Beauty Tips to Fight and Beat Face WrinklesJanuary 5, 2019
Turning Back the Clock on Wrinkles
Wrinkles are caused by aging skin and the elements that our skin is exposed to day after day. Wrinkles are a natural part of aging as our skin becomes thinner. Sun exposure is another major cause of wrinkles and can cause premature aging not only to the face but also to other exposed parts of the body. Also, repeated facial expressions such as smiling and squinting cause’s lines and wrinkles on the face. Whatever causes your wrinkles, there are steps you can take to prevent and treat wrinkles to turn back the clock and make your appearance younger looking.
Prevention is the key to many wrinkles, especially when due to sun exposure. It is estimated that the sun causes at least 90 percent of premature aging and wrinkles. Many of these lines and wrinkles can be prevented. This means that daily use of sunscreen can drastically reduce the number of wrinkles that appear over time. UV rays can hit your skin year round, even when it is cold.
If you are concerned with wrinkles, you should always apply a good sunscreen daily all year long. You can also help cut down on sun exposure by wearing a hat that shades your face when you are working or spending time outside. If you can cut down on the amount of ultraviolet rays hitting your face, you can take a big step in preventing premature aging.
Another step you can take to help prevent wrinkles is to eat right and drink plenty of water every day. Your body loses a lot of water each day. When you hydrate your body from the inside, your skin will reap the benefits. Drinking the recommended daily amounts of water helps your skin stay smooth and supple. Skin that is moist does not lose its elasticity as fast as dry skin. Also, make sure you eat healthy and enjoy a wide variety of foods each day. Whole grains, fruits, and vegetables will help keep you healthy and your skin will benefit as well. Adding small amounts of healthy oils such as olive oil to your diet may also help your skin.
Washing the face every day will help prevent wrinkles, too. It is recommended that when you wash your face, you use warm tap water and do not scrub. Also, it is important to thoroughly remove all makeup and use a light cleanser with added moisturizer. When you are ready to dry your face, do not rub the towel on your face. Instead, use gentle patting motions to dry.
In addition to preventing wrinkles, there are steps you can take to help minimize the number of wrinkles you may already have. One very common way is to use a daily moisturizer. There are several types of moisturizers that actually help hydrate the skin and leave the skin on your face looking smooth. This will help minimize existing wrinkles and may help prevent new wrinkles from forming in the long run. For added effect, use a moisturizer each night before bed and every morning before applying makeup.
Many people with wrinkles opt to use under the eye creams. These creams are specifically made to help reduce the puffiness and dark circles that are common under the eye. Because the skin under the eyes is very thin and does not produce oils as well as other parts of the face, wrinkles are common. Also, rubbing the eyes may cause wrinkles to form, so it is always best to apply eye moisturizer with very gentle tapping motions.
There are also many types of products that claim to help reduce or minimize the appearance of wrinkles. These products can be bought over the counter or by prescription through a dermatologist. Many people believe these products work so if you are looking to reduce the number of wrinkles, check some of those products out.
Another, but more expensive option to get rid of wrinkles is to visit a professional. Plastic surgeons see many patients wanting to look younger. Site injections such as Botox are becoming more popular as are facelifts. These solutions are not cheap, though. Be prepared to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on surgical techniques to remove wrinkles. Botox injections are very effective, but the results are not permanent.
Enjoy and stay beautiful.
Excerpt from the book: Beauty from Newbies, Tabula Rasa Interactive Publishing Company©