Folk remedies for wrinkles: Make your own recipes for masks and creams

herbal lotion for skin rejuvenation

The desire to look youthful is quite natural and wrinkles mainly interfere with its application. To combat them, an impressive arsenal of various means has been accumulated - from simple folk masks and creams "do it yourself" to basic surgeries. Let's talk more about how to treat wrinkles with folk remedies.

What are wrinkles

A wrinkle (ruga) is a crease or groove in the skin, usually due to aging or improper skin care.

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As can be seen from the definition, the main causes of wrinkles on the face are age-related changes and improper care, but there are other factors that include the environmental condition, the general condition of the body, the wrong shape, poor nutrition, etc.

Wrinkles are classified according to the cause of appearance - static and dynamic (mimetic), and depth - superficial (epidermal), medium deep (dermal) and deep.

Table: classification of wrinkles

Static wrinkles This type of wrinkles arises from both objective causes (natural aging of the body) and subjective ones (lifestyle, environmental influences, diseases).
Dynamic (mimic) wrinkles They can be called custom wrinkles. This type of wrinkle results from frequently repeated contractions of the facial muscles. Mimic wrinkles are located on the forehead, bridge of the nose, around the eyes and mouth.
Superficial (skin) wrinkles They are formed on the surface layer of the skin due to exposure to adverse external conditions (sun, strong wind, frost) and bad habits. Also, do not underestimate heredity. This type of wrinkle is suitable for correction.
Moderately deep (skin) wrinkles The appearance of this type of wrinkles indicates that the violations have reached the skin layer and there have been changes in the condition of the collagen fibers as well as the intercellular substance. With this type of wrinkles, it is impossible to fight only with external means, as the main thing here is to try to restore collagen production in sufficient quantities. It is necessary to use special products that will help enhance the production of endogenous collagen, as well as antioxidants - both externally and internally.
deep wrinkles If you do not start fighting wrinkles in the early stages, then sooner or later they will turn into deep. At this stage, not only the skin layer is affected, but also the subcutaneous adipose tissue. It is impossible to completely overcome deep wrinkles, you can only reduce them - to a greater or lesser degree.

Advantages and disadvantages of folk remedies to combat wrinkles

Despite the abundance of industrial cosmetics, do not forget the old proven folk remedies. Why;

  • First, some of these funds should be available, and if not, then it will not be difficult to obtain them.
  • Second, they are easy to use, although you can make a complex multi-ingredient elixir if you want.
  • Third, folk remedies do not cost much, although you can also buy an expensive exotic accessory.

Of course, there are downsides as well. The disadvantages of folk remedies are their long preparation, the inability to achieve instant results, the short lifespan and the possibility of allergic reactions.

Table: Disadvantages of folk remedies for wrinkles

allergic reactions Any drug can give an allergic reaction - folk or industrial. In the latter, incidentally, it is more likely, because industrial products are multi-ingredient and any ingredient can cause allergies. So use folk remedies with caution.
Short service life Of course, if you prepare the medicine yourself, it does not contain preservatives, so it can not be stored for a long time. Therefore, if your cosmetics have a long shelf life, then there is little benefit from it. By the way, expensive natural products also have a short shelf life precisely because of the presence of living elements in their composition and a small amount of preservatives.
Inability to achieve instant results Yes, the use of folk remedies, as well as their treatment, is a long process, but the result is more stable. Remember that there is no immediate miraculous cure. Even if you go for cosmetic surgery, you have to complete an entire course and a procedure will not be effective.
Long cooking If you decide to go it cheap and risk the low bandwidth you are only fooling yourself. For example, while preparing dinner, you can simultaneously rub some part of the product on the mask and sit quietly with the mask on your face for 15-20 minutes. It will not take long.

Thus, we can conclude that the advantages of folk remedies outweigh their disadvantages. So let's move on to the practice.

