How to Prevent the Appearance of Early Wrinkles
A few lifestyle changes can help minimize wrinkles.
Stop Smoking – Smoking can cause skin to age quicker. You are more likely to get wrinkles on your face, especially around the eyes and mouth. This is because nicotine can cause your blood vessels to narrow, slowing the blood flow to your skin and denying your skin of vital nutrients and oxygen as a result. Stopping smoking can help prevent further damage to your skin.
Minimize Exposure to UV Light – UV light is one of the main causes of early wrinkling. This is because UV light breaks down the collagen and elastin fibers that make up your skin’s connective tissue. Without the support of the connective tissue, skin will sag and wrinkle early on. Reducing exposure to UV light such as tanning beds can help reduce further damage. You should also apply sunscreen even if you aren’t outdoors, as UV rays can pass through windows. Opt for an SPF of at least 15.
Moisturize Your Skin – It’s not just the skin on your face that shows the signs of aging. As you begin menopause, the rest of your skin can become drier, causing itching and peeling. Moisturizing your skin with Vaseline® Mature Skin Rejuvenation Lotion can help keep it soft and smooth.