How To Reduce The Appearance of Wrinkles Naturally
Let’s face it: wrinkles are inevitable part of maturity and age. Wrinkles occur when the collagen production in the skin decreases and when the elasticity of the skin is lost. Facial wrinkles are marked with the appearances of thin lines and drooping or sagging skin. All those years of either smiling or frowning also contributes in the wrinkle development around the eyes, the corners of the mouth and cheeks. Let us not also forget a number of lifestyle factors like overexposure from the sun, smoking and anxiety that damage the skin cells and cause wrinkles early on.
Both men and women face the challenge of fighting the number one sign of aging every single day. There are hundreds, if not, thousands of cream, lotions and serums on the market that promise to turn back the hands of time and make you visibly younger. Then again, if you’re not yet ready to embrace the chemicals included in these products, try going the “natural” route. Here are our tips on how you can make wrinkles less visible and how you can slow down its development, the natural way.
DRINK WATER – Keeping your body and skin hydrated by drinking the right amount of water daily will prevent collagen fibres from dwindling down and will retain skin’s elasticity. Water will also make you glow with health because it will make the surface of the skin smooth with its natural plumping effect. Ideally, a person should drink 8 glasses of water a day but your water needs largely depend on how active you are, where you live and what food you eat. Consult a physician if you think you’re not getting enough water or having too much of it.
LESS SUN EXPOSURE – We’re not saying you should completely withdraw yourself from the outdoors but you should consider staying out of the sun as much as you can. As we all know, the damaging ultraviolet rays can hasten the development of wrinkles faster than the speeding light! If you really need to stay out longer than you should, be sure to apply generous amounts of sunscreen all over your face and body for that much needed sun protection.
SLEEP WELL – Studies show that skin cell repair and growth takes place when we sleep at night so if you stay up too late or when you don’t get much sleep at all, these naturally occurring skin processes are interfered. Sleeping for 8 hours a night will allow the skin cell growth and repair happen completely which will result in a healthy looking and soft skin. Also, avoid sleeping with your face pressed against your pillow (which disrupts your natural skin positioning) because with maturity comes the insufficient amount of collagen on the skin that should bring back the skin back to where they’re supposed to be.
VEGETABLES & FRUITS – Consuming vegetables and fruits rich in vitamins A, C and anti-oxidants will help fight the wrinkling effects of free radicals caused by innumerable environmental factors. Broccoli, kale, tomatoes, strawberries, oranges, carrots, potatoes will not only make your skin healthy, they will also make you healthy inside too.