At one time or another, you likely began to notice the appearance of fine lines on your forehead, around your mouth, or at at the corners of your eyes. As you get older, these lines on your face usually become more noticeable, eventually forming wrinkles and perhaps even deep creases. This occurs as a result of the body losing collagen, which decreases the elasticity of the skin.
If you research the reasons why your skin ages, you’ll discover that environmental components, such as sun exposure and gravity, are common culprits to blame. However, the overall presence of aging on your face is also due in large part to your own unique genetic makeup.
Protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays and applying various anti-aging products to the face can sometimes decrease the possibilities of wrinkles forming, but your hereditary factors cannot be altered. To successfully combat the effects of heredity, many individuals typically undergo cosmetic treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and facelift surgery. However, there are also a few natural ways to help slow the process of skin aging.
Believe it or not, the way you sleep has a direct effect on the development of wrinkles on your face. Sleeping on your side causes your face to scrunch up, and it becomes difficult for your skin to revert back to its original position. To reduce the chances of this happening, try to sleep face-up on pillows covered with silk pillowcases.
Eat Colorful Foods
Free radicals break down collagen fibers in the skin, causing wrinkles and loss of volume. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables that are abundant in antioxidants help fight off free radicals, in turn, preventing wrinkles. Among the types of produce that contain the most antioxidants are berries, bell peppers, and spinach.
You should always keep your body hydrated regardless of the extent of wrinkles that are apparent on your face. Regularly consuming at least eight glasses of water per day helps your skin stay supple and minimizes the appearance of the wrinkles on the face.
For most people, the aging process can be frustrating and often makes them look older than they actually feel. Even after regularly following these helpful tips, you still may be unsatisfied with your overall facial appearance. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Roussalis, has helped countless numbers of men and women achieve a youthful appearance that is long lasting.
To find out more about the facial rejuvenation procedures we offer at our Wyoming practice, please call (307) 234-4585 today. For your convenience, we also offer an online contact form that you can fill to schedule your consultation. Dr. Roussalis looks forward to seeing you soon and strives to help you achieve the most youthful appearance possible.