noticed upon waking in the morning was the skin under my eyes felt tighter and the small creases that were beginning to form have completely disappeared.

I also apply my own homemade Hyaluronic Acid, Liposomal Vitamin C, Argon Oil, Aloe Oil serum during the day before applying my make up. Every few weeks I switch my skin care regimen by using a homemade Black Rice Hyaluronic Acid and Liposomal Vitamin C serum.

My skin looks and feels great. I'm 49 this year and everyone guesses my age to be 32.

Every few months I do acupuncture facelifts on myself once a week for 4 weeks. I typically do the 11s and the laugh line areas to keep the wrinkles from showing up but I haven't done this in about 6 months, so I plan to again soon. You know, just as a preventative measure:)

My suggestion is to never use a drug store castor oil. Spend the extra few bucks on a good cold pressed organic castor oil from a reputable company. I'm not sure I can tell the difference between the black and the regular castor oil, so I don't really have a favorite at this point.

Just FYI: I wash my face with my homemade dry oat facial wash. I also use my homemade Japanese rice and powdered milk facial scrub. It keeps my skin super smooth, the skin tone very even, and I don't get as oily as I use to. I do this once a week. You don't want to scrub on a daily basis.

If you get brown spots on your face (or wherever), mix equal parts castor oil and baking soda together until it turns into a paste. If it's too drippy, add a little more baking soda and mix again. Apply it to the spot and massage in for a few seconds with the tip of your finger. Once you've done that, dab another bit onto the spot, cover it with a band aid and leave it on over night. It might take a few nights of this, but the spot will disappear.

My word of advice is to NEVER EVER us store bought cleansers or moisturizers. The chemicals are not only harmful, but they can actually age your skin. They may smell good and feel nice going on, but the damage they cause over time is certainly not worth it. Besides, not only are you doing your skin a world of good by using natural ingredients, but you'll be saving yourself a ton of money. I love making my own products and knowing what's really going on (and in) my skin.

Don't forget to use a natural broad spectrum sun screen every day, rain or shine.

I hope this helps.

Replied by Earthgurl
Northern Virginia
Well, heck yeah! Thank you. I was raised by an herbalist and have spent my life foraging in woods harvesting and prepping herbs.Thanx for your info.
Replied by Lauren
Whitehouse Station, Nj
What do you do with the Frankincense? How long do you put the castor oil on your face? Thanks.
Replied by Dee
Seattle, Washington
Have you used it for crows feet? I so much want to get rid of them. I am 70, but my new doctor couldn't believe it. Maybe it is too late. I have tried a ton of products.

Posted by Mary (Moreno Valley, Ca) on 02/04/2013
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Hi! I have been using castor oil on my wrinkles and let me say WOW it is working wonderfully. My crows feet are almost gone. I have had several people notice the difference. I have been doing this for 2 weeks. I love earth clinic ...

Replied by Kris
North Dakota
How do you use the caster oil? How many times a week and like morning and night?
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Dear Kris,

I use castor oil on my face at night before bed, every night. I love it. If my face feels dry, I use it in the morning, too, but it does leave the face looking shiny for a little while.

~Mama ot Many~

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
Kris (North Dakota) ---

Castor oil, cold pressed, is very effective with other benefits but beware of your linen. Stains do not disappear. Best to use at night, also in the eyes. It will promote sleep.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Ergo (Concored, Nh Usa) on 07/27/2011
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It takes a while but it *does* work!

I've been using this for about 6 months now for treating wrinkles and, surprinslgly, it has worked: the lines around my eyes are essentially gone and the ones on my forehead have substantially softened (they were much deeper than the baby crow's feet I had), so maybe there's hope that, eventually, they'll go away, too.

The only downside is, as noted, is that it took 6 months to see any real results, but, man, if you're in no rush and want something that is dirt cheap (it's about $2 for a bottle that will last you months at Wal-Mart) this will, eventually! , do the trick.

Replied by Linda
I have also been learning of amazing health and skin benefits of castor oil. However I did read a caution that buying the " cheap stuff in the brown bottle" was not a good idea. Of course, that was what I had in my cupboard. The cold-pressed and cold-processed is the superior oil, which you find at health food or vitamin stores. It costs more, but lasts a very long time.
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Miami Fl.
What is the name of the bottle that you get in Walmart for $2?Thanks.

