19 Easy Ways To Avoid Wrinkles
Ageing of the skin is a natural process where the collagen and elastin, that keep our skin looking firm and youthful, begin to decrease. This results in wrinkles. Cell production and cell quality also diminish over time resulting in wrinkles. These factors, unfortunately, are out of our control, though diet and supplements can slow down the process, it won’t stop it.
The influences that are within our control are largely environmental such as pollution (eg; smoking) and sun damage. Here are 19 easy ways to reduce wrinkles and slow down the ageing process.
Stop smoking (It’s #1 for a reason)
Always wear sunscreen whether it’s cloudy or sunny and don’t sunbake.
Hydrate your skin by drinking about 8 glasses of water a day.
Use skin care products that contain antioxidants and AHA's.
Moisturize the skin on your face twice daily.
Reduce stress. (Try reading, exercising, meditating) 15 minutes a day is a good start.
Reduce alcohol consumption. Overindulging can put enormous strain on your system and will accelerate wrinkles forming.
Eat healthily by incorporating plenty of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
Sleep at least 8 hours every night.
Eat fish three times a week. Great for the skin and general health.
Check with your doctor about taking supplements, your diet may be lacking some of the important ones.
Use an eye cream for the delicate skin around the eyes nightly.
Facial scrubs remove the build-up of dead cells that can increase the appearance of wrinkles, do this weekly.
Use natural skin care products that will nourish your skin and give it lots of vitamins and minerals to help it stay fresh and healthy. (like the ones here)
Jojoba oil resembles the skin’s natural oils. Dab this around the eyes to keep wrinkles at bay.
Take vitamin C supplements and use products that contain vitamin C, it will help boost your collagen.
Start a good skincare routine in your 20’s. Prevention is easier than a cure.
Honey is known worldwide for its beneficial abilities. Use a honey mask weekly. Simply apply the honey to your face and neck and leave for 30 minutes then rinse off. This mask will "feed" your skin with nutrients.
Aloe Vera and Avocado oil both can prevent the skin from drying out, they are both used to improve the skin’s elasticity.