Natural ways to minimise wrinkles
Wrinkles are part and parcel of getting older and are something we’ll all have to face up to at some point in our lives.
Hectic lifestyles, sun exposure, environmental pollution and diet can all impact the way we look later in life.
As we age, our bodies slow down the production of the natural proteins – collagen and elastin – that our skin needs to stay healthy, and when this happens, wrinkles start to appear. It happens to us all, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.
However, if you want to defy the ageing process and maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin for longer, there are a few things you can do to keep wrinkles at bay. Read on to find out more.
WHAT IS COLLAGEN, AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Maintaining healthy skin can be more of a challenge the older we get. As our bodies age, they produce less collagen, a naturally occurring protein that is the building block of every cell in the body. Collagen is a protein found in the skin, bones, muscles and connective tissues. It supports the development of healthy skin and joints, fights inflammation and helps to maintain the elasticity in your skin. Collagen production slows with age, making the skin less elastic, leading to wrinkles and loose skin. Less collagen means a less ‘youthful’ appearance and more fine lines. Collagen treatments and supplements can help rebuild collagen levels in your skin.
NATURAL WAYS TO COMBAT WRINKLES
When it comes to keeping your skin healthy and natural and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, there are several things you can do to help. Many are simple lifestyle choices that help combat the effects of ageing and slow the decline in collagen production. If you follow these tips, it’s not only your skin that will benefit. They can also help you keep your teeth, hair, nails and eyes healthy, along with your muscles and joints.