Can You Stop Wrinkles and Fine Lines from Forming?

Our culture places a high priority on maintaining a youthful glow, and praises those who have smooth, even skin, whether it has been obtained naturally by eating well and taking care of themselves or by not-so-natural means, like cosmetic surgery or Botox. Not taking genetics and family history into account, a question most want to know is ‘Can You Stop Wrinkles and Fine Lines from Forming?’

The often-disappointing answer that most don’t like to hear is no. Everyone will at some point develop wrinkles and  fine lines as they age – it is simply a natural part of aging. Wrinkles and fine lines will develop, and will become more evident over time as the strength and elasticity of skin naturally breaks down with age. The good news, however, is that there are things we can do to help slow the aging process down.
Eat Right and Drink Plenty of Water
Eat right – eating a healthy, balanced diet can be an excellent first step to beautiful skin. Taking in the proper nourishment, including omega fatty acids and healthy fats help our bodies run more efficiently, which in turn promotes proper circulation, meaning blood can travel to the skin layers to promote the generation of healthy new skin cells.

Drink right – 6-8 glasses of water a day are recommended. Reduce or cut out completely high sugar drinks such as soda and wine. Replace these with herbal tea to provide further benefit to your body.

Get a limited amount of sun exposure – sunlight is an important source of vitamin D, so we do need some sun exposure. The problem is that we often get too much sun. The more sun exposure one’s skin has, the faster it will age. Go for a healthy balance – wear protective clothing including hats and sunglasses, and use sufficient amounts of sunscreen that is reapplied regularly.

Get plenty of sleep – this may be anecdotal, but many experts say that getting at least 7 hours of quality sleep each night can contribute to having better skin, along with better physical and mental health.

Quit smoking – do this not just for the health benefits, but also to reduce the puckering of the lips around a cigarette that lead to those deep lines around the mouth. Quitting smoking will also greatly improve blood circulation, so more of the vital nutrients in blood can reach developing skin cells and promote healthy cell turnover.

Reduce StressReduce stress – stress, anxiety and worry cause us to furrow our browns, frown, and tense up our facial muscles. This can cause lines to quickly develop. By reducing stress, we can reduce the tendency to frown or wrinkle our face with worry, thus saving our facial skin from puckering.

Of course, you can also turn to anti-aging skin care products to assist in warding off those pesky lines and wrinkles, but for best results, follow the tips above in addition to using quality skin care products and you’ll be on your way to holding the signs of aging at bay for just a little while longer.