Over time, skin loses its natural elasticity, causing it to wrinkle and sag. Deep wrinkles form on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the mouth. Several treatments are available in stores and through a doctor's prescription, but natural remedies are effective solutions as well. For deep wrinkles, natural treatments are a great alternative.
Olive oil is one of the original beauty ingredients. Used by the ancient Greeks to cleanse and moisturise the skin, olive oil contains oleic acid, which promotes more permeable skin. Dabbing olive oil on deep wrinkles makes the skin plump up over time and look smoother. Olive oil can also be used to plump deep wrinkled areas on the body.
Always buy extra-virgin olive oil, which has been processed the least and is the lightest in colour.
Vitamin E oil can be purchased pure in a bottle or extracted by puncturing a vitamin E capsule. Vitamin E is known as the "skin vitamin" for its power to reverse and prevent wrinkles. Vitamin E lubricates cell membranes, reversing damage, protecting skin from future damage, and smoothing deep wrinkles. Vitamin E also blocks free-radical damage from the environment. Free radicals are found in pollution, UV rays and even electronic equipment such as computers. Free radicals are difficult to avoid and are a major factor in premature ageing.
Dab a little vitamin E oil on deep wrinkles before bed. Because the oil is so thick, it needs to be applied to a clean face with a full eight hours to be absorbed into the skin.
Aloe vera can be used as a gel to treat deep wrinkles. Aloe repairs damaged skin and is especially helpful for rough, wrinkled skin. Its healing properties have been used for centuries for sun-damaged skin, but its anti-ageing properties are useful as well.
Aloe vera gel is a great wrinkle treatment to wear during the day under make-up. Because it is so light and absorbs quickly, there is no greasy feel as there can be with oils.