Preventing Wrinkles Growing Old Gracefully
Preventing wrinkles is a big concern in todays world, all the young glamorious super models with their young and beautiful skin. Then comes the generation of super ladies that have a few years of experiance and the wrinkles start to show. This article may give you some suggestions on preventing wrinkles.
by Lana Robinson
The United States currently has more "Baby Boomers" (those born between [and including] 1946 and 1964) than ever before because of the "explosion" of births after American soldiers returned home from World War II. When we think of the baby boomer generation, we often think of the 1960s. Specifically, women born between these "boomer" years want to look as good as they can and they want to celebrate the vitality and the self-confidence that their experience has given them.
Growing old gracefully and retaining our youthful appearance with as few wrinkles as possible is something that most women in the "Baby Boomer" years strive to accomplish.
Preventing wrinkles is obviously the best way to not have wrinkles. However, running around in the sun without sunscreen when we were children, and going to those football and baseball games without sunscreen was really a mistake. Not taking care of our skin when we were younger makes it a little bit harder to reverse the signs of again, but it can be done! If nothing else, you should wear sunscreen, even if you are just driving around in the car. Make sure it has an SPF 8 or higher.
Staying hydrated is your first defense against wrinkles. Drink between six and eight glasses of water each day to keep your skin smooth and plump. Now, this may sound like a lot of water, but it's really not that much water at all. Once you get used to drinking the recommended daily water intake, you'll feel so much better and will start to notice a transformation taking place with your skin! You should also have a well-balanced diet. When your body gets the proper nutrients, your healthy skin will show from the inside out! You will feel better and look better. Eat foods that are rich in anti-oxidants and are high in Vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins are good for the skin's appearance. You could also take a good multi-vitamin each day.
Exercise and using a good moisturizer is important to healthy skin. When you exercise, your body gets rid of toxins that can build up causing you to age faster. Again, drink plenty of water to re-hydrate your body. Then, use a good moisturizer to help the skin retain its elasticity.This will make you appear younger because your skin will be soft and smooth. A lot of moisturizers on the market today contain mineral oil. Mineral oil is not necessarily a bad thing, it's just that it's a filler... and it sits on the top layer of the skin and just makes you "look" hydrated. If you want to really hydrate your skin, you need a good mositurizer (without mineral oil or waxes) that has some beneficial ingredients that go deep into the skin's layers and promotes the generation of newer, healthier cells.
If you must be outside (and who wants to stay inside all the time...) please wear a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher. A good tip is to use a moisturizer with sunscreen included in the formulation. I know it's hard to do, but you must also quit smoking and limit your alcohol. These all have the power to rob your skin of its elasticity and youthfulness. You can also choose to wear protective clothing to avoid the sun and prevent wrinkles. Even in the middle of the winter-- wear sunscreen. The sun is "up there" all year (unless you live in Alaska)!
Age Spot Home Remedies
Virgin Coconut Oil is a natural and easy to use home remedy for age spots. Actually, it's recently been discovered as one of the best home remedy skin care treatments. Because Virgin Coconut Oil contains many anti-oxidants, and it has the ability to get absorbed into the skin and the skin's cell structure, it has the uncanny ability to rejuvenate the skin! You can even substitute Virgin Coconut Oil in foods to further your skin's healthy appearance!
Other oils that contain properties that are healthy for skin are extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, peanut oil, or sesame oil. These oils also contain anti-oxidants that help the skin to retain its elasticity. They also contain ingredients that help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles... and to prevent them from forming.
Non Prescription Skin Treatments
Are you wanting to treat wrinkles at home instead of going to a "spa" or dermatologist? Many products that are "over-the-counter" can be purchased and used to treat wrinkles in the comfort of your own home. Dermatologists recommended that products contain vitamins C & E as well as have anti-oxidants in them. Products that also contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) help to remove the dead layers of skin to produce a younger appearance in the skin.
Many night creams contain retinol as well as AHA. Retinol is a form of vitamin A and can be used to reduce acne as well as anti-aging by speeding up the turn over rate of your skin. This also helps to give the skin a younger appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Retinol is recommended for under eye treatment as well as the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and corners of the eyes. Kojic Acid is also a good ingredient, because it's a natural lightener and works wonders on dark under-eye circles.
You have many options for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. You don't have to spend a fortune, either!
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