We see a lot of ladies wondering how they can feel younger and get rid of those unwanted wrinkles or perhaps just slow them down. Here are some tips on how to reduce those wrinkles and also perhaps slow them down.
Tip 1 - Eat More Fish.
That means fish like Salmon. Sushi anyone?
Salmon (along with other cold-water fish) is a great source of protein, one of the building blocks of great skin. It’s also an amazing source of omega-3 fatty acids. Experts say that essential fatty acids nourish skin and keep it plump and youthful which does help to minimize wrinkles.
Tip 2 - Don't Squint.
If you find yourself squinting, it’s because you need glasses. Get yourself some reading glasses!
Making the same expressions over and over on your face like squinting overworks facial muscles. This forms a groove beneath the skin's surface. Eventually the groove becomes a wrinkle. Keep those eyes wide! Wear reading glasses if you need them. And get clued up about sunglasses. Get ones which can protect skin around the eyes from sun damage and keep you from squinting.
Tip 3 - Don't wash your face too much.
Did you know that tap water (because of all the chemicals they use to clean it) strips skin of moisture and natural oils that protect against wrinkles?
If you wash your face too often you wash away its protection. And unless your soap contains moisturizers, use a gel or cream facial cleanser instead.
Tip 4 – Stick to the old skin care basics.
If you really want to keep your skin looking young, start with the essentials. You've probably heard this advice before, but it's vitally important, even more now than ever:
- Avoid the sun
- Wear sunscreen / suntan lotion
- Wear sun protective clothing / caps / hats / glasses
- Don't smoke!
- Use moisturizers
Tip 5 – Have you tried wearing your Vitamin C?
Studies have found that creams with vitamin C can raise collagen production, protect against damage from UVA and UVB rays, help reduce dark spots and uneven skin tone and reduce redness. You have to use a skin product with the right type of vitamin C, though. L-ascorbic acid may be the best for wrinkle relief. You may also see a vitamin C ingredient listed as ascorbyl palmitate.
Tip 6 – Try sleeping more on your back.
Did you know that sleeping in certain positions night after night leads to "sleep lines". Those are wrinkles that become etched into the top layers of your skin and don't fade once you're up. Sleeping on your side leads to wrinkles on cheeks and your chin. Sleeping face down, we hope none of you do this, gives you a furrowed brow. To cut down on new wrinkles, sleep on your back.
Tip 7 – Take care of your skin with Soy.
Soy may improve the appearance of your skin and may even protect it too. Studies suggest soy applied to the skin or taken as a supplement may help protect against or even heal some of the sun's damage. And it has also been shown to improve skin's structure and firmness, and to even out skin tone.
Tip 8 – Have you tried Cocoa?
Try a wrinkle-reducing drink. In one study, researchers found that cocoa with high levels of two antioxidants (epicatechin and catechin) protected skin from sun damage, improved blood flow to skin cells, helped hydration and made the skin look and feel smoother. Yum!
We hope these tips help you shed those wrinkles and if you ahve more pelase feel free to comment below. We love engaging with you on Facebook and Twitter too so pop around and say hi!