Preventing Wrinkles: 5 Ways To Keep Your Skin Smooth
You can lie about your age and dress as if you are 20 years younger, but if you have wrinkles lining your face, the only person you are fooling is yourself. The wrinkles on your face scream your true age for everyone to hear (or see).
The good news is, you may actually be able to reverse the appearance of these unwanted lines and grooves on your face. Don’t have wrinkles yet? Preventing wrinkles with these same tips can help you keep that baby face around a while longer.
1. Beware the Sun
The snow finally begins to melt and the sun starts popping its happy little face out. You just want to run outside and embrace the warmth and catch a few rays. But if preventing wrinkles is your goal, you may want to rethink this sun-worshipping routine. At least until you have had a chance to slather on some sunscreen.
The sun is actually the number one cause of wrinkles. Each time you tan, or heaven forbid, burn you are damaging your cells and speeding up the aging process.
Wear sunscreen every day to help keep wrinkles off your face.
2. Get More Sleep
Skimping on sleep is easy to do when there are so many things to get done each day. The trouble is, not getting the rest you need could be aging your body, and your face, at a much higher rate.
During sleep, your body gets to work rejuvenating and repairing damage. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body produces high levels of cortisol, a hormone that actually breaks down your precious skin.
Getting more sleep is an easy way to prevent those unwanted wrinkles. Try to go to bed a few minutes earlier every night until you work up to those skin-saving 8 hours. Sleeping on your back is also great for preventing wrinkles.
3. Increase Your HGH
Human Growth Hormone levels in your body decline with age. This decline can contribute to many of the unwanted signs of aging, including a face full of wrinkles.
Helping your body make more of its own HGH can improve the elasticity and appearance of your skin. Regular exercise and HGH supplements are two ways that you can increase HGH and prevent wrinkles.
4. Stop Smoking
Yet another reason for you to kick the habit, smoking encourages the formation of wrinkles.
With every puff, your cigarette is releasing enzymes that break down collagen and elastin in your face. The breakdown of these two very important components leads to thin, heavy lined skin.
Talk to your doctor to see what you can do to stop smoking today.
5. The Right Foods
Eating healthy foods, especially fruits and vegetables, can be very helpful for preventing wrinkles.
The antioxidants in your produce help combat free radicals and toxins that are invading your body and causing damage to your skin. Not only do antioxidants prevent further damage, but they also repair and help reverse past damage.
Some high antioxidant options include blueberries, artichokes, beans, and cranberries. Eat up to reverse wrinkles or prevent new ones.
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