Wrinkles. They’re adorable on my French Bulldog Violet, but I’ll do everything in my power to fight them. Like most of us, I slather on the sunscreen before heading outdoors and use top-notch anti-aging products to preserve the youth and health of my skin. But did you know that where you live can determine how susceptible you are to wrinkles? Roc Skincare recently teamed up with Sperling’s Best Places and they did a study that set out to discover which U.S. cities are most susceptible to visibly aging skin. Check out to see if your city made the list here and learn about a few simple ways you can combat wrinkles below!
Protect Your Skin: Most people tend to have more freckles on the left side of their skin because UV rays can penetrate car windows. It’s important for us to wear sunscreen every single day to protect our skin and also remember to put on sunglasses! The skin around our eyes is extremely delicate and prone to wrinkles when we squint in the sun. The bigger the sunglasses, the more protection you’re going to get. I love to channel my inner Jackie-O look by sporting oversized sunnies whenever I’m outside. Both glamorous and good for my skin!
Exfoliate: Have you ever noticed how men rarely wrinkle on their upper lip? That’s because they shave, which regularly exfoliates the skin. Make sure you exfoliate once or twice a week and use an anti-aging cream or serum. I’m in love with the RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum because it’s lightweight and will improve the overall radiance of your skin, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also made with retinol, a powerhouse anti-aging ingredient that reduces the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles. You can get this product at Walgreens for $23.99.
Hydrate: Make sure to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. Proper hydration helps your organs, including your skin, function better and give it an overall healthier appearance. In fact, to tell if someone is severely dehydrated, you can pinch the skin on the back of their hand. Hydrated skin snaps back quickly, and if you are severely dehydrated, skin will slowly return to its normal position.
Exercise: One of my mantras in life is “Keep It Moving!” and this can certainly relate to an exercise routine too. Take just 30 minutes out of your day and do some exercise. Whether it’s going out for a run, yoga, swimming, Zumba, whatever gets your heart rate up! Aerobic exercise encourages blood flow to the skin and that helps keep your skin flexible and supple, preventing wrinkle formation. Not only is exercise good for your skin and body, it’s great for your mind too. I can’t think of a better stress-zapper than my runs along the East River Park – I come back with a refreshed mind and spirit!
Rest: We can’t function at our highest level when we’re exhausted. When we don’t get enough sleep, our body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. But it’s not just about getting enough sleep – it’s how we sleep that’s important! Smashing your face into a pillow at night or always sleeping on one side of the face can cause facial creases and wrinkles. I know it might be hard, but try to sleep on your back or vary your position throughout the night to avoid those sleep lines.