When we get older facial wrinkles will inevitably develop. For some people this happens much earlier than for others. How quickly you develop deep facial wrinkles depends on genes, amount of sun exposure, diet, exercise and environmental factors such as air quality where you live. While you can’t prevent wrinkles from ever appearing or completely remove all deep facial wrinkles you’ve already developed, there are some ways to combat deep facial wrinkles and prevent more from developing. Let’s have a look at how you can combat facial wrinkles.
- Daily Skin Care
Preventing facial wrinkles starts with taking good care of your skin every single day. Use a good skin moisturizer every day, especially if you have dry skin. Avoid midday sun and wear sunscreen when you go out into the sun for a longer time. Don’t completely avoid the sun however, a bit of daily sunlight exposure is actually good for your skin. Just use enough sunscreen and don’t overdo it. If you wear makeup, remove it every night before you go to bed using a gentle makeup remover.
- Yogurt Skin Mask
Yogurt is great for your skin and can be used to make a great natural face mask. Just mix a tablespoon of plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon of raw honey, half a tablespoon of orange juice and a quarter cup of banana. Put this mixture onto your face and let it set in for about 15 minutes. Clean your face afterwards using lukewarm water. Yogurt helps moisturize the skin and tighten pores, honey is anti-bacterial, which is great for acne-prone skin, orange juice helps to smooth out your wrinkles and banana is another great natural moisturizer that contains vitamin E which helps get rid of wrinkles.
- Lemon Juice for Skin Tightening
Using lemon juice is another great natural way of combating wrinkles. Just rubbing some on your face twice a day will help tighten your pores and wrinkles. Moisturize your face afterwards because the lemon juice may cause your skin to get a bit dry.
- Vitamin Supplements
Many people these days are deprived of essential vitamins due to eating a diet lacking foods containing these vitamins or environmental factors such as pollution that increase the body’s need for specific vitamins. Lack of certain vitamins in our body can contribute to the development of wrinkles. Vitamin E, C and K especially are very important for good skin health. Vitamin E helps keep the skin safe from pollution and overexposure to sunlight. You can top up your Vitamin E levels by eating more nuts and seeds or using supplements. Vitamin C boosts collagen production and helps tighten skin. Most vegetables and citrus fruits contain high amounts of Vitamin C. Vitamin K helps lighten circles under your eyes. Sources of Vitamin K include kale, broccoli and spinach. You can also use a Vitamin K cream around your eyes.
- Dealing With Stress
Stress can cause break outs, dry skin, eczema and also wrinkles. Try to keep stress out of your life while being happy as much as possible and when under stress try to compensate by getting lots of exercise and eating healthy.
Zane Schwarzlose is a writer at A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe, a Sugar Land dental office. Zane thinks a yogurt mask sounds delicious.