It’s a never-ending fight against time and the elements. Those pesky lines we call ‘wrinkles’ also known as rhytides or folds in our skin are what women and men alike have been trying to get rid of for eons with all kinds of tonics, creams and of late, even laser therapy and more.
What is the cause of wrinkles?
- As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin making it become thinner thus making it prone to damage.
- The environment changes with time and the increase in pollution causes damage to our skin.
- Dehydration; like not drinking enough water or drinking too much alcohol causes the body to retain toxins. These toxins can make your face more likely to develop pronounced wrinkles, but also the rest of your body.
However, wrinkles are a part of the natural aging process and there is no reason we should dread it. As we all somehow or another wish to slow this process down, there are natural ways to do so.
So what are some of the steps we can take to keep wrinkles at bay?
- When outdoors, wear sunscreen; This helps slow down the signs of aging by protecting the skin from UV rays of the sun. Studies have shown that an SPF factor of 30 and above, can help protect against skin cancer caused by too much UV rays.
- Limit your sugar intake. We continue to learn from the medical community that overconsumption of sugar can affect our health. Excess sugar can cause glycation, which is no good for the skin as it breaks down the collagen and over time makes us appear older.
- Food preparation like grilling and frying cooking with too much sugar and oils also contribute to the aging of the skin. Limiting these will help keep a youthful look and shape of the face.
- Smoking is such a bad habit and many don’t realize that it can age us prematurely, causing wrinkles especially around the mouth area. Not to mention the many illnesses like heart disease and cancer just to name a couple.
- Antioxidants; Our skin is exposed to more stress than any other organ in our bodies, which means our skin is exposed to damage on a daily basis. Antioxidants can help fight this. Things like blueberries, grapes, several kinds of beans and dark green veggies like spinach and kale are high in antioxidants and help from the inside. So remember to eat fruit and vegetables that are high in antioxidants.
- Do you love carrots? Beta Carotene is known to block the sun’s UV light from damaging our skin. Vitamin A found in Retinol and beta carotene are often found in anti-wrinkle creams as they help protect and benefit the skin. Beta Carotene can also be taken orally.
- There was a study that showed drinking Lemon Balm Leaf Tea increased the elasticity of the skin. The study had a group drink the tea and another group drink a placebo. The results were amazing. Who knew? Lemon Balm Leaf Tea!
- Sleeping positions? Affecting the facial skin? Really? Yup! This can be caused by our sleeping positions. To all us side and face-down sleepers out there, pressing our face against the pillow the same way every night can leave the skin weaker in some places than others, leaving the way for wrinkles to form. Changing sleeping positions can help, especially if you can sleep on your back.
- Take some extra time to cleanse your face at night before going to bed. Getting rid of make-up, dirt and grime of the pollution you have been exposed to during the day is so important for the health of your skin and for keeping those pesky wrinkles at bay. Using a good natural oil cleanser and gently washing it off with a warm face cloth will do the trick. Do not scrub your face. This can damage the skin over time. So be gentle.
- Using a good natural wrinkle recovery serum is key to keeping a youthful healthy looking face. You want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, visibly improves the look of firmness & elasticity, and enhance uneven skin tone and complexion.
Yaeko Essentials Wrinkle Recovery Serum contains Vitamin A and CoQ10, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Retinol is the No.1 dermatologist-recommended treatment for aging skin. It promotes skin renewal and enhances stimulation to visibly improve the appearance of firmness and elasticity.
Vitamin A supports the skin's immune system, promoting natural moisture, helping to hydrate the skin effectively, giving it a radiant glow.
Chamomile extract boasts anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help soothe the skin, reduce redness and blemishes even relieve skin irritations like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
Carrot root extract is rich in Vitamin C which plumps the skin and gives it a healthy glow. Our bodies naturally convert beta-carotene into Vitamin A which is a natural antiseptic and antioxidant.
This lightweight silky serum helps skin lock in moisture, even after washing your face. With consistent use over time, you will experience revitalized skin and an unparalleled softness and brighter appearance.
Get into the habit of using a good skincare regimen daily. Cleansing toning and moisturizing your skin regularly will have you loving your skin and keeping those pesky wrinkles at bay.