It’s comforting to know that injectable dermal fillers are a popular and safe way to tackle noticeable face and/or neck wrinkles. In fact, such procedures can smooth out lines, enhance and restore volume, and even improve facial feature symmetry. However, if one of your personal goals is to prevent wrinkles from becoming a serious problem in the first place, there are three smart ways you can achieve this goal.
1. Up Your Intake of Antioxidants and Stay Hydrated
Water, coconut water, and green tea are just some of the skin-friendly beverages you can consume to help keep wrinkles away. And because unstable molecules called free radicals can damage skin cells, you’ll definitely benefit from treating yourself to foods rich in cell-protecting antioxidants throughout the new year. Tasty options include:
- Spinach and other leafy greens
- Blueberries, cranberries, and bright-colored fruits
- Red, kidney, and pinto beans
2. Use Non-Toxic Moisturizers and Sunscreens
Clear out your cabinet clutter and get rid of moisturizes and sunscreens with long lists of ingredients with hard-to-pronounce names. Go even further and ditch creams for oils to help minimize issues with wrinkles. Argon and coconut oil are two appealing and healthy options. And when blended with vitamin E, coconut oil can also be used as a makeup remover. Another way to keep toxins and cell-damaging free radicals off your skin is to go with a non-toxic sunscreen.
3. Get More Sleep
It’s while you are getting some quality Zs that your body produces HGH (human growth hormone). HGH is especially important because it helps with the growth and production of cells – including the ones in the skin on your face and neck. Getting regular sleep also allows skin tissues to naturally heal and recover. A lack of sleep can also contribute to wrinkles since your body will produce more of the stress hormone cortisol if it’s not well-rested. This particular hormone is what hinders tissue maintenance and contributes to dry skin.
Should you reach a point where you do opt to have a “wrinkle filler” procedure, being proactive about your skin’s health by keeping the tips discussed above in mind may help extend the results of your preferred procedure. Healthy skin is also less susceptible to skin diseases, inflammation, and acne. Of course, there’s always the added benefit of being able to enjoy the natural confidence boost that comes from having beautiful, smooth skin.