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5 Natural Ways to Avoid Wrinkles

by Nashata K.

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Wrinkles are an inevitable sign of aging that none of us can escape. While some may opt for going under the knife to restore their youths, it’s expensive and may over time lessen one’s appearance.

Collagen under the surface of our skin are what’s responsible for firmness and depending on our genetics and external factors, we begin to produce less collagen over time. The result is sagging, hollowness and wrinkles. Fortunately for us, mother nature is bountiful and natural remedies are not hard to source for, as long as we know what we’re looking for.

Here are some simple, everyday remedies or ways to maintain a more taut face that can be practiced instantly:

# 1 – Stay hydrated, always.

The holy grail of all necessities, water has the potential to do wonders. Infuse the mighty liquid with other detoxifying agents such as coconut juice or green tea to help rid of all the toxins and free radicals in your system.

# 2 – Take Omega-3 Fatty Acids

If you’re one to suffer from dry skin, chances are you’re not getting enough omega-3 in your diet. Not only does omega-3 do wonders for your skin, it also helps reverse heart diseases, reduces depression and improves overall brain functionality. You can purchase the supplements from a neighbouring pharmacy, or simply eat foods that are rich in omega-3 such as Chia seeds, salmon, or even walnuts.

# 3 – Manage stress levels

Most diseases are born from stress and similarly, bathing your body in ungodly amounts of cortisol (the stress hormone), can definitely reduces your skin’s natural ability to produce collagen. Easier said than done but reducing stress can largely affect your skin’s ability to regenerate and repair itself. Having said that, there are plenty of activities or ways to elevate stress and some include meditation, yoga, or even allocating some time everyday to perform simple exercises.

# 4 – Egg white mask

Eggs have many nutritional properties that can shrink pores, decrease wrinkles and tighten your skin. Simply remove the yolk and apply the white on your face and let it dry before peeling off. An egg white mask can be achieved by either mixing honey, milk, avocado, oils or even lemon juice.

# 5 – Don’t over wash

Many think that washing several times a day will benefit the skin however chemicals in facial soaps will only strip your face’s natural oils if over washed. Experts suggest twice a day, at the very most.

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