Reduce Wrinkles. 11 Tips for Smoother Skin
Some people easily accept the natural aging process and don’t stress too much when they first notice the appearance of fine lines. And then there are those of us who would prefer to keep them at bay for a little longer.
There is some consolation though. While we may not be able to completely reverse the aging process, there are a few steps you can take to reduce and even slow down the appearance of those pesky little lines.
Expert Tips to Reduce Wrinkles
The good news is that some simple lifestyle changes can make a huge difference to the rate at which your wrinkles appear. Keep reading for some simple tips to keep your skin smoother and your wrinkles away for as long as possible.
1. Invest in Sunscreen and a Hat
The sun’s harmful UV rays are the number one cause that triggers the early arrival of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. On the flip side, Vitamin D is a valuable nutrient.
To ensure you enjoy the sun without damaging your skin, your number one golden rule should be – Never go outside without sunscreen boasting an SPF in the range of 30 and 50.
Additionally, if you’re going to spend long periods of time in the sun, also include a wide-brimmed hat and opt for light-colored clothes that reflect the sun.
2. Moisturise Daily
The top way to keep your skin nourished on the outside is to use a moisturizer at least twice a day. Using a moisturizer that contains a combination of Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid will keep your skin hydrated and prevent existing wrinkles from getting deeper. It will also slow down the appearance of new wrinkles or fine lines.
Additionally, another anti-aging ingredient to consider adding to your beauty routine is a wrinkle cream or moisturizer that contains retinoids. Also referred to as retinol, retinoids work by increasing collagen production. Adding collagen to your skin will give your face a little rejuvenation and a plumped-up look.
3. Hydrate Often
You’re undoubtedly aware of the many health benefits of drinking water. It probably won’t come as a surprise then that water is also excellent for keeping your skin hydrated from the inside. Skin with a healthy level of hydration tends to retain its elasticity for longer.
4. Take it Easy On The Alcohol
There may be times when you need a drink or two to get through the day. That said, it’s important to know that excessive alcohol can be hectic on your skin. Alcohol generally dehydrates the skin, and over time causes damage to the cells under the skin. This in turn can make your skin look older.
To prevent your skin from dehydrating because of your alcohol intake, simply drink less. Another tip from our experts is to increase your water intake, especially on days when you feel you may be drinking too much.
5. Quit Smoking
Smoking is bad for your skin on several levels. For starters, tobacco smoke damages the elastin and collagen fibers that provide your skin with its elasticity. Another way that smoking damages your skin has to do with the nicotine that causes blood vessels to constrict.
When your blood vessels constrict, blood flow to your skin is restricted. When that happens your skin doesn’t get much-needed oxygen. Furthermore, this also limits the absorption of Vitamin A. Continuously pursing your lips as you smoke may also create premature wrinkling around the mouth area. To avoid sallow, dull skin, it might be a good time to quit!
6. Opt For a Vitamin-Rich Food
Switching to a diet rich in anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties is an excellent way to improve your skin’s existing elasticity. Antioxidants also add another layer of protection against skin damage.
Food sources rich in anti-inflammatories include some of the following:
- Flax seeds
- Leafy greens
- Olive oil
- Green tea
7. Change Your Sleeping Pattern
Telling someone to sleep on their back to avoid wrinkles may sound strange. However, many sides and stomach sleepers tend to develop wrinkles a lot sooner than their counterparts.
The reason for this has to do with mechanical compression forces which develop as your face lies on the pillow for hours on end. While you may be having a comfortable sleep, the cells in your face are actually getting distorted and losing their elasticity.
To prevent this, opt for sleeping on your back and use silk pillowcases. Since silk is softer, it prevents skin abrasion and creates considerably less friction.
8. Relax Your Facial Muscles
One of the top causes of premature wrinkles stems from repeated facial movements such as frowning, scowling or squinting. It’s going to take increased self-discipline to change your habit of frowning or scowling, but it’ll be well worth it if you can reduce these tense facial expressions.
If you struggle with relaxing your facial muscles, practice a few simple muscles relaxing and breathing techniques. It also helps to practice yoga or Pilates to help you relax.
9. Consider an Endolift Treatment
If you’ve already started noticing a mild sagging of the skin on your face, it might be time to consider an endolift. Essentially an endolift is a pain-free laser treatment that works by reducing the cutaneous laxity of your face and neck.
Additionally, the treatment will leave your skin rejuvenated as well as stimulate collagen growth. This in turn promotes tighter and more youthful facial skin.
10. Opt For a Dermal Filler
Another cosmetic option that will instantly rejuvenate your skin is an injectable dermal filler from Dental Shine. As a non-invasive treatment, these fillers give your skin a fuller, smoother appearance.
The good news is that these fillers can keep your skin looking younger for a period between 6 to 12 months. Since these fillers contain hyaluronic acid, they instantly aid in the production of elastin and collagen.
11. Create a Gentle Skin Routine
Some people take their daily skin routines very seriously. So seriously in fact, that their routines often involve vigorous scrubbing which often leads to irritated skin. This type of rough treatment on your skin can accelerate premature aging.
Rather switch to regular, gentle washing with products that don’t burn or irritate the skin. Be extra gentle around the eye area. It’s also essential to wash your face after any extensive workouts to avoid sweat irritating your skin.
Whether you’re in you’re 30s or 40s and have already started seeing the appearance of fine lines, the good news is that it’s never too late to start taking care of your skin. While you might not be able to completely reverse the signs of aging, you might be able to repair some of the damage by opting for good skin habits!
Certified practitioners at Shine Dental are eagerly waiting to assist you with a range of anti-wrinkle treatments to slow down the aging process. Since all their fillers and products are clinically tested, you can be assured that only the best treatments are being applied to your skin. If your skin will benefit from a much-needed rejuvenation, give our office a call today!