There isn’t an adult on the planet who doesn’t have at least some fine lines and a couple of wrinkles. That’s normal, and you can blame most of it on sun exposure. About 90 percent of visible skin aging comes via ultraviolet radiation from the sun, but don’t freak out because you can make your lines less noticeable and slow down the signs of aging with natural methods.
The Collagen/Elastin Factor
Collagen and elastin are two key proteins found in the skin. They’re often seen as the building blocks because collagen offers structure and rigidity to the facial contours, and elastin gives skin that plumpness and bounce.
As we undergo general aging, both collagen and elastin diminish in production. Skin gets drier, thinner, begins to sag, and lines start to appear.
Feeling Youthful Inside, But
Let’s be honest. Wrinkles are annoying and can make anyone appear older and tired. Many of us work hard to stay healthy, and we feel young inside, but the mirror says something else.
Facial lines can ruin self-confidence, and yet, even supermodels and super-athletes develop lines from the sun and general aging.
Fight back naturally and do it without expensive cosmetic procedures and injections.
Keep Applying The Sunscreen
Skincare experts often sound like a broken record, but if you want ageless skin, then sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher needs to be part of your daily routine.
There are plenty of chemical-free sunscreens available for the face and body that perform effectively with sun protection and coverage.
Consider Wearing Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel feels so cool and smooth on the skin, and there’s a good reason to have some in your beauty routine. Aloe has been used successfully to treat wounds and burns, but it may also soften the appearance of lines, encourage fresh collagen and add hydration to the skin, according to one study.
After washing the face, massage some aloe vera gel into the skin. Aloe vera naturally contains 18 amino acids, vitamins like C, B1, B3, and B6 to fight off free radicals that cause those pesky lines.
Add More Antioxidant-Rich Foods
You are what you eat as the old saying goes, and some nutritionists believe that a diet high in antioxidants can serve you well.
There are delicious foods that can naturally protect your skin from free radicals. Some of these include oily fish containing high omega 3 fatty acids, red kidney beans, artichokes, pecans, Granny Smith apples, black plums, and cherries.
Roll Those Lines Away With Jade
Traditional Chinese derma rollers made of jade stone or rose quartz are a great manual beauty tool for smoothing your wrinkles and sculpting your facial contours.
Store them in the fridge, and wake up your face and neck to a delightful, gentle massage.
For more information on how to treat fine lines and wrinkles, visit Lasting Impressions Medical Spa.