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5 Effective Ways To Fight Against Wrinkles

22967741 - middle-age woman closeup wrinkles
22967741 – middle-age woman closeup wrinkles

Wrinkles are what we can all look forward to as we get older. There are those who are able to accept it gracefully as part of life, but if you are one of those who does not appreciate looking older, there are ways you can slow the wrinkles down. Here are some of the best ones.

1. Ditch the coffee and replace it with chocolate
Studies have shown that chocolate contain high levels of epicatechin and catechin, two antioxidants which are responsible for protecting your skin from sun damage. It also helps your skin keep smooth and moisturized, and improves blood flow to your skin cells. So go ahead and eat chocolate guilt free, and drink cocoa instead of coffee.

2. Use vitamin C…. on your face.
Vitamin C has been known to increases collagen production. Interestingly, topical creams that contain vitamin C in them have been found to have the same effect as well. Products containing vitamin C is going to protect your skin against redness, sun damage, uneven skin tone and dark spots. Do be cautious when choosing a vitamin C skin product, as there are different versions of vitamin C. If you are aiming for improvements in the wrinkle arena, go for a product with L-ascorbic acid in it.

3. Eat fish!
Specifically, salmon and other varieties of cold-water fish, as they only only contain protein, but also is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids (EFAs) that keep your skin looking healthy and youthful, which will minimize wrinkles.

4. Keep your face clean – but not too clean.
While it’s important to keep your face clean, you don’t want to constantly be stripping moisture and your natural oils from your facial skin, or wrinkles will be more likely to pop up. Choose cleansers and soaps that are moisturizing, and only wash once or twice a day.

5. Put on some Alpha-Hydroxy Acids
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, or AHAs can be found in certain skin products. These naturally occurring acids help get rid of the dead skin cells that form a layer over your new skin. This will help to make lines, wrinkles and pores look less visible. Do be aware though, that using AHAs does put you at risk for sun sensitivity, so be sure to wear sunscreen everyday if you are using products with AHAs in them.

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