How to Prevent Wrinkles!
Got wrinkles? They are something that all of us are going to experience at some point in our lives. As we get older, wrinkles become more and more likely, leading many to turn to any means necessary to get rid of them. Thankfully, there are a number of things that can be done while you are still young that will help to minimize or prevent wrinkles all together. Here’s a quick look at some of the best ways to start fighting back today when it comes to wrinkles.
Limit your sun exposure
As tempting as it may be to spend the summer soaking up the sun every chance you get, you may want to consider limiting your sun time. Too much sun exposure is the number one cause of wrinkles, as it causes damage to the skin. UV and UVA rays cause your skin to age faster by breaking down the collagen and elastin that give your skin support. For maximum protection make sure to use sunscreen when you are going to be in the sun for an extended period of time.
Try to sleep on your back
Sleeping on your side or stomach means one side of your face is always going to be mashed into your pillow, which makes sleep lines being etched into your skin much more likely. Overtime, these sleep lines can turn into permanent wrinkles.
If you smoke, your skin is going to age quicker. The skin of those who smoke tends to be thinner and has more lines and furrows than that of non-smokers. Smokers can also get deep grooves around their lips. If all that wasn’t bad enough, smoking can also break down your skin’s collagen, causing your skin to look less firm and more wrinkled.
Eat a healthy diet
Sometimes, poor diet can be a contributing factor to wrinkly skin. Make sure to eat healthy and to drink plenty of water; good nutrition is not only good for your skin, but the rest of your body as well. The best foods for your skin are those that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. Also, make sure to limit your alcohol consumption, as too much can dehydrate your skin.
To consistently ensure your skin is not at risk of being dried out, try moisturizing every day. Even a simple moisturizer that contains no special ingredients is going to help to keep your skin looking more full and supple rather than dry and lined. There are also some moisturizers that contain sunscreen, offering some very useful extra protection.
Wear glasses or sunglasses
Excessive squinting, whether due to poor vision or being in the sun, can lead to wrinkles developing around the eyes. Avoid this by simply wearing glasses or sunglasses, depending on what your problem is. Reducing your squinting is going to ensure your facial muscles are not overworked, and that no grooves that have potential to turn into wrinkles are formed.
Follow these tips and you’re sure to have smoother, younger-looking, wrinkle-free skin for years!