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Wrinkles…. once you’ve got em… you’ve got em.
Now, it may be true that there are products on the market that may help to reduce or somewhat reverse the appearance of wrinkles.
But, preventing wrinkles from creeping up on the skin before they should, will help with your appearance and skin health.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the skin so that the newer skin is revealed. It usually involves gently scrubbing the skin in a circular motion as to cleanse and rejuvenate the skins surface.
Skin collects dirt, makeup, and oils that cause it to look dull and wrinkled. But, exfoliating the skin can unclog pores, clear blackheads and make the skin look and feel more youthful.
Cleansing the skin this way should be done no more than twice a week and is very beneficial when followed with a good hydrating cream to help lock in moisture.
So… being that the human body is made up of more than 50% water, it makes a lot of sense that drinking an adequate amount of water on a daily basis will help to increase hydration and decrease wrinkles. The amount of water needed really depends on activity, gender and overall health of the individual.
However, the key thing to remember is that water should be your go-to-drink throughout the day. Alcoholic beverages and sugary drinks should be kept at a minimum.
Keeping your skin properly moisturized on a consistent basis is very beneficial. It helps the skin along by giving it protection and a smoother appearance. Look for ingredients that help to contain moisture such as aloe and glycerin, so that the skin can remain moisturized longer.
Put the cigarette out… for good.
Not only does smoking cigarettes increase your chance of several diseases, but it decreases oxygenation to the entire body which in turn causes premature aging of the skin.
According to the Mayo Clinic, cigarette smoking depletes the skin from receiving adequate nutrients needed to remain healthy and ultimately causes premature aging.
Omega 3 Oils
Studies have shown that Omega 3 oil helps to protect the skin by providing essential fatty acids that help to prevent premature wrinkles.
Eating fish twice per week such as tuna, salmon and sardines are a great way to get an adequate amount of Omega 3 oils into the body.
When eating fish be sure to buy wild caught or organic as much as possible. For those who are not fish eaters, you may want to try a supplement such as fish oil or flax seed oil.
Decrease your time in the Sun
Sun bathing may seem like a good idea to get that perfect hint of color, however, too much exposure to the sun is damaging to the skin. Though damaged skin may not be as noticeable when on younger skin, it definitely shows up as the skin matures.
So, keep the sunscreen handy for those times when you are out for an extended period of time.