How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Wrinkles and fine lines can start popping out as you get into your twenties. You’ll start seeing horizontal lines that appear on the mid-upper forehead, and are caused by habitually raising the eyebrows. In your thirties, you start to see more lines, due to a longer time in the sun and more squinting. These lines get deeper as you advance with age.
When ageing begins to leave visible marks on your appearance, it can be a serious blow to your self-esteem and your overall sense of happiness. With the dwindling production of collagen, the face can lose structure, become dry, have less fat, and begin to appear wrinkled, loose, and saggy.
We don't have the secret to avoiding wrinkles and fine lines entirely. But we can tell you this: where and when you’ll probably start seeing wrinkles, how to get rid of wrinkles, and how to take care of your skin to keep it as healthy and youthful as possible.
Many people struggle to find the right timing for ageing treatments that rejuvenate and refresh the appearance. Some think that getting the treatment too early isn’t worth the time, while others aren’t sure if their appearance-related concerns are severe enough to warrant cosmetic attention.
But the truth is that the best time for you to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines is when you are no longer happy with your appearance.
Before we get into the remedies, here are some factors that cause facial wrinkles and fine lines:
As people age, skin cells divide more slowly, and the middle layer of the skin, called the dermis, begins to thin. The dermis is composed of a network of elastin and collagen fibers, which offer support and elasticity. As this network loosens and unravels with time, depressions are created on the skin surface. Aging skin is also less able to retain moisture, less efficient in secreting oil, and slower to heal. All these factors contribute to the development of wrinkles.
Facial Muscle Contractions.
Lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows (frown lines), and jutting from the corner of the eyes (crow's feet) are believed to develop because of small muscle contractions. Smiling, frowning, squinting and other habitual facial expressions cause these wrinkles to become more prominent. Over time, these expressions coupled with gravity contribute to the formation of wrinkles.
Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can result in premature ageing of the skin, also known as photoaging. Exposure to UV light breaks down collagen fibers and leads to the production of abnormal elastin. When ultraviolet light damages skin tissue, an enzyme called metalloproteinase is produced. This enzyme creates and reforms collagen. During the process, however, some healthy collagen fibers are damaged, resulting in solar elastosis—the disorganized formation of fibers. Wrinkles develop when the rebuilding process occurs over and over, less efficiently each time.
Healthy skin constantly regenerates. Old collagen is broken down and removed, and new collagen is produced. Researchers have found that smoking causes a marked reduction in the production of new collagen. Decreased collagen results in the development of wrinkles.
What To Do To Get Rid Of Fine Lines and Wrinkles.
Alternatively, we advise you to go for holistic options for preventive treatments available for fine lines and wrinkles. For safety purposes, endeavor to consult your dermatologist. They include:
Microcurrent facials tighten and smoothen the muscles and connective tissues in the face by increasing cellular activity, and have been shown to reduce wrinkles, mostly around the forehead area. Significant changes start to be visible after 3-4 sessions.
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive rejuvenation technique that works by creating micro-injuries on the skin surface. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities to heal and turn over new skin cells, as well as increase the production of collagen. Micro-needling works on mild to moderate skin laxity, uneven tone and texture, scarring, dark spots, and enlarged pores. Micro-needling treatments can last for 1 to 3 months.
Acupuncture on the face works by internally stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Noticeable changes begin to appear after ten sessions.
Chemical peels improve the appearance of wrinkled skin by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of old skin. The new skin that replaces it is usually smoother and less wrinkled in appearance. Light peels may be repeated in one- to four-week intervals. Medium-depth peels may be repeated every six to 12 months.
The ancient practice of cupping uses suction cups directly on the skin to promote circulation and relieve muscle tension. The cups gently pull at sections of facial tissue, separating the skin from the bone as they move along the forehead, cheeks, and jawline. The fascia is a sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen beneath the skin, that gives skin elasticity and firmness. It also claims to help with sinus congestion and headaches.
Facial gua sha creates microcirculation in the face which has been shown to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin quality overall.
Everybody gets wrinkles and lines that become more prominent over time with age. Some ways to prevent or reduce their development include:
- Using sun protection. Avoiding UV exposure reduces skin damage. Dermatologists recommend wearing a hat and clothing to protect the skin and using a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher every day.
- Moisturize regularly. Moisturizing prevents dryness, which reduces the chance of wrinkles forming.
- Quitting smoking. Smoking greatly speeds up skin aging and causes skin wrinkles.
- Drinking less alcohol. Alcohol dehydrates the skin, which causes damage over time.
- Eating a healthful, balanced diet. Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables can prevent skin damage, whereas sugar and refined carbs can speed up skin aging.
- Washing your face twice a day. Use a gentle cleanser. Rubbing the skin can irritate and speed up skin aging.
- Washing your face after heavy sweating. Sweat can irritate the skin, causing damage over time. This is especially true when wearing a hat or helmet.
Aging may be inevitable, but making peace with the signs of aging doesn’t have to be. If you found this article helpful, please share!