We all want our faces to stay as supple and wrinkle free as possible for as long as possible. Although Botox is a very popular option it is actually incredibly damaging. It comes with a whole host of side effects because you are injecting toxins into your face. Many people feel these negative side effects, such as blurry vision, nausea and headaches for a number of days after the injections. So, we’ve compiled a list of 5 natural alternatives to Botox that could revolutionize your facial health.
- Yamuna face ball
This treatment is 100% non-invasive as it simply involves rolling a Yamuna facial ball over the bones of your face. Yamuna invented this after deciding that she wanted to improve her facial skin health as well as reduce wrinkles without relying on intensive treatments like Botox at clinics such as www.therapieclinic.co.uk. The face ball is used to stimulate and align the bones in the face, activating the muscles as you massage your face with it. Unlike many wrinkle-reducing treatments this is entirely pain and chemical free. In fact, it is quite relaxing as you are receiving a circulation-boosting massage. You can opt to use the face ball on yourself or go to a spa or treatment centre that offers it if you would prefer a professional touch. It is said to brighten the skin and have immediate results.
V-Tox is a natural cream invented by a skin specialist to the stars. The likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and more other A-Listers have sworn by this as a Botox alternative. It was developed after stars were beginning to question the side effects of Botox and decided they wanted to avoid it. It contains a variety of active ingredients, including some plant extracts, which are designed to stimulate the dermal matrix production. As it is a botanical cream, its application does not involve any injections, and takes just minutes to apply. It is designed to help smooth out skin and help de-stress wrinkled areas. Unless Botox, it has no frozen appearance associated with it.
- Bee Venom products
Yes, you heard that right – bee venom. For all of those concerned about the welfare of the bees used to produce this, do not worry: the bee venom is extracted naturally with no harm or loss of life to the bee. These products fool your skin into thinking it has been stung, which induces a rush of blood to the skin and stimulates the production of both elastin and collagen. Both elastin and collagen renewal are vital if you want your face to stay wrinkle-free for as long as possible. The products do not hurt, although they may hurt your pocket a little, as they come with a hefty price tag. However, you tend to get a fair amount of product for the price, and a little goes a long way with this.
- Facial Acupuncture
This procedure has been around for thousands of years. Formerly a largely Eastern practice, it is now becoming much more popular in the West. Although it is more invasive than the last three Botox alternatives, it is still a holistic practice. It involves the insertion of needles into specific stress points in your face. This is done to smooth out areas of your face prone to wrinkles due to tension, and can reverse the effects of this tension. Unlike the other natural Botox alternatives on this list, you will need a course of treatment to see effects, but it is definitely worth seeing it through. Moreover, it actually lifts the face as well as improving wrinkles. Facial acupuncture is indeed said to have a whole variety of psychical benefits as well, as it can aid your sleeping pattern and improve your mood.
- Lemon Juice
This is the cheapest natural alternative of the five we have gathered for you. Simply take a sliced lemon and massage the juice into your fine lines and wrinkles. As well as improving the appearance of these, it also simultaneously brightens your skin. This is a really good natural Botox alternative to use all year round as it ensures that your complexion will not become dull in the winter months. A final bonus is that the scent of this citrus fruit is proven to have a lifting effect upon your mood.