Top 5 Natural Remedies for Wrinkles

| Modified on Jan 22, 2024
Natural Cures for Wrinkles

In a world obsessed with perfection, the delicate lines on our faces often feel like imperfections. While some individuals are resorting to Botox, many are seeking more natural and non-invasive routes to achieve wrinkle-free skin. Here, we bring an updated list of five natural remedies for wrinkles without involving Botox or other invasive procedures. Continue to smile, express, and embrace these natural methods for maintaining your youthful allure.

1. Facial Yoga and Acupressure

Acupressure remains an effective wrinkle remedy. Additionally, facial yoga is gaining traction as a natural, non-invasive method to reduce wrinkles and improve the elasticity and tone of facial skin. These exercises involve specific movements and expressions that work facial muscles, increase blood circulation, and stimulate collagen production, helping to reduce and prevent wrinkles. Combine facial yoga with acupressure for comprehensive facial care.

2. Microcurrent Facial Devices

While micro-muscle tightening with sound wave therapy is still relevant, Microcurrent Facial Devices are the newer entrants in the market. These handheld gadgets deliver low-level electricity that interacts with facial muscles and skin tissues, mirroring the natural bioelectric currents in the body. They help enhance skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and support the production of collagen and elastin.

3. Mindful Lifestyle Adjustments

Lifestyle changes continue to hold prime importance. Protect your skin from excessive sun exposure by wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Opt for a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E, and omega-3 fatty acids to nourish your skin from within. Practices such as regular meditation and exercise can also keep stress levels (a contributor to skin aging) in check.

4. Flaxseed Oil and Other Natural Oils

Flaxseed oil, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, remains a top choice for natural skin care. Other oils like rosehip oil, argan oil, and jojoba oil have also gained popularity. These oils are packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids that hydrate the skin, promote collagen production, and protect the skin from environmental damage, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

5. Hydration and Topical Hyaluronic Acid

Hydration is essential for maintaining skin health and minimizing wrinkles. Alongside adequate water consumption, consider using products containing hyaluronic acid. This natural substance holds moisture, helping to keep the skin hydrated, plump, and youthful-looking.

Continue reading below for feedback from readers who have tested and experienced the benefits of these updated anti-wrinkle remedies and please let us know what works for you!

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Aloe Vera Gel, Vitamin E

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Harry (Walsenburg, Colorado, USA) on 02/10/2009

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

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Georgina (Ireland) on 08/06/2014

I have been working as a beauty writer for years and have come up with my own wonder treatment. Firstly, cover your face with olive oil and begin to 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.

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 ingredients 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.

Replied by Fancy
(Allen, Texas)

Sounds interesting! After you scrape and rinse your face, do you just apply with a cotton ball or what. Do you then go to bed? How often do you do this treatment and how long before you see some results. Thank you for sharing!!

Replied by Judy
(Harvest, Al)

Could the amount of all ingredients be listed? E.G., It doesn't tell how much carrot juice, So I wouldn't now how to properly make this. Thanks much, Judy

Replied by Verlinda
(Phila. Pa.)

I want to know how and when to apply .. I'm going to use this.. Hopefully it works..

Replied by Joma
(Yenagoa, Bayelsa State)

How frequently can one apply this remedy?

Replied by Gitane
(New York)

Interesting thing you are sharing. But couple of things are unclear in your contribution.

1. What is a rubber tablet?

2. Do you ingest the ice cube or rub it on your face?

Replied by Nina Sood

Dear Georgina,

Thanks for your invaluable beauty tips, I have a few queries here what is rape seed oil called in India, and what substitute can we use for the Rubex tablet.

Lastly how often do we follow this beauty ritual.

Thanks once again.


Replied by Nina

How often are we to do this and on the neck too?

Replied by Millicent

Hi Georgina. I think you have a huge advantage by being (I assume) born and raised in Ireland! Low UV and humid weather mean that during the most susceptible period of your infancy and youth your skin is protected. I'm not sure everyone's wrinkles will disappear so rapidly!

