How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles With 9 Easy Tips
Wrinkles on your face, neck, and chest are caused primarily by the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the lower layers of your skin. But external factors can also have a profound impact on your skin’s natural support structure.
External factors such as sun exposure, the cosmetics you use, and how often you wash your face, neck, and chest can cause wrinkles in the top layer of your skin.
But even though wrinkles can form from a combination of internal and external factors, there are steps you can take to prevent them from forming and get rid of them if you already have them.
In this article, the beauty experts at SiO discuss nine ways to get rid of wrinkles on your face, neck, and décolleté.
How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles
1) Quit Smoking
Smoking can be incredibly damaging to your skin. It speeds the breakdown of the important collagen and elastin within the skin. Additionally, it works to dry and thin the skin, both of which contribute to the formation of wrinkles.
It only takes three months for your skin tone to improve once you stop smoking, so get started right away. To see the full benefits of a smoke-free lifestyle, it’s also important to minimize your exposure to secondhand smoke.
2) Avoid Squinting
Repeated movement of the skin can also lead to wrinkles. This happens because, as we age, the skin loses its natural ability to return to its normal position.
When the skin fails to return to its normal position, small, and eventually large lines begin to form. Squinting can cause this type of wrinkling around the eyes.
By wearing sunglasses when you go outside, you can combat eye wrinkles. If you find yourself squinting while watching TV, working on the computer, or reading a book, it may be time for glasses.
3) Eat Right And Take A Multivitamin
The body has a remarkable ability to get rid of toxins that enter the body through your skin. But for this process to work properly, the body needs the right balance of vitamins and minerals.
If your body isn’t getting what it needs, environmental toxins can do damage to the collagen, elastin, and other parts of your skin.
The best way to give your body the nutrients it needs to function properly is through your diet. By maintaining a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, your body will function at peak levels and naturally work to rid your body of the toxins that damage the skin.
It’s also helpful to take a simple multivitamin every day. This can provide some of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that you may miss out on as a result of a less than optimal diet.
4) Establish A Good Skin Care Routine
A good skin care routine is invaluable if you want to get rid of wrinkles and prevent them from forming in the future.
Components of a good skin care routine include washing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen. These habits will help keep the skin on your face, neck, and décolleté healthy and glowing at any age.
Whatever routine you choose, be sure not to overdo it. Overwashing and over-exfoliating can cause more harm than good and can leave your skin splotchy and dry.
Try exfoliating once per week and only wash your face with a gentle cleanser once per day before bed.
5) Choose The Right Cosmetics
Cosmetics can enhance the quality of your skin. But choosing the wrong cosmetics can actually aid wrinkle formation.
Avoid products with high levels of alcohol. Alcohol can quickly dehydrate your skin. This lack of moisture can speed the formation of wrinkles by restricting the natural motion of your skin.
Look for cosmetics that are water-based or that contain natural oils such as avocado, coconut, or olive.
Additionally, avoid using heavy concealers to hide wrinkles. Heavy concealers can clog pores and cause more problems than they’re worth.
These cosmetics also have the tendency to accumulate in the spaces between lines and wrinkles. Their presence can highlight even the finest lines and make them stand out.
6) Wear Sunscreen
We can’t stress the importance of wearing sunscreen enough. The sun’s UV rays contribute to the rapid breakdown of the collagen and elastin within the skin.
When the collagen and elastin break down, the skin loses its support structure and begins to sag inward. This leads to lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and décolleté.
This damage can even occur on cloudy days, so it’s important to always cover up or apply sunscreen before you leave the house. Choose a sunscreen between 30 and 45 SPF to block out 97-98% of the sun’s harmful rays.
Keep in mind that the sun can damage your skin even when you’re inside, near windows. Be sure to use a sunscreen every day and reapply it every two hours for maximum protection.
7) Use A Homemade Mask
Homemade masks and other natural oils can be a great way to get rid of wrinkles and prevent them from forming in the future. Masks and oils give the outer layer of skin the vitamins, minerals, and hydration that it usually only gets from the foods you eat.
By combining a healthy diet with homemade masks and oils, you can work to heal wrinkles from the inside and outside.
You can create an easy egg white and honey mask by combining 1 egg white with 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply this mixture to your face, neck, and chest and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash with warm water and gently dry the skin.
Avocado And Honey Mask
Of course you know that wrinkles show up with age, but did you know that wrinkles can also appear due to dry skin? Avocado and honey are just what your skin needs to conquer dryness.
When you mix these two ingredients together, it promotes collagen production and hydration while rejuvenating your skin!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon of honey
To make the mask, follow the instructions below:
- After removing the skin from the avocado, cut it into pieces.
- Mash the pieces of avocado until smooth.
- Add 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Spread the mixture onto your face. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Rinse it off with warm water.
