Wrinkles have reserved a place in our youth-seeking society as one of the most dreaded signs. The beauty industry quickly made their profits on this by manufacturing and marketing innumerable and various creams for each section of the face. The truth is that some signs of age will not easily be beaten down by a cream. Those little lines around our eyes are a solid result of time and lifestyle. Here are a few simple steps you can take to wrinkle-proof your skin the natural way: no cosmetics.
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Always wear it. The main benefit of sunscreen is that it protects your skin against cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in South Africa (we have the second highest incidence of it in the world). This should be enough reason to always wear it. Remember to not only apply it on your facial skin, your entire body will needs protection. When applying sunscreen every day you do not only avoid that painful burn, but it also works as a long-term investment on making your skin wrinkle-proof. You may not see results when you are twenty, but just ten years later will be enough to notice the benefits. Check out this article on healthy alternatives to sun tanning.
Another way to naturally wrinkle-proof your skin is to fall asleep on your back as it will cause less pressure on your face. Many of us have woken up to a face full of sleep lines after falling asleep on the side. If these lines re-appear every morning, it can develop into wrinkles over time. With this being said, the fact that you get a good night of sleep in any position you prefer is very important for your health and looks.
We have all seen those little lines around the mouth of a smoker. The nicotine in the cigarette makes your blood vessels narrower and decreases the blood flow to your skin. This means less oxygen to your skin since blood carries oxygen, thereby robbing yourself of important vitamins. Even if you are a smoker now and see a smooth and youthful face in the mirror; the amount of cigarettes you smoked and the duration of it will come back to get you in 10 years. Quitting the cigarettes is a major lifestyle change for your overall health and well-being and will help wrinkle-proof your skin.
The skin around your eyes is thin and fragile. When you are out in the sun, you are causing damage to both your vision and your skin. Frowning and squinting will cause crows-feet and fine lines. Sunglasses will protect both your eyes and skin. Secondly, if you chose the right kind of sunglasses they will also block out damaging UV rays. Remember; the less stress you put upon your eyes, the less stress they will cause you in a couple of years. And, sexy sunglasses make you look awesome!
The skin is an organ and also the largest one. It is made up of cells which need water to function properly. The water we drink during the day will reach the skin last as it functions as our armor against the outside world, protecting all the other organs. Help your skin out by drinking a minimum of eight glasses of water every day and hydrating it from the outside with a cream.
Every day will bring with it new experiences and impacts, certainly wrinkles should not be your main concern. Following the above tips to naturally wrinkle-proof your skin will also give the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Plus, taking care of your health by making small changes is completely for free. This will make it a bit easier to keep a smooth and glowing skin – until we are old enough to not care anymore.
Written by Marte Klausen