It is inevitable that as we grow old our skin starts to develop wrinkles. We cannot stop this natural process but what we can do is we can slow down its progress. Aged skin loose flexibility and the old skin begin to sag and cause wrinkles.
There are several procedures to diminish the effects such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser resurfacing. Each has its own advantage and disadvantage. To repair prematurely aged skin most dermatologist will recommend several nutritional supplements which have antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that revitalize the skin. But before going through any plastic surgery or skin treatment a little initiative of yours at home can save your skin from getting wrinkled.
Too much exposure to sun is one of the main causes of wrinkles. So restrict your exposure to sun. Whenever you are out in the sun do not forget to wear sunscreen, use umbrella and sunglasses. These act as shields and protect your skin from scorching heat.
Adequate sleep is necessary to keep your skin youthful. Dermatologists say that when someone is not getting enough sleep the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Whereas adequate sleep helps to produce more HGH (human growth hormone) which helps to keep skin’s elasticity.
According to American Academy of Dermatology sleeping on your side, night after night, may create wrinkles on your cheeks and chin. So lying straight on your back is the best position to prevent the progress of wrinkles. Do not squint and use reading glass while reading and sunglasses in the sun. Continuous squinting may leave permanent wrinkles on your skin especially between your eyebrows.
Stay away from smoking and alcohol. Eat plenty of fish. Cold water fish are the great sources of one essential fatty acid known as omega-3. It helps to nourish the skin and keep it plump and youthful and helps to reduce wrinkles. A recent study shows that soy products help to improve skin’s structure and maintain firmness. Soy products have certain properties which can protect skin from sun’s photo aging damage. A very recent study shows that cocoa contain high levels of two dietary flavnols which protect skin from various external elements. Eat more fruits and vegetables and drink adequate water everyday.
Do not wash your face with harsh soap and use mild moisturizer after every wash to retain skin’s elasticity.