Your face has a way of showing others what you have experienced in life. Whether you’ve laughed a lot or worried a lot, your laugh lines, worry lines, and frown lines will manifest themselves on your face and showcase the roadmap of your life.
But there is another type of liss that people naturally get over the skin as they age: fine lines. They appear as a network of lines over the skin when the skin starts to lose its elasticity and moisture (as we age) and these are the lines that plastic surgeons usually target.
But not everyone wants to get a surgical intervention to slow down the process of aging, and for those of you who want a natural solution, we’ve got good news!
There are 7 steps and lifestyle changes you can make that will answer your search for how to reduce fine lines.
How to Prevent Wrinkles
The environment and your genetics both play a crucial part in determining how your skin will age. But even if your genes are not in your favor, you still have a good deal of control over the appearance of your skin.
By following the easy steps below, you can keep your skin looking youthful and wrinkle-free for quite a long time.
Lather on the SPF
Prolonged exposure to the sun causes premature aging and wrinkles. Research proves that regular use of sunscreen slows down the signs of aging on your skin and helps you maintain a more youthful appearance for much longer.
Make sure you apply an SPF of between 30 to 5every day, even if the day looks cloudy. UV rays can penetrate clouds (and also the glass of your home’s windows!) so don’t think you’re safe anywhere.
Retinoids are derived from Vitamin A and are one of the most popular anti-aging products available on the market. They help increase the production of collagen in our skin which helps keep the skin elastic and looking firm and supple. Retinoids also promote skin regeneration and improve the overall appearance of the skin.
However, since there are many types of retinoids and different levels of skin tolerance for each, you should consult with a dermatologist to see which one is best suited to your skin.
As the name suggests, a moisturizer helps increase the moisture level in the skin. To stay hydrated and nourished, stshein needs to be moisturized. The older you get, the drier your skin gets – and all the more reason for you to start using moisturizer early.
Research shows that using a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C is very effective against wrinkles and fine lines.
Water is essential for life, and your skin also needs water to stay hydrated, flush out toxins, prevent acne, repair itself, and look fresh and glowing.
Having an ample amount of water every day (and especially in dry weather) can help your skin maintain its youthful appearance and ‘plumpness’ – which reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Eat Food Rich in Vitamins
When it comes to matters of skin and hair, you truly are what you eat. Eating a diet rich in vitamins and other nutrients helps promote healthy and glowing skin.
Research shows that people who eat more fruits have fewer wrinkles than people who eat lesfeweruits and more red meat. Foods that contain anti-inflammatory content and antioxidants also improve skin quality and appearance and prevent premature skin damage.
Some foods that are good for the skin include olives, green tea, carrots, pumpkins, broccoli, flax seeds, avocados, bell peppers, and pomegranates.
The tobacco in cigarettes damages the collagen in the skin and makes the skin lose its elasticity which causes premature wrinkling. The nicotine in cigarettes also causes blood vessels to narrow, and this makes the skin receive less oxygen. And what’s more the heat from the smoke and the pursing of the lips will also cause premature aging around the mouth and on the face in general.
Relax Your Face
Repeatedly pursing your lips, frowning, or squinting can speed up the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. If you squint often, get your eyesight checked. If you frown often, try to find ways to relieve your stress. Some helpful stress management activities include deep breathing, meditation, regular exercise, and practicing mindfulness.
Make a conscious effort to keep your face relaxed and it will soon become a new habit that will slow down the appearance of aging.
While we all know that wrinkles and fine lines are a natural part of the process of aging, it doesn’t hurt to slow down their formation! Protecting your skin from the elements, maintaining a skincare routine, using the right products, and bringing about some simple lifestyle changes only help keep your skin looking youthful and healthy.