Don’t let wrinkles or fine lines get you down, there are plenty of ways to reduce and prevent them without surgery or botox. Here the top ten ways to reduce and prevent wrinkles.
1. Sun Protection
The biggest cause of skin ageing is sunlight. You should always use sunscreen when stepping outside in the sun, even on cold cloudy days. This will not only guard you against ageing prematurely but it will also guard you against sunburns.
2. Stop Smoking
Cigarette smoke can speed up the ageing process as it strips your skin of oxygen and slows down skin cell regeneration. Not only that, but it can give your skin a grey, sluggish look and cause fine lines around the mouth, because heavy smokers are constantly pursing their lips to draw on a cigarette.
3. Deep Cleanse
Many older women do not cleanse their skin thoroughly as they believe cleansing can lead to dryness and fine lines. However it is good to give your skin a deep cleanse once in a while as it helps clear your skin of dead skin cells, dirt, and make-up, to give your skin a beautiful glow. Try not to use harsh products, a creamy cleanser works great to deep cleanse your skin and nourish it at the same time. If you have very dry skin, massage it with an oily cleanser and leave it on your skin for a few minutes. Then rinse it away with some warm water.
4. Deep Moisturize
In addition to using a daily moisturizer, you can also boost your skin by using a deep moisturizer treatment. Either use a nourishing face mask, or apply a thick layer of your usual moisturizer or night cream. Whichever you choose, leave it on your skin for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the excess with a tissue. For a greater effect apply your moisturizing treatment on damp skin.
5. Boost the circulation
Use a gentle facial scrub or exfoliater once a week to keep the surface of your skin soft and smooth. This helps to increase the blood flow to the top layer of the skin and in turn, promotes skin cell renewal.
6. Hiding Fine Lines
These days you can buy foundations, powders and concealers that help conceal and hide fine lines. Choose light-reflecting makeup as it contains luminescent particles which refract light away from your skin which makes fine lines less noticeable.
7. Pamper Yourself Regularly
In addition to your regular daily skin care, treat you skin with special treatments, anti-wrinkle serums and facials.
8. Be Aware of the Weather
Cold or hot extreme weather can strip your skin of moisture, which can leave it dry and more prone to wrinkles. To prevent your skin from drying out, change your skin care products according to season.
9. Be Gentle on Your Skin
Be careful not to drag on your skin with apply or removing makeup and skin care. In particular watch out for the delicate area around your eye. Always use a light touch and stroke upwards.
10. Switch Up Your Makeup
These days makeup can contain UV filters and anti-ageing properties. Not only will you look great but you will be treating you skin at the same time.