Wrinkles, like death and taxes, are an unwanted certainty.
Though wrinkles and fine lines are inevitable, there are some habits or things that you can do to reduce/delay the onset of the wrinkles.
And the good thing is that a majority of these things will not cost you an arm or leg, and more importantly, they can be done at the comfort of your home.
And in this article, we will share with you top 7 the wrinkle-busting idea that will help to reduce the skin creases.
At their more, most of our tips will revolve around rebuilding and strengthening collagen and elastic, the connective tissue responsible for the smoothness and flexibility of your skin. (Also see: 5 Habits That Will Cause You Early Face Wrinkles)
1. Avoid Excessive Sunlight Exposure
Cancer Organization has linked UV rays and the damaging effects they have on the skin.
UV rays the speed up the aging of the skin as they destroy collagen and the connective tissues beneath the epidermal layer.
This usually results in wrinkles, brown “liver” spots, and loss of skin elasticity.
A testimony to this is the difference in pigmentation of your skin tone on both the underside and top side of your same arm.
To protect yourself from the damaging effects of the sun rays, you will need to wear sunscreen, and if possible, wear a hat, especially you are looking to protect your face.
2. Get Enough Beauty Sleep
You have probably come across how important a good night sleep is to your overall health and more particularly to the appearance of your skin.
According to research, when you fail to get adequate sleep, your body produces an excess of cortisol, a hormone that is responsible for breaking down the skin cells.
On the other hand, if you get sufficient sleep, your body generates more of (Human Growth Hormone), which helps in the regeneration of the skin by helping the skin to remain thick, more “elastic” and less likely to wrinkle.
Speaking of sleep, it’s recommended that you do on your back if you can, rather than sleeping face down or sideways. An etiological factor, evidence suggests that “sleeping” on your skin can tug your skin, eventually reducing elasticity and allowing your skin to sag into line. And luckily, sleeping on your back is considered as the healthiest way to sleep, and so by sleeping this way, you will gain even greater health benefits.
3. Use Wrinkle Cream
With the advancement in medical technology, wrinkle creams are increasingly becoming the magic bullet to your wrinkle and fine line woes.
Convenient, and inexpensive, wrinkle creams are popular for triggering the production of collagen and elastin, while increasing cell turnover.
These creams are also known for fading the stubborn pigmentation, shrinking the pores, and retexturing your skin.
4. Boost Collagen Naturally
Collagen, as the main structural protein in our bodies, it is the scaffold that provides strength and structure.
In the skin, this protein provides elasticity, replaces the dead skin cells, while holding everything together.
The breakdown of this protein is what actually leads to sagging and wrinkle son your skin.
The good news is that you can boost collagen through various means. Besides the creams we have mentioned above, you can as well as boost your collagen through diet.
Some of the foods that are rich in collagen-producing agents include:
- Bone Broth
- Dark green veggies
- Organic meat
- Egg whites
5. Reduce Stress
Have you noticed that you breakout easily when you are stressed?
Various theories support the link between stress and skin condition, and one of them is that stress causes your body to generate hormones like cortisol, which makes your skin oils. In effect, an oilskin aggravates psoriasis, rosacea & eczema.
A second theory is that stress can interfere with your daily skin care, thus leading you to skimp on the skin care routine and in effect aggravating skin issues.
6. Exercise More and Get Frequent Massage Therapies
Though there are limited studies on this, empirical evidence suggests that exercising and massaging is good for your skin.
Whether it will help in improving the circulatory system, strengthening the heart, or stimulating the lymph glands, exercising is beneficial for both your body and skin.
7. Lifestyle Changes
In addition to incorporating exercise into your daily life, some lifestyle habits contribute to aging skin.
Smoking, for instance, is one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Besides the horrible things it does to your body, it’s also responsible for the breakdown of collagen, and this is why smokers usually have some of the worst wrinkles.
Another habit that you ought to stop is limiting your sugar intake. Without going much into detail about it, excess sugar intake results to glycation that creates AGEs, which have been tied to degrading collagen and premature aging.
You now have the top 7 tips for reducing your face wrinkles. If you follow these tips religiously, you will be on your way to achieving a radiant, glamorous, and glowing skin in no time.
About The Author:
Stacey Smith is the freelance health writer. She is passionate to write about women’s health, dental health, diabetes, endocrinology and nutrition and provide in-depth features on the latest in health news for medical clinics and health magazines.