A good wrinkle treatment regimen will gently cleanse, exfoliate surface roughness, and plump with moisture, softening lines and wrinkled skin.
Dry skin or wrinkle treatment regimen to help hydrate skin and reduce wrinkles:
Hydrating Cleanser for dry or wrinkled skin
Honey with lemon juice is a great cleanser for wrinkled skin. The honey is moisturizing and healing, and lemon juice is a citric acid (natural alpha hydroxy acid) that sloughs off dead skin, promotes skin elasticity, and encourages new skin cell growth.
Pour some honey in the palm of your hand, squeeze a quarter of a lemon into it, mix with your finger and massage into pre-moistened facia skin. Rinse with a warm cloth. Smooth and soft!
What you need:
1/2 C Witch Hazel
Shake together and store in a colored bottle with a cap. Very lovely, soothing and moisturizing.
Use at night before bed.
What you need:
1 oz. amber glass bottle with dropper
Mix all ingredients in glass bottle and replace dropper top. Shake well before using. Use this wrinkle treatment sparingly, one or two drops on wrinkles, anywhere on your body! Great for the decolletage.
Moisturizer for wrinkles
This makes a lovely wrinkle treatment cream that is very concentrated. A little goes a long way. Warm just a pea-sized bit between your fingers and apply to skin right after toning, while still moist.
Fill both small saucepans with water and place on stove burners. Pour the almond oil, grapeseed oil and the beeswax into one of the small metal bowls, and set it on top of one of the saucepans to make a double boiler. Warm over heated water until the wax is just melted. In the second small metal bowl, warm the hydrosol or purified water.
Remove both bowls from the heat and allow to cool until they are just about body temperature. Pour the water into the bowl with the oils and wax while whisking rapidly. Continue whisking until an emulsion forms. Pierce the vitamin E oil capsule and add, and add the essential oil. Continue to whisk until a smooth white cream.
With a small spatula, put the cream in a pretty jar and cover. Enjoy!
Facial Steaming for Wrinkles
What you need:
Using a steam as a wrinkle treatment will deep clean your pores and replenish moisture in the skin. You can use herbs or essential oils. Good choices for a therapeutic wrinkle steam are rose petals or rose essential oil, lavender blossoms or lavender essential oil, or sweet orange essential oil. Or use all three! For essential oils, 3 drops each will do. For herbs or flowers, 3 tablespoons total.
Bring 2 quarts of water and dried herbs (if using herbs) to a boil in a large pot with a lid. When bubbles begin, remove the pot from the stove, and let the herbs steep for 10 minutes. If using essential oils, add the oils at this time (before the 10 minute steeping). Make a towel tent over both your head and the steaming pot. Be careful not to burn yourself! Stay under the tent for 10 minutes to allow the steam to open your pores and deep clean them.
The best non-chemical exfoliation for refining skin tone is plain old baking soda. Just use about a tablespoon in the palm of your hand, add some water to it and rub all over your face. Use olive oil instead of water for a smoother exfoliant.
Strawberry Yogurt Rejuvenating Mask
Ingredients: Fresh strawberries, plain yogurt, chamomile essential oil, honey and French Green clay.
The naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids found in strawberries and yogurt help refine skin texture. Chamomile is soothing and stimulates cellular renewal, and honey purifies, heals and moisturizes.
Mash 1 tablespoon yogurt together with a large, ripe strawberry. Mix in one drop chamomile essential oil, a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of French Green clay.
Apply the mask to clean skin. Let set for 15-20 minutes, and then wash off with warm water and a facial cloth.
Mix all ingredients in a spritzer bottle that you can carry with you. Spritz to refresh your face throughout the day. Shake before using.