Stop Fine Lines! Start A Fine Face! Beauty hacks that don’t even cost anything.
Do you feel old after a birthday? Or when your sister or friends are getting married? Do you feel old with your fine lines and wrinkles even when you are still in your early 20’s? We age, and it sucks. And as it happens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines became very visible not only in our face but also in our skin. According to Dr. David E. Bank, a dermatologist in New York, when your skin slows down its production of collagen, you lose firmness and elasticity in your face, which can lead to both wrinkles and larger pores. Scientifically, two major proteins contribute to a youthful and elastic skin; these are Collagen and Elastin. These two gets depleted with time and became the projection of getting age. There are now beauty products that are designed to speed up the production of collagen, some of them have quite an expensive price. Some people might do a plastic surgery in hoping to look younger and to have fair skin.
Aside from getting age, there are also other reasons why fine lines and wrinkles are popping up on your face even in an early age. These include stress, unhealthy practices like smoking, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, too much caffeine, uncleared makeup on our face, pollution and many others. Even as young as you are, you cannot avoid having these fine lines and wrinkles for every unhealthy habit. So here’s the secret, actually you don’t need another expensive chemical or treatment to have a younger looking skin like some skincare companies recommend, all you need to do is to start and stop doing these things.
Here are some quick beauty tips to practice healthy regime for a healthy and younger skin.
- START! Having the right amount of sleep.
The first thing and one of the most important tip to a younger looking face are to have a proper amount of sleep. Most of us know that a good night sleep is essential, but only a few are doing it. Maybe because of the hectic schedules of work or school, we failed to keep a proper amount of sleep that results to puffiness of the face, dark circles and bagginess under our eyes. Not enough sleep also causes dry skin, which contributes a lot in making you look older. Using moisturizer greatly helps restore the dryness. And one more thing, to avoid that “Walker’s look” of The Walking Dead movie, do an eight hours sleep or so. Getting enough sleep also contributes to your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety and thus, will boost your outward appearance and inner self.
- START! Washing up and cleaning up everything before going to bed.
Modern girls usually wear make-up to express their beauty even with the occasion or none. With the power of make-up, our flaws get concealed, and our projection became even brighter as we go out of our room. But improper and overuse of makeup can damage your skin too. Cleaning your face after putting on a heavy makeup is one way to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Some makeup contributes a lot to aging, because of the chemicals use to create such. Another thing is that the dirt that comes from the environment may eventually stick on your face. If not washed up or cleared up, it will grow to bigger pores and may even cause pimples and acnes. So to avoid such, just make it a habit to clean up your face before going to bed.
- STOP! Getting yourself exposed to too much heat.
Another thing to consider to have a younger looking skin is to keep away from too much exposure to sunlight. I don’t mean to stay away, but to avoid too much exposure. If it can’t be avoided, specially when it’s summer, always use sunscreen for protection. If you have noticed those people who are exposed to too much sunlight, they have to sag, dark, dry skin and they usually have those visible fine lines on their forehead. Even a younger child could not escape from having an early sign of aging if exposed to too much heat from the sun. The primary cause of premature aging and skin cancer is the direct exposure to UV rays from the sun to your skin. This damages your skin cells. The damage causes burn to your skin and those burns eventually makes your skin looks dry and dark.
- STOP! Yourself from getting addicted to unhealthy practices.
If you are a cigarette smoker, do not wonder why you have those visible lines and wrinkles on your face and lips. According to research published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Smoking makes you look older faster because it restricts blood flow to your skin, making it tough for skin cells to get the oxygen and nutrients they need to stay healthy and regenerate. The chemicals of a cigarette also create fine lines around the mouth, because of the damage it causes to the skin’s fiber and elastin. Aside from skin damage, smoking also leads to illnesses such as cancer that will kill you faster than aging.
- START! Eating the right kind of food.
Fruits and vegetables with Vitamin C (an antioxidant) are essential to the production of collagen too. Foods that are rich in Vitamin C are Orange, strawberries, guavas, Kiwis, grapefruits and much more. By eating this kind of food, you will get the right amount of minerals and vitamins your body need to stay young and healthy.Try reading this book for more tips about what are the right foods that can help you look younger.
- STOP! The odd and unsafe way of using your phone.
Do you see that wrinkles under your chin? And those sore eyes you get in staring at your smart phones all night? I know how difficult it is to get away from your phone for an hour in your leisure time. But by this simple tip, you do not need to depart yourself from your beloved gadget. This tip is only concern with the way you use your phone; it is by NOT starring directly at your screen or keeping your eyes distant from your screen. This will lessen the chance of having fine lines at an early age.
- START! Believing in your natural beauty.
The last thing, be proud of who you are and don’t stress yourself with people and things. Smile too often, a beauty secret that only those beautiful people knows. A study has shown that smiling can take two years off your face. They also found out that smiling makes women look younger than a frowning. I believe that smiling is the secret to youth, and the fountain of it is no other than joy.
By: Shari Matmat