How to minimize fine lines and wrinkles
We can't avoid aging but we can fight it every step of the way. Follow these simple steps to help minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Step 1: Drink up
Drink at least eight glasses of water every single day in order to flush toxins out of your body, which can make skin look sallow, discolored and blemished.
Step 2: Eat berries
Blueberries and other berries contain high amounts of antioxidants, which protect the skin at the cellular level from free radicals that cause collagen loss and wrinkles.
Step 3: Get rid of your vices
Avoid the sun. Quit smoking. Limit your alcohol intake. These three things will help the appearance of your skin dramatically, improving its texture and elasticity. Always wear sunscreen and a good pair of sunglasses to protect the sensitive skin around your eyes.
Step 4: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Most skin issues originate with dehydration. Be sure that your skin gets plenty of moisture by using a daily moisturizer as well as a heavier night cream around the eyes.
Step 5: Use Preparation H
We all know Preparation H shrinks hemorrhoids but it also can help your skin. It reduces puffy eyes, hydrates skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Many celebs, including Tyra Banks, believe in the power of Preparation H.
Step 6: Consider retinol
Many women swear by retinol. Also an acne remedy, retinol speeds up the turnover rate of your skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and revealing younger looking skin. Use retinol on crow's free and laugh lines.
Step 7: Invest in Botox
You don't need a facelift just for a few wrinkles. But you may consider botox or collagen injections to plump up and fill in your fine lines. Botox and other such treatments are relatively inexpensive and can be performed by most dermatologists.
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