How to Reduce Wrinkles
Wrinkles are like the road map of your life, showing the world all the happiness, stress, sadness, and laughter you’ve experienced. And although these endearing lines of expression have journeyed with you, it’s time to kick them to the curb and pick up the antidote to reduce their appearance.
Wrinkles result from sun exposure, a decrease in natural oil production, and genetics. Other hidden factors cause wrinkles, too–smoking, teeth grinding, sleeping on your side or face, rapid weight loss, squinting, lack of sleep, and a poor diet.
Here are some of the most effective ways to help these wrinkles pack their bags:
Before you go outside to connect with nature or go for a walk, apply two fingers worth of sunscreen, preferably with an SPF 30 or higher.
2. Retinol and Vitamin C
Retinoids have anti-aging properties, which increase the production of collagen. They also promote skin regeneration and the growth of new blood vessels.
Note: If introducing this product into your routine, use it twice a week in the evenings before moisturizing.
Similarly, vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen while hydrating the skin and protecting the skin against UV damage. Because our bodies don’t naturally produce vitamin C, citrus foods (lemons, grapefruit, kiwi, and oranges), bell peppers, broccoli, and strawberries are another effective and healthy way to ensure the presence of vitamin C.
Together these two are a dynamic duo. According to dermatologists, separating the application will protect your skin barrier from feeling irritated; however, layering them is possible if you’re an advanced user.
3. Quit smoking
Tobacco inhibits collagen production by creating an enzyme called metalloproteinase (MMPs). This enzyme breaks down the collagen and leaves the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. Besides, healthy lungs mean more profound meditations and longer walks.
4. Mouth guard
If you’re prone to grinding your teeth at night, consider sleeping with a mouth guard.
5. Sleep more and eat healthier
These two are similar to the retinol and vitamin C remedies–a dynamic duo, except it’s free (kind of).
Maintaining a healthy body, mind, and soul requires intention and mindfulness. Starting your wellness journey can begin with improving your sleep, ultimately motivating you to delve deeper into the world of wellness.
Now that you’ve reached your destination and kicked those wrinkled passengers to the curb, it’s time for a new road trip, with your remedies and enhanced lifestyle!