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How to prevent wrinkles?

Okay, so wrinkles, like gray hair, are signs of wisdom. But if you become uncomfortable each time you meet old friends and classmates who look ten years younger than you, maybe it's time to do something about it.

Manage stress prudently

Stress results in the release of surplus quantities of the stress hormone cortisol. This results in the reduction of muscular tissue beneath your skin. Consequently, your skin thins down greatly and appears shriveled and wrinkled.
A 40-minute brisk walk, yoga, meditation, writing in a journal, pursuing a hobby, and singing are some of the activities that help you manage your stress within reasonable limits.

Avoid over-washing your face

Tap water tends to strip your skin of its normal barrier oils and moisture. This hastens the formation of wrinkles. Washing these essential oils too often results in decreased protection against wrinkles. For this reason, you should use a cleanser instead of soap for washing your face. The moisture content in a cleanser is much higher than in soap. You should wash your face gently and pat it dry softly.

To prevent wrinkles, drink more water

Drinking 9—10 glasses of water every day helps your skin maintain its elasticity and moisture. Additionally, water flushes out harmful toxins from your body.
Your skin looks healthy and well-nourished when it’s adequately hydrated. Proper hydration of your skin ensures that wrinkles are kept at bay.

Opt for a facial massage

A Facial Massage rejuvenates your facial skin, reduces existing wrinkles on your face, tones your facial muscles, enhances blood circulation in the veins of your face, and prevents the formation of new wrinkles on your face.
Massage your face paying special attention to regions that are affected by wrinkles. Use the core of a freshly cut pineapple fruit. Apply pineapple juice over your neck and face. Wash with lukewarm water after 15—20 minutes.

Avoid direct exposure to environmental (air) pollutants

Wrinkles, an inevitable result of aging, can be delayed considerably or prevented altogether by adopting some simple healthy measures.
As we age, our skin loses (is depleted of) moisture and elasticity. Dermatologists have diverse tools for obliterating these little lines. Prescription creams, Botox, and chemical peels are just a few of them. Notwithstanding, the best way to prevent wrinkles is to protect your skin from direct exposure to natural pollutants like pollen, mold spores, and radon.

Protect your skin from direct sunlight

Your skin develops genetic mutations when exposed to the sun. An average person exposed to the sun regularly has about 10,000 genetic mutations. Hence, wearing wide-brimmed hats and avoiding sunlight go a long way in preventing wrinkles.

Increase consumption of antioxidants

Ultraviolet rays absorbed by your skin create free radicals in your body. Free radicals are volatile molecules that latch onto DNA and cause genetic mutations that lead to wrinkles. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals in your body. You can prevent wrinkles by eating foods and drinking liquids that contain antioxidants. Blueberries, pomegranates, green tea, and acai are some effective antioxidants.

Use sunglasses regularly

Sunglasses protect the fragile skin around your eyes from the harsh glare of direct sunlight. Besides, sunglasses prevent you from squinting and straining in the glare of bright sunlight. Wearing sunglasses permit you to see clearly, decrease the need to squint considerably, and prevent the formation of wrinkles on your face.

Sleep on your back

Sleeping on your back prevents sleep lines. This is an effective method of preventing wrinkles since sleep lines turn into wrinkles. If for any reason you are not able to sleep on your back, use satin or silk pillows because they are softer on your facial skin.

To prevent wrinkles, stop smoking

Smoking expedites the usual aging of your skin and contributes to wrinkles. Notwithstanding, the negative impact of smoking may not be visible for the first 10—15 years. When the wrinkles do manifest themselves, they are irreversible.
Smoking directly affects the absorption of vitamins A and C that provide us skin protection. Nicotine, the main element in cigarettes, leads to dehydration of your skin by narrowing down the blood vessels in the exterior layers of the skin. Additionally, nicotine damages elastin and collagen — fibers that provide your skin elasticity and strength — considerably.

Check your facial expressions

Animated expressions result in folds in your facial skin. These folds eventually become wrinkles. Even though it’s difficult, you should avoid frowning, squinting, and eyebrow raising. Whenever you are emotional, make a conscious effort to control your facial expressions when these actions overpower you.

Don’t control smiling though …

Despite the fact that smiling leads to crow’s feet around your eyes, you shouldn’t restrict smiling. The power of honest joy is several times more powerful than the adverse effects of wrinkles.

To prevent wrinkles, use prescription Retinoic acid

Retinoic acid, a chemical that’s derived from vitamin A, eliminates wrinkles by retaining moisture in the skin more efficiently. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of this treatment varies from individual to individual. Retinoic acid is available in the form of liquids, gels, or creams.

Use Vitamin E

Vitamin E reduces and prevents the damage of skin around your eyes. Supplement E, a thick oil, is an excellent antioxidant that hydrates your epidermis extremely well. This oil penetrates your epidermis (the outer skin layer) and lubricates the delicate eye region. The action of this oil erases existing wrinkles and prevents the formation of new wrinkles. Before going to bed, smear vitamin E liquid under your eyes. You can do this by squeezing out the liquid from the capsule.
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