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Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial all Natural Anti-Aging Recipe DIY

Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial all Natural Anti-Aging Recipe DIY! This homemade facial uses natural ingredients you can find in your kitchen and is an easy DIY face mask recipe!

Two ingredients for the best Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial all Natural Anti-Aging Recipe! Can you guess what they are? One’s in your spice rack! I’m simply using Paprika and Almond Oil! Sounds pretty easy right? This all natural anti-wrinkle facial that I love using once a week to help plump up the collagen in my face and decrease wrinkles! Also a huge help preventing wrinkles!

Β *UPDATE: 1-22-15 Be sure to do a test patch on your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. I’ve received a few comments that people couldn’t handle the tingling this face mask generates. Also, brands of paprika can vary.

Retinol anti-wrinkle facial recipe
Yes, this is me, Jen. TA-DA! Retinol anti-wrinkle facial recipe that works! I look scary with this facial! I look like I filmed a Carrie movie!

How does retinol remove wrinkles? Retinol has been used for treating acne, blackheads, and making sure your pores are staying unclogged. Decades of research by dermatologists has uncovered retinol has major anti-aging benefits as well as fighting acne. Retinol will boost the collagen in your face, decreasing fine lines and improving function of your skin’s turnover rate! Retinol is also known as Vitamin A! This is why I picked Paprika for an anti wrinkle mask! It’s also usually found in your kitchen spice rack! πŸ˜‰ It’s always in my kitchen because I “get my cooking on” making jambalaya and everything else you can imagine! (We’ll tawlk about recipes someday) I have so many exotic spices, you’d think I’m some sorta witch. LOL.

This all natural Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial works amazing!
I love knowing what I’m putting on my skin and saving money from expensive retinol anti-wrinkle serums or creams.

This is also know as a Paprika Face Mask Recipe

Natural Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial – What’s in Paprika?

Paprika is basically a spice made from dried red bell peppers. (Some people don’t know this!) BTW ALL bell peppers grow starting out as Green -> Yellow -> Orange -> and then turn into Red! LOL Yes, there’s people out there that think they come from different plants. Ok, back to paprika, Paprika contains Vitamin A, B6, E, and high in carotenoids which make up the beautiful red color of the pepper.Β  These are antioxidants and rev up the power of vitamin E for your skin, we all know vitamin E is great for skin! The huge anti-wrinkle benefits of paprika is the Vitamin A, packing a huge punch against wrinkles because it’s a form of retinol and paprika is packed with it! I like to mix this Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial recipe with Almond Oil because it’s also high in Vitamin A and E! This mixes very well!

Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial – What’s in Almond Oil?

Almond Oil is high in Vitamin A , E,Β  unsaturated fats, and fatty acids, making it easy to absorb into our skin! it also has Vitamin K, helping to remove dark circles under the eyes! Almond oil won’t clog your pores either! It helps your skin retain moisture. What’s not to love? The Almond Oil helps to make this the best Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial.

Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial
Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial with Paprika!

Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial – Step 1

Only do this facial before bedtime. You shouldn’t expose your face to the sun after this facial because it could have adverse effects! Use any brand of Paprika for this Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial! Grab a clean cup, your measuring spoons, the paprika, and you almond oil! Also get some paper towels handy because this can get messy pretty fast!

Measure 3 1/2 Tsp. of Paprika into your cup. (paprika is a spice, make sure you’re not allergic to it and test before applying all over onto your face, just as all facials. )

Paprika facial!
Get ready to spice up your life, I mean face!

Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial – Step 2

Measure 2 Tsp. of Almond oil into your cup, stir, stir, stir! You should now have a nice thick paste that’s not runny. If it’s runny, add a sprinkle more of paprika.

Almond oil into the facial
Adding a skin loving ingredient, ALMOND OIL! Packed with vitamin A!
Retinol anti-wrinkle facial
Retinol anti-wrinkle facial recipe complete! Easy!

Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial – Step 3

apply the facial with your spoonSpread the mixture onto your face. I like to do this with the back of my spoon.

Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial – Step 4

Wait fifteen minutes before rinsing off. This mask might smell weird. I personally don’t like the smell, but I know I’m doing something great for my skin once a week for an all natural Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial. I like to rinse my face with warm water and scrub it off gently in circular motions to exfoliate! This Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial will now have Your skin GLOWING!

Anti-wrinkle facial looks like blood!
Anti-wrinkle facial looks like blood! It’s Paprika!

This Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial looks like blood on my face! This is not a blood facial! My pic is too funny yet creepy!

