Even for the most sensible living among us, fine lines and wrinkles will naturally appear on our faces as we age. This happens because from our mid-twenties onwards, we begin to gradually produce less of a protein called skin collagen. Collagen is what is responsible for keeping our muscles, bones, joints, hair, and nails strong, but also for keeping our skin plump and young looking.
Everyone reacts differently when they find their first wrinkle
Some declare their intention to ‘grow old gracefully’ – meaning they intend to do little to prevent or reverse the signs of aging. Some respond with horror, and instantly embark on the lifelong quest for the fountain of youth, even if this means going under the knife. A third, perhaps more reasonable, response to the discovery of fine lines and wrinkles, is the decision to make a few changes.
A little research into the topic will show that these factors, can do much to slow the aging process:
- quitting smoking,
- limiting exposure to sunlight
- drinking more water
- stop squinting, smiling, laughing, and frowning – but that’s a less realistic option for most of us!
Digging a little deeper into the subject of wrinkle reduction shows there are many foods you could incorporate into your diet that will help you look young. What are these magical anti-aging treatment foods you ask?
Anti-Aging Foods and Supplements
One of these such anti-aging foods is coconut oil.
The use of coconut oil in cooking and as a topical moisturiser has been proven to stimulate your body to produce more collagen. Coconut oil also contains antioxidants. These two factors help to minimise existing fine lines, reduce wrinkles, and prevents further ones from developing. Yay!
Aloe vera supplements
An aloe vera supplement once daily can do much to reduce the appearance of any wrinkles you may have already. Aloe vera has been long touted as a healer of various skin complaints, including burns. Studies have shown that even after just 3 months, fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced. Aloe vera adds collagen and hydrates your skin, getting to the root of the wrinkly issue.
Another anti-aging food is the humble banana
Bananas contain all kinds of wonderful vitamins and natural oils to improve the overall health of your skin. Don’t like the taste? Mash up some banana and apply it to your face for a quarter of an hour to absorb those banana benefits.
Any food that is rich in vitamin c can be considered an anti-aging food.
Vitamin c increases the production of collagen while hydrating the skin and decreasing any inflammation. Kale, guava, chilli peppers, rose hips and oranges are all great sources of vitamin c. You could also choose to apply topical vitamin c gel to the areas of concern (especially sun damaged areas of your face).
The by-products of olives, such as the oil, leaves, and stems, have been shown to contain certain compounds that increase the levels of collagen in your skin.
Minerals like selenium and zinc have also been proven to be important for skin health. Remember, healthy skin is also young-looking skin. By eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, you can do much to prevent wrinkles from developing prematurely. Zinc is found in almonds, beans, cheese, and oatmeal. Selenium can be found in things like yogurt, sunflower seeds, and spinach.
Sofwave treatment to reduce wrinkles
Sofwave aesthetic medical equipment is utilized for different restorative methods, which incorporate plastic medical procedures, or to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, overabundant fat expulsion, against maturing, stylish inserts, skin fixing, and so on, that are utilized for beautification, revision, and improvement of the body.
If you don’t think you can make any changes to your diet or wish to take any supplements, fear not! There is yet more you can do to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Experts claim that even just a four-minute facial massage daily can increase skin smoothing proteins and reduce the appearance of fine lines! You can do it on yourself by placing your fingers on both sides of your face and pushing firmly in a circular motion. If you lack confidence with this at first, there are facial massage devices you can purchase and many massage salons offer anti-aging facial massages. It may help you to go once or twice, and learn the techniques used so you can do this on yourself later at home.
So now you know. You can go ahead and cancel that Botox appointment. Much can be done to reduce fine lines and wrinkles just by subtle changes to your diet and routine. You’re welcome!