Reduce Wrinkles

I’ve spent a lot of time vainly trying not to get older, and I’ve spent a lot of time studying how to reduce wrinkles. So many of the things I do now are things that I wish I had started when I was actually young, but in any case, I’ll now settle just for looking young.

There is no absolute consensus on the best ways to reduce wrinkles, but the following is a list of the easiest, most accepted, and most effective ways to combat wrinkles:

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  1. Nutrition. Believe it or not, what you eat is a very important part of reducing and delaying wrinkles. Wrinkles are caused primarily by a breakdown of the Collagen and Elastin in your skin. What you eat is very important for 2 reasons:

    • Ascorbic Acid is necessary in order to produce new Collagen. Ascorbic acid is found in a number of places, but is most prevalent as Vitamin C in fruits.

    • Oxidation of skin cells is one of the primary causes of breakdown, and while oxidation is inevitable to some degree, foods high in anti-oxidants (such as fruits and green tea) can slow the oxidation process.

    The moral of the story is to eat your fruits on a daily basis, although you may also consider taking supplements with Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin E.

  2. Stay Hydrated. There are a lot of negative side effects to aging, among which is the fact that our skin continually gets thinner. One of the primary results of this thinning is that our skin is less able to retain water. Keeping hydrated is extremely important, first because it simply makes your skin look fuller and more vibrant, and secondly because being dehydrated actually speeds along development of wrinkles.

    There are a couple things that everyone should do in order to better stay hydrated:

    • Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol, which will dehydrate you quicker than almost anything else. This is extra important because alcohol actually inhibits the absorption of important vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C.

    • Drink a lot of water. I know – this is the most obvious thing that I could have told you – but it’s also extremely vital.

  3. Protect Yourself from the Sun. Most of us know someone who has always been keen on getting a tan. Almost without fail, that person now has skin that has aged and wrinkled to a much greater degree than other people their age.

    Prolonged overexposure to the sun is probably the single greatest cause of early wrinkles, and protecting yourself from the sun is probably the simplest and most effective way to reduce wrinkles. Not only does the sun dehydrate you, but the UV-A rays emitted by the sun also speed up the breakdown of Collagen and Elastin in your skin.

    If you must be out in the sun for extended periods of time, make sure to apply a sunscreen that contains at least one of the following ingredients: Mexoryl SX, Titanium Dioxide, Avobenzone, or Zinc Oxide.

  4. Skin Cream. A good skin cream is vital to protecting your skin. Not only can such a cream lock in moisture, but good creams can also help revitalize your skin by enabling your skin to produce and protect more of the Collagen and Elastin that is so important in any effort to reduce wrinkles.

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  5. More Sleep. This is both the easiest and the hardest tip, since most of us would love to sleep more but often can’t find the time. I won’t dwell on this point, but please note that, other than overexposure to the sun, there is probably not a greater cause of premature wrinkling than continually getting too little sleep.

  6. Quit Smoking. Like getting enough sleep, this is easier said than done. I have personally never smoked, so I have little advice if you fall into this category. That said, smoking cigarettes not only dehydrates your skin, it also inhibits your skin’s ability to produce Collagen. If you haven’t already heard enough reasons to quit smoking, add this one to the list.

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