Replied by Susan A.
(Phoenix, Az)

Only problem is with people like me who have the gene which doesn't convert beta carotene to Retinal ...maybe cod liver oil instead. Many of us from Europe have this gene so we could eat lots of carrots and not convert the beta carotene to Retinal. Checking our genes can be helpful :)

Replied by Nina

How often do we do the scraping method on the face to erase wrinkles? And another name please for the rubex tablet. Thanks so much.

Replied by Libera

Do you rub the frozen carrot on the face?

Anti-Wrinkle Mask

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 06/17/2011

For those who want to avoid harmful chemicals here are a few ideas I have tried out which appear in a collection of little book in French each on a subject like Lemon, Clay, Vinegar, Olive Oil, Magnesium Chloride and many more. Very useful.....

Lip Balsem: Melt 15g of bee wax or shea butter in 10 ml jojoba oil or sweet almond oil au bain-marie. Add 1 drop of Lemon Essential Oil (I would add two as with one I didn't smell a thing! ). Mix and once cooled down store it in a little pot (it will last you a long time as you use very little so if you wish a bit less just make half of the recipe). Rub over your lips.

Anti-wrinkle mask: Place 2 slices of lemon in a bowl (1 if your skin is very dry and 4 if it is very greasy) and cover with equal parts of creme fraiche (I suppose nowadays you can buy it everywhere) and milk, both lightly warmed up beforehand. Let rest for at least 3 hours. Try do use the mask a few times a week. To use apply it over your face and let dry for 30 minutes. Rinse using a wet towel!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 06/01/2006

Yes, the secret to smooth skin, which is hardly a secret for me is the baking soda and ACV, or baking soda and lemon remedy. I am about 49 years old and still don't have wrinkles. It works better than any cosmetic product I know since it deals directly with the cause, which is restricted capillary flows in the skin due to metabolic acidosis.

Argan Oil

2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 

Posted by Jolene (El Paso, Texas) on 09/06/2013

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)

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!

Replied by Rose

Hi Vanessa, I tried to use rosehip oil and very quickly in couple of days I got a few zits n breakouts on my face, I know how good this oil is, I don't want to give it up, especially I want to mix it with my argan oil to fight the wrinkles, do u think the breakouts are just the initial reaction and will stop soon. I am now only using the rosehip around my eyes for the wrinkles, but I do love to use it on my face. I have combination skin and quite acne prone, but after using OCM, I didn't have any breakouts until I tried the rosehip, please advise, thanks a lot.


2 User Reviews
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3 star (1) 

Posted by Stacey (Abbotsford, Bc, Canada) on 10/16/2011

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

Replied by Susan
(Lancaster, Ohio)

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)


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.

Replied by Melissa

Is borax still improving your wrinkles??

Castor Oil

6 User Reviews
5 star (6) 

Posted by Mike (Kent, Uk) on 09/09/2020 26 posts

I was using this on those annoying wrinkles you can get between your eyebrows. They seem to be fading fine. I tend to put it on before bed and stuff like that. As I say not 100% gone yet but faded tons and they'll definitely be gone soon I reckon.

I've only been doing this... a month or so, I think.

UPDATE -- OK it's about 12 days later. Much fainter wrinkles between my eyes now, but the skin there looks a tiny bit puffy when I scrunch it. Maybe I'll try to apply more oil to the surrounding area so it blends in better.

Definitely a complication, but I'd still rather this than looking angry all the time due to wrinkles between my eyes! I'll give another update when there's another change.

Castor Oil
Posted by Bombshell (Wa.) on 05/30/2015

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 Sandy

Hello, please how do you make your own home made Hyaluronic acid and Black Rice Hyaluronic Acid and Liposomal Vitamin C serum? Will really appreciate.

Replied by Maia

Based on what you said. I'm pretty sure it's the hyaluronic acid that gets rid of wrinkles. I ran out of mine and recently tried the other things you mentioned along with collegen and had only small improvement from the castor oil, but when I faithfully used the collagen II included with hyaluronic acid I looked like a doll. No blemishes. The vitamin shoppe in my area closed. Will order some more.

