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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Top Four Wrinkle Causes & How to Avoid Them
1. Sun Exposure
The sun is the number one cause of wrinkles. It's a little hard to avoid, but there are some ways that you can lessen the damage and keep your skin looking pristine for a longer period. The first, and most important thing that you can do, is to wear sunscreen daily! Even when it's overcast outside, your skin will still reap the benefits of sunscreen. Another thing you can do is wear sunglasses or shade your eyes with a hat. This will decrease the probability of you squinting and developing those undesirable crow's feet.
2. Dietary Habits
When it comes to wrinkles, what goes in your body is just as important as what goes on your body. Having a poor diet can really effect your skin negatively. Give your skin the building blocks of greatness by incorporating more nutrient and antioxidant rich foods. Make an effort to eat more fish, especially salmon. Salmon contains Omega-3, which is an essential fatty acid that helps nourish the skin. Antioxidants fight damage from free radicals and protect against some photo-aging effects. Get your antioxidants by upping your intake of fruits and vegetables.
Be nice to your skin and you'll be looking youthful and radiant in no time! Over-washing and under-moisturizing are some real skin no-no's. When you over-wash you are stripping your skin of its natural barrier oils that moisturize and protect against wrinkles. For some extra wrinkle protection, add a topical Vitamin C and a Retinoid to your routine. Vitamin C can increase collagen production, protect against sun damage, correct pigmentation problems, and improve inflammatory skin conditions. Retinoids, like Retinol, reduce fine lines and large wrinkles, as well as repair sun damage.
Studies have shown that when you get an adequate amount of sleep, your body will produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps to keep your skin more elastic and thick, and less likely to wrinkle. In addition to the amount, how you sleep can have an effect on your wrinkles, too! To reduce the formation of "sleep lines", it's recommended to sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side increases the likelihood of chin and cheek wrinkles, while sleeping face-down can lead to "furrowed brow" lines.
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