How to make your own home remedies for facial rejuvenation

We offer you many folk remedies for wrinkles. The general rule for all ingredients is that they must be fresh.


Such a familiar and ordinary potato is an essential cosmetic product. She:

  • available (almost always in every home).
  • cheap;
  • practically does not cause allergies.
  • can be used for all skin types and at any age.
  • 70 percent consists of water, which will help the skin replenish its moisture supply.
  • source of vitamin C (natural antioxidant, restores skin elasticity), B vitamins (stimulate collagen production, restores skin elasticity), vitamin K and selenium (strengthens the skin).
  • contains thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, folacin, pyridoxine, which stimulate cells to produce collagen on their own.
  • contains lutein (protects the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays and moisturizes it).

Basic rules for using potatoes for cosmetic purposes:

  • We must remember that for both consumption and masks, potatoes with green spots are not suitable. These tubers contain solanine (poison).
  • To prepare masks, it is better to use plastic or wooden utensils, metal objects can start an oxidation reaction.
  • Useful and raw, and boiled potatoes. If you have sensitive skin prone to irritation, it is better to use it boiled.
  • The main thing in a potato mask is the juice, so do not squeeze the grated mass.
  • You have to grate the potatoes, it is not recommended to use a blender for this, as the mass is very wet.
  • You can not follow a strict recipe, follow a reasonable measure and do not make the masks too wet.
  • Prepare a fresh mask each time.
  • Hold the potato mask on your face for no more than 20 minutes.

The easiest way to use anti-wrinkle potatoes is to cut them into thin slices and spread them on your face.

A more difficult option is to rub and spread the porridge on the face with a spatula or hands in several layers.

refreshing potato mask

If you use boiled potatoes, let them cool a bit so that they do not burn, mash well and mix with hot broth. Apply on face and keep until completely cool, but, as already mentioned, no more than 20 minutes.

By the way, potatoes go well with other products, so you can cook more than two thousand dishes from it - from soups to desserts.

This ability can be applied in home cosmetology. Various ingredients can also be successfully added to the potato mask to enhance or add certain properties.

Table: potato masks for different skin types

For normal skin Make a mask based on your usual moisturizer: mash the boiled potatoes, add milk, moisturizer and crushed oatmeal.
For dry skin Such a mask fights well the dryness of the skin: grated raw potatoes, a little milk and cucumber juice. If the composition turns out to be too fluid, you can apply it in several stages with a cotton swab or soak a linen mask with it, which you can apply on your face for 20 minutes, moisturizing periodically.
For oily and combination skin
  • Stir in the grated potatoes, egg whites, a little (no more than a teaspoon) lemon juice and powdered milk. Apply for 20 minutes.
  • Grate the potatoes and carrots, add a tablespoon of flour, mix. Hold for 10 minutes.
For problem skin Grate the fresh potatoes, beat the egg whites, mix them gently, add a little vegetable oil (preferably olive oil). Apply for 20 minutes.


Aloe is another miracle plant that should be present in every home. It is used as both a medicinal and a cosmetic product.

By the way, aloe juice is distinguished by its ability to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, providing moisture, nutrients and vitamins there.

In our case, the following qualities are important to us:

  • smoothes wrinkles;
  • is it an antioxidant?
  • stimulates the body to produce collagen and elastin.
  • soaks the skin with moisture and helps regulate water balance.
  • protects against UV rays.

Medicinal properties have leaves, the size of which is greater than 15 cm in length. For biostimulants to appear in aloe juice, you need to keep the leaves in the refrigerator for several days. It is better to wrap them in fabric. Squeeze as much juice as you can at the same time.

There are contraindications for the internal use of aloe, for external use it practically does not have them, excluding individual intolerance.

The simplest use of aloe is to cut a leaf in half and rub it on your face every morning and evening.

In all other cases, aloe juice is used, mainly mixed with other ingredients.

You can make ice from aloe juice and wipe your face with it this morning.