Replied by Molly

Any chance you could share your homemade recipes? I would love to make and try them! Thanks :)

Replied by ORH

HI U OLE PATOOTS, ORH here and I have a revelation for you. I's SJS and this post had 37 loves and why? I have never seen a post with this many loves. It was about not growing old in appearance. I was a Tom Cruise in my youth, but a haggard old man now. I want to be a handsome guy, but Sheet Happens. The post is in wrinkles and castor oil. This is a brilliant post and D may have to work this out to the members. It is sumpin. ====ORH====

EC: We actually have posts with more loves than 37 on the site, but yes, people really like Bombshell's post.

Replied by Roxanne

Although the sun screen is as bad as any store bought moisturizer!

Mari G.

Exactly what I was thinking, Roxanne (re: sunscreen). Personally I think its more responsible for melanoma than sun exposure. 😊

Castor Oil
Posted by Ana (Usa) on 03/22/2015

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.

Replied by Kerry
(Sf, Ca)

Whenever I see anyone mention Frankincense, I try to remind everyone that frankincense is extremely potent and should not be used on or near the eyes. Frankincense can cause serious damage to the surface of the eye. Always be careful with essential oils around the eye area

Castor Oil
Posted by Mary (Moreno Valley, Ca) on 02/04/2013

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

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

Castor Oil
Posted by Ergo (Concored, Nh Usa) on 07/27/2011

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.

Replied by Rose
(Miami Fl.)

What is the name of the bottle that you get in Walmart for $2?Thanks.

Replied by Raji
(Woodstock, Ny)

You absolutely NEED to use the HIGH QUALITY Castor Oil - and Palma Christi IS the best! Do NOT purchase cheap castor oil and use it ongoing. It is NOT a good idea. I doubt if Walmart has Palma Christi. You can purchase it online and it is STILL not very expensive. Again, do NOT go for the "cheap stuff"'s your skin, it's your body....give it the best! Perhaps then it will not take 6 months to see results. Mostly you really do "get what you pay for"....and we all know that's true.

Castor Oil
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.

Replied by Cara
(Los Angeles)

A warning about hydrogen peroxide on the skin, especially the delicate skin around the eyes: hydrogen peroxide thins the skin and is a bleaching agent. For a period of several months, I used peroxide on my face to clean it and to reduce wrinkles. The result was that the area around my eyes became severely affected with melasma. Basically the skin had thinned so drastically that it was super affected (damaged) by the sun. Luckily I had a great facialist step in to do damage control through the use of gentle peels to bring up the deep damage over a period of about a year. She was SHOCKED when she heard that I had used peroxide on my face. Peroxide is great for the teeth and cleaning cuts but please think twice about damaging your face with it. I'm pretty sure I would have less lines if I had never used it.

Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 03/01/2012

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
(San Fernando, Philippines)

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)
185 posts

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

(United States)

You can not consume hydrogen peroxide unless it is food grade.


Greetings To EC and all,

RE Consuming regular 3 percent Hydrogen Peroxide from the pharmacy or even the dollar store it's a matter of believing others who have already found it to be safe enough. If there is an emergency you don't wont to run out and look for what you already on hand. And these days a lot of shortage on many necessities. I took the a lesson from information on EC about Bill Munro from some posters, and began using the store brand several years ago. I wanted to get started and that was what was in my cabinet. It has pulled me out of several health threats.

If you can get Food Grade get it. I am just saying if all you have is dollar store brand it works too. If you have faith use it as a present help. Weight the emergency. Use the Food Grade when you get that.

I have been using the dollar store Hydrogen Peroxide brand for years as an internal and external medicine, for throat gargling, as disinfectant, I have added it to my bath water, I have soaked my feet in it and most recently for a cure all in the COVID 19. I sprayed the house when the family members came in, and sprayed the person too with Hydrogen Peroxide. You can test using a drop or two. Read some of the old EC post on the subject if all you have is store bought.


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!

