The face is the part of our body we all want to keep looking youthful the longest. Over the years, our faces take a lot of punishment, which results in wrinkles – but some of this can be avoided if you start taking action early.
Here are a few effective ways to fight those facial wrinkles.
Get a good night’s sleep
It’s whilst we’re asleep that our body does all its repairs, including supplying anti-oxidants to our skin. By not getting enough sleep, your skin may not be getting the healing it needs. A lack of sleep can also cause puffy eyes, which can eventually turn into permanent bags under the eyes. Because our body doesn’t go through its full detox cycle, blood vessels in the thin skin under the eyes dilate causing these bags. Start going to sleep earlier and you’ll give your skin enough time to rejuvenate itself.
Protect your eyes
Squinting can cause wrinkles known as crows’ feet to develop around the corners of the eyes. We often squint when there is too much or too little light. Wearing sunglasses in the sun and always providing sufficient lighting when reading can prevent squinting, and in turn prevent crows’ feet from forming.
Staying hydrated helps to keep all our organs healthy. This is because water is essential for flushing the toxins out of our body. By drinking lot of liquid throughout the day, you could help prevent skin inflammation such as sunburn that can lead to wrinkles. Drinking lots of water also keep your skin from drying out, which also causes wrinkles to form. You should aim to drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Try skin supplements
Various skin supplements can help top up your skin with all the nutrients it needs. These may include probiotics and proteins such as omega-3, which can help accelerate healing. Moisturisers are meanwhile important for keeping your skin topped up with sebum. Sebum is an oil that your skin naturally secretes to keep it from drying out, but as you get older the skin stops producing as much sebum. Moisturisers can ensure that you’re still getting these oils and potentially keep you looking more youthful.
If you ever needed another reason to quit, it may be worth noting that smoking adds years to your skin. This is for a variety of reasons. It firstly affects the body’s ability to produce collagen, which helps to heal our body. It also restricts the flow of nutrients to the skin, making it appear more pale and dry. When it comes specifically to the face, smoking is also one of the leading causes of wrinkles around the lips. This is due to the muscles used to smoke, which non-smokers don’t use as often. Heat from cigarettes also causes smokers to squint more often, which contributes to crows’ feet.