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I swear, every year I see a few more fine lines on my face. Bah! Of course, nobody can buy time. So instead of wasting it wishing I were younger, I am a student of how to get rid of wrinkles without shrinking my bank account. Here is my checklist of “beauty on a budget” techniques for an anti-wrinkle regime that you’ll love, too.
Tips on How to Get Rid of Wrinkles
Drink Three (3) Liters of Water a Day
Sound too good to be true? Sometimes, the most simple remedies are straight from nature. When my friend sent me this article about a 42 year-old woman who saw drastic changes to her skin tone, texture, and youth after drinking three liters of water a day, I was skeptical. But then I saw the photos. Read this and then go pour yourself a glass.
Vitamin C Face Mask
Vitamin C forces your skin to create more collagen, which in turn reduces wrinkles. As you chant “baby face,” consider these unique Vitamin C abundant options:
Cut a pineapple in to slices, place on face for twenty minutes. Rinse.
Mix 1 tbs of rosewater, 3 tbs of honey, and 1/4 cup of water. Microwave and mix, mask on face for 15 minutes. (Did you know that rosewater contains 20% more Vitamin C than an orange?)
Retinol Cream or Serum
Known for instigating the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in skin, using a retinol is the non-script option for retinoids. Find a day and night cream, and use it religiously.
I’m obsessed with Derma e, which feels silky and moisturizing and only costs $12.99.
Always Wear Sunscreen
Seriously, though. It’s more important than deodorant, and we know you never forget that. SPF 15 and higher (I opt for 30) can now be found in non-greasy and lotion-like formulas that wear well under make up.
Have a Routine
It doesn’t have to be complicated or long. Most skin docs will recommend “Wash, Tone, Moisturize,” which means that you need to pick the following:
Toner was the most recent addition to my routine, and after learning why, it was a no-brainer. Toner will reduce the size of your pores, even out your skin, and make your skin more “thirsty” for whatever moisturizer you apply next. I always opt for Aveeno’s Positively Radiant.
Moisturizer. I have one for day (with SPF, see #4) and one for night (with retinol, see #3).