How to Treat and Prevent Wrinkles

How to Treat and Prevent Wrinkles


Wrinkles are the visible lines that fill any woman with fear. The visible sign of impending old age. Is what most people feel are frustrating imperfections. The truth is that it’s not just age that brings on wrinkles. There are ways to hold off having a puckered pout and creased eye sockets! Read on to find out how:

Put down the cigarettes

Are you a smoker? If so, you are unfortunately putting yourself in prime position for severe wrinkles. The chemicals in cigarettes play havoc with your body. Cigarettes block the ability to deliver oxygen to your skin cells. This means they stand little chance of functioning to full capacity. This causes damage to your natural elastin. It means your skin will find it harder to keep its original flat shape. The more you smoke during your lifetime, the faster your skin will deteriorate and age. If you examine the skin of a smoker and non-smoker of the same age, the differences in aging would be quite scary.

Slap on the sunscreen

We’re losing our skin elasticity as we get older. Most of the wrinkles that appear on our faces as we get older are caused by sun damage. The sun is the primary reason for us to wrinkle. UV rays penetrate our skin cells and damage their fibres each time they break through. The loss is mainly seen in the areas where our skin stretches most. Around our eyes, nose and mouth. That is why it is so important to make sure you are wearing the right sun protection at all times. Even in winter months it’s advisable to wear a moisturiser or foundation with SPF.

Start using anti-aging creams

Not all anti-aging creams work. Most are just fancy moisturisers that promise too much. Look out for lotions which include GABA and botanical ingredients. These will be beneficial to your skin. GABA is a form of muscle relaxant that will reduce lines.

Try nature’s cures

If you don’t like the idea of using chemical creams, use natural remedies for both prevention and treatment. Sebum is a natural oil produced by our skin. You need to use natural products that have a similar composition. Jojoba oil is an excellent example of benefits of tightening your skin. It reduces the visibility of any wrinkles.

Invest in laser correction

For those who have deep wrinkles, laser treatment is a drastic but viable option. It’s considered a minor cosmetic surgery and needs to perform under anaesthesia. During the process, carbon dioxide and erbium are used all over the skin. Laser treatment reduces the damage caused by sun, smoking or aging. Laser treatment is the most expensive and traumatic of wrinkle treatments. But can do wonders for those whose lines affect their self-esteem.