The signs of aging are unavoidable. After all, we all age and should consider ourselves very fortunate to do so. However, many of us understandably would prefer for our ages to not be so obvious.
While you can’t rewind the hands of time, you can certainly reverse the signs of aging. Those fine lines and wrinkles that appear on our faces don’t have to be so apparent. You may be surprised to find out about some of the simple steps you can take to regain your youthful appearance!
Here are five eyebrow-raising ways to reduce fine lines and wrinkles:
1. Give your face some exercise.
We’re willing to bet this tip may have raised an eyebrow or two? Exactly, how do you exercise your face? Well, keep in mind that fine lines and wrinkles are often caused by repetitive facial movements. Giving your face some activities that are out of the norm will promote the type of blood flow that will aid the skin in stretching out and smoothing away those lines.
On RemedyDaily.com, Sheree McDonald offers up a few ideas for your “facial aerobics” routine. “Stretch your mouth out in a closed smiling position. Hold the pose for 2 seconds,” she suggests, “Make a prominent kissing face where your mouth is nearly touching your nose. Hold for 2 seconds. Pull your lips forward and downward holding for 2 seconds. Repeat this cycle 20 times to stretch and strengthen your facial muscles. This targets deep lines around the mouth.”
2. Ice, ice baby!
Cold reduces swelling which is why ice is generally applied to bruises. Cold is also known for helping to improve blood circulation. McDonald writes that applying ice to your face can significantly help to improve deep wrinkles as well. “To use, rub a small ice cube around your face 15-20 seconds,” she advises, “The cooling effect will not only feel great, but it will also rejuvenate stagnant skin.”
3. Wash your face more than once a day.
We felt that this tip belonged in the “eyebrow-raising” category just because of how simple it is! If you think about it, we tend to forget to wash our faces after we’ve done so first thing in the morning. On MensFitness.com, Dr. Howard Sobel highly recommends that we wash our faces a minimum of twice a day.
“Your face needs a little more than just a rinse in the shower,” he writes, “Aim to wash it both in the morning and at night (plus after workouts). Here’s a no-frills approach: Use lukewarm water and your fingertips to suds up, then rinse and pat dry. Opt for a cleanser that contains glycolic acid to help slough off dead skin cells, which can make skin look dull.”
4. Get some egg on your face.
Who knew that being the butt of a joke would make you look younger? Okay, so we don’t actually mean it that way. Yes, the literal placing of egg on your face – egg whites, to be exact – helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
“Egg whites work to tighten the skin temporarily, and regular application can help reduce the appearance of sagging skin,” McDonald informs us, “All you’ve got to do is apply the egg whites to the wrinkled areas and wait until it dries before removing. Take care to use a moisturizer as overexposure can lead to dry skin.”
5. Take advantage of the most common non-surgical procedures.
Intrusive plastic surgery is certainly not the most ideal way to go about replenishing your youthful look. There are much safer methods of smoothing away unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. At the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre, we’re proud to offer such treatments as Botox, Juvederm and Thermage. Please don’t hesitate to contact us in order to learn which of these effective treatments would be best for you!
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