Yes, wrinkles are hideous. If you had it your way, you will erase these skin problems pronto. Sadly, there is no other way to go about it. Wrinkles are unavoidable. It is included in the Book of Inevitable Parts of Growing Old. So, you might as well stop complaining and just do something about it.
If you are already experiencing the so-called wrinkle attacks, there are still ways to slow down the skin aging process. But if your laugh lines and crow’s feet are not that visible, there are surefire ways to prevent them to show up that easily.
- Smoking is not hot. Those cigarettes can do more than damage your poor lungs. It can also greatly affect the quality of your skin. These nasties deplete arteries of the nitric oxide that aids in making the skin elastic and firm. The repetitive pursing of lips when smoking can also cause wrinkling of the skin around the mouth. If you are not smoking, then you are doing a good job. Smokers need to realize the devastating effects of smoking. Clearly, wrinkles and tired looking skin is one of them.
- Follow a healthy lifestyle. Taking care of the skin does not always happen externally. It only makes sense that a better lifestyle can have huge effects on your skin. Eat a balanced diet that is rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Antioxidants such as carotenoids and lycopene are good for the skin as well. Include salmon, tomatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, mangoes, broccoli, peaches, oranges, nuts, and seeds to your daily diet. Get enough rest and sleep. Exercise regularly. Manage your stress. These tips may be old but they won’t be said again and again if they are not good for you.
- Do not soak up the sun. That is if your skin is not protected, of course. If there is a surefire way to speed up the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, sun exposure is definitely way up in the charts. Do not leave the house without applying sunscreen. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 at least but if you are planning to spend a lot of time outside, use a sun block with a higher amount of SPF. Put it on your skin about 20 minutes before you head out.
- Use a wrinkle cream that has effective ingredients. Make it a habit to check the labels of your wrinkle creams to check the active ingredients. Some of the common and effective active ingredients that are creating a buzz are copper peptides, hyaluronic acid, hydroxy acids, retinol, and sesaflash. These key ingredients are said to be great in minimizing the appearance of fine line and age spots. Be careful in choosing the best wrinkle cream for you. Only use an intensive wrinkle cream treatment if there are visible and deeper wrinkles and lines on your face. Otherwise, choose a cream that has a milder formulation.