Replied by Kimmi Noelle Mcknight
12 posts

Hi, thanks for the "recipe" for what you use around your eyes..I also have these unsightly wrinkles that go from the corners of my mouth down to my chin. They drive me NUTS! Do you think your recipe for the eye wrinkle treatment would also work on my lower face/chin area? I'm desperate, but am on a VERY limited budget and can't afford expensive creams (that might not even work! ). While waiting on a response, I'm going to go ahead & start using it... :-)

Cheryl's Massage Oil

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Posted by Cheryl (Highland Park, NJ) on 07/08/2023 10 posts

WRINKLES - How They Form and How to Erase Them

Once you understand how skin wrinkles actually form, it becomes pretty clear how you can prevent, limit, even erase them without spending a fortune on topical creams, patches or surgeries.

First, just to get us all on the same page, it's important to understand that wrinkles begin to form when we're in our teens. Yes, astonishing but true. And here's why.

Our personalities and habits are pretty well in place throughout our childhood. We have characteristic frowns, smiles, looks of disapproval or disgust, concentration. These do not tend to change as we get older (barring accidents or traumas). So, patterns of how facial muscles work are pretty well set by our teens.

What do facial muscles have to do with wrinkles? Think about it – a muscle can build up and stretch the skin on your arms if you lift a lot of weights. By the same token, a muscle also can pinch skin, as when you contract it in a frown.

Over time, facial muscles will get tighter or shorter around areas that get a lot of pinching. Between the skin and the muscle is a thin layer of connective tissue or fascia and this also can start to get set and dry out along patterns of pinching.

Now there are muscles and fascia that are working deep down to pull skin together forming facial patterns. Slowly, over time, as these work together to draw the skin on top of them into a wrinkle, then what happens? Skin that is tightened over time get less circulation. Uh oh.

When we're kids, our faces are often very animated. The muscles and fascia and skin can be pinched but then they are stretched open in wonder or peace or the deep relaxation of sleep. Then the circulation can flow easily through the skin and repair or refresh the muscles and skin, restoring the fullness of a child's face.

Over time, as our patterns of expression get set in, the ability of the circulation to flow as easily through the skin tissue is lessened and lessened. With lack of sufficient hydration, dietary no-no's, smoking, trauma, etc., it becomes an uphill battle for the blood supply to restore the fullness of the skin. Wrinkles are the result, the result of time and habits.

Obviously, the best time in life to prevent wrinkles is in our teens. Daily facial massage – especially around areas where wrinkles can be seen with different facial expressions – is a real help. Use olive oil, which skin loves, or almond if the skin is naturally dry or sensitive, or coconut if you like that one.

Besides a good morning or evening rub after washing the face, teens do well to drink enough water to keep hydrated as well as avoid garbage food.

Think for a minute about those wrinkles that form above the top lip, the ones seen on the elderly mouths. Those can come over time from smoking, drinking soft drinks through a straw, pursing the lips in thought, these kinds of motions that pinch the lips together.

Okay, we now understand how these things form and, if you're young enough, you can avoid getting wrinkles with simple daily facial massage. But for those of us longer out of our teens, our massage practice needs to be more focused and specific.

First, select the kind of oil that you like best. Sophia Loren always said that her lack of wrinkles into her 70's and 80's was thanks to daily facial olive oil rubs, and most skins like this oil, as do all muscles. If you live in dry zones, you may want to make a blend of oil and rose water for more hydration besides what you get from drinking enough water.

Let me share with you a blend that I've used since my 30's that I believe has helped keep the wrinkles on my face at bay into my 70's: Into 2 ounces of rose water, add 3 ounces of organic peanut oil, 3 ounces of organic olive oil and a tablespoon of liquid lanolin. Older skin would appreciate an ounce of wheat germ oil as an anti-aging assist. Dryer or more sensitive skin would like an ounce of sweet almond. There's 8+ ounces of facial bliss that help to restore the vitality of the skin and help you rub out the wrinkles.

