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10 Tips for Keeping Your Skin Youthful and Wrinkle-Free

Whether you’re in your mid-thirties and are noticing your first wrinkles creeping up or you’re nearing 60 and want to maintain radiant skin, reducing wrinkles is probably at the forefront of your mind. From holistic remedies to cutting edge treatments, there are a host of ways to slow down the signs of aging.

1. Maintaining skin elasticity is the key to combating wrinkles. Get plenty of sleep – when you’re sleep deprived, your body produces cortisol, which breaks down your skin cells. By getting rest, you’ll also produce more human growth hormone, which will help your skin stay elastic.

2. Look for products with anti-wrinkle ingredients, like African Anogeissus, Bulgarian Haberlea rhodopensis floral extract, and sandthorn berry.

3. If you have dry skin, you may be noticing your wrinkles more than usual. Washing with oil can help your skin to retain water, plump up, and erase those wrinkles. Take 10 ml of olive oil, add two drops of carrot seed oil (for elasticity), frankincense oil (for skin tone), or lavender oil (for redness), then massage the mixture into your skin for 30 seconds and rinse with water.

4. Ultherapy treatment is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts the neck, eyebrow, and under-chin areas to make you look younger and smooth out wrinkles. With ultherapy treatment, there isn’t any surgery or downtime, and the process uses ultrasound technology to lift and tighten.

How Does Ultherapy Works

 

5. Stay out of the sun! Or, when you have to be under its rays, cover up with a big hat and wear sunblock. Sun exposure is the leading cause of wrinkles, even more so than genetics. Plus, as we all know, wrinkles aren’t the only thing that sun exposure can lead too – it can also cause cancer.

6. A lot of people turn to acupressure for skin issues, but you can give yourself a DIY acupressure treatment, too. With your index finger and middle finger, massage the area in between your eyebrows for 20 seconds. Then, apply light pressure to your temples and massage for ten seconds. Move to your jawbone joint, which is located right in front of your ears, and massage for ten seconds. Lastly, for ten seconds, put a bit of pressure on the muscle that sticks out when you clench your teeth.

7. Smoking isn’t just bad for your body on the inside, it’s also bad for your appearance. Cigarette smoke releases an enzyme that breaks down your skin’s elastin and collagen, which can cause wrinkles. Plus, people who smoke tend to have thinner skin, which can also lead to visible wrinkles.

8. If possible, sleep on your back. Certain sleeping positions can cause sleep lines, which are wrinkles that end up being etched into your skin, meaning they won’t go away even when you’re awake. Sleeping on your back helps you avoid these wrinkles.

 

Wrinkle Pillow

 

9. A few simple diet tweaks can do wonders for your skin. Add more fish to your diet, specifically salmon and other types of cold-water fish. Essential fatty acids will nourish your skin, keeping it plump and wrinkle-free. Try to eat more soy, too, which can help heal some of the damage the sun has done to your skin. Fruits and veggies have antioxidants that help the damage that’s been caused by free radicals, making your skin appear more radiant and younger.

10. Don’t wash your face too often – twice a day is enough. Otherwise, you’ll strip away the oils that keep your skin moist and that ward off wrinkles. Also, make sure that you use a facial cleanser, not just a basic soap.

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