Posted by Sherry (Caldwell, Idaho, Usa) on 03/29/2011

I LOVE THIS SITE.... I HAVE DEEP WRINKLES AROUND MY EYES, WILL THE CASTOR OIL TREATMENT REALLY HELP, PLUS WILL IT TIGHTEN MY NECK AREA ? I can leave it on at bedtime and wash face in the morning and apply the C.O. for the day right ? I am sooo excited, someone please make me a believer and get back to me......thanks...

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hi, be careful with Castor Oil on your eyes. Although quite a few people here have had good results my eyes got swollen over and over again, no idea why as I put all kinds of other creams on them without a problem. I never noticed any difference with wrinkles but then maybe I didn't try long enough. Drinking a lot of water may help to reduce wrinkles (although I don't notice much difference), taking MSM or Hyaluronic Acid which are both very good for the skin, VCO (although again I haven't noticed any difference), not using soap often, even moisturizing, natural ones.... Eating healthy food, plenty of fresh air, exercise, happy life.... All this will make you look healthier, even if you still have wrinkles! And make sure that you eat enough fat! A lot of people have been made afraid of fat and that will be a problem in the years to come as our body needs good fats like VCO, animal fats, olive oil, butter...... At 53 I don't have many wrinkles and I have just discovered that I have no gallbladder stones. I think that the reason is that I have never been afraid of eating fat! One more thing.... Get enough rest!
Replied by Dee
Portland, US
Hello -- in response to your question about using castor oil around the eyes. I have used virgin pure castor oil (this is the only kind you should use ... you can find it at your health food store for a low price) on my eyelids each night. It helps me sleep. I also use an eye mask that keeps the oil warm on my skin and probably helps with absorbtion. I have never had a problem, even after using this remedy probably more than a hundred times in the past year. Even if I apply too much oil, and I wake up the next day with oil in my eyes, it clears up quickly. My lashes have grown longer and my brows are back to the way they looked in my 20s, no kidding (I'm in my 50s). Before using castor oil, my brows had grown progressively thinner and sparser, to the point that I was using makeup to fill them in. This just isn't needed any longer.

Try getting a good padded eye mask that you won't mind getting the oil on. I have a brand that I got on amazon which is called D***y. For about $18, this mask will last you years. Don't launder, but hand wash. The mask really helps the eyes relax with the castor oil and helps the oil to absorb well.

Finally, check out facial smoothies products. These are strips that you apply to your wrinkles. They smooth out the wrinkles over night.

My protocol for wrinkles now is this: I apply pure hyalauronic acid with a drop of castor oil over all my skin, let it dry (the hyaluronic acid dries quickly), then apply facial smoothy strips over my laugh lines and over my frown lines. Then I apply pure castor oil to my eyelids and smooth it up into my brows and down so it hits my eyelashes. I put on my facemask and slumber. The next morning, I have no wrinkles.

Once a week I will begin to use the derma rollers. There are several brands of these. You must go gently with these, but these have really worked, too, when I have tried them on my deeper laugh lines, but you must use them as instructed, I.e., no more than once a week, no more than four or five swipes across the wrinkles, and then cover with a good healing serum (or castor oil).

I hope this helps. In short, I have had no problem using pure unrefined castor oil around my eyes at night.

Replied by Sandy
Hello Dee,

Thank you for sharing. Can you please tell what is facial smoothies and what kind of facial mask you use and where to by them. Also want to know what is rollers and what kind we should buy. Waiting for your reply eagerly.

Replied by Liz
Boston, Ma
Hi Sandy,

I am familiar with the items Dee spoke of. I've used both myself.

The "smoothies" she referred to are called "Frownies". I get them via Amazon. They'll help with wrinkles, but you have to use them faithfully, otherwise the wrinkles will reappear.

The "Derma Roller" she mentioned is also something that I've purchased via Amazon. It's a little wheel with hundreds of tiny needles on it with a handle similar to that of a shaving razor.

They come in different sizes and speaking from my own experience, I would recommend starting with the .5mm needles. Once your skin has adapted to the .5mm (I would estimate that to take approximately a month or so)you can increase to the 1.0mm version if you'd like.

Take some time to read the Amazon reviews. You'll see that many skipped the .5mm and went straight to the 1.0mm with good results, while others started at .5mm and stayed there - they were content with the results and felt they didn't need to increase to 1.0mm.

I, too, am an advocate of hyaluronic acid serum. Of all the products I have tried (and I've tried dozens and dozens over the years), the serum, by far, provided the best results.

You'll still need to moisturize, though. The serum sinks right in and doesn't leave the face moist/dewy. That's where either castor oil or whatever moisturizer you typically use, comes in. You apply it a few minutes after the serum is dry.

