"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that,” one of the most memorable faces in Hollywood, Lauren Bacall, would say. Indeed, there is a lot that you can be proud of even when your hair has turned grey, your arms are loose, and your face is covered with wrinkles.
No retreat, no surrender
There’s no question about it. You will grow wrinkles and nothing can stop that. You don’t just surrender your skin to aging though, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with trying to keep off wrinkles for as long as you can.
Strivectin NIA-114 technology which builds your skin’s barrier protection and holds back skin aging will help but, so too will five other tips that you can follow to naturally get past your wrinkle problems. Here’s how:
Tip No. 1: Kick out unhealthy habits. By now, the fact that smoking is a major cause of premature skin aging has been established. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2007 describes how a pair of identical twins aged differently, considering that one of them smoked an average of 52.5 packs in a year while the other did not. The smoking twin showed more severe signs of skin aging than the non-smoking one.
Smoking exposes your skin to external heat and pollution, interferes with microcirculation, amon other things. Before you light up your next stick, consider that there are at least 4,000 chemicals, 40 of which are confirmed carcinogens, that you are allowing to enter your body. Hopefully, your vanity goals will be motivation enough for you to quit if you can’t quit for the sake of your health.
Tip No. 2: Perform a stress check. “Psychological stress…is perceived by the brain and stress hormones such as corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), glucocorticoids, and epinephrine are released.” That is part of the findings reported by a study published in the Journal of Inflammation and Allergy Drug Tests in 2014.
Stress affects your hormones. The hormonal changes, in turn, causes your skin to become breakout, become dull, and eventually wrinkle or manifest other signs of skin aging. Epinephrine, for instance, limits the blood and oxygen that reaches your skin cells. Glucocorticoids make your muscles shrink, causing skin to lose firmness and loosen up.
Stress is unavoidable. The difference is training yourself to handle stress better. Learn relaxation techniques, choose what ticks you, and have a more optimistic mindset. Don’t fuss about the little things.
Tip No 3: Eat well. When you have gone over several lists of how to get rid of wrinkles, you know that this particular tip is a constant. Food, after all, is what fuels your body. Here’s a quick rundown of how you should be eating for beautiful skin:
• Eat more fresh. Whole grains, fruits and veggies are your best sources of energy-giving carbs, metabolism-enhancing fibers, nutrient-dense foods, and cell-protective antioxidants.
• Incorporate Omega 3 and 6 in your diet. Other than being rich in fatty acids, these nutrients also have natural anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve your skin of irritation. Almonds, walnuts, avocados, tuna and salmon are all good additions.
• Eat less sweets and less processed. Get as raw as you can with your food. Processed foods are harder for your digestive tract to metabolize and undigested food can exit through your skin and cause you to break out. Sweets trigger your system to release more insulin to digest it but which also degrades your skin.
Tip No. 4: Get moving. You cannot get enough physical activity to keep your blood and oxygen going for hours with just 30 minutes in the gym but, it helps rather than getting zero movement. You have to up incorporate physical activities throughout the day though, like walking more, washing your car, and doing household chores. It helps keep your metabolism up, and your muscles and skin firm.
Tip No. 5: Sleep. After centuries of searching in vain for the fountain of youth, even Marco Polo failed to realize that the secret was lying inside the bedroom all this time. Your body cells are at their finest moments of optimal performance, working on repairs and regeneration needs to revitalize your health, including your skin.
Skincare Do's and Don'ts for Healthy Skin
Before putting your fate on any beauty bottle, consider bestowing it on yourself. Making five very specific changes to your lifestyle can help you finally obtain your ultimate beauty goals.