Health And Lifestyle For The Over 50s

8 Simple Ways to Minimise Wrinkles


Wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing, however, there are things you can do to limit them. Getting into a few good habits can help to keep facial lines to a minimum, allowing your skin to maintain a slightly more youthful firmness.

The Best Ways to Minimise Wrinkles

Don’t Squint

If your eyes are struggling a little, make sure you get glasses, whether you need them for general use or just reading. If your vision is impaired it will cause you to squint frequently, and these repeated muscle contractions will gradually form grooves around the eyes. It’s also helpful to wear sunglasses while outside to prevent squinting in the sunlight.

Sleep On Your Back to Avoid Wrinkles 

Sleeping in certain positions can cause ‘sleep lines’, which can sometimes fail to fade. Lying on your side all night can lead to wrinkles on the cheeks and chin, while lying face down gives you a furrowed brow. Sleeping on your back is the best way to avoid these lines.

Don’t Over-Wash Your Face

Washing your face too often can dry out your skin, increasing the chance of extra wrinkles, because tap water strips your skin of moisture and natural oils. Try to stick to washing your face once in the morning and once in the evening, using a hydrating cleanser rather than soap.

Use AHAs in Your Anti Wrinkle Cream

Incorporating alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) into your skincare routine is a great way to keep the surface of your skin smooth. These natural acids gently exfoliate, lifting away the top layer of dead skin cells, which helps to reduce fine lines and surface wrinkles. Keep in mind that AHAs make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, making it particularly important to stay protected with sunscreen.

Wear Your Vitamin C in Your Face Cream

Skincare products containing vitamin C increase collagen production, making the skin plumper and firmer. Certain types of vitamin C are particularly helpful in this area. Look out for L-ascorbic acid and ascorbyl palmitate in the ingredients list of your moisturiser.

Use Soy Skincare

Research suggests that soy can improve the skin’s structure and firmness, and may even offer some protection against sun damage, helping to smooth and enhance the skin’s general appearance.

Eat More Fish

Many types of fish, such as salmon, are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which nourish the skin, keeping it more plump and youthful.

Avoid Sun Damage

Everyone should make use of a broad spectrum sunscreen while outside and avoid too much exposure to UV rays. These practices are essential for general skin health, but will also help you to avoid unnecessary extra wrinkles. Sun damage can prematurely age the complexion, so it’s best to keep your skin protected at all times.

You only get one face, so good skincare habits should be a priority for everyone. Making just a few small changes to your routine can keep the years from taking too much of a toll on your skin and leave you looking fresh-faced and healthy.

For facial exercises which may also help to reduce wrinkles, click on this link to our article:

Facial Exercises: The Natural Way to Beat Wrinkles?

To read our article on 8 anti ageing foods to give your skin a boost, please click on the link:

8 Anti Ageing Foods to Give Your Skin a Boost

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