It’s inevitable that as you age, you’re going to develop wrinkles.
For some this is not an issue, and the right wrinkles can add to a person’s appearance as they get older, helping you ‘to age gracefully,’ much the same way greyed hair can give a person an air of intelligence.
For others, however, wrinkles can be a real pain! They can look unsightly, make you look older than you are, and just generally be a nuisance to manage. We’ve put together a list of the five top ways you can help combat wrinkles. It’s never a battle you can ultimately win, but by following these tips you can certainly alleviate their appearance as much as possible.
1. Eat healthy
This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many of those who complain about their wrinkles don’t follow this basic rule. Your skin’s health is a natural reflection of the health of your insides, and if you are feeding yourself an unhealthy diet it’s only a matter of time before those toxins in the food make it to your skin. Conversely, you’d be surprised at how quickly you can improve the look of your skin by starting to eat healthy. And eating healthy means the basic rules of good-eating we have all known since childhood – vegetables, nuts, and fruits – especially oily fish oil with Omega3, leafy greens, avocados, almonds, walnuts and brocolli.
2. Don’t smoke
Smoking carries with it a high risk of many serious health complications, but in regards to wrinkles it can bring them on prematurely, because smoking deprives the body of water. Tobacco smoke also damages natural collagen and elastin in the skin. Smokers will often develop wrinkles around the eyes (‘crows feet’) and lips, because the action of taking a drag causes the tiny muscles in these areas to be strained constantly over the course of a day.
3. Drink lots of water and fluids
This tip is related to (1) above, but it’s so important that it needs its own paragraph. The water and fluids you drink will go directly to your skin, where it tends to remain in the layer directly beneath the surface, nourishing and moisturisning the skin cells there, which one day will themselves be on the outside of your body.
4. Use a good anti-aging cream
To keep your skin in top shape, both men and women should use a good anti-aging cream. Ingredients to look out for are vitamins (E, C and A) restorers (eg. Retinol) and moisturisers (hyaluronic acid). We’ve found the most highly recommended anti-wrinkle cream on Amazon, it’s the Celery Green Cream by Volition.
5. Use a good sunscreen when out in the sun
Sunlight is important for health, and a half day out in the sun can do wonders for your health, by producing vitamin D. Vitamin D helps your body absorb Calcium, making your bones and muscles stronger.
But when it comes to summer, kiwis tend to overdue sun time, with the holiday season and beach, many of us will spend hours under the hot summer sun. For prolonged periods in the sun, it’s especially important that you use a well-tested and produced sunscreen. We’ve checked Amazon again, this time for the most highly-rated sunscreen, and its the ‘Sun Bum’ Original Moisturising Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30 with Vitamin E. This sunscreen is also rated ‘reef’ friendly, which is an important consideration nowadays with many tourist countries banning some brands of sunscreen because their chemicals cause damage to coral reefs and poison sea life.