How To Prevent Wrinkles
It is never too early, or late, to start preventing wrinkles.Your skin cracks and creases as you age, and while it may be inevitable, it can be prevented to some degree.
We are here to equip you with some simple tips to protect your skin.1. Hydrate
Your skin is a living, breathing organ, and beauty truly starts from within, so fill up your water bottles and get to drinking. If you don’t enjoy drinking water, spruce it up with fresh lemon or boost your skin’s hydration levels by drinking natural coconut water.2. Use Moisturizer
Make sure you are moisturizing daily! When it comes to preventing wrinkles, the last thing you want is to be dealing with is dry skin—something that makes your complexion more prone to aging. Skin that is moist simply looks better, so lines and creases are far less noticeable. After every shower or bath, slather your skin with a nourishing cream, oil, or lotion.3. Wear Sunscreen
By now, you should know wearing sunscreen every day—not just when you’re at the beach—is incredibly important in preventing skin cancer. But it’s crucial in avoiding wrinkles, too.
You want to be able to take a summer vacation to the beach and relax by the ocean, but you need to be smart about it. Make sure you always choose a sunscreen that offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Look for ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. They are physical sunscreens, rather than chemical, meaning that they physically block the harmful rays from penetrating your skin — like a mask.
4. Eat The Right Foods
Fruits and veggies are a must! Consider blueberries, raspberries, spinach, kale, and kiwis when grocery shopping. Walnuts and beans (like kidneys and pintos) are also wonderful sources of antioxidants. Eat more fish -- particularly salmon. Not only is salmon (along with other cold-water fish) a great source of protein -- one of the building blocks of great skin -- it's also an awesome source of an essential fatty acid known as omega-3.
5. Get enough Beauty Sleep
Try to get around eight hours of sleep per night and allow your body time to repair itself. While you sleep, your body produces human growth hormone, which increases cell reproduction and turnover. This is what leaves your complexion radiant and refreshed after a glorious eight-plus hours of slumber versus sallow after a night of tossing and turning for a mere five.
“This research shows for the first time, that poor sleep quality can accelerate signs of skin aging and weaken the skin’s ability to repair itself at night,” says Daniel Yarosh, PhD.
6. Perform Daily Facial Exercises
Just as you exercise to tone up other muscles in your body, you can exercise to tone up your facial muscles. When your facial muscles expand, they actually fill in the lines on your face. That means you can tighten your skin and smooth out wrinkles with specific anti-aging facial exercises.
Don’t forget your Jade Facial Roller to help smooth this area! The healing properties of jade and natural quartz, combined with the rolling action, works to tone up facial muscles, improve elasticity of the skin and reduce puffiness and wrinkles.
7. Sleep On Your Back
Sleeping on your side or stomach increases the odds of sleep lines forming. Sleep lines are wrinkles that are etched into the surface of your skin and eventually become permanent. For example, sleeping on your side can cause wrinkles specifically on your cheeks. So, unfortunately, wrinkles can appear just by sleeping...if you’re not careful.
Even some of the most harmless habits can have major skin-damaging consequences. And the worst part? You might not even realize you’re causing harm in the first place. Drop these habits before you see lines and creases pop up.
8. Roughly Removing Your Makeup
It’s incredibly important to take your makeup off at night and give your skin the chance to breathe. When you do so, you just have to be super gentle. Because the skin around your eye area is especially thin and fragile.9. Over-washing Your Face
According to dermatologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center, tap water strips skin of its natural barrier oils and moisture that protect against wrinkles. Wash them off too often, and you wash away protection. Moreover, unless your soap contains moisturizers, you should use a cleanser instead.
10. Getting Overly Stressed
Try to minimise your workload or cut down on anything that stresses you out and might be causing your wrinkles. Stress is responsible for everything from mental health issues to physical problems like heart disease and diabetes. The one thing most people don’t really think about, though, is how it affects their skin, too. If you’re not finding ways to reduce your levels—like through exercising or meditating—you could put yourself at risk, all thanks to the buildup of the stress hormone cortisol in your body.
Just don’t do it. You know it’s bad for you and causes cancer, which is a lot scarier than wrinkles lining your skin. When it comes to the health of your skin, smoking is one of the worst things you can be doing. Nothing will take the moisture out of you and age you ten years like smoking tobacco laced with chemicals and nicotine. Not just because of the nicotine, but also because you’re constantly using the same muscle you use while sucking out of a straw.
12. Sipping Out of a Straw
It turns out all those iced coffees are putting you at risk of premature wrinkles due to using the same muscle—the orbicularis oris muscle—over and over again. Over time, this increases the formation of wrinkles around the mouth.
Now you have simple tools you can implement daily to help prevent wrinkles. Protect your skin and keep it nourished with proper hydration, moisturization, and diet.