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Tips to Keep Wrinkles at Bay

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Tips to Keep Wrinkles at Bay

Follow Good Skin Care Basics

  • Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Remove makeup before bed.
  • Use moisturizer.

Sleep on Your Back

When you sleep in certain positions night after night, it leads to "sleep lines" -- wrinkles that become etched into the top layers of skin and don't fade once you're up. Sleeping on your side leads to wrinkles on cheeks and chin, while sleeping face down gives you a furrowed brow. 

Eat More Fish

Cold water fish, such as salmon, is a great source of protein which is one of the building blocks of great skin. It also has plenty of omega-3 fatty acids. Experts say essential fatty acids nourish skin and keep it plump and youthful, and that can help minimize wrinkles.

Avoid Squinting

Any facial expression that you repeat regularly, like squinting, overworks facial muscles and makes grooves under the skin's surface. Those grooves become wrinkles so keeping those eyes wide can help prevent wrinkles. Wear sunglasses if you find yourself squinting under the sun - they protect skin around the eyes from sun damage and stop you from squinting.

Don't Over-Wash Your Face

Tap water strips skin of moisture and natural oils that protect against wrinkles. If you wash your face too often, you wash away its protection. Use a gentle cleanser and wash your face no more than two times a day.

Add Vitamin C to your Skincare Routine

Vitamin C, protects against damage from UVA and UVB rays, and helps reduce redness, dark spots and uneven skin tone. You have to use a skin product with the right type of vitamin C, though. L-ascorbic acid may be the best for wrinkle relief. 

Trade Coffee for Cocoa or Green Tea

Try a tasty wrinkle-reducing drink. One study shows that cocoa with high levels of two antioxidants (epicatechin and catechin) protects skin from sun damage, improves blood flow to skin cells, keeps moisture in, and makes skin look and feel smoother. Green tea is rich in an anti-aging antioxidant known as EGCG, which helps fight wrinkles by increasing cell turnover. 

 

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