How much time do you spend in front of the mirror? If you do so on a daily basis, then you are likely to pay more attention to the lines and wrinkles which appear on your face from time to time. From the age of 25, our bodies produce lesser amounts of growth hormones. As a result, the repair and replacement of body tissues cannot take place easily. Muscles formed are thus weak, and wrinkles start forming. To cope with the aging process successfully, you will need to be very particular about your anti-aging skin care regimen. So other than indulging in the best collagen cream for wrinkles what else should you do? Take a page from vampires
First and foremost, you need to protect your skin from the sun. Stay in shades during the day, especially the time when the sun is at peak. Make judicious use of hats and long sleeves to do so. You can also make use of gloves to minimize the fine lines around your eyes. Whenever you go out, apply a little amount of sunscreen to your skin, especially those areas which are not covered. At home, stay away from sun lamps as they may quicken the aging of the skin. As one ages, the skin becomes drier. Fine lines and wrinkles appear. Apply a moisturizer to trap water within your skin. It will make you appear more youthful.
Make it a point to remove the dust and grime twice daily. Use a mild cleanser and warm water for the purpose. However, it would be wiser if you avoid using soap. Don’t scrub your skin while cleaning it. Devote sufficient amount of time to sleep to refresh and re-energize your body. Moisturize
To initiate the process, start with a moisturizer and sunscreen. The former will reduce fine lines. But ensure that the one you opt for provides broad spectrum coverage. If you spend a good deal of time outdoors, then go for a moisturizer with SPF 30 and water resistance. Also, reapply it periodically.
Both the sunscreen and moisturizer can take a couple of weeks to produce the desired results. But ensure that you opt for a skin care product that suits your skin type. All three will work best if they suit your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin, go for a skin care product which is meant for dry skin. Once you do so, you will find a gradual reduction in the number of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Your confidence will be redeemed as a result.
As well as over-exposure to the sun and cold winter winds, the smoking of cigarettes has a damaging effect on skin, making it look more wrinkled and less healthy and it can also become less likely to heal well. According to dermatologists and skin cancer specialists, smoking narrows the blood vessels in skin tissue (dermis), which in turn feeds the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). Away with free radicals
To combat attacks on your system by free radicals you need to seek out beneficial antioxidants, which include Vitamins C and E, flavonoids and polyphenols. Luckily this is not difficult as many foods, especially fruits and vegetables, contain the minerals, vitamins and complex antioxidants that will help you to stay healthy, as well as combat skin damage by free radicals.
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