7 WAYS TO REDUCE WRINKLES AND FINE LINES

7 Ways To Reduce Wrinkles And Fine Lines

 

It is never too early, or late, to start preventing wrinkles. You can always benefit from these seven simple anti-wrinkle remedies:

HOW TO GET RID OF WRINKLES - SEVEN WAYS

1. QUIT SMOKING

It’s never easy, but nicotine patches and inhalers are a great place to start if you’re having trouble.

 

2. ADD MORE ANTIOXIDANTS TO YOUR DIET

Antioxidants protect your skin from free radicals.

Foods with the highest antioxidant content include:

  • Berries
  • Artichokes
  • Prunes
  • Red kidney beans
  • Granny smith apples
  • Pecans
  • Cherries
  • Black plums
  • Black beans
  • Oily fish with high omega 3 fatty acid content

3. STAY HYDRATED


Try to drink two litres of water per day – especially after exercising.

If you don’t enjoy drinking water, spruce it up with fresh lemon or boost your skin’s hydration levels by drinking natural coconut water.

 

4. USE HIGH QUALITY ANTI-WRINKLE CREAMS


Apply a small amount of Q10 Power Day Cream SPF30, under your day and night cream for extra wrinkle-fighting power.

NIVEA’s range of anti-wrinkle creams and moisturisers are created by our skin care experts. They are designed to hydrate and protect your skin. Our night creams also repair and rejuvenate your skin overnight.

 

5. AVOID EXCESSIVE SUN EXPOSURE


Protect your skin from the sun by applying sunscreen or an SPF moisturiser, daily.

If you’re going to be outside for a long period of time:

Wear a hat, sunglasses, and a long-sleeved shirt
Always seek out shade
Remember to stay hydrated
If you do accidently get sunburnt, apply a moisturising after sun lotion.

NIVEA’s Cooling After Sun Moisturising Lotion not only soothes sunburn, but helps restore your skin’s moisture to prevent premature ageing.

6. GET ENOUGH BEAUTY SLEEP


Try to get around eight hours of sleep per night and allow your body time to repair itself.

Boost your skin’s regeneration process by applying a rich anti-wrinkle night cream before bed.

 

7. REDUCE STRESS


Try to minimise your workload or cut down on anything that stresses you out and might be causing your wrinkles. Yoga and meditation can also help.

6 STEPS TO REDUCE FOREHEAD WRINKLES

PROPER CLEANSING

Wrinkles On The Forehead - Proper Cleansing

While you want to keep your face clean, it is important not to stress the skin by over washing. Excess use of cleansers can strip the skin of the skin`s own lipids, that protect from drying out. Using NIVEA Sensitive Caring Micellar Water gently cleanses while maintaining the moisture balance.

MOISTURISING

Wrinkles On The Forehead - Moisturising

As you age, your skin naturally becomes dryer. By including additional moisturisers to your anti-aging skincare routine, you are treating your skin with properties suited for enhancing skin texture and removing common dryness experienced with aging.

RELAXING WITH CANDLES

Wrinkles On The Forehead - Relaxing With Candles

Stress is one of the contributing factors to forehead wrinkles. By setting up a relaxing environment at home with candles around the bath, for example, you help your mind to switch off after a long day helping further reduce forehead wrinkles.

CALMING TEA

Wrinkles On The Forehead - Calming Tea

Not only do herbal teas help to clear and calm your mind, they also promote digestive health and wellbeing. Even the ritual of making a green tea or matcha latte can bring down your stress levels – their high antioxidant content is an extra bonus for your  skin and body.

EMBRACING YOUR INNER ZEN

Wrinkles On The Forehead - Embracing Your Inner Zen

Setting aside some me time in a busy day can make a world of difference. When we are stressed, the body produces more of the cortisol hormone, which damages the skin’s collagen. To help your mind and body relax, try meditation guides, yoga books or YouTube tutorials.

EFFECTIVE ANTI-AGING CREAM

Wrinkles On The Forehead - Effective Anti-Ageing Cream

NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Replenishing Pearl is the ultimate pamper cream. Get ready to wave forehead wrinkles goodbye and embrace smoother, younger-looking skin with this creatine-enriched moisturiser. This effective but gentle cream works in harmony with your skin.

 

WHAT CAUSES WRINKLES ON THE FOREHEAD

Knowing what causes forehead wrinkles is undoubtedly the best way to start prevention against them. Generally speaking, wrinkles begin to form as collagen breaks down in the skin. Below is a list of some of the most common causes of the breakdown of collagen and forehead wrinkles.

1. STRESS

When your stressed, your body releases a hormone called Cortisol, which has been known to break down collagen in your skin.

 

2. FACIAL EXPRESSIONS

Exaggerated or frequent facial movements can cause premature aging. The muscles retain memory of these movements, which can create permanent forehead wrinkles over time.

 

3. SMOKING

Smoking can narrow the blood vessels in the outermost layer of the skin. This can have a negative effect on blood flow in your skin and then lead to wrinkles.

Wrinkles On The Forehead - Facial Expressions

4. POOR DIET

Your diet, can definitely help your skin by providing essential nutrients. Want to know more about which foods can help with wrinkles? Check out NIVEA’s take Anti-Ageing Foods for Your Skin.

 

5. SUN AND UVA EXPOSURE

While spending time in the sun is important to allow for Vitamin D production, harmful rays from the sun can contribute to the collagen breakdown in the skin. NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Day Face Cream helps to protect your skin and care for its structure and texture.

 

6. GENETICS

To a certain extent genetics dictate how well or soon we age. Genetics help determine your ability to generate collagen and elastin, which both support the resistance against wrinkles.

Wrinkles On The Forehead - Sun UVA Exposure

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