How To Keep Wrinkles At Bay

We have always heard about wrinkles ruining people's thirties and forties, and since then, we have dreaded those pesky little creases.

But, aging is natural, and nobody can escape it unless you drink some magical liquor that keeps you forever young.

Or worse, you're a vampire!

Well, we hope that's not the case, and you're on the road to a natural and graceful aging process.

What if you're not that much worried about wrinkles and laugh lines? After all, it reminds you that you've lived your life to the fullest.

 

 

But, some party poopers point out the little spots and wrinkles you wear proudly. And all that confidence goes down the drain.

Let's not forget that several ways and techniques to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines remind you of your age every second.

As wrinkles are inevitable, what if we say you can slow down the aging process and keep your skin in excellent condition? (No, there's no magic liquor!)

But first, let's understand how these wrinkles suddenly appear on your skin? And addressing the elephant in the room, how does the aging process happen?

WRINKLES – THE GIFT OF AGING

As we age, our skin changes in many ways. For one thing, it becomes thinner and less elastic.

This is due to a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin.

So what are the two terms we keep hearing and reading these days?

Collagen, The Culprit

Might you be familiar with the term "collagen" but not quite sure what it is?

Well, you're not alone - collagen is one of those terms that gets thrown around a lot, but its actual meaning isn't always clear.

Let's start with the basics: collagen is a protein, and it's found throughout our bodies, but most abundantly in our skin, muscles, and tendons. Its main job is to provide strength and structure. Now, you might be wondering, what does it have to do with our wrinkly skin?

Collagen is considered the culprit behind those annoying little crazy lines. It is a protein that helps to keep skin elastic and firm.

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, and this can cause the skin to become thinner and less supple.

Hence the wrinkles and fine lines!

Elastin, The Second Best Culprit

Elastin is found in connective tissue and helps to keep skin looking plump and smooth.

As we age, our bodies produce less and less elastin. This loss of elasticity leads to wrinkles, particularly around the eyes and mouth.

In addition to less collagen and elastin, the underlying fat cells shrink, making skin look sunken and wrinkled.

Oh, that horror! The nightmare that we are all afraid of!

The loss of moisture also contributes to wrinkling, as does a decrease in blood flow.

Of course, many external factors can speed up the aging process, including sun exposure, smoking, and pollution.

Now, you can't entirely put a permanent brake on the aging process.

But, you can take the reign into your hands and slow down the process of aging. It can help you have fewer wrinkles.

So if you want to stay looking young and fresh-faced, taking care of your skin is essential.

How To Keep Your Wrinkles At Bay?

 

We know you can't turn back the wheel, but you can keep your wrinkles at bay for a few more years.

How? The question crawls in your head.

Well, we have a lot of tips and tricks that can make your skin breathe and feel better in your thirties and forties.

Fasten your seat belt; we are about to take you to the bombastic solution ride!

Fix Your Diet So Your Wrinkles Take A Flight

We all know that what we eat can affect our health in myriad ways. But did you know that what you eat can also affect the health of your skin?

So we know that a breakdown of collagen and elastin causes fine lines and deeper wrinkles.

While many factors can contribute to the breakdown of these proteins, one primary culprit is oxidative stress. This is when cells are damaged by exposure to free radicals, which are unstable molecules that cause cellular damage. 

Free radicals can be generated by a number of factors, including ultraviolet radiation, pollution, and cigarette smoke but one of the most common source of free radicals is in our food.

Yeah, it's time to think before you eat!

Processed foods, for example, often contain harmful chemicals that can increase oxidative stress and lead to the formation of wrinkles.

Uh! Bye-bye, junk food!

So if you want to keep your skin looking its best, it's important to eat a healthy diet rich in antioxidants as they help neutralize free radicals and protect against cellular damage.

So load up on fruits and vegetables, and think twice before reaching for that processed snack.

Exercise To Fight Your Wrinkles Right

 

We promise at some point in life that we will make room for exercise and healthy living. (And that while eating pizza!)

But sometimes, the promise only remains a mere promise, and we don't comply with it. 

What if we tell you that exercise not only takes you out of your pizza guilt but can help your skin too.

That's right - working up a sweat can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. ( Puizina-Ivic, N.,47)

Exercise increases the blood flow and encourages the production of collagen and elastin.

Moreover, exercise helps flush out toxins that can damage skin cells.

So hit the gym or go for a run - your skin will stay grateful to you!

Stop Taking Stress So Your Skin Takes Some Rest

If you're one of those who fret about getting wrinkles, you may be surprised to learn that stress can cause wrinkles.

