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Ways of preventing wrinkles

Don’t smoke

We all know how bad it is for you. There are a million reasons not to smoke, and wrinkled skin is as good of a reason to quit as any. I was a smoker for 7 years during high school and college. I know it’s hard to quit. You can do it.

 Stay hydrated

Good skin starts from within. Stay hydrated with water, coconut water and green tea (which is full of antioxidants). Not only is moisturizing from within important, but water rids your body of toxins. And I am all about detoxing.

 Eat lots of antioxidants

Free radicals (unstable molecules that damage our skin – i.e. pollution and toxins) hate antioxidants. Vitamins A, C, & E, and beta carotene are all antioxidants

 Saturated fat

I eat a high fat diet and am thinner than ever. Good saturated fats are an essential part of a healthy diet and healthy skin. Saturated fat makes your skin more elastic and more resistant to the oxidative damage from the sun.

 Use a nontoxic sunscreen

Toxins and free radicals are a big source or wrinkles. And most commercial sunscreens are full of toxins. And there are lots of studies in progress now to determine if they really prevent skin cancer.

Source: Daily Heritage

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