If you’re looking to reduce wrinkles, you may have to look at the bigger picture, and take into account your lifestyle choices, diet — even the way you sleep.
1. Keep out of the sun.
It’s the top cause of wrinkles. 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 ageing 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 damage not only makes you look older, it is also the main cause of skin cancer, so there are plenty of good reasons for looking after your skin in the sun.
2. Slap on sunscreen.
If you do go out in the sun always wear sunscreen even in the winter.
It is never too late to start wearing sunscreen every day. We know UV exposure is the main cause of skin ageing, and remember, even on cloudy days up to 80% of the sun’s harmful UV rays can reach your skin.
3. Don’t smoke.
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 cause changes in the skin often associated with looking old, such as coarse wrinkling and a sallow, leathery texture.
4. Sleep on your back.
Don’t skimp on sleep and make sure you do it on your back.
If you sleep on your side or front every night you can get sleep lines etched into your face which don’t disappear when you get up. Over time these lines can become a permanent facial fixture. Some people like to sleep on silk sheets and pillowcases to lessen the effect.
5. Wear glasses or sunglasses.
In other words don’t screw up your eyes or squint. Any repetitive facial movement can overwork your facial muscles forming a groove which can turn into a wrinkle.
6. Use a quality skincare product
Use Guinot Creme Riche Vital Antirides 888 — Anti-Wrinkle Rich Cream which is a deep rejuvenating skin care for dry skin.
- Visibly smoothes wrinkles and lines.
- Visibly revives and restore radiance to the skin.
- Intensely nourishes the skin.
Apply morning and/or evening to the face and neck after cleansing thoroughly.
- Epidermal hyaluronic (high molecular weight): Smoothes the skin’s surface and reinforce cell cohesion to limit water loss.
- Dermal hyaluronic acid (low molecular weight): Activates natural hyaluronic acid synthesis to restore density and tone to the skin.
(Courtesy of WebMD and Boots)