Wrinkles are one of the number one physical signs of aging. With this in mind, most people want to prevent them as they age. There are many simple solutions and changes you can make to slow the formation of wrinkles.
Firstly, one of the most important things you can do to prevent wrinkles and improve your overall health is stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. This keeps your skin supple and healthy which prevents collagen loss and wrinkle formation. Drinking water also keeps your skin from becoming dehydrated in the sun.
Speaking of the sun, you should always wear SPF (even in the winter) and avoid excessive time in the sun. Sun damage accelerates wrinkle formation and additionally can cause skin discoloration and sun spots.
Lastly, getting enough sleep and reducing stress will cut your chances of premature wrinkles and hinder their formation. While not always possible to cut stress in the moment, practicing yoga and other mindful practices that help reduce stress levels long term. This will ultimately help you not perform the facial movements that cause wrinkles. You can also use BOTOX or other neurotoxins for this same purpose.
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