In your quest for beautiful skin, you may have tried everything from anti-aging creams to laser treatments. But what if there were a simpler solution? Reducing wrinkles and fine lines doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. In fact, there are some simple things you can do every day that will make a big difference. Keep reading this complete guide to wrinkles to learn more!
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Why do wrinkles appear?
Causes of skin aging are grouped into two main categories: internal manifestations and external attacks.
The cells in our body are constantly renewing themselves. As we age, this process slows down and the skin’s ability to regenerate itself diminishes. This results in a decrease in collagen and elastin production, which leads to wrinkles and sagging skin.
As we age, our hormone levels – such as estrogen and testosterone – change. This can cause a decrease in the production of oil, which can make skin dry and less elastic. All of that is why your skin starts to wrinkle.
Another cause of wrinkles is oxidative stress. This happens when the body is exposed to harmful toxins, causing damage to cells and DNA. This can lead to inflammation and the breakdown of collagen and elastin.
One of the most common external attacks on the skin is UV radiation. This can come from sun exposure or artificial sources like tanning beds. UV radiation damages the DNA in skin cells, causing inflammation.
Smoking also causes oxidative stress and damage to collagen and elastin. It can also make skin dry and discolored.
A poor diet can also contribute to wrinkles and other signs of aging. Not getting enough vitamins and minerals can lead to a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin, as well as oxidative stress.
Lack of hydration
Another common cause of wrinkled skin is dehydration. When the body doesn’t get enough water, it starts to pull moisture from the skin. This can cause it to become dry, thin, and less elastic.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage cells, causing wrinkles and other signs of aging. They are caused by things like pollution, UV rays, and cigarette smoke.
Types of wrinkles
Wrinkles can be deep or superficial and appear anywhere on the face.
Those who have dynamic wrinkles will find that they start to appear in their 20s. These expression-induced crinkles form when we laugh, cry or shout for joy! They’re also called “dynamic” because of how quickly this type manifests over time – it can happen within just one day if you make tons of expressions with your face.
Smile lines, also called nasolabial folds, are the creases that appear from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth. These usually start to show in our mid-20s as well, but they can deepen over time with age and sun damage.
Worry lines, or horizontal forehead wrinkles, are the most common type of wrinkle. They form as we furrow our brows in concentration or when we’re worried. They usually start to appear in our 30s.
They are located between the eyes just above the nose. They represent the repeated folding of your frowns.
They are the wrinkles on the outermost corners of your eyes when you smile. They usually appear in our 40s as we get older and our skin starts to lose elasticity.
They are the horizontal lines that usually appear on appear above the upper lip. Although they can occur in anyone, they are particularly marked in people who smoke.
They’re called “frown lines” because they descend from the corners of one’s nose down to their eyes.
Old age wrinkles
Those wrinkles appear over time, from about forty years of age. They are the result of the internal and external manifestations listed above. The drop in collagen and elastin production, less effective cell renewal, oxidative stress…
They widen from the bridge of the nose to the corner of the lips as the result of the sagging. Those wrinkles appear when you lose firmness and elasticity.
Mouth wrinkles, or perioral wrinkles, are the fine lines that appear around the lips. They can be caused by sun damage, smoking, or simply aging.
Neck wrinkles and décolleté wrinkles
They are the wrinkles that appear on the neck and chest. They can be caused by sun damage, gravity, or poor skincare.
Chin wrinkles are the wrinkles that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin. They can be caused by sun damage, smoking, or simply aging.
How to reduce wrinkles?
There are many ways to reduce wrinkles, but the most effective way is to prevent them in the first place.
Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. This will help to keep it looking healthy and prevent it from becoming dry and wrinkled. Also, choose a moisturizer suitable for your skin and apply it daily. A well-hydrated skin can fight external attacks more successfully. The moisturizer also helps to retain the water naturally present in the epidermis.
Use a sunscreen
Sunscreen is essential for preventing wrinkles. Sun exposure causes free radicals to damage the skin, which leads to premature aging. Use your SPF cream during the whole year, not just on hot summer days.
Clean your face daily
Wash your face every day with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt and oil. Clogged pores can lead to wrinkles, blackheads, and other skin problems. Use a gentle cleansing brush that will effectively remove up to 99.5% of impurities while providing the perfect base for better absorption of your favorite skincare products. Meet the one and only – FOREO’s LUNA 3.
Use an anti-aging cream and serum
If you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, use an anti-aging cream. Also, serum in your skincare routine is a very important step when it comes to anti-aging. The serum helps to plump the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. And speaking of serum and anti-aging, try FOREO’s SERUM SERUM SERUM, a product that contains only top-quality ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalane.
Take advantage of 21st-century technology
Even though there are so many different anti-aging treatments you can do in beauty salons – from chemical peels to microdermabrasion and medications – one of the best and most effective treatments is definitely a microcurrent facial treatment. Luckily, you can have one in the comfort of your home! Thanks to FOREO’s BEAR it’s easy to look younger without surgery. Namely, this world’s first FDA-cleared medical microcurrent device with Anti-Shock System provides a quick facelift effect as advanced microcurrent mirrors your body’s natural electrical currents on a cellular level. All of that will help tone facial muscles, tighten the skin and smooth the look of wrinkles leaving you with youthful radiance.