While wrinkles are nothing to be worried or ashamed about, the appearance of them can lead to an aged look. Try these methods.
There are technically no issues with being a person that has wrinkles. In fact, some people even think that a few of those lines of wrinkles can be quite endearing and even add a certain amount of character to your face. With that being said, it is not a very big secret that most of us would avoid wrinkles if we could.
The fact of the matter is that without the use of medical or even surgical intervention, it is quite a challenge to reverse the appearance of wrinkles once you do get them. There are however, a few things that we can all do and a few lifestyle changes that we can all make that can slow down the aging process and make wrinkles much less visible and noticeable.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the ways you can achieve this but first let us understand what it is that causes wrinkles.
What causes wrinkles?
Everyone really ages a lot differently, and so does their skin as well. Which is why you have some people who are significantly old but have the skin of a baby. The common denominator is that the skin ages for everyone, so that is the reason the skin of a young child will look significantly different than the skin of a 90 year old.
The skin we have, over time, loses a lot of its elasticity due to a slow down in the body’s collagen production. This process can be exacerbated by a number of factors including factors such as exposure to the sun, pollution and lifestyle habits as well. It is only normal that our skin will get drier and thinner as well as we age. As this happens and the skin loses a lot of moisture and volume as well, the skin then becomes more prone to the appearance of wrinkles.
The following can be done to protect our skin better.
Protection against the sun
This is a very well known cause of damage to the skin, too much exposure to the sun. This also has the effects of premature aging as well as the appearance of wrinkles. It is very much recommended to use regular sunscreen to protect your skin from the effects of the sun.
In order to protect your skin from the sun it is advised by experts to apply a sunscreen with an SPF value of between 30 and 50 per day, it does not matter if the day happens to be overcast. The UV rays of the sun can actually penetrate the clouds, so it would not be a good idea to skip sunscreen if it is not sunny. If you want to be extra safe, you can try wearing a large hat and also clothing that are light colored in order to reflect the sun. Add sunglasses that also have UV protection.
A moisturizer acts very much like a drink of water, but for your face. Moisturizes have properties that make them ideal to nourish and also hydrate the skin. This becomes more necessary and important as one ages and gets more susceptible to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A lot of studies point to the fact that moisturizers that have hyaluronic acid and a good amount of vitamin C, have turned to be especially useful in stopping wrinkles from appearing or getting worse and deeper. You should specifically ask your dermatologist to know which moisturizer might be good for the particular needs of your skin.
Retinoids happen to be one of the most well documented and studied ingredients when it comes to anti-aging. It is also at times referred to as retinol. This substance possesses the ability to boost the collagen production levels of the body which in turn can help to plump up the skin.
This substance also has properties in it that encourages the regeneration of skin and it can also promote the formation of new blood cells. This in turn has the ability to improve the overall appearance and texture of the skin.
There are, in general, about 5 different varieties of this substance retinoids. They vary in terms of their potency. A lot of them are available in the form of creams and gels which can be bought over the counter. There are still more different varieties available that can only be obtained by prescription.
It is recommended that you start off with a small amount of the substance and to test the tolerance your skin has to the product. It is recommended that you use it every other day in order to avoid any peeling of the skin.
Consider Light Therapy
Red Light Therapy, which is a type of light therapy, has the ability to power up the cells of the skin and cause it to release Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP which in turn has the ability to increase the metabolism, cell regeneration and also some cellular processes. The cellular energy that is released makes the best use of the nutrients, oxygen and other benefits that get started once you are exposed to light treatment.
Light therapy also does the absolutely wonderful job of stimulating circulation of the blood and as well developing new capillaries. As a result of this, a lot more of the nutrients and oxygen is also obtained by the skin and that gives the skin a much more healthier appearance and radiance. This stimulus in the form of light also has the potential to give you a significant amount of glow that has become associated with young and healthy skin.
Wrinkles are a natural part of aging. Although they do not pose any sort of health risk or complications at all, it does make the skin look more aged. That is a thing that almost none of us want. So, hopefully, with the methods listed above, you can fight it.