Home Remedies for Fine Lines

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Sooner or later, it’s going to happen…you’re going to get wrinkles. As your skin starts to show the wear and tear of many years of use – from sunbathing in college to piling on the makeup – fine lines start to creep up on your skin. However, if you act fast, you can fight back with home remedies for fine lines, which help to diminish the signs of aging on your face.

Causes of Fine Lines

Fine lines start to appear on your face primarily due to the aging process – your skin is no longer as fresh and full of elasticity as it was in your youth. As you get older, you will have to embrace lifestyle changes that keep your skin hydrated and full of moisture. Other causes of fine lines include the chemicals in your cosmetics, environmental pollution, UV rays from the sun, dead skin cells, and poor facial cleaning habits.

Fine Line Home Remedies

If you treat fine lines in their early stages, you can slow down the process of deeper wrinkles forming. There are a lot of interesting concoctions that people, dermatologists, and skin care professionals have created. To explore your option, consider some of the following home remedies for fine lines:

a) Grapes:

Treat fine lines with the juice of Thompson seedless green grapes. Add 20 of the grapes to a mixer and blend on high for one minute. Pour some of the juice onto a cotton ball that you will apply to your fine lines. Leave on for 20 minutes and then follow up with a rinse of warm water. It is the malic acid in the grapes that helps diminish fine lines.

b) Carrots and Honey:

A homemade mask to protect your skin from wrinkles and fine lines combines two teaspoons of carrot juice and ½ teaspoon of honey. Mix the ingredients well, and then apply to your face. Leave on for 20 minutes, and then wash off with water.

c) Banana:

Mashed banana applied to fine lines can help smooth the wrinkles on your face. Leave the remedy on for 15 minutes, and then wash off with lukewarm water.

d) Tea:

Drinking freshly brewed tea (the green and white variety) delivers the power of antioxidants that help lessen the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Green tea is especially helpful at reducing the signs of aging.

e) Milk and Soybeans [1]:

To treat fine lines, start off by soaking ½ cup of soybeans overnight in one cup of water. In the morning, add the beans to your blender and turn into a paste. Add one tablespoon of whole milk, and blend for an additional minute. Apply the remedy to under your eyes, and leave on for 15 minutes to reduce the appearance of fine lines.

f) Hydrogen Peroxide, Mayonnaise and Lemon Juice:

To diminish fine lines, add one teaspoon of mayonnaise, 10 drops of hydrogen peroxide, and 10 drops of lemon juice to a small bowl. Mix the ingredients, and then apply to under the eyes for 20 minutes. This remedy will encourage an increased flow of blood to the eye region, which helps improve their overall appearance.

g) Get Enough Sleep:

It is important to get enough sleep every night because a sleepy individual is more prone to developing wrinkles. If you’re not getting at least eight hours of sleep on a nightly basis, the skin doesn’t have enough time to rejuvenate.

h) Flax Seed Oil:

Adding flax seed oil to your diet can help minimize wrinkles. It is recommended to take one teaspoon of the oil four times per day. If this is your first time trying out flax oil, start out with a smaller dose and then gradually work yourself up to a higher amount. Too much too soon can cause diarrhea.

i) Vegetables:

Eating green leafy vegetables every day, provides the body with vitamins A and E, as well as other nutrients that contribute to healthy skin. Aim for selections, such as spinach and broccoli.

j) Lots of Water:

When you drink at least eight glasses of water per day, you can enhance the health of your skin and help fight signs of fine lines.

k) Blueberries:

To minimize the appearance of fine lines, add four tablespoons of blueberries and ½ cup of lemon juice to a blender, and combine well. Apply the mixture to fine lines using a cotton ball. Let the remedy sit on the skin for 15 to 30 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. The blueberries offer the skin polyphenols, which are beneficial antioxidants that encourage healthy skin.

l) Sunscreen:

Wearing sunscreen with a high SPF will protect your skin from further sun damage that can worsen the look of fine lines.

m) Fruit Juices:

There are acids and other ingredients in the juices of apples, cucumbers and lemons that can treat fine lines on the face.

n) Coconut:

Apply pureed coconut to fine lines to see wrinkles fade. You can also use pure coconut oil as a treatment for your face.

o) Pineapple:

There are all sorts of enzymes and other components associated with the pineapple that is good for the skin. You can rub the cored of the pineapple on your wrinkles – allowing the juice to saturate into your skin for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off to reveal glowing skin and over time, should show reduced visibility of fine lines.

p) Turmeric and Sugarcane:

A paste made out of two to three teaspoons of turmeric powder and one to two tablespoons of sugarcane juice can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Let the remedy sit for five minutes before massaging it into the skin. Allow it to dry, and then wash it off.


[1] Babushka’s Beauty Secrets by Raisa Ruder; pg. 71.