7 ways to prevent Wrinkles
(By- Gaurika Sharma)
What causes wrinkles?
Everyone’s skin ages, which is why the skin of a young child and the skin of a 90 year old looks very different.
Skin loses elasticity as we age because collagen production slows down over time. This process can be exacerbated by a variety of factors including sun exposure, pollution and certain lifestyle habits.
As you get older, your skin tends to become thinner and drier too. When your skin doesn’t have as much moisture or volume as it used to, it can also make it more prone to wrinkles.
What can be done to prevent wrinkles?
Genetics can play a role in how your skin ages over time. This is known as intrinsic aging.
But even if your family has skin that tends to wrinkle easily you still have a good deal of control over your own skin and how well it ages.
Although it’s inevitable that wrinkles will show up at some point, taking good care of your skin can go long way in keeping it wrinkle free for as ,long as possible.
Here are 7 lifestyle tips that can help keep your skin looking youthful and wrinkle free:-
1.PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN:-
It’s a well-known fact that exposure to the sun can damage your skin, leading to premature aging and wrinkles.
According to a study regular sunscreen use has the ability to slow down the signs of aging skin.
To protect your skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, it’s vital to apply an SPF of between 30 and 50 everyday , even if its overcast. UV rays can still penetrate clouds, so don’t skip on sunscreen just because it isn’t sunny.
For extra protection wear a wide brim hat, light colored clothes that will reflect the sun and sunglasses with UV protection.
Drinking water is essential for good health. Your body needs water for almost every function it does.
Besides vital functions like flushing toxins from your body, aiding with digestion, and regulating your body temperature, water can also help keep your skin healthy and hydrated from the inside.
According to a study it was determined that higher water input can have effect on the hydration of the skin, and it may positively affect skin physiology.
3.USE A RETINOID:-
Retinoids which are derived from Vitamin A, are one of the most studied anti-aging ingredients. Sometimes referred to as retinol, retinoids have the ability to increase collagen production which help plumps the skin.
Retinoids also encourages skin regeneration and can promote the creation of new blood vessels, which may help improve the skin’s overall appearance and texture.
A moisturizer acts like a drink of water for your face.
Moisturizers help to nourish and hydrate the skin. This is especially important as you get older and your skin becomes drier, which makes it more prone to wrinkles.
Research shows that using a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C are effective.
Tobacco smoke damages collagen and elastin the fibers that give your skin its elasticity and strength.
Also, the nicotine in cigarettes causes your blood vessels to constrict. This reduces the blood flow from your skin.
6.EAT VITAMIN RICH FOOD:-
You’ve probably heard the saying,” You are what you eat”. When it comes to how well your skin ages, this is especially true.
A study found that dietary habits are associated with facial wrinkling, especially in women.
According to the study women whose diets include a high amount of red meat and unhealthy snacks tends to have more facial wrinkles than women who include fruit in their diet.
Foods that are high in anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties may also improve the skin’s elasticity and protect against skin damage and premature aging. Some foods and drinks with these qualities include:
#Vegetables, especially carrots, pumpkin, leafy greens, bell peppers, and broccoli
7.SLEEP ON YOUR BACK:-
According to a study, your sleeping position may have an effect on the formation of wrinkles. The study found that people who sleep on their side or stomach are prone to mechanical compression forces, which can speed up the formation of wrinkles, and also distort facial skin.
One way to prevent this is to try sleeping on your back instead of sleeping on your side or stomach.