If your skin tingles, hold the mask with aloe juice for no more than 15 minutes and be sure to rinse it off with water.

A mask of an egg white and a teaspoon of aloe juice perfectly smooths the face. It can be used as an express treatment if you urgently need to improve your appearance. The mask is applied with layers of cotton. Then you need to lie down, tilt your head back slightly, relax your facial muscles and lie down like that for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse the mask with cool water.

You can correct and tighten the contour of the face if you use this mask according to the figure:

  • in the first month - three times a week.
  • the second month - twice.
  • third month - once.
  • then - just do it once every two weeks for prevention.

A mask of aloe juice, seaweed powder (seaweed), honey (one teaspoon each) and an ampoule of vitamin E smoothes wrinkles well. All the ingredients should be mixed well, apply the mask on the face and hold it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse. Apply for a permanent result should be twice a week and do 20 procedures.

Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke, or clay pear, is a very useful root. For many, it grows in the countryside or in the garden, but not everyone knows that Jerusalem artichoke, in addition to all its virtues, is also an excellent cosmetic product that helps fight wrinkles.

Jerusalem artichoke to rejuvenate facial skin

Jerusalem artichoke contains:

  • vegetable protein (helps in cell regeneration).
  • organic acids (responsible for maintaining water balance and metabolic activity in the body).
  • potassium, magnesium, zinc, sodium, selenium (all these minerals help maintain healthy skin).
  • B vitamins (premature aging of the skin is a result of the lack of these vitamins).
  • Vitamin C (antioxidant, stimulates collagen production).

By the way, the closest relative of the Jerusalem artichoke is. . . a sunflower.

The use of Jerusalem artichoke is similar to the use of potato (raw and cooked). There is a caveat: if you want to use hot Jerusalem artichoke, it is better not to boil it, but bake it in the oven for seven to ten minutes.

The simplest face mask: rub the porridge, apply on the face and hold for 20-30 minutes and then rinse. Jerusalem artichoke pulp is prepared immediately before use.

Table: Jerusalem artichoke masks

With honey Mix the same amount of grated Jerusalem artichoke and honey, mix well, apply on face and hold for 20 minutes.
With butter Mix five teaspoons of Jerusalem artichoke porridge and one teaspoon of unprocessed vegetable oil (sunflower, olive, flaxseed, corn). Apply on face, hold for 20 minutes. It is recommended to rinse as follows: rinse with warm water and immediately wipe with ice. Repeat two or three times. Suitable for dry skin.
With kefir Jerusalem artichoke and artichoke are taken in a ratio of 1: 3. Kefir is better to use 2. 5% fat. If you have real farm milk, it is better to ferment it and use it. The ingredients are mixed, applied to the face, excluding the area around the eyes, matured for 20 minutes and rinsed with warm water. Suitable for oily skin. Does not apply to the neck. Jerusalem artichoke is dug in the spring, when the lack of vitamins is particularly noticeable. The cosmetic surgery classes with him are getting better at this time of year.

Jerusalem artichoke is a rather powerful remedy, so it should be used with caution.

Flax seeds

Flax seeds are a storehouse of various medicines and nutrients, so they are part of many popular recipes, including cosmetics.

flax seeds for skin rejuvenation

To make homemade masks, flaxseed must be ground in any way known to you in a coffee grinder, blender, meat grinder or mortar.

