Tips For Reducing Wrinkles
Article by Bhamah
Reducing wrinkles is a major concern for both women and men.Wrinkling is a fact of life that affects all people, but certainlifestyle choices can make wrinkles appear sooner. Exposure toultraviolet radiation, either from the sun or the use of tanning bedsis a major cause of premature aging of the skin. In addition, doingthis can cause malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skincancer.
Other Lifestyle Choices that Affect Your Skin:
o Smoking increases wrinkles and ages your skin. Don’t smoke and ifyou do, quit to reduce both damage to your skin and your overallhealth.
o Diet can affect your skin. Eat a healthy diet that includes a lotof fresh fruits and vegetables. These are antioxidant rich foods thatcan help keep your skin firmer longer.
o Dehydration can increase wrinkling. Drink plenty of water tohydrate your body and skin. You should have a minimum of eight glassesof water every day.
o Avoid alcohol, which causes the skin to sag and become puffy.People who drink a lot of alcohol often look older than those who don’tdrink at all, or only drink occasionally. For your skin, the worst timeto consume alcohol is before bed.
o Excessive stress affects your skin. Do what you can to reduce thestress in your life. Relaxation techniques, yoga, prayer, reading theBible and meditation are excellent ways to reduce stress. This willhelp you look and feel better.
o Don’t sleep on your face, but on your back instead. Sleeping onyour face increases wrinkling and increases the effects of gravity onyour skin.
Take good care of your skin to help combat the signs of aging.Don’t over wash your face; limit washing to twice each day. This isespecially true if your tap water contains chlorine or other chemicalsused in water purification. Consider having a water filter installed,or use purified water to wash your face, if you find the chlorineirritating. Never wash in very hot water, which is drying.
Use only mild facial cleansers that contain moisturizingingredients. Stay away from soap, especially deodorant soaps, which arevery drying to the skin. After you have washed your face, pat dry anduse a moisturizer. Look for products that are oil free. Water basedlotion is best for moisturizing the skin without clogging your pores.
Antioxidants help reduce the signs of aging on your skin. These arefound in food, vitamins and skin care products. The best sources arevitamin A, C, E. Antioxidants destroy free radicals, which causecellular damage, age the skin and cause skin cancer. There is evidencethat they work best when combined. For example, vitamins C and E workbetter together than either vitamin alone. Vitamin A is often found inboth prescription and over the counter topical ointments.
Retin A is a prescription topical cream that contains vitamin A. aprescription is needed from the dermatologist for this medication.Retin A treats wrinkling caused by aging and sun exposure. It takesbetween two and six months to see noticeable improvement. Side effectsinclude redness, burning, itching and scaling, which can last for a fewmonths. In addition, it can cause photosensitivity. You should avoidsunlight and wear a sunscreen when outside in the sun. Pregnant womenshould not use this cream, as it can cause birth defects in the unbornchild.
Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A. It is found in over thecounter ointments. There are fewer side effects with Retinol than withthe stronger Retin A. Using antioxidant creams containing vitamin C orE may increase the benefits of retinol. These are sometimes foundcombined in one cream, or can be applied separately.
If you want to see results sooner, you should have regular facials asthis will help remove dead cells on your skin and revitalize and maintainyour youthful skin texture. You will see results fast, without havingto wait several months for improvements. Always keep up with yourhome care, combined with regular facial treatments, you can look youngeven after 50.
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About the Author
As the founder and CEO/Principal of Lady Fair Beauty Centre, Singapore, and Camielle Beauty And Health Boutique, Chennai, India, Bhamah has over 22 years of experience in cosmetology.She has spent the last 22 years helping thousands of people who suffered from bad skin, acne skin, aged skin, pigmented skin, wrinkles, blotchy skin. http://ladyfair.homestead.com