We will all experience wrinkles at some point. However, there are a number of ways in which we can delay their arrival and improve their appearance once we do eventually get them.

Wrinkles go hand in hand with ageing but those who don’t take care of their skin will soon discover they are not exclusive to old age. As we get older, the cells of our skin become thinner and due to the decreased levels of collagen production in our body, lose firmness and elasticity. Repair and renewal of the skin also slows down as skin cells divide more slowly.

Skin damage, particularly from exposure to sunlight can also lead to wrinkles. Sunlight causes the outer layer of the skin to become thinner, and encourages the overproduction of melanin, which can lead to skin cancer. Continued sunlight exposure also causes the collagen in our skin to break down more rapidly, faster than natural ageing actually does, which leads to the wrinkling of the skin. So, the important message here is to protect your skin from the sun and ensure it is not over-exposed!

Free radicals in the skin which are unstable oxygen molecules in the body that lack an electron (oxygen molecules need two) contribute to the speedy breakdown of collagen in the skin. Free radicals develop in the skin through cigarette smoking and continued exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun and air pollution.

Getting wrinkles is something we cannot avoid and is a natural process which usually starts happening in our twenties or thirties, but these effective tips will help to keep your skin looking younger, for longer.

Regular microdermabrasion

As we age, collagen production in our skin slows down and elastin, which is the substance that enables skin to snap back into place, has less spring. To add to this, the turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly and dead skin cells do not shed as quickly, meaning that skin can often have a dull appearance as we age. The vacuum of the anti-wrinkle microdermabrasion facial works to stimulate the production of collagen in the facial lines of the skin. The combination of this collagen stimulation and increased skin renewal will improve the condition of the skin’s surface smoothing out fine lines and deep forehead wrinkles – providing the perfect treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.

SPF is a must

To help prevent ageing, it is vital that we keep our skin well-protected from UV ray exposure. To do this, make sure you apply creams or lotions that have SPF protection all over the skin. This should be done all year round as the sun’s powerful rays can still penetrate and do damage, even in the colder, duller months.

Give your body the hydration it deserves

You can’t beat proper nutrition and hydration and your entire body will really benefit from eating foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as fruits, vegetables and fish as they help to fight the development of free radicals in the body. Also, drink plenty of water and fruit juices to keep the body hydrated, and avoid too much tea or coffee which has the opposite effect.

Don’t skimp on the zzzzzz

Get as much sleep as possible as well, as much as eight hours a day. Sufficient rest keeps the body from being stressed, since chronic stress accelerates the ageing process.

  • In this blog, we’ve mentioned the positive impact that a good night’s sleep can have on slowing down the ageing process. Sufficient sleep has so many additional benefits which are explored in this article by Body and Soul.

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