10Wrinkles are a part of life and there’s probably nothing you can do to keep yourself from getting them completely. Even if you lived in a cave and out of the sun for your entire life, old age will eventually take its toll. But you can prevent many wrinkles and treat your skin in such a way that eliminates or reduces the wrinkles you now have. Here are 10 quick reminders of how you can do just that:
Drink water, and plenty of it.
Water is probably the most critical part of smooth skin. The body needs hydration for all its systems, and if you’re dehydrated it will be one of the last organs to get this necessary nutrient. So drink water every day. Do whatever you need to do to get adequate amounts in your system. Sneak it into your daily routine, or find a water substitute that you can drink such as sports drinks, fruit juice, Crystal Light, and so on.
Get your exercise.
Exercise is great not just for your body’s shape, but for the shape your skin is in as well. When you exercise regularly, you increase your blood and oxygen levels and these two elements bring needed nourishment. Blood also takes away impurities and helps fight free radicals, two important parts of having healthy skin. You don’t need to train for a marathon to be successful in adding exercise to your system, but you should be getting quality exercise every single day.
Take your makeup off at night.
Even the best makeup products still get in your pores and the folds of your skin and can dry it up if left on for undue lengths of time. It’s important that even the best makeup be removed at night so that it can breathe and heal itself while you sleep.
Watch how you cleanse your skin.
Soap and many astringents are very drying to the skin and can be damaging. Switch to cleansers that are meant for the face and that are made for sensitive skin or that contain moisturizers. This is true even if you have oily skin. Being too vigorous with how you cleanse will strip your body of its natural oils and make your situation worse.
Add moisture back in.
Again, even if you have oily skin you need to add moisture. If you don’t, you can actually be sending those oil glands into overtime as they try to make up for the oil you’ve stripped away. Your skin needs to be moisturized at least twice a day, in the morning and at night. You can also moisturize during the day if possible. Get a light moisturizer or use vitamin E oil.
Use sunscreen and stay out of the sun as much as possible.
The sun causes premature ageing and wrinkling of the skin and is one of the main culprits for wrinkles. It’s important to stay out of the sun as much as possible and to use sunscreen when you are in the sun. If you purposely tan, stop! Tanning salons and laying out in the sun are incredibly dangerous for your skin and do nothing but damage it.
Bundle up against the cold.
Cold weather is already going to make it more difficult for your skin to produce moisture and hydration, and being out in the cold wind without proper covering just makes it worse. Make sure you’re wearing a scarf and gloves and cover up exposed areas as much as possible. Wind burn is just part of the problem when it comes to cold weather. Having your face and other areas of your skin consistently exposed to cold weather is just going to continue to deplete the moisture from it.
Exfoliate, but don’t overdo it!
It’s good for your skin to get that layer of dead cells and other impurities off, but don’t overdo it! Too much exfoliating can strip your natural oils and hydration. Make sure you add moisture back in after you exfoliate. Try your regular moisturizer or some vitamin E oil.
Watch your diet.
People who don’t eat right typically don’t look healthy, and those who do watch their diet usually look much more radiant. This isn’t a coincidence; what we put into our mouths has a lot to do with how we look on the outside. Bulk up on the fresh fruit and vegetables. These contain all those vital nutrients that we need for healthy skin.
This may be one of the more difficult tips to put into practice, but one of the most vital. Smoking does damage to every single pore and cell of our body, and especially to the skin and face. Nicotine is a toxin that is carried to every cell by the blood, and cigarette smoke chokes the area around the face and neck. There is absolutely nothing good or redeemable about smoking. Quitting will not
only benefit your skin but your entire system as well.
So there you have it. Ten quick tips and tricks to combating wrinkles. While there’s no guarantee how any of these will work, they are things that anyone can put into practice. And if you do, you’re sure to have skin that is more healthy, radiant, and wrinkle-free.