Published: 09/21/2013 - Updated: 01/25/2017
Wrinkles are fine lines that appear regularly with age. They are seen as skin folds usually associated with old age. However, these fine lines can fade or be prevented to some extent if we follow the recommendations below.
1. Anti Wrinkle Products
When using a product to reduce or prevent wrinkles, make sure it's of a good quality, those with collagen, sera, hot spring water and snail gel can come in handy, as long as they have the active ingredients mentioned. Use professional treatments from a reliable laboratory whenever possible, as these products will keep your skin soft and smooth.
2. Beware of the sun
UV radiation can be harmful to your skin and exposing yourself to too much sun can accelerate the process of ageing by free radicals, which is why it is advisable to use a sunscreen whenever you go out. Sunscreen creams are ideal for your face, and when necessary, try to use sunglasses or a visor to protect you from the sun's effects.
3. Avoid Smoking
While our heart and lungs are affected by this bad habit, our skin also suffers from the harmful effects of smoking. Numerous studies have shown that the skin of smokers tends to wrinkle faster and also often having a greater chance of developing skin cancer.
4. Do not try fast diets
With sudden changes related to your weight, such as fast diets the skin undergoes a stretching process, and unfortunately as we age our skin loses its elasticity and tone. As a result, it may become flacid with these weight changes, so it is advisable to try to lose weight gradually, for which it may be best to consult the advice of a nutritionist.
5. Stay hydrated
Water is vital to stay well hydrated, so it is recommended that you drink between 6-8 glasses of water a day. In addition, it can help to eliminate toxins which will be reflected in the appearance of clean and beautiful skin. If your skin is dehydrated, it will look dull which is why it is important to drink enough fluids.
6. Eat a balanced diet
The skin, as with our general health, is a reflection of our food and diet, so it is recommended that you include foods from all the groups in your diet and consume them in the right portions. Fruits and vegetables are also rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish our skin and body. Try to choose whole grains, and avoid processed foods and foods high in simple sugars .
7. Use glasses if necessary
Prescription glasses are indispensable if you need them, otherwise, to strain your eyes to see can also cause the appearance of early wrinkles around the eyes. The skin around the eyes is very delicate and sensitive and it is here where the first lines of expression appear as a result of repetitive muscle contractions.
8. Avoid stress
Due to continuous stress, we can make faces that involve clenching, frowning and wrinkling our nose, among other gestures that eventually can contribute to the appearance of wrinkles. It is important to have some measures or mechanisms to help you overcome the stress of everyday life. Try to consciously relax your facial muscles.
9. Sleep on your back
When you sleep, try to avoid sleeping on your stomach, as over time, the trauma may contribute to wrinkles and changes in your face which can be avoided if you can become accustomed to sleeping on your back.
10. Cosmetic use of good quality
Although they are a bit more expensive, quality is very important when it comes to a product that you use on your skin so try using good makeup and accessories, as these tend to be less aggressive on the skin. If you have any questions about what kind or makeup brand is best for you, resort to a dermatologist for advice.