As we age, it is inevitable that wrinkles sneak up on us and cause us to look older than we feel. However, you shouldn't start panicking at the first sign of fine lines or wrinkles. Before you run out for those Botox injections or that face lift to re-capture your youth, consider these three natural ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and three bonus ways to prevent new wrinkles from popping up.
Change your makeup.
If you're currently using powder formulas for your foundation, blush or eye shadow, consider switching to cream makeup instead. Throughout the day, powder is more likely to settle into fine lines and make them look more prominent, but not so with cream blushes and shadows. Create the illusion of younger looking skin with the proper products.
You should be moisturizing twice a day – immediately after washing your face in the morning (and before you put on your makeup), as well as after you've removed your makeup for the day before you head off to bed. Choose an anti aging moisturizer or a wrinkle reducing cream to knock out two birds with one stone.
Start using natural anti aging products.
Natural anti aging cream and anti wrinkle eye cream can make a world of difference when it comes to giving skin a youthful boost. Natural skin care products help lift skin and plump it, thanks to ingredients that are found in nature, such as aloe vera and winter cherry extract. These natural ingredients are good for all skin types and can help take years off your appearance.
Now, here are a few ways to maintain firm skin and avoid new wrinkles.
Get your Zzzzs.
Get as much sleep as you can in any given night, typically around 8 hours if possible. Sleep can help with plenty of beauty issues: well-rested eyes, glowy skin, and reduced dark under-eye circles, to name a few. Also, being rested helps you focus, and you'll be less stressed.
Stay out of the sun.
If you set foot in the UV rays, slather on that sunscreen, at least SPF 15 (but preferably a higher number, like SPF 30), and reapply often, especially if you're in direct sunlight or out in the water or snow. Invest in a wide-brimmed hat, and wear light clothes that will cover up your skin.
Eat well and drink your water.
Water is amazing for your skin, keeping it hydrated and moist. In addition, a healthy diet packed full of fresh fruits and veggies can help you get additional H2O into your system, because they have such a high water content. Not only does healthy eating keep your body hydrated, it also helps clear up skin and gives you a healthy glow.