Often people think that genes play a key role in how they will be aging. Well, to some extent genes play a key role in your beauty as well as your aging process. But there are many other things that can cause premature signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots and so on. Of all the signs of aging, wrinkles are the most common one that affects both men and women.
To understand wrinkles, you can read this informative article at www.mayoclinic.org.
In case you are worried about the wrinkles on your face that have developed at an early age, there are many things that you can do to treat them.
Here are six simple ways to beat wrinkles.
Protect yourself from the sun:
Wrinkles are often seen as unavoidable and a natural sign of the aging process. Up to 90% of the visible signs of aging are caused by the harmful UV rays of the sun. To avoid wrinkles, never forget to wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 before going out in the sun. Sunscreen should be used daily even during the winter and cloudy days. At the same time wear suitable clothes and wear a long brimmed hat. Also bear in mind that the damage that sun rays do to your skin may not show up for years and hence you need to take the precautionary measures very seriously.
Cut down on sugar intake:
Apart from the harmful rays of the sun, poor diet is also one of the major reasons behind the formation of wrinkles at an early stage. When you eat sugar based foods it raise the blood sugar level due to which a process called glycation occurs in the body. This process causes damage to the collagen in your skin and once damaged, the collagen hardens, leading to wrinkles and sagging of skin at an early age. Also too much sugar is not good for your heath and you must avoid it as much as possible. In case you have a sweet tooth, use natural sweeteners like honey.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of cancer and heart diseases. Plus, the habit of excessive smoking can spoil your look as the smoke from the cigarette can cause skin irritation. This in turn can deprive the skin from oxygen and essential nutrients that keeps skin tissue supple and healthy. Even experts agree that smoking accelerates aging, so that smokers look 1.4 years older than nonsmokers, on average.
Keep the skin hydrated:
In order to keep your skin supple and smooth, it is essential to keep it hydrated from both inside and outside. To keep the skin hydrated from within, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Try to dry eight to ten glasses of water daily to maintain your skin’s moisture level. Also include more fruits and vegetables that are high in water content like watermelon, mango, cucumber, tomato and so on in your diet plan. To skin the skin hydrated from outside, try to use an appropriate moisturizer according to your skin type. Plus it is better to use a humidifier at home or office to counteract the drying effects of central heating and air conditioning systems.
In case you are having difficulty in seeing things and you are often frowning or squinting due to poor eyesight, it is important to fix the problem. Visit an eye specialist as soon as possible as too much frowning is not good for the soft and delicate skin around your eyes. When you frown or squint you are at a higher risk of having fine lines and wrinkles. So, get your eyes checked and if necessary wear glasses to fix this kind of problem.
Eat anti-aging foods:
There are many foods that can delay the process of aging and even help a lot to keep wrinkles at bays. Especially foods that are high in anti-oxidants and omega 3 fatty acids help to keep skin supple and well nourished. While omega-3 fatty acids prevent dehydration and dryness, antioxidants help fight against the free radicals that cause wrinkles and other signs of aging. So try to eat more oily fish, flax seeds and berries, spinach and so on.
Along with these tips you can even try some simple and easy home remedies for wrinkles. One simple aloe vera remedy is mentioned at www.top10homeremedies.com, where you need to apply fresh gel onto your skin and leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. At www.disabled-world.com, papaya remedy is mentioned about. Take a slice of papaya and rub it on the problem areas. Wait for few minutes and rinse off with water. You can browse the Internet to find out more simple remedies for wrinkles.
So, next time when you see yourself in the mirror and notice signs of aging, do not panic and try these tips to maintain your youthfulness.