Wrinkles are natural. But seriously, who likes them?
Aging is a natural process that leads to the appearance of physiological changes in the skin surface. Wrinkles are one of those changes. In an ageing skin, there is a decrease in the dermis and epidermis thickness, which also lose their underlying fat layers. The skin becomes drier and more irregular due to the decrease of some essential components:
Collagen - gives firmness to the skin
Elastin - gives elasticity to the skin
Hyaluronic acid - hydrates and fills the skin
The first signs are the appearance of fine lines, which start to appear around the age of 25-30 years. They are lines that appear around the eyes and lips areas, commonly called "crow's feet” or "barcode" wrinkles, respectively. They usually appear around these areas because the skin is thinner, drier, and more sensitive.
The aging process cannot be stopped. However, there are other factors that can lead to the appearance of wrinkles and they are not causally linked to a person's age.
External factors responsible for skin ageing:
Excess sun exposure
How to prevent wrinkles
Use a sunscreen - the sun is a great ally because of its beneficial effects on osteoporosis and depression; however, ultraviolet radiation leads to premature aging of the skin.
Keep your skin hydrated at all times - use a cream adapted to your skin type
Apply an anti-wrinkle cream - these creams nourish the skin with substances that prevent the appearance of wrinkles
Use food supplements rich in antioxidants
Drink plenty of water - keeps your skin hydrated
Avoid smoking - tobacco smoke decreases skin circulation and oxygenation. The movement of pursing the lips when smoking also leads to the appearance of wrinkles around the lips.
Wear sunglasses - important to prevent the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.
Tips for your routine in the fight against wrinkles
- Skin cleaning - it is an especially important step as it will remove dirt, makeup, and grease from the skin, leaving it prepared for the next steps. A clean skin can absorb more effectively the active substances present in cosmetics.
- Toning - refreshes the skin, restores its natural pH, and removes any trace of cleaning products.
- Daily care cream - apply your anti-wrinkle or moisturizer, which should be chosen according to your skin type.
- Apply the sunscreen - there are day creams that already have sunscreen with an SPF15 factor. In case you need a higher protection factor, apply a sunscreen with a higher SPF.
At night, the 4th step is not applied. However, you can use an anti-wrinkle serum or concentrated cream that will work deeply for the whole night.
Farmácia Distribuição Magazine
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