If you had the chance to keep wrinkles at bay with simple alterations in your life, wouldn’t you take heed? An inevitable part of life, fine lines begin to appear when collagen and elastin break as we age. We can’t turn back the clock on ageing, but certainly can slow the process and prevent worsening of existing wrinkles. Just follow a few simple anti-ageing skin care tips.
While modern lifestyles have turned us into vampires prowling about in the night, nature intended us to sleep at reasonable hours and get plenty of it. Our body produces Human Growth Hormone (HGH) while we are asleep. This is essential for growth and cell production that makes skin healthy. The more you sleep, the more HGH your body produces. You get the drift…
Drink water and stay hydrated
Good skin reflects how healthy you are from within. Drinking lots of water enables you to keep your skin replenished from inside and maintain elasticity to an extent. It also flushes all the toxins from the body and deters you from putting junk (such as sugary drinks) that do more harm than good.
Use sunscreen and protect yourself from the sun
Yes, that annoying point again! As you might have learnt in your science class, the ozone layer (that protects us from the sun) is depleting due to pollution, etc. We do not bask in the same kind of sunlight that our ancestors did and are more exposed to UVA and UVB radiation. These harmful rays penetrate the skin and cause increased wrinkles as well as skin disorders.
Make sure that you are armoured with the right kind of sunscreen. Also remember, the sun is at its worst during the peak time of 11 AM to 3 PM. So, cover up or stay indoors at this time.
Eat lots of antioxidant-rich foods
Antioxidant-rich foods prevent free radicals and helps to keep skin youthful. Including fruits and vegetables in your daily diet that are full of Vitamins A, C and E is a natural way of reducing wrinkles and ageing signs in your skin.
Kick that smoking habit
If you haven’t been able to kick the smoking habit, here is another reason for you to reconsider. Smoking leads to heavy wrinkles and speeds up ageing. The nicotine content causes the thinning of the blood vessels of your skin. This, in turn, leads to lesser blood flow and thus reduced the supply of oxygen and nutrients to your skin.
So, avoid these wrinkles perpetrators from your routine.
Studies prove that those who have well-hydrated skin form wrinkles at a slower pace as compared to those with dry skin. What moisturisers do is that they trap the water content and thus hydrate the skin. You can go for a brand that suits you or use any of the natural oils such as coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil or olive oil. In due course of time, you will notice that your skin has never been so good.
Use moisturising and detoxing face mask
Using moisturising face masks at regular intervals bring a glow to the face and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is the best way to prevent wrinkles and firm up your skin.
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Incorporate these little changes and you will be thanking yourself for it years later.