(P.S., Why the peanut oil? Good question. Peanut oil is a food for connective tissue, most of which we think of as around the joints. But remember the fascia, the thin connective layer between the skin and the muscles. This layer helps maintain the lift and tightness of the skin, along with the muscle tone. This blend is also perfect as a full body massage oil, with the peanut assisting other joints in some degree of arthritis prevention, according to the Edgar Cayce readings from which I've adapted this formula.)

The Daily Beautification of Your Precious Face

With the morning or evening regimen, first wash with a gentle soap/cream/cleansing lotion, using either a washcloth with good fibers or a circle of sponge or loofah to wash away dead skin cells. Use a nice deep circular motion over forehead, cheeks, chin and throat.

Never, ever, ever press or rub deeply around the eyes or temples. The skin tissue around the eyes is too delicate and can tear with too harsh a pressure. It would do well to appreciate those laugh lines, as they are only positive ones on the face.

When you rinse your face, it should feel clean and almost squeaky. If it feels like a film is still coating the skin – like so many commercial soap products do – get another brand. Castile soaps generally are thorough cleansers and leave no coating or residue on the skin.

Dry the face with brisk motions. Scratchy towels are great exfoliators, so leave off those chemical fabric softeners or sheets in the washer and dryer.

Apply a small amount of whatever oils or blends you like. (The blend I described above needs to be shaken each time, as the contents do separate since there are no junky chemical emulsifiers added.)

Spread a bit of oil over the forehead, cheeks, chin and throat, swiping a little over the eyes but not deeply. Use circular motions with your fingertips to bring up the circulation in these areas and to move the underlying muscles around.

Notice that the throat is included with the daily facial massage. There's no reason that this skin should be allowed to go slack over time if you give it some attention and circulation to keep the skin, muscles and connective tissues healthy.

When massaging the forehead, remember that the muscles that pull the eyebrows up in surprise or down in a frown are vertical muscles. These will relax if you rub across them, left and right, back and forth. Go right up to the hairline and down into the eyebrows with cross-rub motions.

The cheeks are easy to rub in circles, and make sure to pay a little more attention to the areas in front of the ears where the jaw muscles can get tight with all the stress of living in the 21st Century. Rub up and down on the nose and alongside it, opening the mouth to allow a fuller circulation into a part of the face that hardly moves at all on its own.

To work the muscles around the lips, pull them across the teeth in a closed smile and rub all around the lip border with a fingertip, nice and deep, bringing up some good circulation round and round. Back and forth across the top of the lip and that muscle right under the nose that can get tight and hold wrinkles. If you have lines just starting to form here, you may want to double the massage time to really get the circulation going.

Give the throat some nice circular rubs along the side of the neck and front where the vocal cords are. With your thumbs together underneath the chin, press along the underside of the jaw line all the way up to the ear. Do this a few times. It helps stimulate an immune reflex point that we all need these days.

Finish up with a once-over of the whole face with your palms on cheeks and fingers on forehead. Visualize the circulation flowing through all the cells of the skin and muscles, refreshing, rejuvenating, revitalizing them all. Feel the youth and beauty flooding into the cells. Mmmmmm.

For More Specific Treatment

To work existing wrinkles in the forehead and around the mouth, you can follow the general facial massage – which only takes a minute – with a more specific treatment of the individual wrinkles.

Dip a Q-tip into olive oil and press it against the side of the jar so it doesn't drip. Using a magnifying mirror or just getting close to a mirror, place the tip at the end of a wrinkle with one hand and, with the fingers of the other hand, spread the wrinkle open. Press the Q-tip deeply into the wrinkle with little back and forth motions all along the wrinkle to specifically bring up the circulation along that line.

There's an interesting cosmetic acupuncture treatment for wrinkles that does basically the same thing. With tweezers, tiny filament needles are inserted all along a wrinkle to bring up the blood where it has been pinched off. But you can do the same thing with a Q-tip and nourishing oil. It just takes some time, some patience and lots of love. Your face is worth it. You're worth it.

Replied by Joan
(Vancouver, Canada)

Thank you Cheryl (Highland Park, NJ) for a wonderful and detailed post.

Diatomaceous Earth

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Posted by Karen (Clarkston, Mi) on 09/01/2013

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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