Good skincare practices
If you really want to keep your skin young, start with the basics:
- Avoid the sun.
- Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
- Wear protective sun clothing (long sleeves and pants).
- Do not smoke.
- Use a moisturizer.
8-Sleep on your back
When you sleep in certain positions, night after night, this causes “sleep wrinkles”, which are wrinkles that are etched into the upper layers of the skin and do not fade once you are up. Sleeping on your side causes wrinkles on your cheeks and chin, while sleeping face-down gives you a wrinkled forehead.
7-Eat more salmon
Salmon (along with other cold-water fish) is an excellent source of protein, one of the building blocks of good skin. It also contains lots of omega-3 fatty acids. Experts say that essential fatty acids nourish the skin and keep it plump and youthful, which can help reduce wrinkles.
6-Don’t squint, buy reading glasses!
Any facial expression you make repeatedly (such as squinting your eyes) works the facial muscles and furrows beneath the skin’s surface. These furrows eventually turn into wrinkles. So keep your eyes wide open: Wear reading glasses if you need them. And be smart about sunglasses. They can protect the skin around your eyes from sun damage and prevent you from squinting.
5-Put oil on alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs)
These natural acids remove the top layer of dead skin cells. This reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines and surface wrinkles, especially around the eyes. Stronger forms of AHAs can help stimulate collagen production in the skin. This is a protein that gives your skin its strength and firmness. Using AHAs can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so you should wear sunscreen every day.
4-Don’t wash your face too much
Tap water strips the skin of its moisture and natural oils that protect it from wrinkles. If you wash your face too often, you lose its protection. Instead, use a soap with moisturizing agents, or a cleansing gel or cream.
3-Wear your vitamin C
Some studies have shown that creams containing vitamin C can increase the amount of collagen produced by your skin. Vitamin C protects against damage caused by UVA and UVB rays, and helps reduce redness, brown spots and uneven skin tone. However, it is important to use a skin product that contains the right type of vitamin C. L-ascorbic acid may be best for wrinkle relief. You can also see a vitamin C listed as ascorbyl palmitate.
2-Soy for skincare
Soy can improve the appearance of your skin and protect it. Studies suggest that soy applied to the skin or taken as a supplement (not as food) can help protect or even heal some sun damage. It can help improve the structure and firmness of your skin, and even out skin tone.
1-Trade coffee for cocoa
Try a tasty drink that reduces wrinkles. A study shows that cocoa, which is high in two antioxidants (epicatechin and catechin), protects the skin from sun damage, improves blood flow to skin cells, keeps moisture in and makes the skin smoother to the sight and touch.