Many people associate wrinkles with older people who have spent a lot of time outdoors in the sun. However, they have been known to affect adults of all ages – even those in their 20s and 30s. Although it is often thought that this affliction is something that ‘happens to everyone sooner or later,’ this is not the case, because there are a few ways in which they can be prevented from happening in the first place.
Use Sunscreen with a High SPF
Sunscreen products are not only designed for people who spend their days lazing by the poolside or on the beach. Dermatologists recommend that everyone who spends any amount of time outdoors should apply sunscreen to the facial and neck areas daily, as this will be one of the most effective ways to prevent wrinkles from developing in the first place. Using a moisturizer product which contains an SPF factor of at least 15 is also an option, as this will mean that only one product needs to be used on the face. It is also recommended that products with as many natural ingredients as possible be used.
Get Enough Rest Each Night
A lack of sleep will result in the body producing more cortisol than is needed, which will result in the formation of excessively dry skin and ultimately, wrinkles. Most people need between 7 and 9 hours’ sleep per night in order for their bodies to fully rejuvenate – this includes the skin. When sleeping, the body produces human growth hormone (HGH) and collagen, both of which are able to help promote the reproduction of new skin cells and keep the skin elastic and supple. It is important to ensure that a bedroom is as quiet and dark as possible, as this will promote the best quality of sleep possible. All electronic gadgets should be kept out of bedrooms as well.
Consume a Healthy Diet
One of the easiest ways to keep the skin looking as youthful and wrinkle-free as possible is to keep a close watch on what is eaten. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and other much-needed nutrients that help fight off the free radicals which contribute to the development of fine lines and other age-related conditions. Other excellent sources of nutrients include raw nuts, chicken, fish and moderate portions of red meat. It is also crucial to ensure that sufficient amounts of water are consumed each day, as this flushes toxins from the body that contribute to the aging of the skin and internal organs. Other drinks that are extremely healthy include coconut water and green tea.
Taking proper care of the skin each day is the easiest way to prevent the onset of fine lines on and around the facial area. After all, the adage of ‘prevention is better than cure’ most certainly applies when it comes to daily skin care. Anyone who would like to find out more about how they can take the best possible care of their skin in a bid to prevent wrinkles should contact us.