Getting wrinkles is a natural part of aging. Over time, your skin loses elasticity as collagen production slows down. While it is natural, there is plenty you can do to slow down the effects or reduce them in order to have smoother skin.
Sun exposure can lead to many different types of skin damage including wrinkles. The more time you spend in the sun, the more likely you are to see wrinkles and other negative effects. You should make every effort to protect your skin from the sun. Wearing sunscreen regularly is a start. In fact, you should even wear sunscreen on overcast days because UV rays can still penetrate the clouds. Many makeup brands advertise sunscreen in their products, however, most people don’t know that it takes far more makeup than the average person uses to get the amount of SPF advertised. Therefore, wearing sunscreen under your makeup, even makeup that contains SPF, is essential. Vitamin C is inherently guards against the damaging rays of the sun, so using a product with active Vitamin C can help keep your skin protected.
The foods you eat have a major impact on your skin. To reduce wrinkles and have glowing skin, you need to include lots of foods that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants in particular help to fight skin damage and they can refresh your skin. It’s also a good idea to include salmon and other fish because the protein can help provide your skin with the proper building blocks. Lastly, make sure you are keeping yourself properly hydrated.
There are many habits that can affect the health of your skin. Getting enough sleep, and getting high quality sleep, can help you retain smoother skin and reduce wrinkles. A lack of sleep causes your body to produce cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. An excess of this hormone can actually break down skin cells. Additionally, sleep is when your body recovers from the day and when you get enough sleep it allows your body to recharge and rejuvenate. For the sake of your health, and your skin, make sure you get plenty of sleep. You can further reduce wrinkles by sleeping on your back rather than your side.
There is a lot you can do on a daily basis to help preserve your skin and reduce wrinkles. Adopting better habits can help you to look younger and healthy. In addition to these habits, you can consider other treatments to more thoroughly treat wrinkles.