As our bodies age, our skin becomes less able to retain moisture. This makes it more susceptible to tearing, breaking or cracking, all of which cause wrinkles. While you are probably most aware of the wrinkles that develop on your face as you age, other parts of your body also begin wrinkling as you get older, including your stomach. Fortunately, there is a variety of ways to prevent the formation of these wrinkles and to eliminate them even after they have appeared.
Moisturize your entire body after you shower. You probably moisturize your face and neck at least twice a day, but most people do not apply lotion to their stomachs even once daily. Add moisturizing your stomach to your morning routine after you shower. It will help the skin stay resilient and prevent the tears that form wrinkles.
Smooth aloe gel on particularly wrinkled stomach areas. Because wrinkles are largely caused by dehydration, you can actually "fill" or "plump" them away in many cases if you sufficiently hydrate the problem areas. Aloe gel is not only a great moisturizer, but it also helps the skin heal smoothly so the wrinkles are harder to see.
Exercise regularly. When your skin is pulled tight and taut across your stomach, it simply does not have the slack to wrinkle. The best way to minimize wrinkle visibility is to stay firm and fit. Your stomach will not have the option of developing wrinkles, and pre-existing wrinkles will be nearly impossible to detect.
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Eat a healthy diet. Just as your diet affects the way your internal organs function, it also affects the way your skin--your largest single organ--responds to its environment. By making sure your skin has the appropriate amount of vitamins and minerals accessible when it needs them, you can make the healing process much smoother, and your stomach wrinkles will therefore also be much smoother.
Drink plenty of water. Just as you need to hydrate your stomach from the outside with lotion and aloe, you also need to hydrate it internally to keep wrinkled skin full, plump and elastic. When your skin can easily hold its shape, you are less likely to find stomach wrinkles.
Apply a milk-soaked cloth to your stomach for 20 minutes at a time. Milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids, which have been associated with the alleviation of wrinkles. Cleopatra is said to have bathed in milk to keep her entire body wrinkle-free.
There are many natural remedies for stomach wrinkles, like avocado paste and oatmeal. Try these on a small portion of your body before applying them to your entire stomach, to avoid a nasty allergic reaction.
Stomach wrinkles often appear when an overweight person loses weight without getting sufficient exercise. Work with your doctor and dietitian to ensure that you are losing weight effectively and healthily.