If you're reluctant to go the Derma Roller/needle route, I also highly recommend dry-brushing the face as an alternative. The same principal as the roller applies - it roughs up the skin's surface to stimulate collagen production. It works quite well! I dry-brush much more often than I Derma Roll.

A natural bristle brush is very inexpensive and the method itself is very simple and less time consuming than the rollers. In a quick back and forth motion (similar to polishing shoes), you brush each section of your face in different directions. For example, starting with the forehead, you would brush one side of your forehead in an up and down motion for a count of ten. Then in that same spot, brush in a side to side motion, also for a count of ten. Then you do the same in both diagonal directions (like an X).

Do the same to each section of the face, except the under eye area. I brush all of my neck as well.

When you're done, just as with the roller method, you apply your HA serum, then moisture, etc.

Good luck! It's certainly a process, but the results are worth it.

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Posted by Bill Donate
(San Fernando, Philippines) on 03/01/2012 | 1239 Posts

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For the past month or so I have been testing a simple alternative remedy for wrinkles around my eyes which are substantial. This problem goes back to before I had candida, where I had rather large bags under my eyes which usually indicates insufficiency and problems with the kidney or liver in the body. Since curing my candida (and resolving the kidney/liver issues), my eye bags have become rather pronounced and wrinkly empty sacks!! This is quite annoying and looks awful. So I had to consider how to revive and tighten all that loose skin back to normal again.

So what I have done to cure this wrinkling and loose baggage around my eyesockets was to use the following simple protocol:

* Tip a bottle of castor oil against my left middle finger. Tip another bottle of VCO against my right middle finger(ie use a 50-50 mix of castor oil and VCO). Then mix both the oils together by rubbing the middle fingers against each other.

* Apply this mix thoroughly to each eye socket, including eyelids and eyebrows so that there is an even coating of oil that is not so oily.

* You can use and apply this remedy at any anytime, but I did it in the evening before sleep. I applied it 3-4 times a week. I used breaks in the protocol in order to allow the skin around the eyes to oxygenate, revive and heal.

* After showers and cleaning the eye sockets throughly, I also dabbed 3% Hydrogen Peroxide carefully around the eye socket and eyelids (don't get it in your eyes) to both help kill bacteria etc and to also help oxygenate and revive the skin in that area.

I have used this simple remedy for only about a month with very good results. Not only has it greatly reduced the wrinkling around the eye sockets but this remedy also seems to tighten the skin, such that my empty bags look like normal skin under the eyes now. I also noticed improvement in my eyelashes -- longer and thicker now. It also cured something which affects older people -- which can only be described as the "hollow looking eye socket problem" that normally occurs and is noticed first thing in the morning when you look in a mirror.

My interest and reasons for using such a remedy was spurred for several reasons. First, I've recently read some disturbing research that has confirmed that particularly fungi and yeast can exist and indeed can proliferate, unseen and unnoticed, in the sub-epidermal layers of the skin without detection. I further reasoned that, because so much gunk collects around the eyes, that the skin around the eyes was therefore a perfect feeding environment for proliferation of bacteria as well as fungus and such.

So I simply combined two well-known anti-fungal and anti-bacterial oils plus HP (for skin oxygenation and as a broadband pathogen killer) to get rid of the wrinkle problem and it all seems to have worked quite well and is a very economical way of resolving these problems. I'm still using it.

Replied by Lily
Dunkirk, Ny
Hi, Bill does VCO stand for Virgin Coconut Oil? and thank you for sharing with us :)

EC: Yes, VCO = Virgin Coconut Oil

Replied by Susan
New York
Bill from San Fernando, How often do you recommend to dab 3% Peroxide?

* After showers and cleaning the eye sockets throughly, I also dabbed 3% Hydrogen Peroxide carefully around the eye socket and eyelids (don't get it in your eyes) to both help kill bacteria etc and to also help oxygenate and revive the skin in that area.

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Philippines

1239 Posts
Hi Susan... It's best to just lightly dab and spread the hydrogen peroxide in and around the eye sockets with a fingertip after showers with your eyes closed or do this when you are taking breaks from from the oil application. I did it about once or twice a day roughly. I just rubbed HP lightly over the area, making sure not to get any in the eyes.
Replied by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
Sounds promising Bill.... Did you dilute the HP? I have tried the VCO with the Castor oil and actually it works great because the Castor Oil becomes easier to spread. I have tried the cling film on it as someone suggested it. I will see how it progresses. I look quite young, a pity these bags under my eyes! I read it can be a result of dry eyes, also iodine deficiency.... My eyes don't seem to be dry anymore and I am taking iodine.
Replied by Baldev
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Hi Bill, Your opinions are highly appreciated. On this subject, my questions are, to start with is it advisable to mix equal quantity of VCO and castor oil in a small bottle and use one finger after shaking the bottle and doing what you have done by mixing on the two fingers. Secondly the castor oil which I have is refined and says not for medicinal use, is it ok to use. Then, H2O2 which I have is not the food grade and has stabilizer in it, is it ok to use.

