So, you just noticed your first wrinkle? You must be worried that you’re getting old and soon wrinkles will be all over your face. Perhaps you’ve already tried some few tips that unfortunately never worked, and you’re on the brink of giving up. Wait, don’t give up yet. It’s never too late to prevent aging of the face. Although it’s practically impossible to prevent aging of the face totally, it’s possible to reduce the rate at which a face ages. Here are some causes of aging and great tips that will see you reduce aging:
So, you only know smoking as harmful to the lungs? Well, if this is the case, there’s a lot that you need to know as far as smoking is concerned. Whether it’s from your own smoke or another person’s, cigarette smoke exposure will increase dryness and wrinkling of the skin. This is mainly because smoking uses up vitamin C in your body, which is a necessity as far as having a young-looking skin is concerned.
TIP: Avoid smoking.
2. Exposure to the sun
In addition to causing wrinkling, too much sun exposure causes premature aging, and the worst part? It can even lead to skin cancer! Often, too much exposure to the sun’s rays is associated with brown sunspots (a characteristic of aging).
- · Always wear sunscreen when it’s too hot.
- · Minimize the exposure to the sun especially during its strongest hours.
- · Wear sunglasses and a brimmed hat when you’re out in the sun for a long period of time.
3. Poor diet
Many people rarely associate poor diet with facial aging. Well, to be honest, it’s not their fault since it is not easy to establish the relationship between the two. Look at it from this perspective; without food, your body will not have the fuel and thus it will not have nutrients that are necessary for it to function properly. It’s the lack of nutrients that will make your skin dry and thus age faster.
- · Eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits- This will see you get a lot of antioxidants, which play a crucial role in the protection of your skin and the general health.
4. Lack of enough exercises
You must have heard or read somewhere that exercises are important. Without exercises, your body is in a vulnerable state, and those who know the power that exercises have can attest to this. But, how do exercises have a hand in the reduction of aging? Well, they tone muscles and promote blood flow! This will greatly reduce wrinkles.
TIP: Do a lot of exercises.
5. Too much stress
Not only will stress make you vulnerable to illnesses such as stomach ulcers, but it will also make your face to age faster. If you’ve ever been through an extremely difficult situation, then you know that stress manifests itself all over your body and particularly on your face. This is why people will always know that you’re stressed. Studies have it that new wrinkles, dull skin and dark circles beneath your eyes contribute to faster aging of your face.
- · Manage you stress
- · Get enough sleep to retain a youthful face.
6. Exposure to cold
No matter how much you try to hide it, exposure to cold will manifests itself in your face. Extremely cold temperatures can suck the moisture from your face, making it dry. Do you have irritated patches in your face? If you do, you need to reduce your exposure to cold because they are as a result of exposure to extremely cold temperatures.
- · When you’re outside, always wear a scarf
- · Invest in a facial moisturizer.
7. Excess alcohol
For long, alcohol has been associated with liver cirrhosis but not premature aging of the face. It’s high time that people get the facts right. Too much alcohol can cause premature aging of the face. And how does it happen? Well, it damages the blood vessels, making you to appear flushed. In case you don’t know what constitutes heavy drinking, read on. For women, more than one drink a day amounts to heavy drinking. For men, they should not exceed two drinks a day.
TIP: Minimize the consumption of alcohol.
There is no doubt that a face is a crucial part of your body. Just by looking at one’s face you can tell whether they’re tired or energetic, sad or happy, young or old. If the tips above do not appear to help you, you may need to undergo surgery. Ensure to settle for a good surgeon if you opt for surgery.