In the quest for ever-lasting beauty, Americans spend about $1 billion a year on assorted creams that claim to provide a fountain of youth in every bottle. And some charge dear for this service: ReVive Intensite Volumizing Serum is perhaps the most expensive at $600 per fluid ounce. Problem is, aging and its effects-the sagging, the thinning, the creasing, the inelasticity-are, for the most part, unavoidable. Sure, you can restrict yourself to going out only at night, sleeping strictly on your back, and living in a bubble that protects you from all manner of pollutants and their evil oxidizing ways, but at the end of the day, wrinkles, like taxes and death, are inevitable. So why obliterate your piggy bank on products that at the most will produce modest results when a whole host of competent natural remedies lurk in your cupboard, in the fridge, even at your local yoga center? Here are few ways you can keep the wrinkles at bay naturally and cheaply.

Exfoliate. When you're young, your skin cells' turnover rate is pretty solid, but as you age, it slows down and becomes more uneven, so it needs a little boost in the form of exfoliation. And you don't have to make a drugstore run as long when a natural remedy exists in the form of handful of baking soda or a couple of tablespoons of olive oil mixed with brown sugar. If you have some overripe strawberries in your refrigerator, you can mash them up with some olive oil and slough the dead skin cells away.

Eat well. In his book Second Spring: Dr. Mao's Hundreds of Natural Secrets for Women to Revitalize and Regenerate at Any Age, Dr. Maoshing Ni recommends natural remedies like steamed pears to combat free radicals and tiny fish such as sardines and anchovies rid yourself of age spots.

Make faces. You might have been warned as a child not to make a face lest it remain forever in place. And truth be told, some truly twisted facial contortions can cause irreversible damage. But facial yoga, which is cropping up at fitness centers across the country, promises to provide ultimate natural remedy for wrinkles by toning face muscles through exercises such as puffing out your cheeks or blowing kisses.