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4 ways to avoid wrinkles

Who hasn’t dreamt of staying forever young? We all want to stay as if we’re forever this age: agile, carefree and of course looking fresh.

But once those wrinkles start to show, even a line or two can cause a frenzy deep within you. You second-guess yourself, if you still don’t look your age – but this time older than you are.

So get ahold of yourself and go easy. Here are a few tips to help you prevent those wrinkles from ruining your self-esteem one line at a time:

1. Stay hydrated
Cliche as this may sound, those eight glasses or more really do their job. Not only of keeping you healthy, but it also has a delightful side effect of keeping you wrinkle free. It helps keep you beautiful and young from deep within. You might also want to up your coconut water and green tea intake as they help eradicate toxins from your body. Especially on summer, sunny days could actually speed up your body’s usage of moisture. So you might want to stay as hydrated as you can amidst the summer heat.

2. Befriend antioxidants
If you aren’t aware yet, antioxidants effectively combat free radicals which are always present in our environment. These free radicals damage our skin and are typically found in pollution and toxins. Antioxidants combat them and what’s even more good news is we have ready sources of these helpful wrinkle-fighters. Blueberries, spinach, kale, artichokes, walnuts, cranberries, prunes, beans and kiwi are all good sources of Vitamins A, C, E and beta carotene also known as our helpful antioxidants.

3. Switch to nontoxic moisturizers
If you find your bureau containing almost every kind of age-defying or miracle moisturizers, you might want to take a break from them first. Switch to naturals instead. Try using oils instead of lotions and creams. Coconut oil helps in reducing age spots, wrinkles and cellulites. But if you have an oily face, try Argan oil to moisturize. It is also an effective anti-inflammatory. Jojoba grapeseed and olive oil also do well as moisturizers, depending on your skin type. Make sure to check first which skin type you have so you don’t end up worsening your waterloo. Safety first, before all our beautifying efforts.

4. Quit smoking
Do we have to enumerate how your lungs primarily benefit from this step? Your wrinkles also do a double take if you finally stop this unhealthy habit. Wrinkles result from aging, and every cigarette you smoke speeds up the process. Smoking also makes your skin dry and robs it of its luster. Basically it’s harmful both inside and out. So stop smoking and you’ll find yourself with healthier, younger glowing skin.

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