Whether you’re 21 and looking to begin investing in your skin correctly or 65 and have given your wrinkles names and personalities, you know what fine lines are and that you don’t want them.
The sad truth is that fine lines are inevitable. The speed at which you get fine lines could depend on genes or how much time you spend outdoors, but eventually we will all end up with fine lines.
To minimize the appearance of fine lines or maximize the amount of time before you start to see them, this article will teach you all about how to handle them.
What Are Fine Lines And Wrinkles?
Wrinkles and fine lines are folds in the skin that appear as we get older because of many years of sun exposure and other skin stressors. Our skin becomes less elastic as we age and dries out, causing the folds to deepen.
There are two types of wrinkles, static and dynamic. Dynamic wrinkles are ones that only appear when your facial expression changes, like when you’re smiling or frowning. Static wrinkles remain on your face regardless of your facial expression.
How Do You Avoid Wrinkles?
The number one most significant cause of wrinkles is sun exposure. Yes, it’s glamorous to lay out all day in the summertime while you sip a frozen margarita, but you’re aging your skin faster with every minute you’re out there. Avoiding sun exposure as much as possible will ensure that you keep the fine lines at bay a while longer. You should also be wearing a minimum of SPF 30 every single day.
Another stressor that speeds up the skin’s aging process is years of smoking. Smoking breaks down the collagen and elastin in the skin, making it predisposed to becoming dry and fragile. People who smoke’s skin tends to be about 40% thinner than those who don’t smoke.
Sleep is essential for your skin’s health. Getting enough sleep gives your skin enough time to produce human growth hormones, promoting thick skin with a higher elastin concentration.
How Do You Treat Wrinkles?
Okay, so you’re 35 sitting on the couch at 3 a.m. after a long day of smoking in the sun. Your wrinkles and fine lines have set up camp and aren’t going anywhere. So here’s what you can do to reduce their appearance.
If you don’t mind needles or doctor’s rooms or judgemental comments when you tell your friends you’re going to get botox, botox, or a facelift are your best friends. There are also brand new technologies like laser treatments and fillers which are temporary fillers that naturally break down in your body.
If you prefer at-home treatments, you can use products that contain retinoids, antioxidants, and AHA’s in topical ointments or facial cleansers. You can also use a topical vitamin C supplement that will give your skin a beautiful glow.
The Bottom Line
Eventually, we will all end up with a wrinkle or two. Your wrinkles’ depth and appearance will depend on how well you treat your skin before the wrinkles start to appear, but if you do have pesky wrinkles that you didn’t plan on, you’re lucky to live in the 21st century.
There are many enhancement procedures to choose from. All you have to do is find a doctor that you trust to help you reduce the appearance of your wrinkles and fine lines. Always remember that you are beautiful, and your wrinkles are simply roadmaps to your most treasured memories.