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Looking for a Natural Homemade Wrinkle Remover Cream for Fine Lines and Crow’s Feet?

If you were to compare my senior high school portrait to a photo of me today, you’d probably be surprised at how much I look the same. And I did not graduate yesterday… If you were to look closer you’d notice fine lines under my eyes and crow’s feet are beginning to appear when I smile or squint. If you love your fine lines then this homemade wrinkle remover cream isn’t for you. 

But, if fine lines and crow’s feet are not your thing this wrinkle cream is for you! 

This year I decided it was high time, I started adding anti-aging skin care ingredients to my natural skin care routine. No matter your age, radiant skin doesn’t happen overnight. But, creating and maintaining a regular skincare routine combined with the best anti-aging skincare ingredients is definitely an investment that will pay off! 

If you’re ready to stop fine lines in their tracks (pun intended) dive into these 10 other natural anti-aging remedies I created. Combine those with the following five ways to prevent wrinkles naturally and this homemade wrinkle remover cream and you’ll be looking as young as your senior portrait too. 

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Fine lines or crow’s feet? Find out what you can do to prevent them including an effective homemade wrinkle remover cream!

What Causes Wrinkles? 

Many things can cause our skin to age. Some are things we can’t change like genetics, while several others we can. They say wrinkles begin forming as young as 20 years of age, then slowly deepen overtime. 

Therefore we need to learn how to take care of skincare early on to help prevent skin conditions related to our lifestyle choices and the environment. Because we all know, when it comes to prevention – the earlier we begin the better! Start implementing these five natural ways to prevent wrinkles and if you have a daughter or niece teach them to her.  

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5 Natural Ways to Prevent Wrinkles:

Unprotected Sun Exposure

If there’s one thing that studies have shown time and time again, it’s that the sun plays a major role in the health and appearance of our skin. Too much unprotected sun exposure can cause great damage to our skin. 

It all comes down to the sun’s UV rays that cause free radicals to form in the layers of our skin. How do free radicals affect our health? They lead to damage in our skin’s elastin fibers contributing to premature aging, sun spots, wrinkles, and worst of all skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends protecting our skin by seeking shade, covering up with clothing, and applying a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 every day to exposed skin. 

Stress

Stress can also accumulate a lot of harm to our bodies. Many of us are familiar with cortisol, the primary stress hormone our body releases when we are stressed. But, many aren’t aware of what stress can do our skin. 

You see, cortisol can break down the collagen in our skin (source). And stress often occurs as a stressful day, week, month, or even larger period of time, related to workplace or school pressures, financial concerns, relationship issues, or a death or illness of a loved one. While stress can come in many forms, it’s the extended amount of stress that adds up to aging and wrinkles. Because the more cortisol our body produces the more difficult it is for our body to rebuild elastin and collagen (source). It is key to find ways to cope with such issues and reduce stress overall. Face steams and bath soaks are one of my favorite ways to reduce stress. 

Poor Nutrition

Poor nutrition or lack thereof can affect the health and strength of our body and skin. Consuming nutrient-dense foods like fruits, legumes, vegetables, and fish can help our skin maintain it’s youthfulness. Additionally, recent studies have shown foods containing refined sugars can accelerate aging (source). 

Doctor Andrew Nish, MD of UnityPoint Health explains, “The average person gets about 30-40 percent of sugar from drinks.” He recommends drinking water, tea, or coffee. While avoiding fruit juice, soda pop, and sports or energy drinks. And if you feel the need to add flavor to your water or tea, try adding fresh fruit, like strawberry, lime peach, or lemon. I’ve found adding a fresh cut “sprig” of basil, mint, or lavender tastes great too! 

Smoking 

Smoking causes damage to the body and skin in a variety of ways. With more than 4,000 chemicals found in tobacco smoke, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. According to the Mayo Clinic tobacco smoke damages collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, the skin sags and wrinkles prematurely occur due to smoking. Smokers also are known to have a dull, yellow, or grayish complexion. 

Dehydration

What does dehydration have to do with wrinkles? Did you know collagen is the primary connective tissue in our skin and it’s mostly made up of water?  

Yep – collagen actually clumps together and cracks when we’re dehydrated forming wrinkles on the surface of our skin. The International Dermal Institute, says “…dehydrated skin can be a temporary condition or a lifelong concern.” Therefore drinking water is necessary for youthful skin. Up your intake of water and see what a difference it makes.

By using these five natural ways to prevent wrinkles we can slow the signs of aging with simple lifestyle choices. And we can further our efforts by applying a wrinkle remover cream loaded with antioxidants to boost collagen production, regenerate cell growth, and protect our skin against free radical damage. 

Whoever said you can’t make your own wrinkle cream at home didn’t have the right ingredients! In fact, it’s easy to make a homemade wrinkle remover cream when you’ve done your research.

How can I make my own face cream that works for wrinkles? 

Whoever said you can’t make your own wrinkle cream at home didn’t have the right ingredients! In fact, it’s easy to make a homemade wrinkle remover cream when you’ve done your research. But, you may not have all of these ingredients at home, so I included a link where possible to have your ingredients shipped to your door. 

And each one you can use to make several anti-aging skin care remedies at home. I’ve found making my own skincare products not only saves me money, but I also have better results than store-bought options. Why? Because I focus on what works and leave out the rest! Many store-bought wrinkle creams do more harm than good – give any you have a quick check in the EWG’s Skin Deep Database and you’ll see what I mean. Here’s a close look at the key ingredients of my homemade wrinkle remover cream. 

