Aging is a natural occurrence in one’s life. We cannot change that sad fact, though. However, there are strategies to delay aging. If you are asking how, let the following tips be your guide to a younger, looking you.
Before you sleep, do the following:
Consider sleeping on your back.
Your sleeping position contributes to appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you always sleep with face down or side position, it is high time to change the bad habit. These sleeping positions allow creation of permanent creases. Side sleeping can lead to wrinkles on cheeks and chin while sleeping face down or face scrunched on a pillow can give your furrowed brow. Train yourself to sleep on your back, because it will be worth it to wake up in the morning with less lines to worry about.
Swap your cotton pillowcases to silk ones.
Change your pillowcases from cotton to silk as silk pillowcases are better since they are softer on your skin. This kind of fabric let your moisturizers stay on your skin as against using cotton pillowcases where it absorbs whatever moisturizers or serums you put on your skin.
Use Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) skin products.
These natural acids helps in delaying skin aging by lifting away the top layer of dead skin cells, reducing appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Using stronger form of AHA may increase collagen production, an essential in maintaining youthful glow. However, using these acids makes your skin more sensitive to sun exposure; therefore, lather on sun protection daily. It is recommended to apply these natural acids at night before going to bed.
During the day, follow these tips to get rid of wrinkles:
Drink cocoa instead of coffee.
Researchers discovered that cocoa is better in reducing wrinkles because this drink has high levels of antioxidants epicatechin and catechin that protect skin from sun damage, improve blood flow, hydrates skin and make skin look and feel smoother.
Eat more fish.
To keep your skin young, eat fish particularly salmon. Salmon is a great source of protein, which provides great looking skin. Salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids that helps nourish skin and keep it plump for a youthful, less line formation on your face.
Take antioxidant-rich foods.
Taking in antioxidant-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables can counter free radicals inside your body. This also protects your body from the havoc that free radicals bring. Drink plenty of water for hydration.
Include soy in your skin care regimen.
Studies show that soy, when applied to the skin or taken as a supplement, may protect the skin against sun damage. It also improves skin’s structure and firmness as well as evens out skin tone.
Lather on SPF.
You have heard or read a lot about the connection of sun exposure to skin aging. Skipping SPF is never a good idea as sun damage adds to formation of fine lines and wrinkles. If you want to save time in your beauty regimen, use skin products with SPF, at least 30. Try BB cream with SPF as this product not only moisturizes but also protects your skin, while giving you smoother finish.
Protect your neck, too.
Skin aging is not only prominent on the face but also on the neck. Make sure your apply moisturizer on your neck and jaw area to prevent lines and sagging skin.
Do Yoga for a better skin.
Yoga does not only improve your posture but also enhance skin appearance. Enroll in a yoga class and make it a habit to do it at least once or twice a week. You will be surprised with the post-workout results.
Squinting makes your facial muscles work too much that it forms a groove underneath the skin’s surface. This groove becomes a wrinkle. If you are going out, don’t forget to wear sunglasses to protect your skin around the eyes from sun exposure as well as stay away from squinting.