Wrinkles. We all want to pretend we’re totally OK with our skin’s natural changes, but deep down most of us cringe just a little bit when we see wrinkles starting to form. Wrinkles are a sign of aging, and for many they serve as a banner – screaming to the world how tired and run down we feel. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
If you’re a life long smoker, this may be harder than you think, but kicking the habit is really a good idea no matter how long you’ve done it – and it’ll do wonders for your skin, too. Cigarette smoke has been proven to damage the elastin and collagen in your skin, causing up to 40% more winkles than the average non-smoker might develop.
Find Cute Sunglasses and Wear them
Sunglasses were designed to protect your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays, but they also protect the extra-delicate skin around your eyes as well. Sunglasses will also keep you from squinting too much, which may also cause wrinkles.
Get Some Sleep
Zzzzzz. Are you getting enough sleep at night? You know that when your body is stressed it produces cortisol. A body that isn’t getting enough sleep feels stressed and produces more cortisol, resulting in the breakdown of skin cells. Sleep, on the other hand, ensures your body has enough time to produce the Human Growth Hormone, which helps your body make repairs while you sleep.
Eat Colorful Foods
Let’s clarify that statement. Eat colorful fruits and veggies. Colorful foods, like spinach and raspberries, contain tons of healthy antioxidants. Antioxidants will help your skin stay stronger so it can fight off the damaging toxins in your everyday environment.
Use a Daily Moisturizer
The power of a daily moisturizer is often overlooked. Moisturized skin hides wrinkles, lines, and creases. Use it daily.
Drink More Water
Hydration is important to your overall health, but you probably don’t realize how important it is to your skin. When your body become dehydrated, your skin becomes dry. Dry skin makes wrinkles more noticeable. Drinking plenty of water will also help to flush toxins out of your body, which helps to prevent further skin damage.
See a Doctor
If all else fails, see your doctor or dermatologist or visit a medi spa. There are tons of procedures that can be done to brighten your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and a trained doctor or professional can help you to choose the one most beneficial to your lifestyle and skin type.