May 21, 2012 – Before you can develop a good skin care routine that helps fight wrinkles and keeps your skin healthy and younger-looking, you need to know what causes wrinkles in the first place. We certainly aren’t born with them, so knowing how they form over time can be a huge help when it comes to learning how to avoid them and treat them.
As we get older, the top layer of skin (epidermis) starts to thin and thinner skin forms wrinkles faster than younger, thicker skin. Thin skin also doesn’t hold moisture as well, and dry skin is prone to wrinkling, doesn’t heal as fast and is more likely to develop skin problems. Sun damage also becomes more apparent in the epidermal layer of skin as we age. To combat this, you should find a facial cleanser that isn’t too harsh, don’t wash your face more than two or three times a day, use a broad spectrum sunscreen and incorporate a good moisturizer into your daily skin care routine.
The second layer of skin is the dermal layer and this is where the fat cells are stored and elastin fibers are located. Aging naturally decreases the rate at which collagen or fat cells are produced and the elastin fibers weaken, so your skin on your face may start to sag, develop hollows and form wrinkles and lines.
The third or subcutaneous layer of skin also stores fat cells (collagen), which decrease over time as we age.
Eating a balanced diet that is rich in foods containing antioxidants like raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, pomegranates and nuts can really help to keep your skin looking younger. Using facial moisturizers that contain Retinol can help to reduce wrinkles and dark spots from sun damage.
New collagen formation can be stimulated with different laser and radiofrequency treatments like Apollo TriPollar which helps to restore fullness and smooth out facial wrinkles.
If you can prevent some facial wrinkles from forming early on, you’ll have fewer wrinkles to worry about treating in the future.