10 Easy Ways To Delay Wrinkles
Everyone envies healthy skin that defies age, but ageing is a natural process that cannot be averted. However, we can certainly delay it. Genetic makeup, heredity and the lifestyle of an individual are the prime factors that determine ageing. With age, the elastin and collagen that are the connecting fibres of the skin, responsible for firmness and skin strength, start to get destroyed, leading to the wrinkling of the skin. So here are 10 simple things you can do to delay the onset of those tell-tale signs of ageing.
Avoid Exposure To The Sun
The harsh rays of the sun is the biggest culprit for premature ageing of the skin. When you step out in the sun, make sure apply sun block cream, wear long sleeves and dark glasses. The skin around the eyes is thin and vulnerable and thus gets wrinkles around the eyes.
Nutritious food is required for your skin to look and remain healthy. So make sure your diet is balanced and includes plenty of seasonal veggies and fruits. Yellow, red, orange and purple coloured fruits and veggies are good for the skin because they are rich in antioxidants. It’s also beneficial to add foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids in your diet as they help your skin to stay moisturised and supple. These foods also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Add foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids in your diet as they help your skin to stay moisturised, supple and also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles
Keep Yourself Hydrated
Throughout the day, moisture is sapped from your body through sweating and excretion. Thus, you need to keep yourself hydrated so that you don’t end up with dry skin which can lead to development of wrinkles faster. So don’t underestimate the drinking of enough water for healthy skin. If you can’t drink too much water, try lacing it with lime juice for a spurt of vitamin C, or go for coconut water, buttermilk or soup.
Tobacco and alcohol are not only bad for your heart, they can damage your skin too, making it dry and causing it to age prematurely. An excess of caffeine (in coffee), spicy, oily and processed foods can also harm your skin. So, avoid these kinds of foods as far as possible.
Besides making your fat, a sedentary lifestyle also has a disastrous effect on your skin, giving you wrinkles prematurely. So commit to keep active and add at least 30 minutes of vigorous physical activity to your daily routine. Try walking, cycling, jogging etc.
Stress too takes a toll on your skin. If you are constantly worried about something, it robs your skin of its glow and in the long run, it shows up as wrinkles. Yoga and meditation are great stress busters to arrest skin ageing.
Boost Skin Collagen
Collagen is the protein in your skin that gives it strength and firmness. Its breakdown, as you grow older, leads to wrinkles. So boost collagen in your skin, both externally (with collagen cream) and internally with your diet. Green vegetables, egg white, beans and cheese are some collagen boosters. Also have enough vitamin C. Rich sources of this vitamin include lemon, orange and other citrus fruits.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting your beauty sleep is essential to keep wrinkles at bay, so at least seven to eight hours of good sleep every night is a must to rejuvenate your skin. Also, a lack of sleep for a long time can invite stress and anxiety which ends up as wrinkles on your forehead.
Be Gentle With Your Skin
Do not subject your skin to harsh chemicals or treatment. Never rub it hard with tissue, cotton or a towel. Dab gently, whether you are cleaning or moisturizing. Also, never sleep with makeup on as clogged pores do not allow your skin to breathe. And if your skin can’t breathe, it will look sallow and age faster.
Follow A Good Skin Care Regime
A good skin care regime is important to delay ageing and the appearance of wrinkles. Cleanse, exfoliate, massage and moisturise your skin regularly. A moisturizer keeps your skin supple and well-nourished and in the long run, it will help delay wrinkles and fine lines. Further, always go to a reputed skin clinic to get any procedure done and don’t get lured by the number of skincare products available but use only those products recommended by experts.
In addition to the mentioned tips, regenerative medicine shows much promise in the anti-ageing segment, where one’s own blood works as a miracle. So many are opting for stem cell PRP and adipose tissue that uses a new cutting edge technology to look younger.