Reverse The Look Of Wrinkles And Prevent The Appearance Of Skin Ageing
With age, it’s only natural for collagen and elastin production to slow down and for the skin to lose the ability to snap back to its original firmness.
See below some recommendations to both reverse the appearance of wrinkles as well prevent the signs of ageing in the first place.
Here are our top tips:
1. Sun care
By adding SPF into your daily skin care routine, you’re preventing the early signs of aging with little effort.
2. Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure
According to studies, the amount of wrinkles that develop and their prominence are largely dependent on a person's lifetime sun exposure. If you are outside for extended periods, remember to put on sunscreen, seek shade and wear sunglasses, a hat and light clothing to cover your skin as much as possible.
3. Change Your Sleeping Habits
Silk pillowcases can be gentler on your skin than cotton. It creates less friction and abrasion on your face.
Also, studies 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.” Consider sleeping on your back instead of your stomach or side.
4. Use Vitamin C And Other Antioxidants
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, which means that it protects the skin from free radicals — unstable oxygen molecules that break down skin cells and cause wrinkles.
Other than wrinkles, another sign of aging you may be dealing with are dark spots, caused by a lifetime of sun exposure. Dark spots are common on your face, your back, shoulders or on the backs of your hands.
7. Fewer Carbs And Sugar
Changing your diet, by reducing carbs and sugar and increasing healthy fats, proteins and vegetables, can have a positive impact on your skin too! Foods rich in antioxidants like fish, fruits and vegetables seem to better protect skin.