Most people haven't heard of this one before, but a recent study was able to show that lemon balm leaf extract actually makes skin more elastic and can correct tissue damage. Who knew?!
Try drinking a few cups each week and see how your skin improves.
2. Change your sleeping position
Yes, that's right, the position you sleep in can affect more than just how much rest you're getting at night. If you sleep with your face in the same position against your pillow each night then you'll start to experience compression, which basically makes your skin become weaker over time in that one spot.
Once that happens, wrinkles start to form in that area. I know it can be hard to control your sleep position once the lights go out, but try your best to stay on your back.
That'll keep your face from compressing against the pillow at night and causing those wrinkles.
You probably try to do this every day anyways for your health, but you might not have known that it was making your skin age faster.
Sugar sets off a process in your body that ends up eventually breaking down your natural collagen. So if you do your best to limit the amount of sugar you eat, your face will thank you!
5. Eats foods that contain lots of beta carotene
Beta carotene can make your skin more flexible and it can reduce sun-related wrinkles.
It's included in lots of skincare products, but another easy way to get it is by eating certain foods.
By eating a portion of kale, carrots, or sweet potatoes every day you'll be able to enjoy the skin care benefits of beta carotene!
6. Use a face roller throughout the day
Using a roller throughout the day will increase your facial circulation, meaning that more oxygen and nutrients will be flowing to your face, which brightens your complexion. And that's just one of the many benefits!
7. Consume antioxidants
Your skin is exposed to more oxidative stress than any other organ in your body.
That means your skin can be damaged just by going through your daily routine! Yikes!
That's where antioxidants come in. Antioxidants help your body fight against that damage, so it's super important to have them in your diet. Try eating foods like blueberries, kidney beans, or grapes to get a big boost of antioxidants.
8. Reduce stress
This is sometimes hard to control, but if you're experiencing high levels of stress try your best to identify what's causing it and cut it down as much as possible.
Yoga and meditation can also be great tools to help manage stressful lifestyles, so try those if you haven't already
9. Eat more broccoli
Broccoli is super high in Vitamin C, which can help rebuild collagen, making your skin look more firm.
Vitamin C has also been shown to protect your skin from UV damage which is a huge cause of wrinkling.
10. Stay hydrated and drink tons of water
You've heard this over and over again, but make sure you're staying hydrated, especially after exercising. If you really don't like drinking plain water, then try drinking coconut water instead.
11. Wear sunscreen when its overcast
Everyone knows that the best way to prevent wrinkles is by wearing sunscreen. But most people slack off when it's cold or an overcast day out.
The UV rays are still damaging your skin, so make sure you don't skip those days!
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