It can be frustrating waking up one day and noticing that a certain area of your skin is beginning to wrinkle. If you’re over the age of sixty, you probably won’t be surprised when this starts to happen. However, if you’re younger than that, it may seem like the end of the world, especially if the wrinkles are appearing on your face or any other place that’s easily noticeable. The good news is that these wrinkles aren’t necessarily permanent and can often be treated. In this blog, we’re going to talk about several ways you can reduce wrinkles and prevent further wrinkling from occurring.

Wear sun protection

We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again: avoiding the damaging rays from the sun is essential for avoiding skin damage. However, you don’t need to hunker inside and never see the sun in order to avoid this. Make sure you wear an SPF 30 sunscreen or higher and wear enough layers to protect the sensitive areas of your body. Not only will the sun cause wrinkling of the skin, but it will also cause sunspots, a reduction in skin elasticity, poor skin texture and more.

Get a lot of sleep

Another great way to prevent skin wrinkling is by getting more sleep. We’ve all been there, you’re staying up late catching up on work or you’re surfing the web and don’t notice the time. Although you should be able to recover your energy within a day or two of having a good night’s sleep, your skin may not recover so easily. If you talk to a dermatologist about skin issues, this is probably one of the first things they will mention to help improve your skin’s health. Make sure you get at least seven hours of sleep each night.

Boost your collagen levels

Collagen is the protein in your skin that makes it strong and reduces sagging and wrinkling. Collagen can be boosted easily with an improved diet. Some foods you should add to your diet are green veggies, egg whites, beans, cheese, and meat. Vitamin C can also be helpful to preserve the health of your skin. Try eating lots of citrus fruits, broccoli, and bell peppers.

Get more exercise

Getting more exercise is a great way to naturally reduce wrinkling and aging effects on your skin. Aerobic exercise will help increase blood flow to your skin and increase the cell growth rate which will keep your skin pliable and prevent the formation of wrinkles. The great news is, it doesn’t have to be a high-intensity workout. Just simply taking a walk or a nice jog is a great way to increase blood flow to your skin.

Use creams

One of the more simple ways to reduce wrinkling is to use creams that contain anti-wrinkle ingredients like retinol, coenzyme, hydroxy acid, Q10, copper peptides, and kinetin. You should do your research and make sure that your product contains some of these ingredients or it won’t likely do much to help you out.

Procedures

Although you can take steps to reduce the rate at which your skin wrinkles, there is no way to eliminate wrinkles without a cosmetic procedure. Wrinkles are a natural part of aging and can occur at different rates depending on a person’s diet and lifestyle. Contact your cosmetic skin care experts at Skin Rejuvenation Clinic in Minneapolis. We treat wrinkles through processes such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, or Restylane. For more complex issues related to acne scars or enlarged pores, we use resurfacing lasers and medical-grade skin care products. Contact us today to learn more.