I was recently scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across a discussion where a group of women were talking about Botox. They swore by the effectiveness of it at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and preventing new wrinkles from forming. So I thought to myself– are there natural alternatives to botox? For women who like to keep it natural or fear going through injections, what other remedies are there for wrinkles? In essence, there is no amount of botox or fillers that can match the effects of healthy skin that glows with vitality. Additionally, when someone has injectables – for the first year or so – they tend to look better. However, when the skin becomes tired from the toxins and when bigger amounts are necessary to achieve the same effect, people start looking slightly odd. So, if you’re reading this and looking for natural alternatives to botox, here are some recommendations worth trying out:
Do you know that you can improve your skin’s appearance by just taking vitamins? Nutritional supplements can help improve collagen production which is important for skin’s firmness and elasticity. The best supplements to take as a natural alternative to botox include vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids. If you are worried about taking tablets you can find natural alternatives for supplements by taking food rich in these vitamins.
Facial massages are another natural alternative to botox because they leave you with brighter eyes, less fine lines and puffiness, all by targeting organ function and stress. Skincare experts advise on a facial massage at home 2-3 times a week. However, gentle massaging every day for 5-10 minutes does no harm to your skin. It helps in promoting blood circulation and fading fine lines over time. When massaging your skin, make sure that your face is well moisturized with a moisturizer of your choice so that your fingers glide over the skin without any friction.
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. This natural alternative is known to improve facial elasticity and skin hydration, both of which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Ideally, this is a natural alternative for healthy youthful-looking skin because it doesn’t involve injecting toxins into your skin. After two or three sessions of acupuncture, you should start to notice improvements in certain areas of the kin. Eventually, you will observe an overall sense of wellness, including your psychological and physical health.
Botox is just one of the many skincare procedures that are being used to prevent wrinkling and skin ageing. But as you can see, there are many more alternatives to it. So, before trying any skincare procedures, you should consider all the pros and cons of all of them.