So let’s say that you’re a regular Botox user and have dutifully adopted a healthy lifestyle. You’ve got great skin and the lines, creases, and wrinkles are not as obvious as your friends’. Is there something else that you need to do keep those forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and laugh lines at bay? You might want to double check your evening routine and incorporate the following:
- Pamper your face at bedtime. Your body repairs itself while you’re asleep and the skin is no exception. Use skin cleansers that thoroughly remove dirt, make-up, and excess oils. Such cleansing routines should be complemented with a moisturizer that contains retinol, an antioxidant known to interrupt the release of free radicals and prevent the appearance of the premature signs of aging.
- Assume a wrinkle-free position while you’re asleep. Many tend to favor one side when sleeping and are not aware that it can cause sleep lines, similar to laugh lines, smoker’s lines, and squint lines. Lying in the same position for decades can lead to the appearance of creases and folds on just one side of the face. Sleeping on your back avoids this problem and is also a good way to prevent the build-up of fluids in the lower eyelids, which leads to puffiness.
- Get enough sleep. So how much is enough? It depends. Certain variables may be taken into consideration such as your age, level of activity, and general health. By and large, adults need at least seven to nine hours of sleep for them to feel fully recharged the next day. A recent study even found out that individuals who have fewer hours of sleep have more obvious signs of physical aging — fine lines, reduced skin elasticity, and uneven skin tone — than good quality sleepers.
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