After I wash my skin, I love to apply my all natural toner. I either use witch hazel (Skin Care Benefits for Witch Hazel )here or rice water! Check out my Rice Water Skin Care <—

Don’t forget to check out all my other awesome skin care facials here <–

And last but not least, my Top Ten Anti Aging Skin Care Tips <–

Pamper your skin! Don’t feel guilty doing so! Your skin is exposed to so much chaos everyday, you need to give back to your skin and nurture it!

I hope you enjoy this all naturalΒ Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial



55 thoughts on “Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Facial all Natural Anti-Aging Recipe DIY”

  1. Your beauty blog is one of the most impressive I have come across. I’m a skincare fanatic too and carry a similar belief that beauty is a state of mind. Also, you are absolutely stunning!

    1. Thank you! Yes, I think skin care should be a primary concern before makeup. I’m having fun here trying to make a high quality blog. Have a great day!

  2. Hello Jen, Im Jen too πŸ™‚ I love your website and all of your great tips. very helpful! I do have a question though. I have a very bad habit of picking blackheads I see on my face. I know its a terrible habit but I am really trying hard to stop. habits are hard to break. :S Anyway, can you suggest anything like a mask etc that would be good to really help the healing process of things ive picked thats sensitive, large pores, and past acne marks that are trying to fade? I know its a tall order but you seem very knowledgeable so any tips or advise would be much appreciated. Like I said, its a bad habit, Im sure partly stress, but I want my old face back! Thanks again, Jennifer

    1. Hi Jennifer!
      Woot wooo Don’t we have an awesome name? I’m gonna have to say it’s the best name EVER! πŸ˜‰
      Ok, don’t worry, I pick at my face before I get in the shower and after the shower to purge my pores before they get blocked up! AHhhh! we’re so bad! Not really! People get paid to purge your pores, they’re called estheticians. I Call them magicians because they can really fix bad skin! I suggest trying the PMD microderm system:
      That can help unclog the pores and get to the black heads, making them easier to cleanse away!
      Good luck!
      XO Jen

        1. hey Jen,

          Its Jen again! Thanks for your help the other day. About the PMD, I did try and use it once about 3 years ago and had a bad experience. I must have pressed to hard or something on the area of my cheekbones because it scabbed over. The dark marks on both my cheeks still havent completely gone away. :S So, Im very hesitant to try again. Its been sitting in my closet collecting dust…im thinking about it though. Is there a better way to blog with you than right here? email etc. If its the best way for you thats ok! one other thing, ive tried the extra virgin olive oil as an eye makeup remover, which does remove the makeup, but as a leave on moisterizer for eyes it seems to irritate them a bit. I put a little sunscreen under them after to protect but even now they still seems dry. Any ideas? I was using an eye cream that had retinol in it daily but it seriously dried out my eye area. Id like to moisterize my eyes well, but still help with fine lines and rebuild some elasticity ive lost. Im 30 by the way πŸ™‚ I think I have quite a few more wrinkles than you, you seem to have none!! lol My earlier years living in the sun really accelerating the aging process..I was young and a beach bum. In the last about 6 years I really started wearing sunscreen and not laying in the sun. I love this beauty chat with another girl who likes natural skin care like me! I did try your coffee mask the other night and it was heaven! I think it really helped unclog some pores and blackheads…Well i wont keep you reading too long, but glad to be talking with you πŸ™‚ take care and have a good day! Jennifer~

          1. Hi “the other Jennifer” lol πŸ˜‰
            I hope this convo can help others!

            Sounds to like to you needed to use the blue exfoliating discs for sensitive skin. And use it lightly not going over the same area twice!

            Instead of olive oil, try almond oil because it’s lighter. It also helps with dark under eye circles! Sounds like you have VERY sensitive skin because olive oil works great on my skin.

            Retinol creams have to be used at night because the sun will ruin the effects of it working.

            So happy you enjoyed my coffee mask!

            Keep protecting your skin from the sun and you’ll see wonders! πŸ˜‰

            Keep in touch Jennifer!

            Jennifer πŸ˜‰

  3. Hey, good to hear from you! ok yea, i figured the blue disk is what i need but i have to wait until my face heals more bec i have a very bad habit like i told you..anyway, ok i will try that almond oil instead, might be better for me in the summer months bec my face gets oiler anyway. im going to buy those few supplies for the hair regrowth too. many times i wear my hair pulled back and over time i think it thinned out around the front of my hairline. so im excited to see if it grows in fuller there! also am going to buy tumeric to try the acne mask. πŸ™‚ love the pics of your home..are you buying a new place? question of the day: what can you use to cover acne marks, blemishes (concealer?) that doesnt have so many chemicals but also wont keep clogging pores. I want to let it heal but i still have to cover spots up when i go to work etc. Thanks! have a great day. Jen

