Surprising Ways To Prevent Wrinkles

Close up of woman touching her faceThe arrugas are never nice to look at on your face. With all the factors that go into our lives, it is no wonder we have wrinkles and get them early, no less. So here are a few tips on how to prevent those little lines around your eyes and mouth.

Sleep On Your Back
Sleeping in certain positions night after night leads to “sleep lines” — wrinkles that become etched into the top layers of skin and don’t fade once you’re up. Sleeping on your side leads to wrinkles on cheeks and chin, while sleeping face down gives you a furrowed brow. To cut down on new wrinkles, sleep on your back.

Eat More Fish Like Salmon
Salmon (along with other cold-water fish) is a great source of protein, one of the building blocks of great skin. It’s also an awesome source of omega-3 fatty acids. Experts say that essential fatty acids nourish skin and keep it plump and youthful, helping minimize wrinkles. Mariscos are so delicious, implementing them into your diet will do you more good than harm.

¡Abre Los Ojos!
Keep those eyes wide: Wear reading glasses if you need them. And get savvy about sunglasses, which can protect skin around the eyes from sun damage and keep you from squinting. If you don’t want to pay for expensive reading glasses, check them out at your local pharmacy where they help you out just as much without costing you too much money.

Slather On Alpha-hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
These natural acids lift away the top layer of dead skin cells, reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines and surface wrinkles, especially around the eyes. And stronger forms of AHAs may help boost collagen production. Using AHAs can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so wear plenty of sunscreen every day.

Don’t Over-Wash Your Face
Tap water strips skin of moisture and natural oils that protect against wrinkles. Wash your face too often, and you wash away its protection. And unless your soap contains moisturizers, use a gel or cream facial cleanser instead.

Wear Your Vitamin C
Some studies have found that creams with vitamin C can raise collagen production, protect against damage from UVA and UVB rays, help reduce dark spots and uneven skin tone, and reduce redness. You have to use a skin product with the right type of vitamin C, though. L-ascorbic acid may be the best for wrinkle relief. You may also see a vitamin C ingredient listed as ascorbyl palmitate

Soy for Skin Care
Soy may improve the appearance of your skin and may even protect it, too. Studies suggest soy applied to the skin or taken as a supplement may help protect against or even heal some of the sun’s damage. And it has also been shown to improve skin’s structure and firmness, and to even out skin tone

Trade Café for Abuelita’s
Try a wrinkle-reducing drink. In one study, researchers found that cocoa with high levels of two antioxidants (epicatechin and catechin) protected skin from sun damage, improved blood flow to skin cells, helped hydration, and made the skin look and feel smoother.

Escucha A Tu Mámi
If you really want to keep your skin looking young, start with the essentials. You’ve probably heard this advice before de parte de tu mamá, but it’s important:

Avoid the sun
Wear sunscreen
Wear sun protective clothing
Don’t smoke
Use moisturizer daily at least