A healthy diet is one of the best ways to fight the signs of aging. What makes it a secret? There are foods you would never expect to help add years to your life. Olive Oil, tomatoes, oranges, red grapes, yogurt and honey are just a few. Add these foods to your diet to ease your wrinkles and help you look younger.
Sunscreen has proven to be the best shield to protect skin against wrinkles and loss of elasticity which is caused by the sun, a process known as photoaging. Over time, it causes skin blemishes like liver spots and freckles. Therefore, applying sunscreen, especially on children, is vital.
We all know the countless benefits of drinking H20. But what you may not know is water can actually fight the signs of aging. Water is the best way to hydrate your skin; it releases your skin from tightness, dryness and flakiness which can lead to wrinkles. Harmful toxins can also cause aging, and water helps remove them from the body.
Sleep is essential to help fight aging, but, did you know your sleep position also has an effect on your skin? Sleeping on the same side every night will cause you to form more wrinkles on that side of your face. Tip: Try sleeping on your back; it will relieve pressure from your face, helping it to relax, while also preventing you from squishing it against the pillow.
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Lay off the foundation and powdered makeup; it is proven that applying makeup and forgetting to remove your makeup will cause you wrinkles. Wondering why? You tend to stretch your skin when applying makeup (especially eyeliner) which eventually leads to the formation of new wrinkles. When you forget to clean your face and remove your makeup, you are allowing the days bacteria to seep directly into your pores. This leading to the accumulation of fine lines and wrinkles. Tip: Lack of makeup helps maintain your skins hydration. Try going a few days a week without wearing any makeup.
If you apply moisturizer with your fingers you are irritating your skin and creating new signs of aging. Using the back of your hand to apply your moisturizer helps avoid any movements (stretching) that can age your face.
A little vino can go a long way. Red wine has the anti-aging compound resveratrol. Believe it or not, red wine is better for you than grape juice. According to WebMD, “Antioxidants sop up damaging free radicals that play a role in aging and age-related diseases. There is a much higher concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols, including resveratrol, in wine compared to grape juice.” Red wine also helps reduce the risk of pre-cancerous skin lesions, lower your chances of diabetes and benefits arterial functions in your body (StyleCraze).
Eat foods high in Vitamin A. According to Beauty Editor, “Vitamin A is a key nutrient for building collagen and repairing skin tissues.” It helps neutralize the damaging effects of oxidation, reduces signs of sun damage and works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. You can take a Vitamin A supplement, or get it from eggs, carrots and liver. Tip: Use Vitamin A to help eliminate the circles under your eyes.
Next time you are going through your skincare routine remember to include your chest and your neck. The skin on our neck and chest is just as delicate as the skin on our face. We are constantly moving our neck, stretching it in different directions and creating wrinkles without even knowing it. Make sure you are applying your daily moisturizer, sunscreen and anti-aging products.
Believe it or not, adding more fat to your diet will help you fight the signs of aging. Fat helps your body absorb vitamins and antioxidants. Good fats that will help fight the signs of aging include olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil.
It may sound funny, but try puffing your cheeks and blowing the air out through your pouted lips. Facial exercises are a great way to help fight the signs of aging. Similar to yoga, facial exercises help move your muscles and tighten up their appearance. According to BYRDIE, the “Forehead Smoother” is a great way to prevent wrinkles from occurring on your forehead. Just make a fist with both hands and place the middle and index finger knuckles in the center of your forehead. Now, apply pressure with your fists and slowly slide them out to each side. End this exercise by gently pressing your knuckles into your temples.
Pineapples are known to keep your skin hydrated; they help prevent wrinkles and fine lines from occurring. They are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that help cleanse your skin and treat acne. Pineapples consist of bromelain, a composition of enzymes that helps reduce swelling on the skin. You can apply pineapple directly to your skin or eat it daily.
A contact lens itself does not contribute to the formation of wrinkles, but the application process is what causes the damage. Although everyone has their own way of inserting contact lenses, it is common that everyone lifts up or pulls down on the skin surrounding their eyes. The motion of tugging at the sensitive skin surrounding your eyes is what causes fine lines and wrinkles to form. (Tip: When applying your contact lenses avoid lifting your eyebrows. This can cause wrinkles in your forehead).
The act of slouching includes lengthening and flexing your neck, a condition common to those stuck behind a desk all day. This can cause your skin to stretch eventually leading to wrinkles. Fox News explains, “Practice good posture by checking it throughout the day: ear, shoulder, and hip should form a straight line when seated.”