If you think that women are the only ones that deal with wrinkles, think again. Men also have this problem as they age and they are becoming more sensitive about their wrinkles too . Fortunately, there are things we can do on our own to help get rid of wrinkles.
For those of you who smoke – STOP NOW! Studies have shown that smoking increasing speed and depth of wrinkles and essentially creates premature aging which is why a smoker in their 30’s will look like a person that is already in their 50’s.
Overexposure to the sun causes wrinkles. Actually ANY exposure to the sun causes wrinkles – just look at the underside of your arm where the sun never shines – it is probably beautifully smooth and pale. You can prevent wrinkles and freckling by staying out of the sun between 10 am to 4pm. If you have to go out, make sure you have a hat and sun screen on that will protect you from ultraviolet A and B rays.
If you drink alcohol, keep your intake to a minimum or give up completely. Apart from health related problems, alcohol causes severe dehydration. Our bodies including skin are made up of 70% water. If your body does not have enough water, your skin dehydrates making is look older. The only solution of course will be to drink lots of water. Ideally this should be 8 glasses of water a day as this plays a key role in maintaining healthy skin complexion.
Aside from water, you should also maintain a “proper” diet. Include 5 servings of vegetables and 2 serves of fruit each day. Some examples of these that are rich in antioxidants include asparagus, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cantaloupe, guava, kale, papaya and pineapple.
Other foods to include in your ant aging diet include olive oil, nuts and whole grains. Since we also need some protein and meats, add fish to your diet as it contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which are best broiled or baked.
To complete your anti wrinbkle diet, remember to take supplements. These should at least give you sufficient amounts of vitamins A, B, C and E, as these protect you from free radicals and Omega 3 and Omega 6.
Never use soap as a face cleanser – it seeps oil and moisture out of your skin, drys your skin our and creates mini wrinkles.