It’s one of those annoying facts of life, but as the years go on, you will inevitably start to see wrinkles appearing on your face. They can appear in all kinds of places, including around the mouth, on the forehead, and under the eyes, and they affect both men and women.
There are many treatments available for smile lines and crow’s feet. But as with everything, preventing them from becoming a problem in the first place is the best option. Here are some natural ways to prevent wrinkles.
Types of Lines
Lip lines are often hard to avoid because we all move our lips. These are also sometimes called smoker’s lines, for obvious reasons. Smile lines can also become more prominent as you age, and these are often some of the most noticeable lines.
Crows feet at the corners of the eyes are also very common, but there are various preventative measures and treatments for these.
You may also be affected by marionette lines. These lend a downturned look to your face, and they are frustrating because they can make you look sad when you are not.
How to Prevent Wrinkles
There are many natural ways to prevent wrinkles from becoming a bigger problem than they need to be as you age.
When it comes to mouth lines, one of the best ways to prevent these is to spend more time relaxing your face. This means not smiling or frowning all the time, because a more expressive face will often lead to more wrinkles over time. That doesn’t mean you should never smile, but you may want to ensure you relax your face more when there is no need to be expressive, like when you are on your own.
If you are a smoker, the most effective thing you can do right now to prevent wrinkles is to stop smoking. Smoking can significantly increase the amount of wrinkles in your face, and quitting will also bring many other health benefits.
Crows feet around the eyes can make you look older than you are. To prevent these naturally, it’s a good idea to use sunscreen every time you go out in the sun. You may also want to stay out of the sun more.
You can also wear sunglasses with good UV protection. This provides you with even more protection around your eyes, helping to prevent damage. In addition, they stop you from squinting so much, reducing lines further.
You may want to use a good eye cream to fill in the existing lines and prevent new ones from forming. You should apply eye cream twice a day, and the moisturizing cream will hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
You may also want to massage your face every evening when you apply your cream, especially around your eyes. This is another way to relax your facial muscles, and you can do it yourself or arrange for someone else to do it.
If you feel like an excuse for pampering yourself, you could also get a regular facial once every few months. This will help to stimulate the circulation, reducing lines further.
These are just the start, so read up on some more wrinkle-prevention tips to give you some more ideas, and try to start as early as possible to see the best results.
How to Treat Wrinkles
Sometimes, no matter how much effort you make to prevent wrinkles forming, Mother Nature has other ideas. Once they have appeared, you cannot get rid of them completely, but a number of treatments exist to help reduce them.
You may want to consider a Juvederm treatment like a facial filler. These are great for lines around the cheeks, mouth, and lips, and it is a non-surgical and injectable treatment that is quick and simple.
Another popular treatment is Botox. This paralyzes the muscles around the mouth, and it is good for getting rid of fine lines, but it only lasts for a few months.
Laser treatment is another option for reducing lines, especially around the mouth. These are devices that can increase collagen naturally, and they are quick, simple, and effective.
Topical products are also available. Various skin care products can help to boost the levels of collagen, and creams such as retinol can help to relax the lines.
Chemical peeling is another option. This involves removing the upper layer of skin, which allows a new layer to grow. This does not lead to long-term results, but it can be effective in the short-term.
Keep Your Wrinkles at Bay
We are all affected by wrinkles as we get older, but that does not mean you cannot do anything about them. Take a two-pronged approach by taking preventative measures as well as looking into the options for treating your wrinkles, and you may find that you can keep your skin looking younger for longer.
Michelle Brooks is a mature lady who has always been interested in fashion and beauty; working as a make-up artist for a few years before her children were born. Now interested in living as green a life as possible, she focuses on using nature to help her look her best.