Also I would like your opinion on H2O2 which is not food grade and has stabilizer in it, should it be used for internal purposes since the food grade is not available.

Thanks a lot. Baldev

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa
I have an empty dropper bottle I got at the health food store for like $2, and have filled it 50-50 with VCO and castor oil. I shake it before use, and have begun using it nightly around my eyes. First few days skin seems a lot softer, but bag and lines are still being worked on. If this can work, I will save myself literally thousands in eye creams over the coming decades!
Replied by Dym
Bill, I'm curious about how you resolved your kidney/liver issues as it relates to your eyebags. Did you resolve it naturally? A simple detox? What did you find the problem to be?
Replied by Maria
Houston, Tx , United States
Hi Bill, My mom was born in San Fernando. I have read that Castor Oil is also a good remedy for skin problems and a host of others. x
Replied by Jill
Minneapolis, Mn Usa
What is VCO?

EC: VCO is Virgin Coconut Oil

Replied by Mary
Hi, I was that you said you got rid of your kidney problom with a cleanse. Would you be willing to tell me the name of the cleanse. Thank you!

Diatomaceous Earth  

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Posted by Karen (Clarkston, Mi) on 09/01/2013
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I have been taking Diatomaceous Earth ( Food Grade ) which contains silica. Silica is great for the skin, hair, connective tissues.

My skin has looked great since I have taken this. Each morning you put DE into a glass of water or juice and drink it. It cleans your intestinal out too. My nails have never looked so good. I get compliments on my skin all the time. Women 20 years younger than me have wrinkles all around their eyes, where mine are just starting to show.

Make sure you get the food grade Diatomaceous Earth, which can be found at most all health food stores. It has so many other uses too. Gardening, keeps the bugs away from the plants, pets, deworming both humans and animals, etc.

Virgin Coconut Oil is great for the skin too. Cod liver oil daily consumption is supposed to be great for the skin. It needs to be a very good brand. Green Pastures makes a great Cod Liver Oil that is promising too.

Replied by Michelle
How long did you use DE before seeing changes? I use to use it myself... but did not notice much change


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Posted by Tim (Cincinnati, Oh) on 03/23/2013

I have been reading reviews of the supplement DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol) and wanted to know if anybody could share their experience with it. It is supposed to increase attention and short term memory as well as help reduce wrinkles. I have heard many different recommendations for dosages and I'm sure that everyone is different but I wanted to read what worked for you if you have used it.

Replied by Cecilia
Deerfield, Ma
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I tried it for the reasons you mention but it gave me a terrible headache at the back of my head and down my neck. It took me a few days to figure out that it was the DMAE. Once I stopped taking it, the headaches went away. I was taking 250mg, one time per day.
Replied by Angelica
Galveston, Texas
This sounds like it has some serious side effects.

Dry Brushing, Borax  

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Posted by Mary (Arcadia, Ca) on 01/07/2015
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For wrinkles I got this method from a lady in France many many years ago.

Excellent for smoothing out wrinkles: ***Ninon E'nclos** Looked extremely young for her 85 years! Her method:

Daily friction of the skin with a natural goat hair brush. (Hard to find)

Face and neck removing wrinkles is to rub the face and neck with the palm of your hands with a rough mitten (goat skin), rough terry cloth, or other natural hair brush. Then follow with a tepid bath mixed with borax. You can use Mink Oil.

I started doing this just a few days ago. Recently I had to take the bus and the driver quoted me the price which was too much for regular passengers. I said, but I'm a senior?

He looked at me very hard. I thought oh that's just an accident. A little while later I had to transfer to another bus and that driver did the same thing. I thought maybe that rubbing really works! I will keep doing it and let you all know how its working. Good luck to you all.

Replied by Corliss
Union, Missori
How much borax? And just the face or whole body bath with the borax.

