We’re Coming for Anti-Women Wrinkle Messaging
Your best memories begin with wrinkles.
Your mom swings three-year-old you beneath the Christmas tree lights. Her crow’s eyes light up every holiday photo—where you see nothing but love in her smile.
There are wrinkle-ridden moments ahead that you’ll cherish, too. Special memories at your grandparents’ home, where you drink in every second of precious time with them. You’ll ask them about their lives, and learn that your grandma spent her sixteenth birthday watching dolphins from the deck of a ship to South America.
You can see the forehead wrinkles now—the result of squinting at the sea to capture some of the best moments of her life.
And maybe you’ll have experiences with wrinkles, too. Maybe one day you’ll look in the mirror and wonder how you could’ve changed so much.
But then you’ll know.
The outer wrinkles are a symbol of your inner change. You’re not the same person you used to be.
Fine lines tell the story of a precious journey that only belongs to you.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are caused by a combination of environmental factors, like sun exposure, pollution, stress, and heavy emotions.
Overuse of toxic makeup, sunscreens, and moisturizers are also contributing factors to premature wrinkles. Chemicals that are commonly found in makeup, like parabens, carcinogens, and formaldehyde, can seep into your skin and cause more than just surface blemishes.
Skin health has been studied for years, but there’s still so much to learn. One thing is known for sure: a healthy diet and lifestyle is the easiest way to avoid premature aging. The vitamins in fruits, vegetables, and fish can help your skin cells regenerate and strengthen over time.
Our Top Six Tips for Healing Wrinkles Naturally
When preventing fine lines and age spots, the goal is to create a holistic treatment that nourishes all of you—your skin, body, and mind. Treatments like chemical peels, botox, and drugstore creams increase your exposure to environmental toxins and can do more harm than good.
Eat a Balanced Diet Full of Vitamins and Minerals
While many drugstore creams and anti-wrinkle treatments are still being tested, fruits and vegetables are proven to regenerate skin and prevent fine lines. Cultures that consume larger doses of fruits, teas, and vegetable-filled broth have healthier skin. Some skin-healthy foods include organic berries, fish, homemade vegetable broth, various herbal teas, and healthy fats.
Speak Kindly to Yourself
“Your body hears everything your mind says.” — Naomi Judd
Scientists are just beginning to understand the impact the inner and outer voice can have on our overall health. Hearing negative comments can impact your emotions and increase stress levels—creating an environment where fine lines thrive.
Positive comments and encouragement can increase your health and empower your immune system. The way you talk to others—and to yourself—matters to your inward and outward health.
Use Topical Antioxidants to Repair Age Spots
The antioxidants present in fruits and veggies are used by the plant to protect against premature aging. Think of them as a natural preservative that keeps an apple or berry fresh.
These antioxidants are powerful—and just like they prevent fruit from turning brown, they can keep your skin bright and free of sun damage. Just watch out for skincare products that use concentrated antioxidants or pack them full of other fillers.
If you’re looking to try an antioxidant-rich face serum, check out our Glow Serum, which includes pomegranate seed oil, carrot seed oil, and helichrysum oil—a leader in age spot reversal science.
Understand Healthy Sun Exposure
Sun exposure has a bad reputation in the skincare community. While it’s true that excess UV rays can contribute to skin cancer and wrinkles, healthy exposure to vitamin D is essential, too.
Vitamin D regulates your immune system, fights against chronic disease, and helps with human growth and development—just to name a few things. The right amount of sun is good for you.
Before going outside, check the UV index to make sure your level of sun exposure will be safe. Understand your own personal limits, too, and use a hat, layers, and organic sunscreen when necessary.
Sun isn’t the enemy—and in controlled doses, it helps your body do its job.
Strengthen Your Facial Muscles with Massage
Oil cleansing is beneficial for a number of reasons. It’s a non-toxic way to remove your makeup and cleanse your face from the day’s impurities. It can also be used for facial massage, gua sha rituals, or facial yoga.
Our cleansing oil works to decrease inflammation and feed the skin and microbiome with rich vitamins and minerals. It’s easy to give yourself a five-minute facial during your daily cleansing routine.
Check out our blog post for more information and tips for beginner oil cleansing.
Stop Using Toxic Makeup and Facial Products
If sleeping in makeup causes wrinkles, how is wearing makeup during the day any different?
When you’re not feeling squeamish, check out the ingredients label on your favorite concealer. Yeah, it really does have all those chemicals!
By regularly applying ingredients like formaldehyde and parabens to your face, you may be jeopardizing your microbiome and opening yourself up for dry skin and long-term damage.
Increase your awareness with the products you put on your face—and take care to feed your microbiome and use clean moisturizers. Skin that’s well taken care of won’t need as much makeup or touch-ups.
There’s no need to completely eliminate makeup from your life, either. We carry a whole line of organic makeup to help you look and feel beautiful—without the damage.
May Your Life Include Wrinkle-Worthy Moments
Wrinkles are a sign that you’ve lived. The precious moments squeezing a loved one, squinting under the bright sun during family vacations, and the tears of joy cried over the birth of your baby—they’re all documented on your face.
Our hope is that you’ll see more than a project when you look in the mirror. You’ll see the years behind you—and the ones in front of you.
Sure, it’s okay to use different natural remedies to help decrease signs of aging. Just don’t lose yourself in it. Instead, maybe you’ll find yourself.