5 Tips To Reduce Wrinkles
Aging is a part of life. We live our lives, and with each day we age a little more. The older we grow, the wiser we become, and we learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Aging shouldn’t be a feared part of life, but rather we should find joy in it. But that doesn’t mean that we want wrinkled skin from the age of 40. We want our skin, especially our faces, to glow for as long as possible. As Doctor Howard Mo said, “Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age is not.” So, if you want to reduce wrinkles and have more youthful, healthy looking skin, here are 5 tips just for you.
Stop Staying Up Until 2AM
Seriously, stop binge watching Insatiable on Netflix and go to sleep! Your body needs rest in order for your skin to properly rejuvenate itself – without proper rejuvenation, your skin will become more prone to wrinkles.
Here’s another sleep tip – people who sleep on their sides, according to studies, are more likely to develop wrinkles due to scrunching their face against the pillow. And if you can, try a silk pillowcase – silk is softer than other fabrics and it has the same pH level as your skin, so it will help to keep it moisturized and soft, and less prone to wrinkles.
Follow Your Skincare Routine Religiously
Make sure that you’re strictly following your skincare routine twice a day. Incorporate weekly exfoliation to increase collagen production in your skin cells. And you should never skip the moisturizer. Moisturizer prevents dry skin, and dry skin makes wrinkles appear more visibly.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
We know everyone loves the feeling of warm sun on your body – but it’s actually really bad for your skin. Studies show that people who are more exposed to direct sunlight tend to develop wrinkles and aged skin faster than those who aren’t. Now, we aren’t suggesting that you dress up like a vampire when you are exposed to sunlight, but it is best not to be exposed to the sun for too long. It’s also important to use a moisturizer that has a good amount of SPF in it to protect your skin from sunlight.
Cut the junk food
Another serious cause of ageing are sugary junk foods. According to dermatologists, sugar glycates the collagen in your skin, damaging it and causing skin to stiffen, which in turn produces wrinkles.
Don’t wait until your mid-30s to notice your first wrinkle and only then purchase an abundance of anti-aging skincare products. Start young. Skincare experts have stated that the younger you start following a skincare routine, the healthier and less aged your skin will look as you grow older.