How to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles naturally
10 ways to remove fine lines and wrinkles
By the time we reach our 40s, most of us are pretty keen to show these signs of ageing. Here are ways to can help to treat and prevent fine lines and wrinkles
1. Sun Exposure - Use UV Protection to prevent fine lines and wrinkles
Lots of us think we look healthier and slimmer with a tan, and it’s ironic that a bit of sun exposure dries up spots and blemishes so that your skin looks fresher, too. But unfortunately, even a modest amount of unprotected sun exposure adds up over the years. It causes damage that’s unseen at first but breaks down your skin’s collagen and elastin – the structural proteins that keep your skin firm and line-free.
Never go out and about without sunscreen on, even in winter – ideally, you need an SPF of at least 30. In summer, if you must sunbathe, avoid doing it when the sun is at its strongest and make sure you reapply sun cream frequently.
The nicotine in cigarettes reduces the flow of blood to the skin. It narrows blood vessels so that your skin gets less oxygen and fewer of the nutrients it needs to stay dewy and smooth.
If you still smoke, even after all the warnings about the serious health risks, this is another good reason to quit for good.
4. Poor Nutrition
Like the rest of your body, your skin needs protein, vitamins, minerals and a host of micronutrients to keep it looking its best. Eat irregular meals and processed foods and the evidence will show in your skin instantly.
Instead, eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruit – raw or lightly cooked – and lean protein such as fish and chicken. Change your white bread for wholemeal and swap white rice and pasta for brown. Most of all, avoid processed sugars in all forms because they cause inflammation and are another major cause of collagen damage.
5. Stay Hydrated
Dehydrated skin looks dull and shows fine lines and wrinkles up more clearly, so drink lots of water to plump up the outer skin layers, eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and avoid caffeine and alcohol.
6. Reduce stress
The effects of stress on our body is becoming well-known, yet sometimes we do not feel stressed, but our skin is. The outer layers of exposed skin get very stressed and can dry out really easily in heated or air-conditioned rooms, and in the cold dry winter air. Taking simple medications such as pain killers and NSAIDs all affect the quality of your skin and cause oxidative stress.
7. Lack of sleep
Lots of people don’t get enough good quality sleep, but our skin needs it to repair and regenerate. Take a look at what’s stopping you from sleeping well and take action – go to bed earlier, avoid alcohol and caffeine, whatever it takes.
8. Balance your hormones
Female skin tends to be thinner first then gets thicker as we age, and have fewer oil-producing glands than male skin, so it is more prone to lines and wrinkles, especially as menopause approaches. Read more about magnesium and essential minerals during the menopause articles to understand the importance of balancing your hormones.
9. Skin rejuvenation treatments
Whatever your gender, gravity takes a toll on your skin over time. We are all stuck with our age and gender so accept that you if you want to prevent the first signs of ageing you need to consider skin treatments that stimulate collagen production as you naturally age - learn more about natural face-lift treatments - Click Here
10. Natural active skincare - Skin Rejuvenation Plan
A skincare regime that worked well for you during your 20s and 30s probably won’t cut it in your 40s and beyond. You need to step up the active ingredients and quality of the home-care to cleanse, exfoliate, nourish with serum and soften with moisturisers.
If you’re worried about your fine lines and wrinkles, implement these 10 top tips mentioned here to improve your skin. If you want some skin-care advice and discuss more effective skincare products and treatments, then take a look at my Skin Rejuvenation Plan - 3 -steps to better skin..