Aloe Vera Gel And Vitamin E Oil Mask
Aloe vera’s healing properties are off the charts! It’s a natural remedy used to treat almost anything, including wrinkles. Check out the benefits of aloe vera:
- Hydrates your skin
- Restores your skin
- Smooths wrinkles
Vitamin E is used to diminish permanent marks on your face, such as scars. It also helps soften your skin.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this mask:
- 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
- 2 to 3 drops of vitamin E oil
You have a golden recipe for a face mask when combining these two ingredients!
Here’s what you’ll need to do to make the mask:
- Put one teaspoon of aloe vera gel in a mixing bowl and add two to three drops of vitamin E oil.
- Stir until the gel and oil are blended well.
- Add the mask to your clean face, and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
- Rinse off with water.
Note: Feel free to add more than a teaspoon of aloe vera gel if you don’t think one teaspoon is an adequate amount.
Banana And Yogurt Mask
Are you hungry yet? These masks just keep getting more delicious as we go! If you haven’t noticed, the same foods that are good for your body are also good for your skin.
For instance, bananas contain anti-aging properties and vitamins. They can help fight off signs of aging and stubborn wrinkles. And yogurt contains natural antibacterial and antifungal properties.
If that wasn’t enough, yogurt naturally reduces fine lines and wrinkles! Oh, but we have one more: the lactic acid found in yogurt helps remove dead skin and tightens your pores!
Can you see how bananas and yogurt make a good mask to get rid of wrinkles?
Follow these instructions:
- Gather one banana and ¼ cup of plain yogurt.
- Mash the banana until it's creamy.
- Add the yogurt to the mashed banana.
- Gently cover your face with the mixture.
- Leave mask on until it dries.
- Rinse it off with warm water.
Beauty tip: Add two tablespoons of honey to your banana/yogurt mask for an additional boost to your skin. Also, after rinsing off the mask, let your skin air dry.
If a mask isn’t your thing, try simple oils like coconut or olive. Massage one or the other into your skin for 5 minutes. For best results, leave the oil on while you sleep or while you go about your day.
8) Perform Daily Facial Exercises
You exercise to tone up specific areas of your body. But what about the wrinkles on your face?
If you tone up your facial muscles, they will naturally fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Check out our article The 10 Best Facial Exercises To Keep Your Skin Looking And Feeling Young for more info.
But for now, we’ll give you a few exercises you can start doing right away. Just as with any exercise, begin with a warm-up.
Move your fingers around on your face like you’re playing the piano. This will get the blood flowing before you begin your exercises.
Facial Exercise To Treat Neck And Jawline Wrinkles
Sit in a comfortable chair and look up toward the ceiling. Pucker your lips and stick your tongue out as far as possible. Hold this position for a few seconds.
Release and relax your mouth. Repeat this exercise to tone your neck muscles.
Don’t forget to use your SiO NeckLift patches at night to tighten the thin skin around your neck and enhance the results from these exercises!
Facial Exercise To Treat Wrinkles Around Your Eyes
Raise your eyebrows as high as you can and hold this position for five seconds. Relax your face. Repeat this movement 10 times to strengthen the delicate skin around your eyes.
Facial Exercise To Treat Forehead Wrinkles
Rest your hands on your forehead with your fingers facing inward and toward each other. Glide your fingers across your forehead, moving them out toward your temples.
Apply firm pressure to smooth out the skin on your forehead. Relax your facial muscles and repeat this motion. Use this exercise as a cool down from your other facial exercises.
Doing these exercises daily helps counteract the signs of aging, specifically wrinkles. So what are you waiting for? Get started now!
9) Use A Professional-Grade Wrinkle Reduction Product
The above methods for preventing and getting rid of wrinkles can be very effective. But sometimes you want better results.
Before turning to medical procedures which can be expensive, painful, and rife with possible side effects, use a professional-grade product like SiO Beauty’s skin-smoothing patches.
SiO patches are worn overnight to provide support to your delicate skin (so that no new wrinkles form) while at the same time creating just the right climate between the skin and patch to hydrate and smooth wrinkles away.
Try these medical-grade silicone patches for your eyes and smile, brow, chest, and more!
Unlike many of the tips listed above, the SiO system works in just one treatment. Dr. Steven Shapiro, a dermatologist in Palm Beach, Florida, elaborates on the power of the SiO system:
Try SiO Cryo Fill which is a targeted formula that contains skin-plumping peptides and a potent blend of ingredients that reduce the appearance of fine lines while providing hydration to volume deficient areas. The treatment revives and rejuvenates the look of dull skin as a non-invasive alternative to injectables.
Put These Tips Together To Say Goodbye To Wrinkles
While these tips can work well on their own, don’t be afraid to incorporate each and every one into your daily routine to see immediate and lasting results.
By quitting smoking, eating right and taking a multivitamin, establishing a beauty routine with the right cosmetics, and using SiO Beauty patches and the Cryo Fill System, you can rid yourself of wrinkles and restore your skin to its youthful beauty.