Facial lines and wrinkles are natural as a person gets older. According to the Mayo Clinic, as we age, the “skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic.” Lines, creases and wrinkles eventually affect everyone, but in different ways. Genetics plays a large part in how much a person’s skin wrinkles, but smoking and excessive sun exposure also increases the chances of facial lines. There are many methods to improve the lines on your face, but nothing can completely remove the lines once they form.
Items you will need
- Carrot oil, coconut oil or cocoa butter
- Retinoid cream
Apply moisturizers to your face. Put a small amount of cocoa butter, coconut oil or carrot oil on the face suggests Home-Remedy.org. Apply the moisturizer to the face with the fingers and massage in. Apply twice a day to keep the skin moisturized and plump so the lines are less noticeable.
Use prescription drugs. Visit a dermatologist to learn if you are a good candidate for topical retinoids. Retinoids are a derivative of vitamin A and effective in diminishing fine lines and wrinkles reports the Mayo Clinic. Apply the prescription cream or lotion to the skin by following your dermatologist's directions.
Consider laser resurfacing. Discuss with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon if laser therapy is a good choice for you. During laser resurfacing, the doctor uses a beam of infrared light on the facial lines. The heat stimulates skin-cell regeneration so the facial lines are less depressed. According to the Mayo Clinic, laser resurfacing is one of the best ways to improve the appearance of facial lines.
Apply sunscreen when using a retinoid cream.