4 practical ways to reduce wrinkles

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practical ways to reduce wrinkles

The golden years, when the skin is able to easily repair itself, hasn’t lost its flexibility, oh and did we mention that getting a glow up isn’t as hard is it will become as you grow older. And while we all believe that ‘black don’t crack’, it turns out that if you neglect your skin it will crack but with early prevention, the signs of ageing can be delayed.

Wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing – the first wrinkles to appear on a person’s face tend to occur as a result of facial expressions, however, sun damage, dehydration and genetic factors affect where and how rapidly people get wrinkles.

Here are 4 practical ways to reduce wrinkles:

1. Avoid the sun. Avoiding excessive sun exposure reduces skin damage because the sun causes the skin to age faster. Hats, protective clothing, and sunscreens can protect the skin from wrinkles by reducing sunlight damage.

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2. Moisturise. Moisturisers do not prevent wrinkles, but they may help temporarily make tiny lines and creases less evident.

3. Stop smoking and reduce alcohol consumption. Stopping smoking can also help reduce signs of ageing – even a long-term heavy smoker can slow down the process by giving up.  Reducing or avoiding alcohol is also a good idea as it dehydrates the body and the skin.

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4. Beauty Sleep. The concept of beauty sleep is not a myth either – sleeping at least 7 hours a night, eating healthily and exercising all help maintain overall health including skin quality.