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How to Stop Wrinkles Before They Form

Posted on May 25 2017

Is that even possible? Aren’t wrinkles just inevitable? On the one hand, yes, they are. Aging is natural for everyone. But you can sure slow down the aging process! Focus on these six steps and you’ll be amazing at the changes you’ll see in your skin.

Stay hydrated

No, we’re not talking about using moisturizer (although it is important!). We mean drinking plenty of water. Hydrated skin starts on the inside and works its way out, which means you need to be drinking enough water to stay hydrated. And drinking water helps flush out toxins, which is another win to your complexion. If you’re not a fan of water, try drinking coconut water, or another drink high in antioxidants.

 

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Eat right

What you put into your body makes a big difference in how your skin looks. Why, you may ask? Because of free radicals. Free radicals, such as pollution and other toxins, are absorbed into your body every day, speeding up the aging process. By eating foods that are rich with antioxidants, you’ll help your body fight the toxins that cause aging. What kind of foods should you be eating? Foods rich with vitamins A, C, and E. Which means? You guessed it! Fruits and vegetables.

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Moisturize

You knew we couldn’t leave moisturizing out of the list! It is an essential step to keep your skin looking young and healthy. Why? Because it helps your skin retain and restore its moisture. And a face that is moist and supple is much less likely to develop wrinkles. Focus on moisturizers that do more than just moisturize. At night, use a moisturizer that both moisturizes and repairs. In the morning, use a moisturizer that moisturizes and protects. We recommend this kit from Geneva Naturals. You’ll quickly notice a difference! 

Protect

We mentioned protect above, but what does that mean? Protect your skin from the sun, of course! Sun exposure and damage is the most common cause of aging. Protecting your skin from the sun is incredibly important, and easy to do. Find a moisturizer with an SPF of 20 or higher, reapply throughout the day as needed, and you’ll be good to go. 

Don’t smoke

We all know the kind of damage smoking can do. But did you know it can cause you to age faster as well? Smoking not only creates more wrinkles around your lips (caused by the pursing of your lips when you inhale the cigarette), but smoking itself reduces the elastin in your skin dramatically, causing wrinkles to develop more easily. Talk about a deal breaker!

 

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Sleep

Yes, beauty sleep is actually a thing! When you sleep, your skin cells have the time to regenerate, which keeps our skin looking young and healthy. But when we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies don’t have the time to help skin cells regenerate. In its place, our bodies produce the stress hormone cortisol, which prevents the body from going through its natural healing process. So, can you stop wrinkles before they form? Yes! Try these tips and you won’t be disappointed.
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