The Best Wrinkle Remover Options Available Today
The best way to remove wrinkles seems to be elusive and ever-changing. The sea of anti-aging skincare products available today makes it near impossible to find solutions that simply work.
In reality, removing wrinkles doesn’t come down to secret potions and lotions. A few changes to your routine, DIY solutions, and a handful of honestly effective products can do the trick.
Whether you want to whip up a cream of your own or buy a ready-made wrinkle remover, like those available at SiO Beauty, you’ll find the best of each in this article.
Protect Your Skin From The Sun
Even after traveling 93 million miles, the sun’s light can cause microscopic damage to unprotected skin within minutes. Imagine what can happen when you spend 30, 60, or even 120 minutes soaking up the sun’s ultraviolet, or UV, rays.
Considering the sun’s harsh, powerful rays, it’s no surprise that sun damage is one of the leading causes of wrinkles. The thin, delicate skin around your eyes, mouth, and décolleté is especially susceptible to sun damage.
The best way to prevent sun-related wrinkles is to avoid the sun altogether. Now, we know that that’s not feasible (or fun), so the next best option is to cover up whenever you’re outside. Consider wearing long sleeves, sunglasses, a scarf, or even a wide-brimmed hat.
Again, covering up often isn’t plausible, especially in the hot summer months. So, regardless of whether you choose to cover your skin or not, always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Reapply every two hours while spending time outside, (or sooner if you’re sweating or swimming), for reliable sun protection.
Enjoy Seven to Nine Hours Of Restful Sleep Every Night
Sleep hasn’t earned the moniker “beauty rest” without reason. The amount and quality of sleep that you get can largely determine the appearance of wrinkles.
Why is sleep crucial to skin health, you may ask? In certain stages of sleep, your body produces human growth hormone, or HGH. While you may know HGH as the substance that can give athletes an edge, it also helps skin stay thick, elastic, and less prone to wrinkles. Thankfully, you don’t have to pop pills or inject HCG with needles to reap its rewards. All you have to do is get plenty of sleep each night.
To drive home the importance of sleep, here’s what happens on a biological level when you don’t get a full night’s rest. Instead of producing HGH, your body is more likely to produce the stress hormone, cortisol, which can damage skin cells over time. Eventually, high cortisol levels can lead to premature skin damage and wrinkle formation.
The average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Going to bed at the same time each night can help you get enough zzzs. So, consider setting an alarm for bedtime so that you don’t get caught up in a late-night Netflix binge.
These tips can also help you get long, deep, and restful sleep:
- Try to exercise every day, even if it’s only for a short period.
- Avoid big meals at night.
- Cut out the caffeine approximately six hours before you plan to go to sleep.
- Make your room as dark as possible.
- Keep your bedroom cool (72℉ or cooler).
- Refrain from using electronic devices at least thirty minutes before bedtime.
- Breathe deeply when you first lie down to help your body relax.
To actively fight the aging process while you sleep, we recommend SiO Beauty’s facial product series. We’ve tailor-made our FaceLift, BrowLift, NeckLift, and Eye & Smile Lift patches to be just as effective as our original décolleté patch when it comes to healing existing wrinkles and preventing new wrinkles from forming. Decide which areas need the most TLC, or wear all six patches simultaneously for all-over healing, all night long.
Sleeping may not be the first thing that pops into your head when someone says “wrinkle treatment”, but it’s a notable, natural (and free!) way to keep your skin healthy. As a bonus, it supports every other aspect of your health, from your energy levels to your cognitive function.
Sleep On Your Back If Possible
Speaking of sleep — sleeping on your side night after night can etch wrinkles and lines into the surface of your skin. Though these lines quickly disappear when you’re young, your skin’s ability to bounce back starts to deteriorate with age.
A woman’s cleavage (AKA décolleté) is particularly susceptible to wrinkles from side sleeping. When you’re on your side, gravity pulls the top breast out of its natural position, making it fold against the bottom breast. As a result, the skin between your breasts folds like a piece of paper. Over time, that folding causes creases, lines, and, eventually, permanent wrinkles.
The best solution to this problem is to sleep on your back, if possible. That said, we know that many women (us included!) can’t get comfortable, fall asleep, or stay asleep when they’re on their backs. But, does that mean you have to settle for décolleté wrinkles? Certainly not!
A reusable silicone chest pad, like the SiO Chestlift, can be worn on your chest while you sleep. It keeps the delicate skin of the décolleté from folding, creasing, or wrinkling. But, the SiO ChestLift goes a step further by healing existing wrinkles and preventing new ones from forming. It uses a unique combination of silicone and oxygen, which creates a microclimate between the pad and your skin. This microclimate pulls moisture from the lower levels of your skin to the top, ultimately decreasing line depth and naturally plumping the skin. With repeated use, the ChestLift can even heal wrinkles completely.
For those lucky few without existing décolleté wrinkles, the SiO ChestLift can be used for wrinkle prevention. Aside from pricey (and often painful) plastic surgery, injections like Botox and fillers, and laser resurfacing, it’s the most effective treatment available for stubborn chest wrinkles.
Use A Healing Serum
Topical wrinkle treatments are key solutions for aging skin. They’re often useful for wrinkle-prone areas including the upper chest and cleavage.
Anti-wrinkle serums offer a combination of potent, moisturizing ingredients to keep your skin healthy and smooth as you age. If you’re not sure which serum is right for you, here are a few of our favorites:
1. Rosehip And Carrot Seed Oil
Two important weapons in the fight against wrinkles are retinol and carotenoids. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that works as an antioxidant while repairing damaged tissue and reducing fine lines, like crow’s feet. Retinol also increases the skin’s production of new collagen and elastin.
