How to Prevent Wrinkles And Fine Lines
Good day everyone, I hope the week has been kind to you so far and that you are enjoying a productive start to the week. Today, I would like to talk about wrinkles and fine lines, as it is something that we all have to deal with eventually. These occur when your skin becomes thinner, drier and less elastic as you get older, slowly losing the ability to protect against damage. Folds in the skin develop as it can no longer snap back into position because of its decreasing elasticity.
Due to aging, wrinkles are inevitable but here are three simple things you can do to reduce or delay them for as long as possible.
You can reduce the wrinkles by following a few simple habits (pic from couturing.com)
Drink plenty of water
This ensures your skin remains hydrated and is one of the simplest, but most effective, ways to help prevent wrinkles naturally. It also flushes toxins out of your body, but don’t expect your skin to magically become radiant overnight! This is a long-term skin enhancement, not an instant transformation. You should be consuming at least eight glasses of water daily, if not more!
Apply sunscreen lotion before going out
If you enjoy being outdoors, you’re going to need to make sunscreen a natural part of your routine. Tanning under the sun might appear attractive, but age will catch up with you before you know it and the cumulative damage caused by the sun’s UV rays will definitely show!
Sunscreen lotion is a must if you plan to be out in the sun for long! (pic from lipsticklifestyle.com)
So instead of allowing the sun to damage your skin cells, apply sunscreen lotion before you go out. This will help prevent premature signs of aging, as well as protect your skin cells.
Watch what you eat
Although it might seem unrelated, your diet certainly plays a part in the condition of your skin. Naturally, an unbalanced and unhealthy diet will lead to your skin looking rather dull and can eventually lead to wrinkles and fine lines. Instead, feed yourself with plenty of fruits, vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids. Fruits and vegetables contain loads of vitamins and minerals which your skin requires to maintain a healthy, glowing complexion.
The antioxidant vitamin C is well known for being a crucial part of collagen production – this is the substance that repairs your skin, and makes it strong and firm which in turn reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
Many fruits are good sources of vitamin C (pic from drwillard.com)
Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, pumpkin seeds and many types of nuts and helps to nourish dry skin. If you don’t like these foods, you can improve your intake of omega-3 by consuming supplements instead in order to ensure that you have the nutrients your body requires.
Simple right? Try making these a habit, and you’ll surely look younger and fresher before long!