Monday, May 23, 2016

How to Get Rid of Wrinkles?

How to Get Rid of Wrinkles?

by: Arlene Gentallan

        It's a common consensus that wrinkles comes as a natural part of aging. It's an inevitable part of life. But that does not mean that we can do nothing about it. In fact, studies have given us insight that our habits and lifestyle does an impact as to how soon these line will appear on your faces and betray our age.


1. Use Sun Protection
        In studies involving identical twins, it was identified that the twin who prefers going out under the sun had more wrinkles compared to the other twin. Sun exposure is the leading cause of wrinkle so you'll have to make sure you are protected against the harmful ultraviolet rays.

Using sun protection not only helps combat premature wrinkle but it prevents  skin cancer as well.


What is the difference between sunblock and sunscreen?
Sunscreens provides chemical protection by absorbing ultraviolet radiation, as opposed to bouncing it off, which prevents it from reaching below into your skin. Sunscreen tend to be less visible when applied on the skin as opposed to sunblock. 


Sunblocks provides physical protection by reflecting / bouncing off ultraviolet radiation thus preventing this harmful ray from reaching your delicate skin. It's active ingredient is titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

TIPS:

  • Experts recommend using SPF 15 and SPF 30. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is the sunscreen's measure of protection level against UVB rays.
  • Choose a sun protection product with broad spectrum coverage for both types of ultraviolet radiation UVA and UVB rays which are associated with skin cancer, wrinkles, darkening and sunburn.
  • To protect yourself from skin cancer and premature wrinkle, use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 up.
  • Water-resistant sunscreen provides protection even after 40 minute of submerging in the water. While, water-proof sunscreen provides protection even after 80 minutes of water exposure. Therefore, water-resistant sunscreen is more recommended
  • Reapply sunscreen as needed. Sunscreen only protects you for a for a certain period of time so it will be wise to reapply after 2 hours.
  • Remember, no sunscreen offers 100% protection. So you may want to take other measures to protect yourself:
                  > Avoid direct sun exposure

                  > Stay in the shade

                  > Use hat and sunglasses



  • Watch out when UV ray is more intense:

                  > During the summer

                  > At high altitude

                  > Places closer to the equator

                  > Cloudless days

2. Use Moisturizer

        Individuals with dry skin tend to have more visible wrinkles. Keep your skin hydrated by applying moisturizer, especially before you apply facial powder.

           If your looking for a natural moisturizer, try virgin coconut oil. It's cost effective, non greasy, antibacterial, and anti-fungal.

          Also, keep yourself hydrated by drinking 11 cups of water for women and 15 cups of water for men.

        Don't sleep with your make-up on and avoid washing your face excessively as this may remove protective oil from your skin.


3. Avoid "bad habits"

        Studies have shown that several factors contribute to the premature wrinkle appearance, so it's better to avoid these stuffs:

  • Smoking
  • Too much alcohol intake
  • Dehydration
  • Not enough sleep


4. Sleep on your back

        Sleeping on your side and front pushes your face against the pillow, creating creases and deepening wrinkles. It's better to sleep on your back.


5. Don't Frown

        Your facial expression can have a profound impact when it comes to wrinkle. Excessive facial expression can impress those lines deeper. Watch out for involuntary facial expression like frowning.


6. Egg Whites

        Obtain fresh egg white and lather it on your face using your index and middle finger. Let it rest for at least 30 minutes. You can also leave it overnight. This will temporarily make your skin firmer and tighten your pores, reducing the appearance of your wrinkles.


7. Lemon

          Lemon is a rich source of antioxidant Vitamin C. Squeeze fresh lemon juice and apply it directly into your face. This will not just help get rid of those troubling wrinkles but will also lighten your dark spots. If you have a sensitive skin, pure lemon juice may give you a burning sensation on your face. You can dilute it with water to minimize the prickly sensation.


8. Cucumber

          Put a fresh slice of cucumber right on top of your eyes to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, crow's feet, and eye bugs. Cucumber's natural coolness will relax your eyes while providing a natural hydration to your skin.