Emu Oil and Aloe Vera Gel  

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Posted by Anonymous on 03/24/2006
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Emu oil and Aloe Vera Gel cures wrinkles, pimples, dry skin, flaky complexion, dull-appearing skin etc. 100% pure emu oil and concentrated aloe vera juice/gel moisten the epidermis of the skin and really make one's skin glow, the aloe tightening the pores and diminishing wrinkles. the EMU OIL has a very small molecule, almost identical the body's own sebum, which can reach deep within the epidermal layers and plump skin. both impove skin tone and overall texture.

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North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Do you mix them together or use them separately?
Replied by Sirra
Cairns, Qld. Australia
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I do the same by mixing it but don't use a electric blender. It will give you great results. Been using this mix for 15 years.
Replied by Joyce
Lansdowne, Pa
What are the proportions when mixing the emu oil and aloe vera gel? Thanks
Replied by Lorraine
Littleton, Co
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I LOVE Emu Oil. Also fantastic on zits. Mine are nearly gone the next morning if I apply at night.

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Posted by Joni (Madison, Wi.) on 02/22/2011

O.K. I have read most of the subjects. All I would like to know from someone is what in time have they use and know for sure it works!!! In regards to sagging skin wrinkles etc. I just want to take care of this but everyone really doesn't sound sure theirs work. thank you, gjmayes(at)hotmail(dot)com
I just want to live a long life.

Replied by Sirra
Cairns, Qld. Australia
Hi, I have been using the Aloe Vera Plant for nearly 15 years and got great results and positive comments by how young I look. I am 61 years and most people think I am 50. I am very happy with my own home made cream and will keep using it.

Thank for reading, Sirra

Replied by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
Hi Sirra, do you use the plant or do you make a cream from it?
Replied by Kalki
Mumbai, India
Could you share details of your homemade cream especially if it is moisturising? I have very dry skin due to after effects of facial eczema.

Posted by R. A. (Olympia, WA) on 02/27/2009

I'm looking for the ultimate skin care/cure for wrinkles and aging skin. What really works to get rid of wrinkles around the face and eyes, etc. We all know that skin ages, and need to learn to be comfortable "in our own skin." However, I'm at an age where I'd like to stop the maintenance and go for prevention. I've researched all kinds of things on the web, but am more confused that ever. What really, really works to correct aging skin? Face lifts, botox, etc. are not an option.

What would a naturopath or physician recommend in terms of a complete skin maintenance routine? I've got the basics down in terms of living a healthy lifestyle (food, water, yoga, exercise, sleep, natural skincare products, etc.) , but with so many products, and so much hype, out there, what really works? What is the simplest, most effective product for the face and eyes?

My skin is in relatively good condition. However, I'm in the sun a lot, and tanned intensely when I was young. I want something that really works. I have tried natural skin care for years, Hauschka, Weleda,B.Bees, etc., as well as Dept. store brands, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Murad, etc. Has anyone really happened on to a real miracle cure, or what's all the hype about various products on-line? I really want to know what others have found out, product comparisons, and if there is something, besides basic maintenance that outdoorsy folks who prefer natural products can use.

Replied by Deborah
Denison, TX
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I make my own sea salt & VCO scrub to use in the shower to exfoliate and soften all over. Dry brushing and cold showers will make your skin baby soft & pink. For my face I wash my face, neck and hands with baking soda and then I use ACV as a toner. The ACV can be diluted but it is like a natural chemical peel. But do not go out in the direct sun with it on because it will increase the redness of your skin or do anything to sweat because it will sting your eyes. After the ACV I use VCO as my only moisturizer which is all natural. I also put my green or white tea bags on my eyes as I drink my tea each day. I keep a small daily bottle of green tea to mist my face. For age spots I put hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball and tape to the spot overnight. I have people tell me daily that I do not look 50 and I tell them I do not feel 50.
Replied by Andrea
Ontario, Canada
Hi R.A. Have you researched facial exercises? I have had surprisingly wonderful results from doing them. Eyes will open, eyebags will decrease as the first noticeable results, cheeks lift and plump to pull skin back up which has sagged down over jaw and into neck. Lip lines have diminished greatly! It's natural and also helps to remove toxins from the tissues and your complexion changes and evens out and you have a gradual youthful look developing. I could write a very long post on this however, I would suggest you reaearch a "specific" program not just do free exercises off the internet. The face muscles all need to build together properly. I am in my 7th week and could not be happier, the face will lift in stages gradually, but the eyes respond very quickly, within a week or less. I don't think we are allowed to advertise names so I won't. I will include 2 links at a forum if you would like to read others comments on what they have done. Good information to start out your research with. Facial exercises done properly do NOT cause wrinkles, over time the muscles build, they learn to snap back to a flat position again and smooth out the skin. Also doing your own facial massage pinching the skin encourages a thickening of the skin, No it doesn't stretch it. I've used many topical expensive skin care lines and they only treat the skin, I've never had results like what the exercises have given to me, likely cause now I'm working the muscles beneath the skin which encourage circulation and good things to feed the face. Good luck, hope this helps in some way.
Replied by R. A.
Olympia, WA
Thanks for your suggestions.
OK. ACV= Apple Cider Vinegar. What does VCO mean? Vit. C Oil? Not sure what this is?

