It is no longer news that your skin is prone to wrinkle as you age. While this is inevitable, it can be prevented to a large extent. For women of all ages, discovering those things that could potentially prevent the signs of aging is a never ending quest. Whether you are in your 20s or in your 50s, it is never too early or too late to start preventing wrinkles. So fear not, Lamifragrance is here to equip you with 12 simple anti-wrinkle tips to protect your skin and make stay younger, longer.
1. DRINK LOTS OF WATER
What we put in our body is a whole lot important than what we put on our body. To prevent wrinkles, you must start by drinking about 8 - 10 glasses of water a day. Always start your day with a tall glass of water first thing in the morning. Continue to take a sip as the day goes by. Keep a cup at your desk at work and always carry a bottle with you. If you don’t find drinking water that easy, you can spruce it up by adding a drop of lemon or a slice of cucumber, or replace drinking water with coconut water. If you have a busy lifestyle and you need a reminder ( you know some people do) get yourself a "water drinking" app on Android or IOS phones. Trust us, they work has a great reminder tool that helps you get enough water in your body.
2. EAT PROPER DIET
You are what you eat. So to get rid of those wrinkles, eat foods that are rich in antioxidants – vitamin A, C, E and beta carotene – they fight free radicals and cell damages. Include fruits and vegetables, walnuts and peanuts, and beans, in your diet.
3. TAKE VITAMINS SUPPLEMENT
Supplements like cod liver oil, vitamin C and E, and collagen can help prevent wrinkles. Cod liver oil is rich in vitamins and Omega-3s which helps to fight skin inflammation caused by exposure to the sun. Vitamin C and E help to regenerate cells, which is key to prevent wrinkles. Also add grape seed extract to your supplement, it fights inflammation and free radicals, and it hydrate skin cells and tissues. We recommend: Collagen Advanced Formula; Luxxe Protect Pure Grapeseed Extract or; NeoCell's Super Collagen+C
4. AVOID SMOKING
Stay away from smoking. You know it is bad for you, and you know it’s health implications. Nothing can age you and takeaway your moisture 10 times faster than smoking. So just stay away from it!
Having taken care of hydration from within, continue with hydrating from outside. Moisturize your skin with a cream, oil or lotion twice daily – in the morning after bath and at night before hopping to bed. Keep a small bottle in your handbag for days when your skin feels extra thirsty and you need to slather some on on-the-go. Get help by reading this article: Great moisturizers to pop your melanin.
6. USE SUN PROTECTION
Avoid the sun at all cost as UVA rays from the sun increase the sign of aging while UVB rays lead to sun burn. Use broad spectrum sunscreen (from SPF 30) which offer protection from UVA/UVB rays, whenever you are outdoors. Always reapply after heavy sweating. Also, never forget to wear a hat and/or sunglasses too. Don't know which sunscreen to buy? Read best sunscreen for black skin that won't make you turn ashy.
7. USE EYE CREAM
The eyes is the first part of the face that start to show the signs of aging. If you are starting to see fine lines in this area, use a well formulated eye cream to prevent the formation of wrinkles in this delicate area and to keep the area well nourished and protected. Try the Bio Balance Brightening Eye Cream or L'oreal Youth Code Eye Cream
8. ADD RETINOL TO YOUR SKINCARE PRACTICE
Retinol is an antioxidant, a special form of vitamin A. It stimulates the formation of collagen, regulate cell cycle and increases cell renewal. It works to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. We recommend Pixi Skintreat Retinol Tonic if you are just starting out on retinol.
9. USE HIGH QUALITY ANTI WRINKLE CREAM
Anti-wrinkle day and night cream are created to specifically tackle wrinkles and fine lines. They have extra wrinkles-fighting power, while keeping your skin hydrated, moisturized and rejuvenated, all at the same time. We recommend any of L’Oréal anti-wrinkle range.
10. BE BEAUTY PRODUCT SMART
Avoid using harsh beauty products. Avoid soap with sulphate, they tend to dry out the skin. Focus on products with antioxidants and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA). They are not aggressive and are the best anti-aging ingredients. They fight against environmental damage to the skin and keep wrinkles at bay for much longer.
11. RELAX MORE
Take a break from all the things that stresses you out. A visit to the SPA, Meditation or Yoga can help.
12. GET ENOUGH BEAUTY SLEEP
While you are asleep, your body produce hormones that repairs damaged cells and increase cell reproduction. Get your 8+ hours sleep, it will allow your body to repair and future itself, leaving your complexion radiant and refreshed.
Now you know how to stop wrinkles in their track!