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.
Unprotected sun exposure is the number one culprit behind hyper pigmentation, and can add years onto anyone’s skin! If you've over indulged in the sun, there are still some tips you can take on board to minimise the effects.
Always wear suncream
Of course this is the first tip. Even in Winter UV rays can have an impact on your skin, it’s important to invest in a good facial moisturiser with SPF, or if you're a makeup wearer a lot of foundations contain an SPF.
Treat existing hyperpigmentation by first sloughing off dead, dulling skin cells at the surface. This clears the path for the ingredients in your serums and moisturisers to better penetrate the skin. Tip: Look for a gentle, micro-fine exfoliant you can use daily.
Use the right ingredients
Seek out products that contain Alpha Arbutin which works by producing an enzyme that inhibits melanin production. intensely brightening skin, as well as reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyper-pigmentation.