From Face Fitness Gyms To Easing Up On Chewing Gum: How To Ward Off Facial Wrinkles
“I approach aging with ice cream and a martini,” said Jenna Lyons, J. Crew creative director in intothgloss.com. It’s a great attitude, but most of us are not that nonchalant about anti-aging.
Here are a few trends for fighting wrinkles, from obsessive to sensible to easy.
Does Your Gym Have A Face Fitness Wall?
If it doesn’t, you’re missing out on the latest anti-aging trend. To catch up, watch Skin Exercise: The Secret To Younger Looking Skin as a Good Morning America reporter exercises her face muscles at NYC’s Skin Gym’s face fitness wall complete with resistance bands followed by a strenuous facial massage. It’s a lighthearted look at this latest anti-aging tool, but we all know, it’s only a matter of time before face fitness is on everyone’s must-do list.
If you’d rather make your weird faces in private, try face-yoga. Marieclaire.com shows how to do the “V” for crow’s feet, and the “Smile Smoother” for sagging skin.
Gum Chewing Dislodges Derma Fillers And Creates Jowls
Chewing gum could be sapping the youth right off you face, according to allure.com. Gum smacking can lead to bulking up of the muscles around your jaw, contributing to a jowl-y look and upper lip wrinkles. At nbcnews.com Chewing Gums Smacks Of Wrinkles Risks explains that chewing gum promotes muscle over-activity potentially breaking down the skin’s support tissue and contributing to skin elasticity loss. What’s more, it appears that the act of chewing gum can dislodge dermal fillers, reducing their longevity.
Foods That Cause Wrinkles
Before heading to the grocery store, peruse what dermatologists have to say about the 10 Worst Foods For Your Skin in prevention.com. Some of the more surprising wrinkle-causing culprits are agave, which is loaded with fructose that breaks down collagen even more so than regular table sugar. So that seemingly healthy switch you made by swapping sugar for agave may make crow’s feet more noticeable. And, while milk may do a body good, its growth hormones can affect insulin, causing inflammation.
Foods That Help Ward Off Wrinkles
Antioxidant-filled berries and veggies – got it! Salmon, jam-packed with Omega-3 – check! But trade coffee for cocoa? According to 23 Ways To Reduce Wrinkles, cocoa that contains high levels of flavanols (that would be dark chocolate) can help protect skin from sun damage and improve circulation to skin cells. Watch the calories though. Here are some more anti-aging superfoods.
Out of the pantry and into the cosmetics drawer. Supermodel Carol Alt in aarp.org recommends using olive oil as an eye makeup remover and coconut oil as a moisturizer.
Your Car Window Doesn’t Protect You From The Sun
Sunny or cloudy, UVA rays, a major cause of skin aging, will penetrate your car window, cautions womensday.com. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day, even when you’re on the road. Check out the other seven anti-aging tips in 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Wrinkles.
Preventing Sleep Wrinkles
Sleeping on your back is the best way to prevent facial wrinkles. Even if you start out on your back, sometime during the night you’ll change sleep positions and end up on your side or stomach with your face smushed or stretched against the bedding and wake up with wrinkles etched into your skin. See what beautyinfozone.com says about JuveRest® The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow as an easy way to prevent wrinkles.
For a friendly reminder of wrinkle prevention how-tos, check out 13 Ways To Reduce The Signs Of Aging. Also learn more about the causes of wrinkles from What Happens When We Age?
Perhaps the best thing you can do to fight wrinkles is to enjoy your ice cream and martinis, in moderation of course. Happiness is the best anti-ager!