Reduce or Avoid Wrinkles
May 29, 2014Uncategorized
- Sun Protection – First and foremost, avoid the sun or wear sunscreen. UV rays are the most common cause of skin damage and wrinkles. Protecting your skin when you’re young will help you preserve it!
- No Smoking – The second most common problem with skincare is smoking. Studies have found that cigarette smoke ages skin by releasing an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin.
- Adequate Sleep and Sleep on Back – Sleep produces human growth hormones, which help skin’s elasticity. Lack of sleep produces excess cortisol, which breaks down skin cells. Sleeping on your side or face can create wrinkles on your cheeks, chin and in between your brows. Try sleeping on your back to reduce “sleep lines” that can become permanent.
- Wear Sunglasses – Wearing sunglasses will protect the skin around your eyes and will keep you from squinting.
- Eat Fish – Fish, particularly salmon, is a great source of protein. It is an awesome source of essential fatty acids, which nourish the skin and keep it plump and youthful.
- Eat Soy – Studies have found that certain parts of soy can help protect of heal some of the sun’s photoaging damage.
- Try Cocoa, Not Coffee – Studies have found that cocoa contains high levels of two dietary flavanols, which can protect skin from sun damage, improve circulation to skin cells, and make skin look and feel smoother.
- Eat Fruits and Vegetables – Fruits and veggies contain antioxidants, which can fight the effects of free radicals.
- Use Moisturizers – This can keep skin feeling young, while diminishing the look of fine lines and creases. Also, don’t over wash you face because tap water strips the skin of natural oils.
- Use AHA – AHAs, or Alpha-hydroxy acids, lift the top layer of dead skin cells away, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Retinoids (including Retin A). The only FDA-approved topical treatment for wrinkles is tretinoin, known as Retin A. Also, you can use a retinol product instead of Retin A, as long as it is in a stabilized formula with high concentrations.
- Pentapeptides – Studies suggest that pentapeptides can increase collagen production in sun-damaged skin and reduce the look of wrinkles.
- Botox – Botox relaxes the muscles just underneath the skin so the skin on top can lie smooth and crease-free. (Done by your skin care professional)
- Wrinkle fillers – Doctors fill wrinkles with a variety of substances, including collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other synthetic compounds. (Done by your skin care professional)
- Chemical peels – Chemical peels burn away the top layer of skin, creating damage, which tells the body to make more collagen. (Done by your skin care professional)
- Dermabrasion- Dermabrasion helps remove the top layer of skin cells and bring new, more evenly textured skin to the surface. In the process, fine lines and wrinkles seem to disappear. (Done by your skin care professional)