A wrinkle is “A furrow, fold, or crease in the skin, particularly of a type seen with increasing occurrence as a result of sun exposure or, in perioral skin, cigarette smoking; associated with degeneration of dermal elastic tissue.” ~ According to Medilexicon’s medical dictionary
Does it take more than common sense to appreciate that what you give your body is going to have an effect on it? It is simple logic really. Fat, grease and high sugar come to haunt as extra pounds in you. But feed the body healthy foods, and your body will favour you by looking and being beautiful.
So if you think frown lines and wrinkles are all down to your genes, think again. Here are a few tips to help keep your skin youthful and ward off wrinkles.
Beat Summer Wrinkles
1. Did you know that 90% of the visible symptoms of ageing are caused by the sun?
Avoid sun when it is at its strongest, say from late morning to evening. Wear an SPF of at least factor 20 daily, even on cloudy days as UV beams can pass through clouds. Switch to a higher SPF if necessary.
2. If exposure to sun isn’t enough, poor diet is also a chief cause of skin ageing.
When blood-sugar level hikes, a process known as glycation takes place in the body which damages and hardens the collagen in your skin. The result is saggy and wrinkly skin. A little less sugar in your diet would be bett
3. Smoking! If you aren’t fazed by its dire effects like cancer, cardiac diseases etc, just wait. More are on the way, like a disastrous skin.
Cigarette smoke can aggravate the skin and rob it of oxygen and nutrients, while causing enormous wrinkles to materialize around the jaws. Are you a smoker? There is only one thing you can do. Try and break the habit now.
4. For a silky and supple skin, it is vital to keep it hydrated in and out.
The topmost thing that you can put into your body if you desire great-looking skin is water. Since fruits and veggies claim all the vitamins, fibers and antioxidants required for a glossy skin, it makes most sense to feast on them.
To moisturize your skin from the outside, use an apt moisturizer or hydrating oils rich in vitamin E (like avocado or almond oil).
5. Yes, your stress shows on your face.
Research shows that constant stressing and anxiety can actually speed up ageing of the cells which leads to wrinkles. To maintain your skin lines-free, try a few stress-busting methods like developing and giving time for hobbies like music, sports, yoga; or even talk to a friend.
“Prevention is always better than a cure”. Prefer to pass on your secret summer mantra to keep skin supple and youthful…!