20 Simple Wrinkle Erasers

by Diann Poole

We know that skin aging is a natural process. But did you know, as time passes, collagen and elastin that keeps your skin firm and youthful, begin to decline. Cell production and cell quality also lessen over time resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.

These factors unfortunately are out of our control. But you can influence how your skin ages though diet and supplements, which can slow down the process. Controlling environmental exposure such as pollution (e.g., smoking) and sun damage can help slow down the aging process too.

Here are 20 easy ways to reduce wrinkles and slow down the aging process.

  1. Stop smoking. The toxins in cigarettes damage collagen and elastin (It’s #1 for a reason)
  2. Always wear sunscreen whether it’s cloudy or sunny and don’t sun tan
  3. Hydrate your skin by drinking about eight glasses of water a day
  4. Use skincare products that contain antioxidants, BHA (beta hydroxy) and/or AHA (alpha hydroxy) acids
  5. Moisturize the skin on your face twice daily
  6. Reduce stress. Try deep breathing, exercising, meditating — 15 minutes a day is a good start
  7. Reduce alcohol consumption. Overindulging can put enormous strain on your system and will accelerate wrinkles forming
  8. Eat healthily by incorporating plenty of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet
  9. Sleep at least 8 hours every night
  10. Eat fish or take fish oil three times a week. Great for your skin and general health due to omega-3 fatty acids
  11. Check with your doctor about taking supplements, your diet may be lacking some of the important ones like vitamin D, vitamin C, or omega 3 fatty acid
  12. Use an eye cream for the delicate skin around your eyes nightly to reduce puffiness or dark circles
  13. Weekly facial sugar scrubs remove the build-up of dead cells that can increase the appearance of wrinkles
  14. Use natural skincare products without harsh, damaging chemicals. These products help nourish your skin and give it lots of vitamins and minerals to help it stay fresh and healthy
  15. Jojoba oil resembles the skin’s natural oils. Dab this around the eyes to keep wrinkles at bay
  16. Take vitamin C supplements and use products that contain vitamin C, it will help boost your skin’s collagen
  17. Start a good skincare routine in your 20’s. Prevention is easier than a cure. However, it is never too late to begin a good skincare regimen
  18. Honey is known worldwide for its beneficial abilities. Use a honey mask weekly. Simply apply the honey to your face and neck and leave for 30 minutes then rinse off. This mask will "feed" your skin with nutrients
  19. Aloe vera and avocado oil both have the ability to prevent the skin from drying out; they are used to improve the skin’s elasticity
  20. A soothing way to help achieve a wrinkle-free face is to lie on your back with your knees elevated by placing a pillow or cushion beneath them. This position forces the blood to your face

So you have it! Twenty doable things you can add to your daily routine to help your skin care gracefully. You can also check out balancednaturalskin.com for healthy skincare options

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