6 helpful tips to fight fine lines and wrinkles...
Most wrinkles are a part of the natural aging process, hormone changes and hereditary factors.
The epidermis is the uppermost layer of the skin. Fine lines are affected by environmental factors, unhealthy habits, certain diseases, products we use, medications, our diet, and whether we're consuming enough fluids or not.
Here are 6 tips to avoid wrinkles and fine lines:
- A highly processed diet affects our skin. Foods that are basically a laundry list of chemicals, sodium and sugar do not feed our body well and definitely will result in lack luster skin.
- Not consuming enough quality protein, fresh fruits and vegetables affects our skin. Fresh fruits, veggies, meat, chicken, pork, eggs, dairy and fish offer vital vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants that feed and help feed and hydrate our skin and body.
- A lack of adequate fluid intake will dehydrate our body and we'll notice more fine lines. The body is made up of approximately 70% water. If we don't consume enough fluids our vital organs, eyes, muscles, and skin will suffer. Typically, we should consume 8 cups of clear fluids each day. Some of us may need more depending on how much we sweat or medical factors.
- Environmental stressors affect our skin. The blue light from our computers and phones can mess with our skin and eyes caused by free radical damage. Too much ultraviolet sun exposure can also age our skin and break down collagen and elastin. Fluorescent light can also affect skin cells and contribute to premature skin aging from damaging free radicals.
- Smoking and drinking too much alcohol are aging to our skin and its elasticity. These habits can make it more difficult to reduce fine lines, inflammation, wrinkles, and saggy skin.
- Caring for our skin improperly can also produce fine lines and wrinkles. Using products that have a high pH will dry out the skin affecting skin hydration and brightness. This dryness makes our skin more susceptible to inflammation and even acne. High pH can affect the skins valuable microbiome and produce a breeding ground for bacteria. Ingredients in care products that lack the ability to hydrate and preserve the natural lipids in our skin can affect how our skin ages and the visibility of wrinkles.