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Wrinkles Be Gone! 10 Easy Tips To Prevent and Fight The Wrinkling Process!

Updated on September 8, 2013

We All hate Wrinkles Or Don't You?

We all develop wrinkles in life. Being free of wrinkling is an illusion. Some wrinkles make us look cuter! But most of the wrinkles make us look older and uglier. Most of us just don't like getting wrinkles. I know Idon't! I often say when I look in the mirror: Wrinkles be Gone! Unfortunately magic or so won't make them disappear... However: some life style changes will work like magic!

I have 10 great tips to prevent and/or slow down the wrinkling process. It's simple, cheap or even free, and anyone can do it. Enjoy and let me know if you found this article useful! Or share your own anti-aging tips with the world. People will love you!

Chocolate Milk: Good for Your Skin!

A recent study shows that women who drink 1 cup of (dark) chocolate milk a day during a period of 12 weeks develop a better blood flow to their skin! The moisturizing of their skin improved significantly!

Give it a try!

What About Your Wrinkles?

The wrinkling process... what about you?
The wrinkling process... what about you?

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Protect yourself against the sun!
Protect yourself against the sun!

1. Protect Yourself Against the Sun!

The Big Danger of UV Radiation!

Did you know that 90% of your wrinkles is caused by UV radiation?

A great way to prevent you getting those nasty wrinkles is avoiding too much direct sunlight. If you can't resist to go sunbathing use good protection!

-wear a cap or hat!

-Apply a high factor sunscreen!

Use a lot sunscreen on the most sensitive places and remind that you need to repeat this every 2-3 hours to stay protected! Don't save on your sunscreen please! Besides the fact that it slows down the wrinkling process, it also helps you prevent skin cancer!

Keep in mind that the sun is there even if it is cloudy outside!

A good sunscreen contains titanium oxide and/or zinc oxide! Using a natural sunscreen is always better than chemical ones. A natural sunscreen is a little bit more expensive, but so much better for your skin and always contain titanium and zinc oxide!

The younger you start using good protection against the sun the better chances you have to avoid wrinkling at a later age. Sunscreen is also the most perfect day/night cream, so you can save yourself a lot of money! You don't need expensive creams, use sunscreen instead and your skin will love you!

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2. Be Aware of Your Facial Expressions! - Does Your Face Speak Along With You?

Controlling facial expression can be hard for some people
Controlling facial expression can be hard for some people

Most of our wrinkles appear in your face. Exactly at the spots where you use your facial muscles the most. A good exercise is to observe yourself in a mirror when you are talking. What facial muscles do you use while expressing yourself? Do you really need to do that?

Learn how to control your facial expressions!

If you find it difficult to get a grip on your facial expressions (like me) you might want to try Frownies, these are special patches you wear at night while sleeping for a few weeks and your wrinkles will reduce. This is a good and affordable alternative for expensive Bot-ox treatments. And if you don't want to spend money on Frownies you can use soft skin tape instead. Only wear inside your house!

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3. Sleep On Your Back! - Another Free Way To Prevent Wrinkling!

Sleeping on your back prevents wrinkling!
Sleeping on your back prevents wrinkling!

Another known cause of wrinkling is sleeping on your side or belly.

If you are a side and/or belly sleeper your face is pushed against the pillow during the night. This causes the wrinkles. So the best way to avoid this way of wrinkling is sleeping on your back.

It might be a challenge for you if you are not used to this new sleeping position. But if you really want to fight the wrinkles or avoid worse wrinkling it's a must!

Did you know that sleeping on your back stimulates dreaming?

The old Egyptians already discovered this. So sleep on your back and have beautiful dreams and less wrinkling! Wow, that sounds cool doesn't it!

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Learning How To Sleep On Your Back - This Video Teaches You How!

A lot of people are not used to sleeping on their back. It can be sort of a problem, but you can learn it. Watch this video below and give it a try!

4. Fight Your Wrinkles With Antioxidants! - Live a Healthy Life Style!

Antioxidants rich foods
Antioxidants rich foods

I already wrote about UV radiation and wrinkling. UV radiation creates free radicals, and those free radicals damage healthy cells, eventually this process causes wrinkling of your skin. Now that sounds scary but you can prevent this damage by eating food that contains a lot of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are a collective term for the vitamins C and E, selenium and zinc, trace elements and bioactive substances such as flavonoids from fruits and vegetables. They help prevent oxidation damage to cells or tissues. For example: a peeled apple turns brown by oxygen, if you ad juice of a lemon to the apple the apple won't turn brown, that is because of the vitamine C in the lemon juice. Vitamine C is an important antioxidant!

Other foods that contain lots of antioxidants are: blueberries, plums, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, red and blue grapes, tomatoes, red pepper, chili pepper and cayenne pepper and last but not least: dark chocolate (yummy!).

Make sure you eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables, which is a great way to get enough antioxidants.