Table: wrinkle masks with linseed

with potatoes The crushed flaxseed for this recipe should be steamed in a water bath for 15 minutes, then mixed with two tablespoons of mashed potatoes and add ten drops of vitamin E. Mix everything well and apply on your face for tenminutes. This mask should not be used often, as it can cause swelling of the tissues, but helps fight deep wrinkles.
With chamomile flowers For this recipe, you will need an infusion of chamomile officinalis. It is prepared very simply: two tablespoons of dried flowers are poured into 200 ml and injected for 30 minutes under the lid. The infusion is then filtered. Dilute two tablespoons of flaxseed with chamomile infusion until creamy. Apply on face, rinse after 15 minutes. Be sure to use a moisturizer after the procedure so as not to dry out the skin too much. This mask is suitable for aging skin, as it helps to effectively fight even deep wrinkles and other age-related changes.
Scrub mask with oatmeal Mix a tablespoon of crushed seeds and a similar amount of crushed oatmeal. The mixture is poured with warm milk and infused for 15 minutes. Then apply the mask on your face and massage for about two minutes, not with particular jealousy. Leave on face for another 15 minutes. Then rinse and apply a moisturizer on your face. For this medicine, the seeds and flakes should not be crushed too much to have an exfoliating effect.
Mask against deep wrinkles In two tablespoons of flaxseed decoction (put a teaspoon of seeds in a half-liter jar, pour a glass of boiling water, close the lid and shake the jar for 15 minutes, do not filter), add a teaspoon of honey and a yolk. Rub well. Heat the composition for five minutes in a water bath or simply in a bowl of hot water. Apply a warm composition on the face, hold for 20 minutes and rinse.


Ginger can help fight wrinkles. But this is a very active and caustic agent, therefore, ginger is not consumed in its pure form, but is added in small quantities to various composite masks.

ginger for skin rejuvenation

Thus, you can prepare a mask with infusions of white clay and chamomile (see above). Dilute two teaspoons of grated ginger and one teaspoon of white clay in a creamy state with chamomile infusion. Apply on face for 15 minutes and then rinse well.

Ginger will help smooth out fine wrinkles, the clay tightens the skin and the chamomile infusion will have a calming effect on it.

Sea salt

Sea salt can help you get rid of fine wrinkles, in other cases, its use is also useful, as it promotes skin regeneration and fills it with micronutrients. Both small salt crystals (various scrubs) and saline solution (for face wipes and compresses) are used. Sea salt can be used in homemade creams.

facial massage with a bag of sea salt for rejuvenation

Do not use sea salt for cosmetic purposes if you have sensitive skin, it is damaged or you suffer from dermatological diseases. Sea salt compresses are contraindicated in diseases of the kidneys, cardiovascular system, blood and also in the second half of pregnancy.

Table: the use of sea salt for wrinkles

Cream mask Take two teaspoons of cosmetic Vaseline, olive or almond oil and chamomile infusion (method of preparation, see above), a teaspoon of fine sea salt (can be crushed in a coffee grinder or blender), half a teaspoon of coconut ora quail. Mix everything carefully to get a homogeneous mixture. Transfer to a sterile jar and store in the refrigerator. It is best to use it twice a day, but you can (if there is no time in the morning) only at night. After half an hour, remove the excess with a paper towel. It is allowed to wash the face with chamomile infusion.
Massage with sea salt The coarse sea salt (about a tablespoon) is placed on a linen cloth and forms a bag. Soak it in any vegetable oil, shake off excess liquid. Massage the face along the massage lines with a bag for 10-15 minutes. Do not massage the neck. This procedure will help you get rid of fine wrinkles, tighten the face and make the skin supple. You can do this once or twice a week.
Compress with sea salt Add two tablespoons of salt to a liter of boiling water and let it dissolve. Cool to 40 degrees. Soak a linen mask or just a towel in the saline solution. Apply to the face (if using a towel, avoid the eye area). Hold the compress for 10-15 minutes. Rinse your face with water or chamomile extract.
Mask with cottage cheese Take a tablespoon of cottage cheese (preferably natural rustic), a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of chopped sea salt (or grind it yourself), add a little kefir (an incomplete teaspoon so it is not too wetthe mix). Apply the resulting medicine on your face and hold it for 15 minutes. Rinse first with lukewarm water and then immediately with cold water to give the result.