    1. Hi Jen,
      I’m glad you’re going to try the turmeric mask! It really does a great job and it’s been able to help my skin clear up when I had a stressful time in my life and I was prone to break outs. I hope your hair comes back nice and full, I’ve had good luck with the Hair, Skin, and Nails supplement. My fiance also noticed a difference when I asked him to start trying them, he said his nails were growing out of control! He’s always asking me where the toe nail clippers are LOL! He goes outside to clip those long toe nails haha. Our new house is slowly getting decorated…taking my time and finding good deals online for furniture has been helpful!THANKS! For a good concealer that covers acne like a champion try the mac pro longwear concealer (expensive). This is the heavy duty concealer. When I had acne scars and acne, this was like painting on new skin. That’s my #1 recommendation to fully hide a blemish! For a lighter but effective concealer I swear by the Sonia Kashuk concealer hidden agenda, it has a nice consistency and blends nicely. If you want zero chemicals, stick to a mineral concealer, there’s no guilt there at all! Using a mineral powder and dabbing that on a blemish with a concealer brush works great! You can build up coverage wonderfully and not look like you have caked on makeup! Mineral makeup is also the best for the hot summer weather! I hope i helped! Good luck!

      1. Hello Jen,

        Its Saturday, not sure what I’m doing today..thanks for all your advise! dont worry, your house will all come together. lately ive been so fed up with my face. sometimes i just want to give up. i cant really afford to go to a dermatologist so im trying to make it work on my own. i am going through a stressful time right now so that could be a major factor. it seems like my pores never get a deep clean they need. any suggestions? maybe i need a clay mask or something…because ill use a yogert based mask and still see blackheads after. i know its partly because my pores are huge it seems like! im not sure why. could be sun damage from before. any ideas on how to diffuse the look of pores with makeup or to seriously shrink them? plus i have rosecea on my cheek area so its like i have to watch what i put just on that area ya know. im just blah. im sure you’ve been there at some point too. i wish i could get back the skin when i was 20. haha. you didnt have to do anything and you looked great. :S lol well we will talk later. going to eat some cereal. πŸ™‚ hope you and your hubby have a great day! see ya. Jennifer

        1. Hi “The other Jen” πŸ˜‰
          Cereal? Girl, you gotta switch up your diet and have some oatmeal. LOL too much sugar, that causes most breakouts and STRESS. I was always eating sweets in my 20’s and when I stopped, my skin healed a lot! It’s sooooo hard. Also when I started exercising everyday for 1 hour, I felt like I didn’t need much makeup. However, our skin needs help when we break out! If you want an easy solution to manage acne, I highly recommend the 3 step Proactiv system. I actually use it when my skin is misbehaving. I used it back in the day when I worked in retail and had to face customers everyday. That’s also when I ate bad things like sweets all the time! πŸ˜‰ I hear that olive oil is good for roseacea! I really suggest the tumeric mask: This naturally helped heal and work miracles on my skin! I saw results in one week! Thanks girl, I hope you can de stress and enjoy your day! TTYL!

          1. Hello and Good Afternoon Jen!

            Hope you are having a good day. It is a sunny and warm day here. πŸ™‚ I tried the oatmeal..yuck! LOL it had no flavor at all. i added blueberries but i guess you need other stuff too. i wasnt really sure how to make it. maybe ill try again sometime. i dont eat those cereals with all the sugar tho! usually rasin bran or special k etc. healthy cereal πŸ™‚ my face is getting better! mostly because ive been just doing the basics for now and letting it heal. plus i made it my business to cut down all of my nails until i think im ready. so far it seems like a great proactive step. πŸ™‚ other than that everything is progressing..getting rid of unnecessary stress in my life. I wish we could blog somewhere else sometime, like email, so millions of people arent always able to see my message. lol anything else going on with you? my younger brother is leaving for Australia Wed!

            ttys πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Jen,

    Quick question…can you use extra virgin olive oil instead of almond oil in the paprika face scrub.

  5. hi Jen
    i am from Pakistan i like your site very much and i use one of your remedy and it is very effective. i am very happy i have now not dark eye circles under my eyes. i have one problem i am 28 year old but i have very loss face skin and having wrinkle under eyes and i have brown spots on face. can you help me??? i want my face clean and fresh.
    will waiting for your good advice.

  6. Hi Jen, I am very much impressed by all your DIY facials and have been following some. I have a question regarding this Paprika facial. Does this clog pores because I noted that my skin breaks out after a day from this facial not sure if it is beaucse of paprika/almond oil.

    1. It could be from the almond oil. Check if your oil is expired too. You can try olive oil if that’s more gentle for your skin. If you are sensitive to the paprika, you can try mashed up cooked carrots! That has a great effect too! I have really sensitive skin too. You might want to try a steam facial ( steam your face over the stove with a pot of boiling water) this can help remove any leftover mask trapped on your skin!
      Good luck!