Carotenoids supercharge the body’s immune response to UV rays, making them an excellent supplement to your daily sunscreen. Carotenoids also work to detoxify cells and stimulate rejuvenation.
One of the best ways to harness these wrinkle-fighting compounds is through rosehip seed oil and carrot seed oil. Rosehip seed oil contains a high percentage of retinol, as well as omega fatty acids, beta-carotene, and lycopene. Carrot seed oil is high in several vitamins and minerals, including carotenoids.
Here’s what you’ll need to create this powerful wrinkle remover:
- ½ ounce rosehip seed oil
- ¼ ounce jojoba oil
- ¼ ounce pomegranate seed oil
- Vitamin E oil
- Carrot seed essential oil
- Lavender essential oil (optional)
- Helichrysum essential oil (optional)
- 1-ounce glass bottle and dropper
Lavender and helichrysum essential oils can add scent to this mix. However, you can substitute your favorite essential oils for a personalized twist on the recipe, or simply leave them out.
In a glass bottle, combine rosehip seed oil, jojoba oil, and pomegranate seed oil.
Once you’ve combined the main ingredients, add two drops of carrot seed essential oil, five drops of vitamin E oil, five drops of lavender essential oil, and three drops of helichrysum essential oil.
Shake the bottle gently until the ingredients are evenly mixed. After your end-of-day shower or before leaving for work in the morning, apply a small drop to your fingertip and gently rub it into the wrinkled skin under your eyes, on your forehead, or virtually anywhere else on the body.
2. Coconut Oil Shea Butter Whip
Coconut oil shea butter whip may sound like a delicious frozen treat. But, it’s a powerful wrinkle remover.
The coconut oil in this body butter works to heal damaged skin, provide hydration, and protect skin cells from harmful free radicals. The shea butter is chock full of wrinkle-fighting ingredients including fatty acids, vitamin A, and vitamin E. Shea butter also works to stimulate collagen production in the skin, which improves elasticity.
Other ingredients in this recipe, including jojoba oil and vegetable glycerin, exhibit heavy-duty antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. Together, these components create a wrinkle-fighting powerhouse for any part of the body, including your neck and lips.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 1 cup unrefined shea butter
- 1 cup cold pressed coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
- 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
- Blender or mixer with a whisk attachment
Here’s how to put it all together:
- Combine all 4 ingredients using a blender or mixer
- Pour the mixture into a large bowl and store in the refrigerator until it cools. Technically, the body butter is ready to use at this point, but we find that it’s too dense for practical use. The next step takes care of that.
- Using the mixer and whisk attachment, whip the cooled ingredients until it looks and feels like whipped cream.
- Store the finished body butter in a tub or jar with a lid. Keep the containers in a cool, dry place like a hall or bedroom closet. Avoid storing the body butter in the bathroom, as it will liquefy if it gets too warm.
3. Olive Oil Moisturizer
Moisture is a powerful wrinkle remover and essential for healthy skin. But, getting enough daily moisture can be a challenge. That’s why we like this simple olive oil moisturizer. It works to clear your pores, wash away impurities, and deeply moisturize the skin, resulting in diminished facial wrinkles.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- ¾ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup castor oil
- Essential oils for scent (optional)
- A container to store the oil mixture
If your skin is on the oily side, we recommend increasing the castor oil and decreasing the olive oil. Try ½ cup olive oil to ½ cup castor oil, or ¼ cup olive oil and ¾ cup castor oil. It’s best to test different mixtures and see which one works best for you.
The standard recipe that we recommend is to combine ¾ cup olive oil with ¼ cup castor oil in your container of choice. A small mason jar with a lid should work nicely. Then, add three to four drops of your favorite essential oils and shake well to combine.
To use the olive oil moisturizer as a wrinkle remover, simply pour a small quantity into the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together and gently massage the oil into your face or décolleté for a minute. Then, soak a washcloth in hot water and hold it over your face until the washcloth cools. This opens your pores and allows the oils to soak into your skin while drawing out impurities.
Next, rinse the oil off your face with lukewarm water. If your skin feels dry after this process, massage a few drops of virgin olive oil (not the mixture) into your skin. Please note that while olive oil can remain on your skin all day, castor oil in any amount should not be left on for more than a few minutes.
Exfoliation is a crucial step in preventing and healing stubborn wrinkles, including frown lines. When you exfoliate, you remove the top layers of dead skin cells and reveal the lower layers of healthy, radiant skin.
Unfortunately, many women use an exfoliant that’s too strong and causes more harm than good. This is especially true for the thin, delicate skin of the décolleté. This part of your body is subject to enough damage throughout the day from sun exposure, side sleeping, and environmental toxins. You don’t want to do anything to compound this damage.
A gentle exfoliant with glycolic and lactic acids is best for delicate areas such as your décolleté. It removes excess oil, dirt, toxins, and dead cells without harming the tender skin underneath.
Keep in mind that even a gentle exfoliant can be irritating if you use it too frequently. Dermatologists typically recommend exfoliating two to three times per week for optimal results.
Put It All Together For Wrinkle-Free Skin
Though every option on this list is a stellar wrinkle treatment in its own right, the real power lies in combining them. Luckily, you can keep your self-care routine simple while keeping wrinkles at bay.
Before heading outside in the morning, apply a nutrient-rich serum, followed by a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. Then, after your long, busy day, wash away pent-up impurities by thoroughly cleansing your face and body. Follow that with SiO’s many healing silicone patches as you get seven to nine hours of high-quality beauty rest.
Don’t let wrinkles rule your day. Simplify your beauty regimen and get healthy, glowing skin with our trusted wrinkle removers.