How To Treat and Prevent Wrinkles

     Wrinkles are one of the first signs of aging, and can be difficult to deal with. You may notice they start to form around your eyes, mouth, and neck, as initial signs are most likely to appear where the skin has a natural crease when smiling, laughing, or making everyday facial movements. Luckily, there are a wide array of products available at askderm.com to prevent and treat initial fine lines and wrinkles. Although we are all going to experience this unavoidable aspect of aging eventually, taking just a few minutes each day to give your skin the attention it deserves has proven to reduce and even ward off initial symptoms for a significant amount of time.

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The late 20’s are typically when the first wrinkle formations are found, and appear where sun exposure throughout your lifetime is highest like face, hands, chest, and forearms. The best preventative measure, as you may have guessed, is proper SPF application. Unprotected sun exposure allows free radicals to break down collagen and elastin. This slowly diminishes firmness and structure to invite the initial breakdowns of the skin. Up to 90% of the skin’s aging is due to sun exposure and inadequate protection. It’s important to note that not all sunscreens are created equal. Reapplying after sweating, swimming, and more than once per day is very necessary for long summer days when enjoying the outdoors. Even on cool, dark days, and those when your outdoor activities are limited, it is still imperative to keep your application to once per day. Opt for no less than a protection level of 30 SPF to keep yourself protected.

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Both lifestyle choices and family history contribute to your skin’s condition. If you smoke, have light colored skin, and have a family history of early or significant wrinkles, your susceptibility of experiencing this condition earlier in life is greatly increased. For optimal results from your anti-wrinkle routine, choose products that contain antioxidants, alpha-hydroxy acids, and glycol acids.

It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies slow down both inside and out. Your skin cells divide more slowly and the inner layer, known as the dermis, begins to thin. This results in lost elasticity and overall structure. There are four main types of wrinkles known as atrophic crinkling rhytids, permanent elastic creases, dynamic expression lines, and gravitational folds.

Atrophic crinkling rhytids run parallel, are generally not very deep, and are not noticeable when your skin is stretched taught. They are likely to first appear on your face and are caused by a loss in collagen. You’ll first notice a slight sag to your skin. The biggest culprit is UV damage. Regular sun exposure will continue to make these wrinkles worse. The easiest way to effectively treat them is to avoid direct sun exposure when possible, and to maintain regular sunscreen application. Topical treatments can be very effective in minimizing the appearance. Use Retin-A to stimulate collagen production.

Permanent elastic creases are found on your face, cheeks, upper lip, and the base of your neck. They are formed as a result of sun exposure and are especially prominent on those who smoke. The repeated facial movements as you inhale harmful cigarettes combined with the included chemicals kick this form of wrinkle into over drive.

Dynamic expression lines are a result of repeated facial muscle movements that form a crease in the skin. These smile/frown lines will eventually be permanent unless powerful topical products, or cosmetic intervention is used. You’ll notice them around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. Because this form of wrinkle is caused by facial movements such as squinting, and even laughing, there’s little you can do to inhibit the formation.

Gravitational folds are the most severe form of wrinkle and occur late in life on very matured skin. As you may have guessed, gravity is the main culprit. These wrinkles are most apparent on thinner frames due to less fat content, and are most noticeable under the eyes, at the jaw line, and chin.

Did you know? Wrinkles can be treated throughout every step of your skincare routine. From serums to lotions, and even cleansers, find the right products for you below.

EYES - CROWS FEET, SAGGING SKIN, PREVENTATIVE & INITIAL SIGNS

La Roche-Posay Active C Eyes Dermatological Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

 Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer For Eyes

La Roche-Posay Redermic C Eyes Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisture Filler

Fresh on the skin with no side effects, it slows visible signs of aging around the delicate eye area. Protect and enhance with a boost of Vitamin C. Reduce crows feet by up to 33% in just 4 weeks! Also improve overall firmness by up to 40% for a more youthful, and vibrant appearance. Target your loss of firmness with fragmented Hyaluronic Acid, pure Vitamin C, Mannose, and Neurosensine. Hydration visibly reduces wrinkles for a plumped and lifted texture.

 

FACE - FINE LINES TO DEEP DEPRESSIONS, AND EVEN SUN DAMAGE  

Keyano Eterna Bella Anti Wrinkle Cream

La Roche-Posay Redermic C Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizing Filler for Normal to Combination

 
Avene Retrinal Advanced Wrinkle Corrector
The ultimate botox alternative! Reverses the effects of sun damage to erase lip lines, while firming and toning all treated areas for a more youthful appearance. 
Immediately blurs uneven skin tone for a more even complexion, complete with a non-greasy and velvety texture. Suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.
Intensely concentrated to visibly correct the most pronounced wrinkles and deep furrows for more radiant skin. Featuring a patented combination of powerful ingredients for maximum precision and efficiency.

 

Early treatment is key to long term prevention! Age gracefully by taking a few minutes each day to treat, protect, and hydrate your skin. If you have any questions regarding the right skincare products or tools for you, chat with an askderm product specialist below.

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