Most assume that getting wrinkles is part of the aging process. After turning 20, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen in their skin each year because of decreased in elasticity production.
Most don’t know that wrinkles can be caused by external factors such as sun and environmental damage or beauty routines and habits. A person’s diet can also contribute to wrinkles, as alcohol dehydrates the skin and eating too much sugar and simple carbohydrates can trigger inflammation which break down collagen and elastin. A damaging process called Glycation can happen, which is when sugar molecules attach to the proteins in your skin including collagen, causing them to sag and wrinkle.
As a mother, your mind is on a hundred things at once – dinner on the stove, picking up your children from school, bathing them, feeding them, helping them with their homework, thinking about the next parents-teacher meeting, laundry, not to mention taking care of your significant other – and you don’t have much time on your hands to take care of yourself.
However, taking care of yourself can be as easy as cleansing and moisturizing your face every night before bed. Here are three ways you can quickly prevent or treat wrinkles – and get the chores done as well.
Between dropping off your children at school for the day and driving to the grocery or department store for supplies, as a mother you find yourself constantly in the car. Try to keep a bottle of SPF 30 sunscreen. Even if you think you are in the protection of your car, your skin can still absorb the sun’s rays. In the United States, left-sided skin cancers and wrinkling are common because that’s where the sun hits you as you are driving. Remember that even a few minutes of direct sun exposure can lead to a breakdown of collagen.
- Anti-aging Cream
It is not safe to assume that skin products with the word “organic” stamped all over them are necessarily good for the skin. It is also not safe to use too much skin products as it can irritate your skin and cause inflammation. There is also a risk that certain types of ingredients can give you a skin rash or an allergy breakout. An important thing to note is that Vitamin A is a key antioxidant for your skin and body and is crucial in the regeneration of new cells. It is also a big factor in the production of collagen.
Botox comes in the form of an injection that is used to stop lines and wrinkles of the expression – much like a facelift. The liquid help relax these lines by paralyzing the inner muscles. A non-surgical cosmetic treatment, people use this procedure all over the world. You can opt for the micro-botox or use the “natural” Botox which is just egg whites. Save the egg yolk for a fried egg later, but lather the egg whites onto your face and take it off once it hardens and dries. Egg whites contain collagen and protein that helps tightens your skin and maintains its elasticity.
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