1. Hibiscus 

This anti-aging powerhouse known as the “botox plant” is the secret ingredient in all of my best anti-aging skin care recipes. Hibiscus boosts collagen and tightens the skin with its high vitamin C content (source). Its rich source of AHAs and high antioxidant levels also aid in protection from free radical damage, improving the overall appearance of the skin. 

2. Coconut Oil

A popular choice for so many things, coconut oil is an incredible moisturizer made of saturated fats that melt and absorb quickly into the skin offering a plethora of benefits. A little goes a long way! But, it’s not the best carrier oil for all skin types. Find the right carrier oil for your skin type with our skin type quiz.  

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2. Frankincense Essential Oil

Essential Oils are steamed distilled from natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, roots, stems, flowers, and other parts of plants. The purest essential oils are actually more powerful than the botanicals from which they are extracted because the plant’s properties are so concentrated.

What’s so great about frankincense? It helps lighten dark spots, evens skin tone, and promotes skin regeneration. Often touted to help prevent scars and micro-wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks too! And when you combine these aspects with frankincense’s powerful astringent capabilities, you have one potent anti-aging ingredient. 

If you are new to essential oils, I recommend Young Living. You’ll find Frankincense is always a part of Young Living’s fantastic starter kit. Read more about how I got started with essential oils here

3. Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is technically the fat of the cacao bean. But, this fat is so good applied to our skin! It contains natural antioxidants for super supple skin and adds a protective barrier to the skin for a serious amount of hydration. 

You can make this anti-wrinkle cream with shea butter in place of cocoa butter if that is what you have on hand instead. The consistency is basically the same for this recipe. 

If fine lines and crow’s feet are not your thing this anti-wrinkle cream is for you! Here’s how to make a wrinkle remover cream with all natural ingredients.

How To Make Homemade Wrinkle Remover Cream

For this recipe, I am using a Levo Machine. If you’ve never heard of the Levo, it’s AMAZING! It’s a mess-free easy method for making all things: creams, soaps, lip balm, candles, and more. It even has an app and a wireless connection. Who doesn’t love that? I’ve found it to be so time-saving and incredibly accurate. But, you can make this wrinkle remover cream using the double broiler method too. Like I did for my aloe vera face cream

INGREDIENTS:

2 teaspoons cocoa butter

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 teaspoon hibiscus powder

3 teaspoons beeswax pastilles

⅛ teaspoon frankincense essential oil 

3 lip balm pots

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Scoop 1 teaspoon of hibiscus powder into the Levo pod of your Levo machine. Place the pod in the reservoir of the Levo machine. It’s magnetic so it will stay upright. 

2. Add 2 teaspoons cocoa butter, 3 teaspoons beeswax pastilles, and 2 tablespoons coconut oil to the reservoir around the pod. 

3. Infuse for 30 minutes at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. 

4. Once the cycle is complete, dispense it into the dispensing container and add ⅛ teaspoon frankincense essential oil. Swirl the container to quickly incorporate the oil and carefully pour it into your lip balm pots before the mixture cools and hardens. (If you have a little extra as I did pipe them into a few lip balm tubes.) 

5. Let the wrinkle cream remover cool in pots and tubes with the caps off until cool to the touch and hardened. 

Where to apply a wrinkle remover cream for quick results!

How to Apply A Wrinkle Remover Cream:

After cleansing your face (have you tried my DIY aloe face wash?), carefully apply a thin layer of anti-wrinkle cream to under the eyes, the outside corner of the eyes – a.k.a. crow’s feet territory, smile lines, forehead lines, and even your neck. 

I like to dip a clean beauty spatula or small spoon into my wrinkle remover cream then apply it with my fingertips from there to keep bacteria out of the jar.

This cream has the consistency of a salve, so you don’t need very much of it. It will melt on contact with the skin and will take some time to absorb. Therefore it is best applied at night before bed. And in case you were wondering, this homemade wrinkle cream has a shelf life of 3 months. It’s a good idea to date your containers.

If fine lines and crow’s feet are not your thing this anti-wrinkle cream is for you!

Homemade Wrinkle Remover Cream

Yield: 3 cream pots
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

If fine lines and crow’s feet are not your thing, this anti-wrinkle cream is for you! Here’s how to make a wrinkle remover cream with all-natural ingredients.

Materials

  • 2 teaspoons cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon hibiscus powder
  • 3 teaspoons beeswax pastilles
  • ⅛ teaspoon frankincense essential oil
  • 3 lip balm pots

Instructions

1. Scoop 1 teaspoon of hibiscus powder into the Levo pod of your Levo machine. Place the pod in the reservoir of the Levo machine. It’s magnetic so it will stay upright. 

2. Add 2 teaspoons cocoa butter, 3 teaspoons beeswax pastilles, and 2 tablespoons coconut oil to the reservoir around the pod. 

3. Infuse for 30 minutes at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. 

4. Once the cycle is complete, dispense it into the dispense container and add ⅛ teaspoon frankincense essential oil. Swirl the container to quickly incorporate the oil and carefully pour into your lip balm pots before the mixture cools and hardens. (If you have a little extra as I did pipe them into a few lip balm tubes.) 

5. Let the wrinkle cream remover cool in pots and tubes with the caps off until cool to the touch and hardened. 

Notes

I know you’re going to love how soothing this anti-wrinkle cream is to the skin and the results you’ll see in just a few short weeks of use.

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If fine lines and crow’s feet are not your thing this anti-wrinkle cream is for you!

I know you’re going to love how soothing this anti wrinkle cream is to the skin and results you’ll see in just a few short weeks of use. I really noticed how less tired I looked and my fine lines diminished under my eyes. But, even if you skip the cream, start making the lifestyle changes you can now to prevent the signs of aging. Each method doesn’t cost a penny and anyone can do it! 

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