Facial wrinkles are fine lines or creases that appear on a person’s face as they age. This is a natural part of aging. As we get older, our skin starts to lose its elasticity and becomes dry and more fragile. This leads to wrinkles and creases on the skin.
While age is the inevitable cause of skin wrinkles, there are many other factors that can cause premature wrinkles, including sun exposure, smoking, dehydration, unhealthy diet and improper skin care.
If you have wrinkles on your face, do not worry, there are several natural ways that can help you to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
1. Limit sun exposure
Sunlight exposure is one of the main cause of premature wrinkles. Too much exposure to ultraviolet rays breaks down the collagen and elastin fibers that compose your skin’s connective tissue. As a result, the skin becomes wrinkled and less able to protect itself from damage.
If you’re spending a prolonged amount of time in the sun, make sure to wear hat and protective clothing, and use sun screen to protect your skin from sunlight damage.
2. Stay hydrated
Dehydration can cause skin to dry out, increasing the chance developing of wrinkles and other unwanted creases. To maintain skin health, it is important to drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday. This will flush toxins out of your system and promote healthy, glowing skin.
Caffeinated beverages like coffee and black tea can cause you to become dehydrated. If drink coffee, make sure to drink a lot of water to keep your skin hydrated.
3. Facial exercises
Facial exercises, also called face yoga, are exercises designed to tone and strengthen your facial muscles and as a result will keep your skin tight and firm. Moreover, facial exercises will also stimulate the production of collagen, so you should notice a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles too.
Another benefit of doing facial exercises is that they improve blood circulation to the skin. With improved blood circulation, your face will appear more radiant and youthful.
The video below will show you some simple facial exercises that you can try at your home.
4. Get enough sleep
An average person is supposed to have at least 8 hours of good sleep. When you get enough sleep, your body will produce more HGH (Human Growth Hormone) to keep your skin thick and elastic, and thus prevent wrinkles.
5. Eat more fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, compounds that prevent damage caused by free radicals, which in turn helps you look younger and more radiant. Make sure to include at least one kind of fresh fruits and vegetables in each meal.
6. Cut down sugar in your diet
Eating too much sugar for long periods of time have been shown to cause the premature aging of the skin through a process called glycation. The end products of this process damage collagen in the skin which leads to loss of elasticity and wrinkles.
7. Limit alcohol consumption
Alcohol consumption dehydrates the body and dry out the skin. A skin lacking moisture tends to form wrinkles fast. So when battling wrinkles, limit your consumption of alcohol.
8. Stop smoking
Smoking is also a major contributor to wrinkling. The chemicals in cigarette smoke can reduce the blood flow to the skin, so less oxygen and nutrients can get into it, causing your skin to become dry and wrinkled. Smoking also leads to the development of an unhealthy yellowish skin tone. So stop smoking now! Try these few simple tips to help you quit smoking.