The Body Watch

Top 10 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Wrinkles

Wrinkles are often considered the first sign of the aging process. Wrinkles on chubby legs of babies and puppies are attractive, but wrinkles that make you look older are definitely not.

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process and cannot be stopped. But you can prevent them from appearing on your skin for a long time. Before moving on to the different techniques of preventing wrinkles, it is important to understand the different causes of wrinkles.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Wrinkles appear as ridges, folds and creases on the upper layer of the skin. But they are actually embedded in the second layer of the skin. The human skin is made up of two layers: the epidermis or the upper layer and the dermis or the second layer. Wrinkles start being produced in the dermis when the human body produces less collagen and starts losing protein molecules.

There are different causes of wrinkles including these:

  • Smoking.
  • Dehydration.
  • Poor nutrition.
  • Nutrition including less percentage of protein.
  • Facial expressions like squinting and laughing.
  • Sun damage or too much sun exposure.
  • Sleeping positions which pull or push body parts (like cheeks) against pillows.

For preventing wrinkles for a long time, you need to do a few things and avoid doing a few other things. Below are 10 things to do and not to do to prevent wrinkles.

10 Things To Do/Not To Do

 

1.     Avoid Smoking

Smoking not only damages your internal body parts but it also plays havoc to your external body parts. Research claims that there are more than 4,000 chemicals that interfere with the collagen composition of your skin and damage it. Apart from this, pursing your lips in routine while inhaling cigarette smoke is also one of the reasons that cause wrinkles.

2.     Consume More Antioxidants

Our skin is exposed to a number of resources of free radicals like sunlight and pollution. These free radicals reside in our skin cells and damage them. Antioxidants including beta carotenes and Vitamin A, C and E fight against these unstable molecules and improve internal and external skin conditions. Some rich sources of antioxidants include the following:

  • Apple family including apple, peach, blueberry and raspberry.
  • Artichoke.
  • Cranberry.
  • Kiwi.
  • Spinach.
  • Kale.
  • Bean.
  • Prune.
  • Walnut.
  • Almond.

3.     Increase Water Intake

Most people drink water only when they are thirsty. The human body cells inflate when they are dehydrated. There are different ways to keep you hydrated including green tea, water, juices, coconut water, milk and others.

4.     Take Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Fermented cod liver oil is not only one of the best ways to keep you free from influenza and colds, but it is also a great source of nutrition to improving hair, skin and nails. It repairs sun burnt skin and provides essential oils and nutrients to the human body.

5.     Use Non-Toxic Sunscreen

A lot of free radicals are absorbed by your skin during sun exposure. A non-toxic sunscreen creates a layer on your epidermis which reflects harmful substances and prevents toxins from getting absorbed in the skin.

6.     Use Moisturizing Face Mask

Moisturizing face masks repair the inflated cells by providing them with essential vitamins, minerals, and lots of moisture. Moisturizing face masks include avocado honey mask, fruit mask, gelatin and egg white mask, and other homemade moisturizing mask.

7.     Eat Lots Of Protein And Saturated Fat

Protein intake is required to balance the collagen production in the human body. Protein also keeps you smarter and slimmer as each protein muscle consumes 7 calories. Along with high protein diet, it is also important to take a high saturated fat diet. Saturated fats not only repair the damaged skin but also improve the skin texture and make it more elastic. Grass-fed butter is one of the richest sources of good saturated fats.

8.     Gelatin!

As explained earlier, wrinkles appear when our skin starts producing less collagen. Gelatin is a natural source of collagen which is absorbed by the skin to fill fine lines, crow’s feet, and other small wrinkles on your skin. Just put a spoon full of gelatin in your morning shake and voila!

9.     Sleep As Much As Required

Do you know that sleeping less or sleeping a lot can also cause wrinkles? When we are sleeping, our body produces human growth hormone which repairs the skin and damages cells and improves moisture absorption in overall body cells. Sleeping eight hours at night is considered ideal for human bodies.

10.  Use Non-Toxic Moisturizer At Night

Our cells repair the skin at night and applying a thin layer of non-toxic moisturizer improves moisture absorption and the process of repair.

Just a few changes in your life can greatly improve the skin condition and make you look younger and better through the years.