Wrinkles and fine lines on the face are one of the most visible signs of ageing. They’re caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin – as we age, our bodies can't produce enough collagen to replenish what has been lost, so the skin begins to lose its strength and elasticity over time.
Other factors can play into lines and wrinkles too, such as:
Environmental factors like extreme weather conditions and pollution can cause fine lines and wrinkles. Environmental conditions that are not salubrious can lead to free radicals attacking the healthy cells of the bodies thereby making visible the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
Mistreatment of the Skin
Wrinkles may also appear when the skin is mistreated. These may result from harsh activities like washing eyes and squeezing them on the pillow. It would be hard to believe for many of us that there are special pillowcases made from fabrics that prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
If you are stressed all the time, you will notice that your skin will start losing its luster and develop wrinkles and fine lines, irrespective of your age. Therefore, lead a stress-free life (easier said than done!) to avoid damage to your skin. Further, smoking too is bad for your skin. It dehydrates the skin and appears very dry. If you smoke, equip yourself with all the knowledge about disadvantages of smoking as it is a very crucial factor in making your skin look aged.
Sun exposure is the number one cause of wrinkles & fine lines. The best way to combat this is to use SPF every day to protect from sun damage.
Sleep when you don't get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Get enough rest, and you'll produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps skin remain thick, more "elastic," and less likely to wrinkle.
Use Serums with Active Ingredients
Serums containing vitamin A/Retinol deeply repair the lower layers of the skin to regenerate collagen and elastin, renew ageing cells and generate new healthy cells. Resulting in less visible fine lines, and plumped skin.
Practise facial massage
Facial massage brings blood to the skin's surface, giving you an instant glow.
Sensitive skin is caused by nerve endings in the top layer of skin becoming irritated. This occurs because your skin’s natural barrier function is weakened and has broken down due to a trigger. Common causes of sensitive skin can include:
• Sun exposure • Exposure to air pollution • Frequent changes in temperature • Very hot water • Lack of sleep • Hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle or pregnancy • Stress and late nights • Chlorine in swimming pools • Dry skin • Dehydration
Always wear sun cream
Everyone knows that skin redness caused by a sunburn is bad, but what some people don't realize is that simply tanning is extremely damaging to the skin. Damaged skin is easily irritated, which spells out trouble for those with chronically sensitive skin.
Avoid your triggers
Many sensitive skin causes, like using skin care products with harsh ingredients, drinking too much coffee or alcohol, smoking, not getting enough sleep and more can be avoided or minimised. Knowing your skin and what can trigger a sensitivity false up is key to help soothe both naturally sensitive and temporarily sensitised skin.
Strengthen your skin's barrier
Sensitive skin is weakened skin - that's why ordinary skin care products, poor daily habits and the environment can cause irritation and dryness. Look for products that help strengthen the skin's barrier, to calm reactivity and diminish signs of overactivity.
Protect against pollution
92% of the world's population is breathing polluted air and live in an area where outdoor air quality fails to meet their guidelines for safety. Skin exposed to daily toxic pollution becomes prematurely aged, weakened, dull, dehydrated and sensitised. Always use anti-pollution products, like ALPHA GLOW FLASH FACIAL, to protect skin.