Natural treatments that will help reduce signs of aging, including wrinkles, are available from your diet or in supplement form. Vitamin A is one nutrient that you can add to your diet or to your supplement regimen, and Retinol is another – both of these will reduce the number of wrinkles that greet you each morning in the mirror. Egg white is good for much more than a healthy omelet – it also is a popular treatment for wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a nutrient that normally occurs within the human body, but taking HA injections can help relax the wrinkles on your face. If you get the injections twice a year, you can maintain improvements that this supplement provides.
Resveratrol is a supplement that comes from red grape skins and has many anti-aging properties. In addition to supporting brain and heart functions, it also helps get rid of wrinkles by improving your body's hydration efficiency and fending off the free radicals that damage your skin on the cellular level. Your skin will look much more youthful as a result.
Other supplements with established connections to wrinkle reduction include astaxanthin, N-acetyl carnitine, L-carnitine, CoQ10, Vitamin C ester, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Acting in concert with one another, all of these nutrients fix damage to your skin cells before it can show up as more wrinkles.
One popular treatment for wrinkle reduction that has not yet found scientific support is the use of a cream with GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). Because GABA causes muscles to relax, it is an intuitive jump to think that those properties would help ease wrinkles.
In addition to these supplements, there are other changes you can make to your daily routine to help your skin stay younger and smoother. If you clean your skin more than twice a day, and you use harsh soaps, your skin could dry out. When rinsing your skin, use water that is warm, not hot.
Tanning beds may give you the look you want in the short term, but the damage you could get from UV rays could undermine any benefits over the long run. UV rays make your skin age very quickly – and you are at risk of contracting skin cancer. Carry a high-SPF sunscreen with you, and wear a hat.
Makeup is another short-term solution that can cause damage over time, particularly if the brands contain harsh chemicals. If you can minimize the cosmetics you wear, particularly in the eye area, you will damage your skin significantly less. If you apply a layer of day cream between your skin and your makeup, you can also protect your skin.
Don't bathe or shower more than once a day – the water you are in may have chlorine in it, which can irritate your skin. If your soap or shampoo has SLS (sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate), choose a new brand. Detergents contain this as an ingredient; if yours does, find one that does not. Use of these products can irritate and damage your skin.