Wrinkles are harmless, and they are a normal part of maturing and getting older. A few facial lines add character to the face, and they can be endearing. However, many of us would prefer to keep them in check because they don’t want to look older than they feel. Minimizing the appearance of wrinkles once they have appeared can be challenging without medical or surgical intervention. But there are some small lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Here are some of them.

Sun Protection

Nirvelli Day Spa wrinklesExposure to the sun can damage your skin is a well-known fact. Too much sun leads to premature aging and wrinkles, which is why protection is so important. To protect your skin from the damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays, apply an SPF 30-50 lotion a few times a day, even if it is cloudy outside. Don’t skimp on sunscreen just because it isn’t sunny since UV rays can still penetrate clouds. For extra protection, wear light-colored clothes that’ll reflect the sun, a wide-brim hat, and sunglasses with UV protection.

Moisturize Your Skin

A good moisturizer can be like a drink of water for your skin. Moisturizers hydrate and nourish the skin, which is especially important as you get older. As you age, the skin becomes drier and drier, and that makes it more prone to wrinkles and fine lines, and that is why hydration is so important. Ask your dermatologist to recommend a moisturizer that will work well for your skin’s needs.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking water is essential for good health because the body needs water for almost every function it performs. Besides vital functions like aiding with digestion, regulating body temperature, and flushing toxins, water can also help keep the skin hydrated and healthy from the inside.

Healthy Eating

You should never rely on anti-aging creams only; you should eat anti-aging foods too! Choose foods that are bursting with antioxidants (for example, beta carotene and vitamins A, C, E), and they will fight cell damage and free radicals from within.

Your diet should contain raspberries, spinach, blueberries, kale, and kiwis, and other fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants. You should include a lot of Omega 3 fats in your diet as well. Consider adding coconut oil, more avocados, and wild salmon to your diet to help prevent wrinkles.

Visit a Spa

Spas offer a wide variety of treatments that help reduce the look of wrinkles.  There are hydrating facials and peels that can make wrinkles virtually disappear in an hour.  These relaxing treatments can give you a refreshed look and glow that will keep a smile on your face for days.

For more information on reducing wrinkles or to schedule a consultation to see which treatment is right for you contact Nirvelli Day Spa at 919-297-0107.