Simple and Effective Ways to Prevent Wrinkles


Practice Good Skin Care Basics

“Wrinkles mainly happen on the paths of the body that get the most sun exposure including the face, neck, the back of the hands, and the tops of the forearms”, say experts at WebMD. Therefore, avoid the sun by wearing sunscreen and sun protective clothing (long sleeved clothing that can absorb the sun rays and keep it from your skin). Also, use moisturiser, and do not smoke.

Get adequate sleep and do it on your back

Dermatologists have said that when you do not get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Get enough rest, and your body will produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps the skin to remain thick, more ‘elastic’ and less likely to wrinkle. Furthermore, sleeping in certain positions night after night can lead to “sleep lines” which can then become etched into the top layers of your skin and refuse to fade. Sleeping on your side leads to wrinkles on cheeks and chin, while sleeping face down gives you a furrowed brow. So, get enough sleep, and sleep on your back.

Eat more fish (the right kind)

Cold-water fish, such as Salmon, is a great source of protein, one of the building blocks of great skin. It also has plenty of omega-3 fatty acids. Experts say essential fatty acids nourish skin and keep it plump and youthful meaning, less wrinkles.

Don’t Squint – Get reading glasses

Any facial expression that you do over and over (like squinting) overworks facial muscles and makes grooves beneath the skin’s surface. Eventually, those grooves become wrinkles. So keep those eyes wide. Wear reading glasses if you need them, and avoid squinting. Also get sun glasses too, as they can protect the skin around your eyes from the damage of the sun and keep you from squinting.

Do not over-wash your face

Washing your face very often strips the skin of moisture and natural oils that protect against wrinkles. If you wash your face too often, you wash away its protection. Always use soaps that contain moisturizers, or a gel or cream cleanser instead.

Vitamin C

Studies have found that creams with vitamin C can boost the amount of collagen your skin makes. Vitamin C protects against damage from UVA and UVB rays (damaging rays from the sun) and helps reduce redness, dark spots and uneven skin tone. You have to use a skin product with the right type of vitamin C, though. Check out for L-ascorbic acid or ascorbyl palmitate in your cream’s ingredients list.

Trade your Coffee for Cocoa

Studies show that cocoa contains high levels of two antioxidants (epicatechin and catechin) that protect skin from sun damage, improve blood flow to skin cells, keep moisture in, and make skin look and feel smoother.

Source: WebMD

By Akaomachi B