How can we turn back the clock?
Who doesn’t wish to slow down the arrival of the first wrinkles? Unfortunately, Aging is inevitable, but we can slow down the formation of wrinkles with some tricks. Our experts weigh in on their favorite techniques to stop the clock.
Slow down the arrival of wrinkles.
Wrinkles are inevitable, but you can avoid certain factors that will enhance and speed up their appearance! Quitting smoking is the first thing to do. Tobacco is one of your biggest enemies to keep your face look young and fresh. To preserve a sublime skin (and healthy lungs), it is better to stop altogether. Similarly for alcohol: regular consumption of alcohol is also responsible for premature aging of your skin. Added benefit: by reducing your alcohol intake, you will also lose weight! These are only two major benefits from depriving oneself of alcohol and tobacco but these are major enemies for you health in general.
Finally, protect yourself from the sun. Indeed, sun is necessary for our body as it fixes vitamin D on our bones, but it is also at the origin of the acceleration of the aging skin because of UV rays. UVs promote the formation of wrinkles and dark spots. So, opt for an effective sunscreen and after exposure, apply an after-sun cream to combat aging skin. And play sports! The practice of sports activities slows down the aging of the skin.
Practice facial gymnastics against aging.
Have you thought about the muscles in your face? It is composed of a multitude of muscles that are used only rarely and that relax over time. With a few regular exercises of facial gymnastics to do easily, you can observe a sharper jawline and your neck won’t lose its elasticity. You will benefit from the rewards of facial gymnastics, and will postpone the arrival of the first wrinkles. You can start exercising from the age of 20! No need to wait for the appearance of the premature wrinkles. Facial gymnastics are beneficial at any age.
DIY anti-wrinkle face masks.
If you dread the arrival of wrinkles or want to reverse those which have arrived, you can concoct yourself anti-aging face masks. Take advantage of the benefits of natural products like honey, argan oil or green clay. By regularly applying these masks, your skin will find true elasticity and tonicity. You can also use anti-aging creams based on hyaluronic acid that treat deep wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in our body that has been engineered to produce a synthetic substance. You can apply this cream on areas subject to wrinkles such as the wings of the nose, the forehead, the contours of the eyes or the corners of the lips.
Dr. Bernard Sillam’s Do-It-Yourself Face Mask
Mix three ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Spread mixture on face and let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
- - 1 half mashed avocado
- - 1 teaspoon plain whole milk yogurt
- - 1 teaspoon raw honey
**Rich in vitamins E, D, A, B zinc, lactic acid and magnesium, this mask is deeply hydrating and promotes collagen production,