Wrinkles are inevitable. Wrinkles seem to add up on our faces as our age also adds up. So, what’s a woman got to do when the wrinkles suddenly appear?
Modern technology has many options in eliminating these wrinkles, however, not all options are safe and they can be very expensive. There is no need to worry, however. There are actually many natural ways to prevent and minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Here are ten tips you could try so you can start saying goodbye to those fine lines:
1. Avoid too much sun.
Several studies have revealed that the sun really is the primary cause of wrinkles. There was even a study conducted by a New York plastic surgeon which involved twins, and the study revealed that those siblings who spent less time in the sun had fewer wrinkles and were younger looking.
2. Apply sunscreen.
Find a non-toxic, organic sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. Not only will it help in minimizing wrinkles, it can also help prevent skin cancer.
3. Avoid smoking.
Many studies have confirmed that smoking ages skin. Cigarette smoke releases an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping our skin’s elasticity.
4. Drink more water.
Dry skin can cause wrinkles, and when we don’t get enough water, our skin gets drier. How would you know that you have had enough water to make sure your skin is supple? Measure your weight in pounds and divide it into half, that amount in ounces should be the amount of water that you must consume within the day so your skin won’t get dry.
5. Consume food items that are rich in antioxidants.
Free radicals damage our skin, and antioxidants are great for combatting them. Consume food items that are rich in antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables are rich in these antioxidants like vitamins A, C, E and beta carotene.
Apply natural moisturizer to your skin. You can use a water based moisturizers or if you want to go more natural, try using coconut oil or argan oil. These natural oils can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and even cellulites.
7. Drink cocoa instead of coffee as your caffeine source.
If you want some perk up, but your afraid of getting wrinkles, drink cocoa instead of coffee. Not only does cocoa have less caffeine, it also has two dietary flavonols that protects our skin from sun damage. These flavonols improve blood circulation and they can make skin look and feel smoother.
8. Get enough sleep.
You may notice that your skin is drier when you haven’t had enough sleep. This is because when we lack sleep, our body produces cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Cortisol slows growth and tissue maintenance which can result to a drier skin. Now, if you are sleep deprived for a long time, your skin would definitely become drier causing wrinkles to appear.
9. Avoid squinting.
We usually squint when we are having a difficult time reading or when we have too much sun exposure. Avoid squinting by wearing prescription glasses or lenses, and by wearing sunglasses when you are out in the sun. Squinting stresses the facial muscle around the eyes causing wrinkles to appear.
10. Don’t wash your face too much.
Tap water strips off natural barrier oils and moisture that protects us from getting wrinkles. If we wash our face too often, our skin’s natural moisturizers are also removed, so make sure you don’t wash your face too much and always use a moisturizing cleanser instead of soap.
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