Antioxidants don't only prevent wrinkling, they keep your heart and blood vessels in good shape, prevent certain forms of cancer and prevent damage to your nerval system!

Food supplements that contain antioxidants don't have the same effect, so forget about that and eat healthy food and some dark chocolate everyday of course ;-)

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Did you know that...

Drinking green tea is a great way to provide your body with antioxidants.

Good fat versus bad fat
Good fat versus bad fat

5. Eat Healthy (unsaturated) Fat

Can Fatty Food Be Healthy?

There are 2 types of fat: saturated and unsaturated.

Unsaturated fats contain omega 3 and are very healthy for you. Good examples of unsaturated fats are: linseed oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, seaweed oil and all oily fishes like salmon, eel and mackerel, avocado's and most nuts. Using a diet that contains unsaturated oils results in a hydrated skin, making wrinkles less visible.

Saturated fats are bad for you. Avoid the use of saturated oil as much as possible, it increases cholesterol and you and I know that this ain't good!

Saturated fats are mainly found in animal fat, (most) dairy products (especially in milk), frying oil and certain vegetable oils such as palm oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil and cocoa butter.

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6. Don't Touch Your Skin Too Much!

Touching your skin too much causes wrinkles!
Touching your skin too much causes wrinkles!

Touching your skin too much can cause damage to your skin cells. The more you damage skin cells the more wrinkles will spread on your skin.

It's really that simple. I can write a long story about it but won't bore you with dull facts. Simply don't touch your skin too much (but you can caress it of course, or even better: let that special person in your life caress it for you!)

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7. Exfoliate Your Skin! - Skin Care Does Make a Difference!

1 face mask a week keeps wrinkles away!
1 face mask a week keeps wrinkles away!

Hydrating your skin helps you to avoid the getting wrinkles.

I already talked about Sunscreen as the most perfect day/night cream. Got it? Perfect! Also: use face masks, use one that is good for your type of skin. Take a face mask every week, not too bad isn't it ;-)

Moisturize your skin; Especially if your skin is dry! Moisturize after taking a shower, very important because water will make your skin dry, it sounds strange but it works that way!

Using a mild face scrub is also a perfect way to moisturize your face. Make sure you use a scrub for your face only, other scrubs are too aggressive and can cause damage.

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Wash your face with water only!
Wash your face with water only!

8. The Danger Of Face Cleansers!

Use Water Instead Please...

Face cleansers damage the natural oil of your skin, which makes your skin more sensitive. A sensitive skin has more risk to get wrinkles. So don't use them.

Wash your face with water, alternate with cold and warm water, which is great for the blood circulation. A cheap and simple way to avoid wrinkles!

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Hydrate your body, drink plenty of water!
Hydrate your body, drink plenty of water!

9. Drink a lot of water!

Cheap and delicious!

Hydrating your body is very important. Make sure you drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day. Another simple and cheap way to avoid wrinkles.

If your body is dehydrated so will your skin and a dry skin causes wrinkles. Don't let that happen!

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Filtered water is better! It's tasty and super healthy!

10. Be Happy: Feel Good About Yourself! - Happy People Look Younger!

Feel Good About Yourself: Be Happy!
Feel Good About Yourself: Be Happy!

Unhappy people have a high risk to develop wrinkles. They look older and more tired.

People who are optimistic and relaxed look younger! If you feel good about yourself your body will reward you with health and beauty, this is proven! And it's for free!

Later on I will write more lenses about how to achieve happiness and balance in your life.

Good luck fighting your wrinkles and don't worry about the ones that are already there. Beauty comes from the inside, not the outside! Stay positive!

Do You Want to know How to Lead a happier Life? Click Here for a great article!

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      Anja Toetenel 3 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @mySuccess8: Thanks a lot mySuccess8. I'm a registred nurse from profession (retired now) so I still have knowledge I love to share. Have a nice day!

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      mySuccess8 3 years ago

      Totally agree with your tips, and I feel they have sound scientific basis. Thank you so much for sharing!

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      Anja Toetenel 3 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @takkhisa: Thank you so much for your nice words takkhis! You are a great writer too!

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      Anja Toetenel 3 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @TolovajWordsmith: Thank you Tolovaj!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      Nice! I love the tip about caressing most of all;)

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      I know you write great lenses and this one is truly great because all these suggestions are useful and effective. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Anja Toetenel 3 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @smine27: Thanks for commenting, smine27! I've tried them, they can be really relaxing :-)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Definitely need some of those gel thingys for under my eyes.

