It’s no secret that the anti-aging skincare industry is one of the largest, but, the irony is that preventative aging can be a lot more effective than anti-aging treatments. It’s possible to slow the clock down, but it’s impossible to reverse it.
One problem many of us have is not paying attention to wrinkles until they show up. So, what can you do to help ward off wrinkles?
Use A Silk Pillowcase
Dermatologists recommend sleeping on your back to combat sleep lines. Sleep lines are the marks that appear on your face or body when you’re resting on a pillow or blanket. While these lines may seem temporary, eventually they begin to leave permanent effects. Sleeping on your back helps to reduce those sleep lines which, consequently, reduce wrinkle formations.
With that being said, it’s not always possible to control the position you sleep in. You may fall asleep on your back but you aren’t aware of your tossing and turning habits when you’re in a deep slumber. To take an extra luxurious precaution, switch your cotton pillowcase to silk.
Silk (and satin) are gentle and provide more benefits than one. These fabrics are not abrasive like many others, and lets your skin glide rather than getting stuck on it. They don’t just help your skin, but can also keep your hair softer, smoother, and frizz-free while reducing the loss of brow hairs and eyelashes.
When we squint, wrinkles form; it’s just the way it is. When your skin is folded into a movement for a long period of time, like driving in the sun, for instance – those wrinkles can take longer and longer to diminish. Wearing sunglasses with proper UVA/UVB protection helps prevent you from squinting, which in turn helps prevent crow’s feet and other lines from forming around your eyes.
Protecting your delicate eye area from the sunlight isn’t the only way to help avoid squinting. Don’t be so vain when it comes to reading glasses or wearing corrective lenses. Invest in your eyesight so you aren’t constantly straining your eyes, squinting, and causing more wrinkles to form.
Smiling is a great way to help stave off wrinkles! Smiling strengthens the facial muscles by pulling everything upward regularly, especially around the mouth, cheeks, and lip areas. The motion of smiling helps prevent the aging signs associated with gravity.
Get Enough Rest
Getting high-quality sleep doesn’t just prevent under-eye bags and dark circles, it helps to keep your skin looking youthful. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases a hormone that breaks down skin cells, causing the appearance of aging. It also prevents your skin from repairing itself while you rest, making it work extra hard.
Sleeping well won’t just keep you looking fresh and lively, but it will help you develop hormones that give the skin the strength to heal and thicken.
Now, you don’t need to hear about wearing sunscreen and staying hydrating once again, but I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t reiterate it. Sun damage is the #1 cause of premature aging (source). Wearing an SPF every day, even when it’s cloudy, will help prevent signs of aging better than any expensive cream or serum.
Lastly, stay hydrated. Something as simple as drinking enough water helps keep the skin plump and healthy.