Wrinkles Without Surgery
If you're like most people over 35, you've spotted some unsightly wrinkles around the eye and neck area. In some cultures, these wrinkles are worn with a sense of pride and accomplishment; but in North America they are dreaded and most women (and men!) want to get rid of them as soon as they start to appear. While a facelift and other surgical procedures may provide fast results, there are often dire consequences. Healing time can take weeks and some procedures can be quite painful. And there is the cost to consider, which is prohibitive for many people.
Luckily, there is a better, more natural way to get rid of wrinkles and keeping them at bay. In fact, there are several methods you can use to get rid of wrinkles without surgery, without pain and without going broke.
Cucumber slices: Place cool cucumber slices over your eyes for 15 minutes upon arising, and before going to bed. These help to calm those puffy eyes and can help diminish the look of wrinkles.
Sunscreen: It's best to avoid the sun altogether, but if you love to go to the beach in the summer, make sure you wear adequate sunscreen. Nothing will age you more than the strong rays of the sun.
Do not smoke: Some experts believe that smoking releases an enzyme that breaks down elastin and collagen. The result? More wrinkles that will make you look older than you are. If you must smoke, try to cut down (BONUS: it will help your overall health in the process!)
EFA's: Essential fatty acids are found in several foods like salmon and olive oil. Vitamin E supplements can also give you the EFA boost you need. These are high in Omega-3's which help to plump and nourish skin.
Get your Z's: If you do not get enough sleep, your body releases the hormone cortisol, which breaks down skin cells and leads to early signs of aging. Aim for at least 8 hours per night. If you have trouble falling asleep, try drinking an herbal tea (decaffeinated) or take a long hot bath. Meditating helps as well, as it calms the mind and releases stress.
Do not squint: If you find yourself squinting to read labels and other items, get reading glasses. Squinting can overwork the facial muscles, which results in wrinkles over the long term.
Eat clean: This does not mean pouring soap on your food! Choose wholesome, natural foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Overly-processed and 'junk' foods will not only pack on the pounds but provides very little nutritional value. Eating better quality food will help fight toxins and free radicals in your body, and will help to prevent premature aging.
Visit a dermatologist: If you really want quick results and you want some extra help, visit a dermatologist for a chemical peel or a dermabrasion treatment. These are non-invasive ways to get quick results without breaking your budget.
Getting rid of wrinkles the natural way may take longer to see results, but many of these treatments have other benefits too. They will improve your overall health so that you look and feel better every single day!