How to Smooth Out Your Wrinkles, Say Experts
Let's face it. At some point we all get wrinkles As you age, you produce less collagen and elastin, which makes your skin thinner and drier so it's more difficult to fight off damage. Wrinkles are a natural part of aging and pose no health threat, but if you want to slow down the visible signs of aging, here are tips on how to smooth out your wrinkles. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.
What Causes Wrinkles?
WebMD says, "With age, skin cells divide more slowly, and the skin's inner layer, called the dermis, begins to thin. That starts to undo skin's stretchiness and structure.
Aging skin also starts to lose its ability to hold on to moisture. It makes less oil and is slower to heal. That all contributes to the wrinkling process. Other things that cause wrinkles are:
- Smoking. It slows down your skin's production of collagen, which is a key part of the skin's structure. The downturn in collagen paves the way for wrinkles. That's one more reason to quit smoking, or never to start.
- Skin type (people with light-colored skin and blue eyes are more susceptible to sun damage)
- Heredity (some families wrinkle more)
- Sun exposure
- Repeated facial expressions
Though you can't control all of these factors, you can do something about two of them: Minimize your sun exposure and don't smoke."
Hydrate Your Skin
Hannah Kim, Founder of Botanical Republic says, "To help smooth out wrinkles naturally, make sure to always hydrate your skin, especially during the sweater weather season. Use a facial oil, serum, lotion, or cream that contains argan, evening primrose, jojoba, or avocado oil morning and night. Need more hydration? Before you go to bed, add a few drops of non-comedogenic carrier oil such as jojoba, avocado, argan, or evening primrose to your favorite moisturizer and turn it into a sleeping mask. Your skin will feel soft and supple the following day. Wrinkles form due to the lack of moisture and elasticity in our skin. By properly hydrating the skin can help smooth out wrinkles."
Use Eye Patches
Victoria Stiles, Creative Director at ShikSona Beauty explains, "Use eye patches daily, to smooth fine lines and wrinkles under and around the eye area. The Crème Shop's Hydrogel Give Wrinkles the Side Eye Patches contains Collagen to fight fine lines and wrinkles in addition to preserving elasticity in skin, Vitamin E for added moisture, and green tea to prevent wrinkles. For added skin smoothing, place a face sheet mask over the eye patches. The Crème Shop's Retinol Face Mask works to repair aging skin by enhancing collagen production."
Collagen & Retinol Products
Olive Kim, the CEO of The Crème Shop states, "Let your skincare do the work for you! I'm obsessed with Collagen & Retinol rich creams that help smooth the appearance of fine lines as you sleep. Our holy grail Collagen Overnight Gelée Mask Treatment is our wrinkle-busting secret to well-deserved beauty rest."
WebMD says, "This procedure 'sands' the skin. Depending a great deal on the skill and experience of the professional who does it, dermabrasion can make a big difference. Side effects, including scarring and permanent changes in skin color, are also possible."
"Some injections, including botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) and prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs (Jeuveau) relax muscles that produce the 'frown lines' on the forehead, fine lines around the eyes, and other wrinkles, WebMD explains. "Improvement lasts several months and must be repeated to sustain improvement. Others are wrinkle fillers that are injected into skin folds, especially around the mouth, to improve the appearance of wrinkles. Injections to fill hollows of the cheeks and temples bring about a lifting of sagging skin, especially around the mouth and lateral neck areas. Some fillers actually stimulate collagen formation, which improves the skin tone and texture. You should only get injections from a doctor."
Retinoids (tretinoin, Altreno, Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac)
WebMD says, "Among medical treatments, this is by far the most proven and effective way of bettering signs of aging such as uneven pigmentation, roughness, and wrinkling. At first, these medications may cause redness and peeling. Although this can be unpleasant, improvement comes when the peeling stops." And to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.