Updated: Jan 22
It’s easy to lie about your age, but your skin and wrinkles never do. Although we’d love to stop the aging process, there’s just no way to reverse aging skin.
Whether you’ve just started noticing a few fines lines or if you’ve been doing battle with wrinkles for years, there’s plenty of things you can do to reduce them and look younger.
Here are the top 5 proven ways to reduce wrinkles and look younger.
1. Keep out of the sun. This one is a no-brainer. Too much sun is the top cause of wrinkles. There have been plenty of studies have found the connection between wrinkles and too much sun.It’s important to avoid excessive exposure, which causes sun damage to the skin. UV light, and especially UVA, causes aging of the skin by breaking down the collagen and elastin which give it support.Wrinkles tend to appear on the face, neck and backs of the hands first as they are generally the areas most exposed to the sun. Sun rays not only make you look older, it’s the main cause of skin cancer. And if you do go out in the sun, please put on sunscreen, even during the winter or on a cloudy day.
2. Don’t smoke
Do it for yourself, your kids, and your environment. Research shows that the skin of smokers ages more quickly than that of non-smokers. The skin tends to be thinner and has more furrows and lines. Smokers often get deep grooves around their lips.
Smoking can break down the skin’s natural collagen, which makes skin look less firm and more wrinkled.
Cigarette smoke is one of the main environmental factors that causes changes in the skin often associated with looking old, such as coarse wrinkling and a sallow, leathery texture
3. Eat a healthy and varied diet
The condition of your skin can sometimes be reflected in what you eat. Feed your skin from the inside by eating a variety of healthy foods and vitamins. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and don’t over consume alcohol, which can dehydrate the skin.
There’s no single miracle food that makes us less wrinkly, more’s the pity, but eating foods that are known to contain vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids may all contribute to keeping your skin healthy and glowing.
Vitamins A, C, E, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and selenium play a role in skin health.
Even a simple moisturizer without any special ingredients will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The skin will look plumper and more supple rather than drier and lined. Try one with a built in sunscreen.
Some skin moisturizers and treatments contain special ingredients that claim to reduce wrinkles. Keep a look out for products that say eye-firming or anti-wrinkle serum as these are rich with wrinkle-reducing ingredients.
5. Facial Peels
If you have deep wrinkles, then a facial peels might be your best option. Facial peels work by breaking down and peeling away the top layer which kick-starts the skin into making more collagen. You end up with younger-looking, smoother skin.