April 11, 2019
As the years go on, our skin tends to wrinkle - it’s just a fact of life and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Many of the lines on our face tell of our experience and our wisdom. However, sometimes wrinkles are a sign that we’re not looking after our skin, whether it’s UV damage, smoking, or our diet. That being said, we aren’t out of total control, as there are plenty of daily habits we can adopt to slow down the process and maintain our skin health over time, ranging from the use of certain products to sleeping on our backs.
Wondering how to prevent wrinkles naturally? Here are 5 natural tips to help soften lines and keep skin healthy.
Plenty Of Antioxidants
Though we unfortunately can’t see them at work, antioxidants are magnificent for protecting the skin. While free radicals can damage our skin cells, causing wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots to arise over time, antioxidants work to neutralise them and lessen their effects. Nifty, right?
The best place to get your fix of antioxidants is through the diet, with fruits and vegetables offering a wide assortment. Some skin-loving foods include blueberries, kale, pecans, strawberries, walnuts, artichokes, cranberries, and dark chocolate, just to name a few.
If you’re interested in adding more antioxidants into your diet, click here to check out our article, Recipes for Skin Health. Many skincare products are often infused with plenty of nourishing ingredients and antioxidants. Some worth keeping an eye out for include vitamin C and vitamin E (hint: the Clémence range is chock full of them).
Smoking can negatively impact our health in many different ways, and our skin is no exception.
Since our blood vessels towards the skin begin to narrow as a result of smoking, less blood is able to reach and nourish our skin cells. Not only can this cause premature ageing, but also wrinkling, skin sagging, and an uneven skin tone.
To avoid these effects, kicking the habit altogether would be ideal - not only for your skin’s sake, but also for general health.
Don’t Forget The Sunscreen
When it comes to preventing wrinkles early, sunscreen is a must. After all, it protects us from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can otherwise lead to wrinkles and fine lines over time.
Before heading outside for any prolonged period, be sure to lather up with sunscreen. For everyday use, a moisturising sunscreen is perfect for providing the skin with protection while also delivering some hydrating benefits in the process. (Hint: we may have one of these coming very soon…) For some extra protection, reach for a wide brim hat and some sunglasses.
Sleep On Your Back
When it comes to skin health and stopping wrinkles in your 20s, there’s more than one reason to ditch side or stomach sleeping. This nightly habit can cause friction on the skin and sleep lines, which can lead to an uneven skin texture over time.
Sleeping on your back is a simple way to fight off this effect and achieve a smoother complexion over time. It may feel slightly awkward at first, though there are plenty of ways to make the transition seem as comfortable as possible - whether it's by getting more pillows to support your neck and lower back or reinvesting in a new mattress altogether.
It may seem like an insignificant step, though it can go a long way to reduce wrinkles later down the line.
Keep Skin Hydrated
Hydration is key to reducing the appearance of wrinkles. When skin dries out, it loses its form and plumpness, and this is often when lines become visible. Over time, if skin is left consistently unhydrated, these lines will become more fixed and harder to soften.
You can reduce this by keeping your skin hydrated with a constant supply of moisture, inside and out. Inside, we recommend 1-2L of water throughout the day. Herbal teas are also a great substitute for water, and can have added benefit. Read our article here on: Herbal Teas your Skin will Love.
Outside, we recommend using a nourishing range of natural skincare products that won’t dry out skin, but in fact keep it hydrated all day long. The Clémence Organics range does just this, and is particularly effective when used in combination as a routine. Particularly suited to dry skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles are the Refining Cleanser, Ultimate Biome Spritz, Repair Face Serum and Ultimate Face Crème. These products are all aimed at restoring hydration and most can be found together in the Ageless Beauty Collection.
Though wrinkles and fine lines are a natural part of life, there are many things we can do to soften them and keep skin in optimum health - whether it’s by investing in natural skincare or readjusting our sleeping style. By adopting these daily habits early on, we can create the ideal circumstances for our skin to thrive as time moves on.