Fish fat

Be sure to get fish oil. The omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, vitamins included in its composition will help fight age-related skin changes. Of course, it can also be added to various skin masks. For these purposes, it is best to buy fish oil in liquid form rather than in capsules.

fish oil for skin rejuvenation

Table: fish oil in home remedies for wrinkles

Fish oil, lemon and cocoa Take ten grams of cocoa powder and add 5 ml of fat and lemon juice to it, mix everything well, apply on your face and hold for 25 minutes. Remove the remnants of the mask with wet wipes and wash your face with chamomile infusion. This mask will speed up cellular metabolism.
Fish oil, honey, jasmine Mix five milliliters of fish oil with ten grams of honey, add three to four drops of jasmine essential oil. Pre-steam your face, apply a mask and lie down with it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse (you can use herbal infusions). Use this mask to prevent age-related changes. It should start after 25 years.
Fish oil, starch, ginger Take a tablespoon of potato starch and a teaspoon of fish oil and grated ginger. Apply on face for ten minutes. Rinse with water or herbal infusion. Helps fight wrinkles and mimics wrinkles.

However, fish oil will bring more benefits if used internally.

How else can you fight wrinkles: effective ways to get rid of and smooth the skin on the face

Use milk not only as an ingredient in various cosmetics, but also for washing. Of course this applies to natural village milk, not powdered. Dilute the milk with warm water in equal proportions and wash your face. Then remove the excess liquid from the face and apply a nourishing cream. This procedure must be performed at night.

In addition to creams, masks, scrubs, use various decoctions and herbal teas (chamomile, parsley, bay leaf) for washing. You can also make ice from these decoctions and wipe your face with it.

ice cubes for skin rejuvenation

To fight wrinkles, it is not enough to use only external means. Healthy and youthful skin depends on many factors.

  • Drink plenty of water (at least two liters a day). As we said, skin aging starts when it starts to lose its moisture. But moisture is needed not only by the skin, but also by all the internal organs. In addition, if there is not enough fluid for the kidneys, liver, heart, etc. - most important items in terms of the body - then it will get this fluid first of all from the skin. Therefore, we repeat: drink more fluids, let them be enough for everyone, do not force your body to choose who needs it the most.
  • Eat right. Your diet should be balanced.
  • Sleep enough. Lack of sleep mainly affects the face. Sleep in a cool room with fresh air.
  • Smoking and alcohol also age faster.
  • Be more outdoors, lead an active lifestyle (without forgetting to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, wind, heat and frost).

All these simple rules will help you keep your skin young for a long time.


  • First review: "As for me, the most effective way is the daily care of the facial skin. From home procedures - I love the scrub with salt - I mix coarse salt with liquid baby soap and rub my face. Then we rinse it. If done regularly, it is great for wrinkles. "
  • The second critique: "The most faithful folk remedies for wrinkles are homemade recipes, twice a week I apply sea buckthorn oil on my face for two hours in a thick layer. Every morning I wipe it with an ice cube of a decoction of various useful herbs. which only works when you use them. "
  • Third review: "I regularly make homemade masks: potato or banana. I wipe my face with ice, more often with chamomile. And of course, anti-aging cream. The main thing is to do everything regularly, then the result will be felt Although notI have wrinkles, but the best protection is prevention ".
  • Fourth review: "A variety of folk remedies and homemade masks make it possible to effectively fight wrinkles around the eyes: nourishing masks based on oatmeal, cottage cheese, etc. , decoction of flaxseed, masks based on raw potatoes and apricotsthe addition of vegetable oils, bread masks, etc. "
  • Fifth review: "Sesame oil perfectly helps the skin to deal with problems. Moisturizes and saturates with vitamins, which are rich in. At night I put a small amount on the area around the eyes and do light movements for about five minutes. Wipe remove"Excess with a napkin. Use them regularly, that's the key to success. "

Using folk remedies to fight wrinkles does not always take much time. You can use very light in execution, but strong in percussion recipes. Also, in the fight for youth, we must not forget other factors that affect the condition of the skin.