As we age, skin loses its elasticity. Fine lines are generally the first things to appear in the aging process. They first serve as precursors to places where wrinkles will later appear. Fine lines can also appear in areas that aren’t prone to deep wrinkles, such as the cheeks, arms and legs. Thankfully, fine lines are easier to soften and improve than wrinkles. With a regular skincare regime, you can effectively reduce the appearance of your fine lines and prevent new ones from forming.
Things You'll Need
- Healthy diet
- Citrus fruits
- Natural oils
- Anti-wrinkle cream
- Facial or body scrub
Apply sunscreen daily. The more time you spend in the sun, the more apparent your fine lines will be. In order to slow the aging process, you must protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays. Use a high-SPF sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
Eat a healthy diet, rich in vitamins and nutrients. While you can take a multivitamin daily to cover your bases, it's preferable to get as many vitamins as possible from fresh, natural foods. Citrus fruits are essential for the skin's collagen production and protein helps in skin-cell production.
Drink at least 64 oz of water daily. When you drink lots of water, your skin gets hydrated from the inside out. As water plumps it up, fine less are less noticeable.
Rub natural oils on your skin. Coconut oil, palm nut oil and almond oil are all richly moisturizing. They fill in fine lines and help skin to look younger.
Use an anti-wrinkle cream on your fine lines. Make sure the cream you choose aids in collagen production, which is essential to eliminating fine lines.
Get at least seven hours of sleep nightly. Without adequate rest, your skin will succumb to the aging process more quickly.
Exfoliate your skin. Use a facial or body scrub to slough away dead skin cells. You'll aid in the cellular regeneration, making for younger-looking, less-damaged skin.