How can you slow down aging, reduce wrinkles and sagging and age with grace? It is the million dollar question that has been explored since Cleopatra and most likely much further back. In this day and age there is an abundance of ways to fight aging, from simple tips to the most invasive procedures.

Here are 5 safe, easy ways that you can use to slow down aging and reduce wrinkles:

  1. Sunscreen: Application of sunscreen 15 SPF or higher every 2 hours or at the very least 2 times a day, can significantly slow down the aging process. Use a high quality, natural sunscreen such as our favorite from Taspen’s. Do your best to avoid sunscreens that contain harmful substances such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, ococrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These substances are estrogenic and act as endocrine disruptors which may lead to hormone imbalances.
  2. Sufficient daily water intake (1/2 oz water per pound of body weight) is important to stay hydrated and prevent loss in the skin’s elasticity. Insufficient water intake can lead to sunken eyes.
  3. Hyaluronic Acid serum can help secure moisture into the skin. This helps create fullness and more smooth and youthful skin with more elasticity. Hyaluronic acid helps protect the skin from UVB rays. It has the ability to hold 1000ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the body and is lost with aging.
  4. Vitamin C serum to thicken the dermis and strengthen the skin barrier. As a strong antioxidant it protects the skin from sun damage from ultraviolet rays. Since it promotes collagen production it lends smoothness and radiance by plumping the skin. Vitamin C serum in high concentrations can reduce the appearance of skin discoloration. Serums penetrate deep into the skin layers and deliver its benefits. Creams and moisturizers only work on the superficial tissue.
  5. Sleeping habits: Side sleeping and stomach sleeping can increase the wrinkles in your face. If you do choose to sleep on your side or stomach, use silk pillow cases as they preserve the skin hydration. Good sleep will also give you a more refreshed look.

Give this a try for a month and enjoy the results. For more dramatic results, acupuncture facial rejuvenation can be used in addition. Acupuncture facial rejuvenation increases the circulation of blood in your face which brings with it much needed nutrients to build up collagen and elastin. This will improve the skin tone and reduce fine line and wrinkles. Click here to learn more about acupuncture facial rejuvenation.