Top 10 Ways to Prevent Wrinkles and Promote Healthy Skin
Studies have shown that while aging is inevitable there are certain factors that can help reduce the signs of aging naturally. Everything from moisturizing to eating habits to skincare application. There are all sorts of ways to protect your skin from making you look older than you are.
Providing your skin with the best care possible will not only help you look younger, but it can also help you feel better as well. Oftentimes the best way to ensure healthy skin comes from choosing a healthier lifestyle which results in more energy, better sleep, and a glowing complexion. In order to combat wrinkles, it’s important to understand what causes them in the first place.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Winkles start to appear after age 25 as our skin begins to lose elasticity and produces less collagen. When we are younger, our skin is thicker and plumper resulting in youthful-looking skin. As we age, our skin becomes thinner and loses the plumpness that keeps wrinkles at bay.
While there’s nothing wrong with wrinkles and they’re a completely natural part of being human, it’s also completely natural to want to look and feel your best. For some, that includes fighting the signs of aging. For those that are looking for ways to combat wrinkles, here are the top 10 ways to prevent wrinkles and promote healthy skin.
Cleanse your skin twice daily. Once in the morning and once in the evening before bed. Feel free to add in an extra cleansing after heavy sweating to keep bad bacteria from propagating on your skin. Always choose a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your face of good bacteria and upset your skin microbiome. Keeping your skin microbiome healthy is a great way to fight wrinkles and keep skin looking fresh.
Dry skin is a common cause of wrinkles and aging. Keeping skin moisturized and glowing is key to combating deep-set wrinkles. When you moisturize, choose a product with liposomal encapsulation, such as the Audrose Serum Concentrate, to ensure hydrate penetrates deeply into the skin and doesn’t just sit on top. You can also use oil on top of your moisturizer to lock in the hydration and increase the benefits.
3. Protect Your Skin from UV Rays
UV rays from the sun, tanning beds, and even blue light can cause wrinkles on the skin. The most common form of UV damage comes from the sun. Always use sunscreen to protect your skin from this type of damage as it not only accelerates aging but can also cause skin cancer which can be deadly. Other ways to protect your skin from the sun include wearing a wide-brimmed hat, limiting time outdoors, and incorporating skincare that utilizes niacinamide which protects skin from blue light.
4. Increase Your Antioxidants
Antioxidants play a huge role in skin health. Environmental aggressors such as pollution, sun damage, and oxidative stress can negatively affect your skin resulting in wrinkles. Boost your antioxidant intake by eating berries, leafy greens, and kidney beans regularly. You can also incorporate skincare products that include natural antioxidants like hibiscus extract.
5. Drink Water
Drinking water will keep your body hydrated and reduces wrinkles by increasing skin elasticity. As we age, it becomes harder for our bodies to retain water. Increasing water intake can combat natural dehydration and aids in plump youthful-looking skin. The average person should drink between 2.7 to 3.7 liters of water per day, adding an extra 12 oz. for every 30 minutes of activity. Be mindful of conditions such as temperature, health, and diet as well when considering how much water you should drink in a day.
6. Cut Back on Alcohol
You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again, alcohol gives you wrinkles. Alcohol dehydrates your body, stresses your organs, and can even shrink your brain cells. The dehydration caused by alcohol essentially turns your skin into a raisin. If you would rather not shrivel up like a prune, limit your alcohol intake to seven drinks per week and no more than three per sitting, or ideally, switch to sparkling water or mocktails. It’s less expensive and much better for your health overall.
7. Reduce Your Sugar Intake
While a dessert here and there isn’t going to make you age overnight, reducing the sugar you consume every day can have a lasting impact on your skin health. Processed carbs, high sugar drinks, and hidden sweeteners can be a little harder to detect than an obviously sugar-laden ice cream sundae. Recognizing the difference between complex carbs and simple carbs can help reduce collagen-damaging AGEs as well as reading labels on common grocery items such as granola and frozen meals. You might be surprised where sugar is sneaking into your diet.
While it’s easier said than done sometimes, relaxing the facial muscles can really help prevent unwanted wrinkles. Engaging in practices such as yoga or meditation can give your face muscles time to rest and recuperate. We get wrinkles from repeated facial expressions like raising our eyebrows or squinting. Being mindful of these expressions and giving your face a chance to relax can reduce wrinkles and give your mind a rest as well.
9. Sleep on Your Back
Changing the position you sleep in can be extremely difficult, but if you can manage it, it can really help prevent wrinkles. Sleeping on your back with your arms crossed over your chest like a mummy is the most effective way to reduce wrinkles while sleeping. Instead of sleeping with your face crushed against your pillow, your face will be free of pillow lines and gravity will be working with you instead of against you. However, during sleep, our skin rejuvenates and repairs itself. If you find yourself not sleeping while trying to change your position, it might be better to sleep the way you’re most comfortable rather than lose out on precious beauty sleep.
10. Fight Wrinkles and Fine Lines with Audrose
Audrose Activator and Serum Concentrate are designed to specifically target hydration, rejuvenation, and the signs of aging. The Activator utilizes orchid stem cells, PHA, red algae, and honeysuckle flower extract to retain moisture in the skin, protect the skin from environmental aggressors, and provide an even texture overall. The Serum Concentrate offers our patented Phyto-Molecular Skin Science®, Swiss apple stem cells, botanical extracts, and micro-encapsulation for ultimate hydration, skin revitalization, and protection.
Incorporating Audrose into your skincare can help your skin look younger, healthier, and more vibrant in as little as two weeks. Clinical studies show skin visibly transforms when participants used the Activator and the Serum Concentrate twice daily. For more information on our clinical results, visit our results page here.
To prevent wrinkles and promote healthy skin, following these 10 tips will help your skin look healthier and improve your quality of life. Start your healthy skin journey today with these simple changes and you’ll be looking and feeling radiant in no time!