If you believe, that buying an over the counter bestÂ anti wrinkle cream and applying it to your face skin twice a day, is just about enough to fight fine lines and wrinkles, then you must continue reading this article, to understand how wrong you are going with your wrinkle fighting strategy. Before we make corrections in your strategy, let’s understand what leads to wrinkle formation.
The aging process
Collagen and the Elastin fibers supporting the skin tissues are the two most important things that provide a foundation for the skin structure. The normal aging process, exposure to harmful substances and sun damage, leads to the degeneration of these Elastin fibers as well as the collagen deposits.
You must have seen that when your skin is dehydrated and dry it loses its elasticity and cannot be stretched much, that happens because the Elastin fibers are getting damaged, and unless you ensure timely hydration the damage may become permanent.
This information obviously gives us some clues about what is needed to avoid formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Now let’s take a more detailed view at the habits you need to change and the kind of products you need to use to restore and protect the collagen and Elastin fibers.
Change your habits
Put that coffee mug down, and limit your coffee to no more than one mug a day. Let green tea replace your coffee, as green tea is rich in anti-oxidants which help in preventing wrinkles. Again for your alcohol, the same rule goes true, one drink a day.
Sun damage is believed to be the number one reason for appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and I’m sure you know how to protect yourself from the harsh rays of the sun. Let hats and sunscreen lotions give you company all the time you’re out in the open.
Presence of toxins in the body leads to excessive release of free radicals, and these are the most harmful because they not only damage the Elastin fibers and collagen but also prevent them from regenerating.Â To eliminate toxins from your body get onto a detoxifying diet to flush out the toxins and curb the production of free radicals.
And lastly, keep your skin well hydrated to maintain its elasticity, and the day you step over thirties it’s nice to include a good branded anti-aging cream in your everyday skin care.