So how much water should we be drinking?
Well, to some extent that depends on your lifestyle and where you live. A very active person living in the South will need more each day to keep them hydrated that would an elderly Alaskan who doesn't move out of his chair all day.
But the average person should really be consuming around a gallon (eight pints) of water every single day. Not only will your skin be hydrated and therefore much better equipped to fend off the onset of wrinkles, your whole body will benefit too. Getting enough water will make your body much more efficient at eliminating waste and toxins, and you should feel your energy levels increase as well. It is also a great appetizer suppressant as it fills the stomach but contains no calories, so is a great way of losing excess weight or of stabilizing your weight.
Other natural remedies for curing wrinkles
Besides water, there are a number of foods you should be including in your diet to keep skin healthy. But if you want a more immediate remedy for softening any wrinkles, here are a few natural ingredients that you can apply to the face...
Raw egg and lemon
Beat an egg and mix it together with some lemon juice (from 1 lemon). Apply the mixture to your face and leave for twenty to thirty minutes, then wash off with warm water. It is important that your face is still and relaxed while the mask is on, so maybe choose a time when you are alone at home and won't be interrupted. Repeat every one to two weeks.
This is a great way to give your skin a quick pick-me-up. Simply spread some avocado slices or pulp across the face, particularly on any very dry parts. The oil within the fruit should activate increased oil production within the skin, giving you a softer, younger look.
Other natural remedies that are also considered to help reduce wrinkles include grapes, cucumber, guava and ivy gourd (a hard, fleshy fruit related to marrows and cucumbers).
Some people swear by this solution... just lightly apply a small amount of good quality bee's honey to tired and wrinkled eyes.
Slice a ripe tomato and gently pat the skin with it for a minute or so. This is also great for waking up tired eyes.