What’s the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear the word “wrinkles”? For some, it might be “shock”, “horror” or “botox”, while for others, wrinkles are just another part of the natural ageing process, and are gladly welcome, because they show a life well lived, with lots of laughter and smiles.
Wrinkles are creases and folds of the skin that develop as you age, and although its mostly common in older people, sun exposure, smoking, stress and lack of sleep can cause you to develop wrinkles earlier. They mainly occur on the face, neck, hands, on our body and are the result of lack of moisture and elasticity of the skin.
Unfortunately, there’s no avoiding wrinkles; everyone develops them at some point in their life, and whether you love them or hate them, they are a part of you. If you’re not ready to face the wrinkles just yet, that’s ok too. A cellulite treatment cream or a sculpting cream can help firm your skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Most importantly, you might have to make some changes to your day-to-day routine.
1. Wear sunscreen – How often do you wear sunscreen, specifically on your face? If the answer is “only on holiday” or “only when it’s really sunny out”, you’re causing so much unnecessary damage to your skin! Sunscreen is essential because it helps prevent skin cancer, but research now shows it can also prevent wrinkles and signs on skin ageing.
2. Stop smoking – It’s not breaking news anymore; you already know smoking is bad for all aspects of your health, but did you know smoking also affects your skin and makes you look older (and not the cool kind)? Smoking decreases the amount of oxygen your skin gets, which means it also slows blood circulation to your skin. As a smoker, you’ll develop wrinkles earlier than non-smokers, and your wrinkles will be deeper. Smoking causes weathered, older-looking skin.
3. Stay hydrated – You’ve heard it before: “Drink 8 glasses of water a day”, and it’s simple enough to remember, but many people don’t follow through. It’s recommended that the average male drink 3.7 litres of water a day, while the average female should drink 2.7 litres of water a day. Of course, water is essential for your body but your skin in particular will thank you for this, as it helps maintain moisture, which increases your elasticity. The more hydrated you are, the fewer wrinkles you will have.
4. Massage with a sculpting cream or cellulite treatment cream – One final, very important trick to help reduce wrinkles in your face and brighten skin…massage your face, neck and chest with a sculpting cream or cellulite treatment cream. With regular use, a sculpting cream will help tone and tighten the skin in your face, neck, chest, as well as other affected areas. Be sure to choose an ultra-moisturising formula that is lightweight and has natural anti-aging properties with antioxidants, to not only strengthen your skin but brighten it as well. Having the right cream will make an immediate difference, and reduce the appearance of your wrinkles!
By Shlomo R.
Christ & Co.