Archive for September, 2009
Worrying to death about wrinkles, when they have already obstinately appeared on your skin, is of no use. You should start adopting preventive measures long before they arrive- otherwise you won’t be able to delay wrinkle formation. Here we will provide you with a few helpful tips that will help prevent wrinkles.
Let’s look at what actually causes wrinkles- it is not simply a sign of aging. Premature wrinkling could also point an accusatory finger at your unhealthy lifestyle. It could be a result of excessive smoking, drinking and sleep deprivation. And finally, you must protect your skin adequately from the UV rays of the run. This is perhaps one of the main causes why your skin suffers damage. Over exposure to UVA and UVB rays of the sun not only leads to wrinkle formation, but could also result in skin cancer. It leads to the production of free radicals, i.e. negatively charged oxygen molecules, within our body. These free radicals directly contribute to wrinkle formation!
You could use one of the many reputed anti wrinkle creams available in the market these days. You could also opt for over the counter medications such as serums or lotions containing hydroxy acids that could also delay premature wrinkling. There are however a few things that you should remember:
Always choose a cream that contains antioxidants like Vitamin E. These anti oxidants fight the presence of free radicals in your body and reduce the number of wrinkles on your face, leaving you with younger looking skin. Recent researches have proved that green tea is a storehouse of antioxidants, especially when it is drunk without sugar or milk.
One surely cannot solely depend on just creams and lotions to do the trick. You must try and heal yourself from within. Make sure that you consume proper meals throughout the day, starting off with vitamins like A, C, E and K. Eat green leafy vegetables as well as citrus fruits. Vitamin B5 is also of utmost importance here. It aids the skin in retaining moisture and thus remaining hydrated for a long period of time. Hence, your skin will remain soft and supple and will not dry out as it is prone to in old age. Also eat food that is rich in iron and calcium content.
Smoking inhibits the production of collagen required to keep your skin younger looking. Therefore, it not only harms your skin but also causes premature wrinkling. Stop smoking today if you want to lead a long and happy life.
If those wrinkles on your face have already appeared, do not fret. All is not lost. As had already been mentioned, remedial creams have flooded the market these days. Consult a dermatologist and ask for his/her opinion before opting for a medication that could help you out. However, relying solely on creams that will produce collagen will not have a lasting effect on those wrinkles- you should simultaneously make changes in your diet to ensure that you remain healthy as long as you live! Drink lots of water, sleep regularly for around seven hours daily and exercise. It will make all the difference in the world.