Erase wrinkles and fine lines
Years of damage can amount to unslightly creases in the skin. Thanks to good old science and research, we can now erase these lines and reveal our skin’s true beauty and potential!
Where do wrinkles come from?
As we get older, our skin’s collagen and elastin (the substances that keep our skin firm and in place) gradually decreases. When our skin loses its collagen and elastin, gravity has its way and our skin begins to sag leaving creases and wrinkles. How quickly your skin shows signs of aging is largely determined by genetics, but the aging process is accelerated by damage to the skin – most notably by over exposure to the sun.
Sunlight is a form of ultraviolet radiation, and can cause radical damage to the skin. Over exposure to the sun results in sunburns, wrinkles, age spots, skin inelasticity, and potentially skin cancer.
How do I get rid of wrinkles?
The key to undo years of damage is adopting healthy habits
Get lots of sleep.
Doctors recommend around 7-9 hours of sleep each night to allow the skin to heal, repair, and build collagen. Insufficient amounts of sleep lead to dark circles, puffy eyes and uneven skin tone.
Drink LOTS of water.
Hydration is crucial for beautiful youthful skin. Water flushes away toxins and allows for the smooth flow of nutrients into the cells. Well-hydrated calls are plump and full, which means your skin will look firmer, plumper and clearer. Lack of water can lead to dry, tight, flaky, wrinkly skin. For an added bonus – use a humidifier in your bedroom – especially during the winter or in dryer climates.
Eat your vitamins.
Check your diet to ensure that you are getting the recommended dosage of vitamins. In particular, antioxidants defend against and repair damage to the skin. You can find antioxidants in oranges, strawberries, brussel sprouts, peanuts, avocado, carrots, squash, turkey, and more.
Get at least 20 minutes of cardio a day and don’t forget strength training 2-3 times a week. Exercising increases blood flow that carries nutrients to the skin cells. It also creates muscles which lead to firmer, younger looking skin.
Skin takes quite a beating over the years, from environmental damage to your natural aging process. Put the vitamins back in your skin and keep it moisturized. Some key ingredients to use on your skin: Oatmeal, Antioxidants, Oils (coconut, sunflower), and Shea Butter.
Prevent sun damage.
Now that you are on your way to better skin, you need to stay away from further UV damage. Sun damage causes dark spots, wrinkles and dryness. Use Sunscreen every day before you go outside. If you don’t like applying sunscreen, try out PLE (Polypodium Leucotomos). Don’t let the long scientific name fool you, PLE is a natural fern extract derived from a plant found mainly in South America. Research suggests that taking PLE or applying a lotion containing PLE before sun exposure can reduce reddening of the skin and signs of skin damage. Solscense Intensive Recovery Cream is the only topical formula on the market right now that contains the active ingredient, PLE.