Uh, what?

When stressed, our bodies produce cortisol, a hormone that breaks down collagen, the protein that gives our skin its elasticity. (Talbott, Shawn.)

Yeah yeah, everything is connected! ( Are you thinking about the crazy dark show? Stop! That's mind-boggling!)

Also, stress causes our blood vessels to constrict, which reduces blood flow and can lead to inflammation.

While wrinkles may be inevitable as we age, reducing stress can help minimize their appearance.

So next time you feel frazzled, take a deep breath and relax – your skin will thank you for it.

Make A Skincare Routine Till Your Wrinkles Retreat

For most of us, the idea of a skincare routine evokes visions of long, luxurious evenings spent pampering our complexions.

But in reality, most of us are lucky if we can squeeze in a quick wash and moisturize before bed. 

Yeah, team lazy bee!

Well, even a basic skincare routine can make a big difference in preventing wrinkles.

 

Cleansers and moisturizers help keep skin supple and hydrated, while exfoliating treatments remove dead skin cells that can lead to dullness and premature aging.

Also, using sunscreen daily is one of the best ways to protect against wrinkles, as sun exposure is a major cause of fine lines and crow's foot.

So how about you make a bombastic skincare regime to fight your stubborn wrinkles.

Hormonal Factors

Since the production of collagen and elastin decreases as we age, it is partly due to lower levels of estrogen, a hormone that declines as women enter menopause. (Geddes, Kristeen,120-125)

Additionally, declining testosterone levels (a hormone found in both men and women) can lead to thinner, less elastic skin.

Fortunately, several ways to improve these hormones include dietary changes, supplements, and even topical treatments.

Taking steps to improve hormonal health makes it possible to keep skin looking its best for longer. So don't let wrinkles get you down - take action to prevent them.

How To Bid Farewell To Wrinkles?

If you're already in your aging phase and have a few wrinkles here and there, the above techniques might not work for you.

You hoard on expensive creams that promise you to get rid of your signs of aging. But they stay there. Like they belong on your face,

So what can help you to get rid of them?

While plenty of treatments out there promise to smooth away wrinkles, few are backed by scientific evidence.

Microcurrent Therapy

Microcurrent therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-level electrical currents to stimulate collagen production and cell regeneration, resulting in firmer, younger-looking skin. (Saniee, Fatemeh, et al., 9-16) 

While it's often used as an anti-aging treatment, microcurrent therapy can also help improve the appearance of scars and other skin imperfections.

Now, If you're looking for a way to turn back the clock on your appearance, microcurrent therapy may be worth considering.

LED Face Therapy

LED therapy uses light to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can help smooth out wrinkles' appearance.

The treatment is also said to reduce inflammation and promote healing. (Russell, B. A., N. Kellett, and L. R. Reilly, 196-200)

LED therapy is considered safe, and there are no known side effects. So if you're looking for a way to reduce wrinkles, LED treatment may be worth considering.

High-Frequency Treatment

High-frequency treatment is one option that's gaining popularity, and it's not hard to see why.

This type of treatment uses electrical currents to stimulate collagen production, which can help smooth out the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.( Meyer-Rogge, Dirk, and Rösken Frank)

The best part? There's no need to go under the knife! If you're looking for a non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, high-frequency treatment may be proper for you.

Bottom Line

Wrinkles are natural, and you can't stop them from welcoming your aging process.

But, you can certainly take care of your skin to lessen and get rid of them through different scientific techniques.

References

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Puizina-Ivic, N. "Skin aging." Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina Panonica Et Adriatica 17.2 (2008): 47.
Talbott, Shawn. Cortisol Control and the Beauty Connection: The All-natural, Inside-out Approach to Reversing Wrinkles, Preventing Acne, and Improving Skin Tone. Hunter House, 2007.
Geddes, Kristeen. "Age-related changes in the menopausal woman: the role of hormones in the skin." Journal of Aesthetic Nursing 5.3 (2016): 120-125) 
Saniee, Fatemeh, et al. "The effect of microcurrents on facial wrinkles." Journal of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences 10.2 (2012): 9-16.
Russell, B. A., N. Kellett, and L. R. Reilly. "A study to determine the efficacy of combination LED light therapy (633 nm and 830 nm) in facial skin rejuvenation." Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy 7.3-4 (2005): 196-200.
Meyer-Rogge, Dirk, and Rösken Frank. "Facial skin rejuvenation with high frequency ultrasound: multicentre study of dual-frequency ultrasound." (2012)

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