  7. Jen,
    You may need to mention some precautions with this beauty recipe. Not only did this recipe burn the crap out of my skin for 15 minutes after use, when washing it, it got into my eyes and burned them for 15 to 20 minutes. I am unsure if my skin looks better since it is the first time, but really, this recipe is painful.

    1. Hi Nash, I’m so sorry to hear you got burned. I have not experienced this. The paprika should help reduce any inflammation so this is odd. The almond oil should also help make it extra gentle. Perhaps you have very sensitive skin. I have not heard anyone have any problems with this facial. It’s best to test on one small patch of skin. I hope your skin get some relief.

  8. Hi Jen,

    I was wandering about paprika- are you using red one?also, is it dry paprika you’re using (or maybe it’s better to get a fresh one ?


  9. OMG!!! 3 1/2 TSP??? NO!!! Try 1 tsp to start w/. There are different kinds of paprika! That is why this burned Nash. I use 1 tsp w/ clay, water, essential oils and a tad of charcoal powder sometimes. Sensitive skin cannot do 3 1/2 tsp. BE WARNED.

    1. Hi Meg, thanks for visiting my blog! Yes, I use 3 tsp. I make it into a thick paste as you can see all over my face lol. πŸ˜‰ Did you accidentally try TBSP instead of tsp? Yikes, that would be way too much paprika! INDEED! I agree, many brands of paprika can have a different severity. It sounds like you have very sensitive skin, I’m sure you normally do a test patch before applying to your skin? I will add that reminder to the instructions. Many people forget to do a test patch.

  10. Hi thanks for sharing will always checking out on your page, but can you use olive oil instead of almond oil.

    1. Hello Ursula,
      First of all, thank you for visiting my website so frequently. That makes me smile big! You can try olive oil, but the almond oil has a higher concentration of vitamin A. Give it a try and let me know.

  11. WOw, this natural retinol facial worked really well. Thanks Jen. once again you saved my skin.

  12. I tried rice water and the paprika and almond oil mask on your website and my skin has its glow back! I was even complimented on how smooth and soft my skin looked!
    I also bought the witch hazel brand you suggested. Can I use both witch hazel and rice water in the mornings or will it dry out my face?

  13. Hi! Is it possible to make a small batch of this rather than each time I use it? If so how long do you think it would last?

  14. Love your site & trying a couple of your masks,like the paprika.great ideas. Do you have anything to replace Garnier anti puff eye roller. I would like something more natural for my morning eye puffiness. Thanks..keep up the good work

    1. Thanks Peggy,
      If you want to go the natural method, I hear used coffee grinds are great for eye puffiness or tea bags under the eyes. Also using a cold spoon right from the freezer everyday works great too. πŸ˜‰

  15. Hi
    Thanks for sharing!
    Question: can you add it around your eyes? Will it dry my eyes? Or is it safe to add around eyes?

  16. Is there a way to subscribe to your site to get emails on new articles and how to’s? Or is the notify me of new posts the same thing?

  17. Hi Jen,
    I’m new here I have a question my face skin is not tight and one of my eyelids is very wrinkled and loose It makes me look old can this mask helps?

    1. Hi Layan,
      First I would start with using rose hip seed twice a day on my face. Also making sure you’re drinking enough water. At night I would massage olive oil into my face before bed and rinse with very warm water. I would also take 1 TBSP of olive oil internally every day. Once you see your skin tighten up, then I would do this facial.

  18. Guess I’m the only man that tried this. I noticed a difference after just one use. Thanks.. How often should this be Applied? And should I use jojoba oil, like other similar recipes says?

    1. Hi !!!
      That’s awesome. I sometimes beg my husband to be my “guinea pig” to test these recipes on. lol. Men have thicker facial skin, therefore if it works on men, it will work even better on women. I’m glad this worked for you. I recommend you do this once every two weeks. Yes, you can substitute the oil but the almond oil is very special for evening out the skin tone especially under the eyes.

  19. Hi, I realize this is long after other posts, so don’t know if it will be seen.

    I just found this site a few wks. ago and Bookmarked it, but also have left it in my Tabs so I don’t forget. However, I find all those ads at the right with the girls bouncing all around, so annoying AND distracting when I’m at the top of the page where they are.

    Due to several things going on I haven’t had time to experiment with this yet, but am anxious to try.

    Also, as I’m writing in this box, the color is such a light gray (ON a Gray background) that I can barely read what I’m writing.

    1. Hi Ann,
      Thanks for visiting. Thanks for your feedback on your user experience of my website. I’ll look into the comment area styles applied. Thanks again!

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