The sins of your 20s will show up on your face once you reach your 30s (and beyond). There is no better time to take care of your skin than today, right now! Bad habits, poor diet, and the environment – all these things could cause the skin to age. In today’s post, we are listing down simple yet effective ways to prevent and reduce wrinkles:
Getting Enough Sleep
You need full, uninterrupted 8 hours of sleep to maintain the youthful appearance of your skin! Chronic sleep deprivation, stress or depression could lead to wrinkling. When sleep is interrupted, the muscles underneath facial skin contracts. This causes fine lines on the forehead and around the mouth. Make it a habit to sleep early every night to banish wrinkles.
Did you know sleeping on the sides or stomach could cause premature wrinkles? That’s right, the pillow’s fabric causes friction, leading to wrinkles. Those who sleep on their backs are lucky! But if you sleep on your sides or stomach, we recommend investing on silk pillowcases. These pillowcases are made with super smooth fabric to reduce friction as you sleep.
Eat More Salmon
Eating all types of oily fish – including tuna, herring, wild salmon and sardines – is an excellent way to preserve the youthfulness of your skin! Oily fish contains Omega-3 fatty acid. This nutrient doesn’t just keep the heart and lungs healthy, it also improves skin texture, boosts suppleness and eliminates wrinkles. Oily fish contains high-quality protein too. Protein also helps keep the skin healthy and younger-looking too!
Repeating the same facial movements cause wrinkles. If you keep squinting, smiling or frowning, horizontal wrinkles will develop on the forehead, the sides of the eyes (crow’s feet) and vertical wrinkles on the sides of the mouth (laugh lines). Of course, facial contractions are very important in non-verbal communication so this is hard to avoid. Touching your face, scratching your eyes and pulling or tugging your facial skin could also lead to wrinkles.
Slathering AHA Face Creams
Alpha hydroxyl acids or AHA is a group of plant-based acids that eliminate dead skin cells, preserve the suppleness of the skin and restore that enviable glow. AHA face creams are best for aging skin. Using AHA-based skin creams regularly will fade out fine lines.
Limit skin cleansing to twice per day: once in the morning and night. Also, use a low or non-foaming cleanser. Regular soap or foaming facial wash tend to strip the skin of moisture. These products also dissolve the skin’s natural oils and fats. This leads to dry, lackluster skin. It also causes premature aging.
Drinking more than 8 glasses of water can prevent premature aging. Applying moisturizer right after cleansing also keeps the skin younger looking. Here’s a tip: apply moisturizer on still-damp skin. This helps the cream absorb faster and locks in moisture deep into the skin!
Most dermatologists agree, sunblock is the real fountain of youth. The sun’s harsh UVA/UVB rays cause blemishes, age spots, wrinkles, and saggy skin. Always wear a sunscreen when heading out. And don’t skip the sunblock even if it’s cloudy outside. UVB rays could penetrate clouds!
A Healthy Lifestyle
Youthful skin starts at exercising regularly, following a healthy diet and quitting smoking. Smoking destroys the skin tissues. The result? Saggy, wrinkly skin! The food you eat will affect your skin too. So eat fruits and veggies rich in antioxidants.