Did you know, our skin ages with us? As we age, the skin loses its elasticity with depleting collagen production. Without collagen, the skin can sag, wrinkle, or take on a leathery appearance. Additionally, some routine behaviors also add towards worsening the matter. We may all have done things that are harmful to our skin like not applying SPF or not hydrating ourselves.
However, the good news is that you can take action right away to give some love to your skin and enhance its health. Here in this blog, let us learn about the main causes of wrinkles on the face and tips and hacks you can follow in your daily routine to get rid of wrinkles on your face.
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What Causes Wrinkles on the Face
Overexposure to the sun's UV radiation, can cause your skin to age prematurely, commonly known as photoaging. UV radiation exposure results in the breakdown of collagen fibres and the synthesis of atypical elastin. Metalloproteinase is an enzyme that helps in producing and rebuilding the collagen in your skin and gets damaged when exposed to UV light. When the rebuilding process is performed on the skin repeatedly and becomes less effective each time due to sun exposure, wrinkles form. (1)
As dirt or pollutants enter your skin pores they weaken the collagen in your body. Particulate matter, soot, and nitrogen dioxide gases present in the environment clog your skin pores, thus causing wrinkles all over your face.
Skin in good health is continually regenerating. Smoking reduces the amount of new collagen produced in the skin hence, as a result of decreased collagen in the skin wrinkles and fine lines start to appear.
Wrinkles are the by-product of the ageing process. The middle layer of your skin, the dermis, starts to weaken as you get older and skin cells divide slowly. Elastin and collagen fibres are woven together in the dermis to provide support and elasticity. Depressions develop on the surface of your skin as this network gradually becomes looser and unravels. Additionally, ageing skin heals more slowly, secretes less oil, and is less effective at retaining moisture. All these factors can lead to the appearance of wrinkles on your face.
Your forehead, the space between your brows (frown lines), and the protrusions from the outer corners of your eyes (crow's feet) all develop lines as a result of muscular contractions. The appearance of wrinkles is increased by routine facial movements like smiling, frowning, squinting, and others. These facial expressions, along with gravity, cause wrinkles to develop over time.
How to Get Rid of Face Wrinkles
Cleanse Your Face Regularly
It's never a waste of time to wash your face for a few extra minutes during your nighttime routine. However, be careful not to clean your face too hard. Your skin absorbs the majority of makeup that is left on your face overnight. Before going to bed, cleanse your face with Revlon’s Touch and Glow Advanced Radiance Creme Face Wash, and then finish up by splashing some ice water on your skin. This process will help soothe your skin while relieving wrinkles causing stress and external pollutants (1).
Use a Hydrating Serum
Face serums are lightweight formulations that can be applied straight to your skin and include active components like Hyaluronic Acid and Salicylic Acid. Serums are created to hydrate, safeguard, and nourish your skin while also addressing a number of skin issues, including anti-ageing, dark spots and hyperpigmentation, acne and clogged pores, dehydration, uneven skin tone, redness, and sensitivity. Apply 2-3 drops of Revlon’s Touch and Glow Advance Radiance Face Serum on your skin and dab it on skin for 1-2 minutes until it gets absorbed into the skin completely.
Increase the Intake of Antioxidants
More than any other organ in your body, your skin is subject to maximum oxidative stress. Antioxidants aid in fighting the harm that oxidative stress causes to your cells. While you must apply sunscreen that contains antioxidants, there are many other natural ways to give your skin an antioxidant boost. Consuming foods like blueberries, kidney beans, grapes, kale, and spinach regularly will help you achieve healthy skin and may lessen the symptoms of early ageing.
Avoid Direct Exposure to UV Rays
Ultimately, ultraviolet rays are to blame. Most creases on your face, neck, arms, and hands are unwanted gifts from these UV rays. While it is impossible to totally avoid ultraviolet light, there are steps you can take to reduce your exposure. Avoid spending a lot of time in the sun, and if you have to then don’t forget your SPF. Use Revlon’s Touch and Glow Advance Radiance Suncare Daily Moisturising Lotion with SPF 30 and a hat to protect your face from the sun. When you're going on an outdoor adventure, try to dress in long pants and full-sleeve shirts to reduce sun exposure of your skin.
Tweak Your Sleeping Position
Your sleeping position can really contribute to some facial wrinkles. Compression is what happens when your face consistently presses on the pillow as you sleep. Your skin becomes weaker in some areas than others as a result of this compression over time, resulting in wrinkles. By sleeping on your back, you can slower the development of wrinkles and fine lines.
While a majority of you are aware that using sunscreen with an SPF 30 or 50 can help prevent skin cancer, however, sunscreen also aids in slowing down the ageing process. Even though you probably already use sunscreen when you go to the beach, however making a routine of applying moisturising sunscreen on your face every day will improve the condition of your skin over time.
Avoid Squinting, put on your Glasses
Any repetitive facial action, such as squinting, frowning overworks the muscles in the face and causes a groove to form just below the skin's surface. This groove ultimately develops into a wrinkle.
Put on a Moisturiser with SPF
Even if you are applying sunscreen it is equally important for you to put on a moisturiser containing SPF. Simply put, hydrated skin looks nicer, making creases and lines far less obvious.
Don’t take too much Stress
Another secret to preventing wrinkles is avoiding stress. A hormone called cortisol is released by the body when a person is under stress, and it may cause the skin's collagen to break down, causing wrinkles.
Control your Sugar Intake
A diet high in sugar and other refined carbs can quicken the process of ageing. To help prevent wrinkles on the skin, it is advised to stay away from meals and beverages that have high sugar content.
We all dream of clear and glowing skin however, as we approach our 30s wrinkles and fine lines start stressing us out. Although, with age, it's obvious to see these signs of ageing with the right set of knowledge and products your skin may look as young as you feel from the inside.
While you might wish to get rid of the fine lines, wrinkles, and crow's feet, but would not want to undergo surgery or receive the celeb-favourite botox treatments. Just follow the above tips and get youthful-looking skin. Also, choose products you use on your skin wisely, Revlon brings to you the best face serum, toner and moisturising lotion with SPF content that works wonders on your skin.
Lastly, remember Consistency and Patience are the Keys to Good Looking Skin!
Frequently Asked Questions on Face Wrinkles
Does face serum help with wrinkles?
Concentrated active components like hyaluronic acid or vitamin C founds in serum work excellently on the skin and help reduce early signs of ageing such as fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles.
Is it OK to use face serum every day?
Revlon’s Touch and Glow Advance Radiance Face Serum is perfectly fine to be applied on the skin twice a day, once in the morning on freshly washed skin and before bedtime.
Can I leave the face serum overnight?
Yes, you can leave face serum on your face overnight. It works wonders by going deep into your skin and keeping it hydrated and nourished.
Do you need a moisturiser after serum for wrinkles?
Some individuals skip putting on a moisturiser after applying serum. But these two have different roles to play for your skin. Applying a moisturiser after the serum helps to lock the serum in the skin.