Wrinkles are often a natural part of life as people age. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to possibly delay or prevent the onset of wrinkles. These four natural methods are among the best for preventing wrinkles.

Get Plenty of Antioxidants

Antioxidants are able to combat the effects of free radicals that are often responsible for aging the skin and causing wrinkles. Some of the best sources of antioxidants include blueberries, artichoke hearts, and sweet cherries. Russet potatoes and red kidney beans can also give you plenty of antioxidants when eaten regularly. Antioxidants are additionally available in supplement form and can be taken as part of your daily routine.

Keep Skin Hydrated

Having dry skin is a surefire way to develop wrinkles faster, so it’s important to keep the skin hydrated sufficiently. Many creams and lotions on the market are formulated with hydrating properties to keep the skin moisturized throughout the day and night. Some moisturizers are even able to coat the skin with a protective layer to prevent damage from other elements that can age the skin. Getting skin hydrating treatments at a local spa can be beneficial as well. Drinking enough water can also help prevent skin dryness.

Protect Skin from the Sun

Ultraviolet rays from the sun can burn and damage the skin and make it more prone to premature aging. Wearing sunscreen or sunblock that has a high enough SPF level for your skin can help combat many of the damaging effects of sun exposure. You can further lessen your exposure to the sun by wearing hats and SPF clothing that can keep you better protected than standard garments. To prevent wrinkling around the eyes, wear sunglasses regularly in the sun to avoid squinting.

Try to Get Enough Rest

Sleep deprivation and stress are often responsible for wrinkles forming. Most experts agree that getting around eight hours of sleep each night is best, but your specific sleep needs may vary. Meditation and breathing exercises can help you reduce stress and keep you calmer. Massage therapy, facials, and other therapeutic treatments offer additional ways to put your body at greater ease and help reduce the stress levels that can make you look and feel older.

These natural methods are among the safest and most effective ways to keep skin wrinkle-free. Getting the best skin treatment services at a local spa can help you further in your quest to retaining youthful skin.

Author's Bio: 

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.