The first signs of ageing could be appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots around your eyes, forehead, or lips. Instead of going for costly anti-ageing cream or other forms of treatment which may come with side-effects, you can follow these simple tips on how to eliminate those early signs of aging and still retain a younger look for longer.
Avoid too much sun exposure
Excess sun exposure is the main cause of wrinkles. You can remain indoors when the sun is very hot. However, if you must go out, then apply sunscreen with a good SPF and reapply it every few hours. You should also use hats and sunshade to protect your face because the facial skin is more susceptible to wrinkles compared to any other part of the body.
Tobacco smoking causes a lot of health issues. Apart from the fact that smoking can cause lung disease, it can also lead to premature skin ageing. It does this by decreasing blood supply and nourishment to the skin, thereby making the skin lose its elasticity and moisture. Facial expressions you make while smoking like dragging the fumes into your mouth or squinting to protect eyes from fumes, can lead to the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. Quit smoking with these helpful tips.
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Drink lots of water
Dehydration can also lead to wrinkles. You need to drink lots of water for your skin to remain elastic and moist because insufficient hydration causes the cells in your body to lose elasticity.
Practice face yoga
Yoga is a practice that works on your mind and body, including your face. Face yoga comprises of facial exercises that works on your facial muscles to keep your face firm and looking younger.
Get adequate sleep
Insufficient sleep causes the body to produce excess cortisol (hormone that breaks down skin cells). Get enough rest and you’ll produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps skin remain thick, more elastic and less susceptible to wrinkle. You will also feel less tired and there will be a glow on your face.
Eat anti-aging foods which contain lots of antioxidants like fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Use a moisturizer
Don’t get too overwhelmed with the quest of getting a good anti-ageing cream that you forget to moisturize your skin with simple but good moisturizer. The truth is that moist skin looks better because the fine lines and wrinkles are less obvious.
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Avoid stressful activities
When you are stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol which decreases the muscular tissue beneath the skin, thereby making your skin thinner and more wrinkled.
Avoid over-washing your face
Washing your face excessively strips your skin of its natural barrier oils and moisture that protect against wrinkles. So, over-washing your face may mean you are washing away your facial protection. When having your bath, wash your face with soap that contains moisturizers.
Consult your dermatologist
There are numerous options available to fight off anti-aging. They include the use of creams, lotions, or surgery options like fillers, peels, Botox, and lasers. Consult a dermatologist to examine your skin type for the best treatment that would suit you.
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