Here's what I'm dong so far. I have made up my own lotion of: Pure Aloe Vera Gel, Jojoba oil, emu oil, Vit. E Oil, essential oil of Rose Otto, essential oil of honey. I plan to supplement it with Hauschka, Weleda, and Sage (from Canada) products, and Sea Butter. Will let you know how it goes.

I have made a spritzer of: Well water, Rose water, Orange Blossom Water, essentail Rose Oil and Honey oil

I will also use these treatments, along with coconut oil, for my body and hair. For conditioning and covering gray, I have made a mixture of cheap beer, sage, Rosemary, lavender, and rose petals, which I boil down--then add essential oil of Rose, and spritz onto hair. I then add coconut oil to hair, wrap, and leave overnight, and wash with Shea Butter Shampoo with honey in the a.m. It "softens" the gray, but so far it is sill visible.

I will try the face exercises. They could be key.

I will also try ACV diluted, and rotate with h.peroxide with rose water as toner. I am also trying the oil pulling method for teeth, gums, and breath. I am drinking coffee, green tea, nettle tea, and ACV with honey, along with a healthy diet. Of course yoga, hiking and biking.

Will let folks know how things go. Still have mild streaks of gray,which are getting blended in with my hair--but are still there. My skin is in good condition--but still have the 11's (elevens) between the eyebrow, and slight wrinkles around my eyes when laughing. Coloring or using henna would get rid of any gray, and Botox would get rid of the 11 (elevens) between the eyes, and slight wrinkles. Is there any natural product that does this extreme stuff ? Still looking for the magic silver "bullet,"

I love the idea that I am aging gracefully and naturally. I love the idea of becoming and elder--and of slowly developing a full head of silver hair as I do not dye or use chemicals. However, if there are natural ways to at least ease those "frown" lines. Again, I will try the facial exercises. This may be the key, but days are busy, and I'd really have to make a point of fitting them in. Still, I will see how it works, nd will check back with my results. Thanks for the links.

Am grateful for peoples' responses, thoughts, suggestions, comments, and this website.

EC: VCO = Virgin Coconut Oil

Replied by Ellenf
Leander, Tx
I am 40 and have used soo many different skin care products... Some of them very expensive. The closest thing to a miracle I have experienced is ACV (either full strength or 1:1 with water) as a toner, applying with a cotton ball (not dripping wet-squeeze out the excess ACV before applying), especially on eye wrinkles. You must be careful applying around the eyes because the ACV fumes are strong. I close my eyes while applying and then fan them with my hands until the ACV dries. I follow immediately with VCO. My eyes look 5 years younger in just 3 weeks. It has also helped greatly with my dark circles and the darkness I had on either side of nose in my eye socket area. I can't recommend this enough!
Replied by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
Ellen, I am 14 years older than you but I am going to give your suggestion a try! Maybe I go on with Bill's coconut oil and castor oil suggestion but first I will dab a bit of ACV, maybe diluted in water as in the past I had the idea that ACV undiluted was maybe a bit too harsh for my skin.
Replied by Ellen
Leander, Tx
Francisca-I hope it works as well for you as it has for me! Let me know how you like it. It's been almost another week now, and my eye wrinkles look even better. I wonder how they'll look in a few months.
Replied by Stephen S
North Carolina
In my case I've found that taking gelatin, which converts in the body to collagen (essential for smooth skin), has been the best way to get rid of wrinkles over time. You have to take it consistently, though. I learned about this from the book "Sip Away Your Wrinkles."
Replied by Wieas
London, Uk
Stephen S (North Carolina). You state gelatin is the best way to get rid of wrinkles over time. Can you tell me how long you were taking it before you got rid of your wrinkles? Also in what amount and how many times a day.

I bought some gelatin 2 weeks ago and have been taking 2 dessert spoons full each morning and evening. Probably a bit too soon to see any changes yet.