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      Anja Toetenel 3 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @anonymous: Thanks for sharing AilynK! And luckily not every person that is old gets all the stuff we worry about ;-) Have a lovely day!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      i use milk cleansers, a little bit less harsh =P

      but wrinkles are not the worst thing to have getting old, when you compare them with hair loss, liver spots, saggy parts...getting sick more often

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      Anja Toetenel 3 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @DebMartin: Thank you Deb! It's the same for me ;-)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I believe that diet is very important with preventing wrinkles. You make some very good points. :)

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Cute lens. I like being happy and not worrying about the wrinkles best.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @LilyBird: You're welcome and thank you for your kind words! Let me know if sleeping on your back does make a difference for you! Have a lovely day!

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      LilyBird 4 years ago

      Thanks for the info! I'll have to try sleeping on my back and see if that makes a difference for me. Great lens!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Gypzeerose: Thank yoou for your kind words and likes! My face is super expressive too, I could be a clown ;-)

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Very informative. I will have to just double up on the anti-oxidants and try some of the creams you are suggesting because I have a very expressive face, I do clowning. Pinned to my skincare board.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @vio 123: Thank you so much for your kind words!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Ben Reed: Thank you, I hope they will work for you!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      These suggestion are great - As the years roll by - I need more and more help to keep wrinkles at bay.

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      vio 123 4 years ago

      Great lens and lots of valuable information!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Lorelei Cohen: That sounds wonderful Lorelei! Thanks for your comment! I hope your skin will stay young and hydrated!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      At my age I sort of expect to see a few wrinkles but I am not one of those overly wrinkled folks so I feel pretty good. I use a lot of moisturizing and I think it helps to keep your skin looking younger.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @mel-kav: Hi mel-kav, thank you for the compliments :) As for your clogged pores and pimples evaluate what you eat. Chocolate, pork, sugar, and many more stuff can cause them. You might like a naturel, organic facial cleanser like a Chamomile solution. Tea tree oil is another perfect natural way to treat them! You can also use Lavender oil. And drink nettle tea! Stay tuned because I'm going to write a Lens about these facial problems.

      To prevent you turn up on your side during your sleep you can use pillows to keep your body in place. I hope this helps! Have a lovely day!

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      RecordLady 4 years ago

      Great advice. Really enjoyed your lens.

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      mel-kav 4 years ago

      Great advice and tips. I actually try to do most of this, but I do use facial cleansers - if not - I wind up with clogged pores and pimples. I also have tried many times to sleep on my back - I always wind up on my side. I will have to try the tips you provided above. Thanks for the info.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @RecordLady: Thank you RecordLady, that is very nice of you, hope it works for you (if you need it!)

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @norma-holt: Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated! A few wrinkles here and there are perfect :) Have a nice weekend!

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      Very enjoyable and lots of great advice here. Unfortunately I can't sleep on my back but my wrinkles are not that bad as I have not exposed my face to the sun that much. Well structured and interesting lens. Well done,

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @othellos: You're welcome Mario and thank you for reading and visiting!

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent lens on a topic that can help everyone. Thanks for the tips.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @WriterJanis2: It definitely is Janis! Thank you for liking this Lens!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Some great tips. Good to know that sleeping on your back is helpful.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @sunlightseer: some wrinkles are a MUST have :))) I have the smile wrinkles too, wouln't want to miss them, they make us beautiful!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @wheresthekarma: Thank you!

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      wheresthekarma 4 years ago

      Great tips Anja!

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      sunlightseer 4 years ago

      Great tips! Using cool, lukewarm water is very good for skin and NO cleansers is great advice too. I'm finding well earned smile wrinkles at 60 are about the only ones I have. Happiness makes a beautiful face no matter how many wrinkles are included. Very nice lens.

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      Anja Toetenel 5 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Sophant: Thank you Sophant! And congratulations you gave up the smoking, how are you doing now?

      Anja

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      Anja Toetenel 5 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @peppervel: I wish you good luck, print the article and re-read it now and then, it helps avoid those nasty wrinkles and it's an easy and cheap way too!

      Anja

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      Anja Toetenel 5 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @GonnaFly: Sleeping on your back is not only good to avoid wrinkles ;-)

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      Anja Toetenel 5 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @GonnaFly: Sleeping on your back is not only good to avoid wrinkles ;-)

      Anja

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      Anja Toetenel 5 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @wrinklestudent: It sure does wrinklestudent, drinking water and using water only for washing your face keeps your body hydrated!

      Anja

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      wrinklestudent 5 years ago

      Does using cold water really make that much of a difference?

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      Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

      Arghh. Sleep on my back! Okay I'll see if I can get to sleep on my back tonight.....

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      peppervel 5 years ago

      thanks for your tips. this lens serves as a reminder for me to practise the above ten pts. would love to minimise wrinkles appearing on my face.

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      Anja Toetenel 5 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Sophant: Thank you Sophant! And yes, giving up smoking and other bad habbits like drinking alcohol absolutely reward you with a beautiful skin. Keep up the good work, congrats for saying goodbye to smoking! :)

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      Sophant 5 years ago

      Excellent lens! Congratulations. I have to say, I gave up smoking two months ago and it's done wonders for my skin! :-)