Ask any adult about their desire stay youthful and the answer will nearly always be “Yes, of course, I want to look and feel young for as long as I can!” No wonder then that the topic of how to get rid of wrinkles is popular both on the streets and in online forums.
There’s also the fact that wrinkles on faces are the first things that people notice about others. In a youth-obsessed society, these aren’t considered as badges of honor and signs of wisdom but rather as signs of the absence of proper skin care.
Fortunately, it’s neither too early nor too late to adopt an anti-aging skincare regimen that will prevent the appearance of premature wrinkles and decrease the appearance of existing lines.
Yes, you can get rid of wrinkles but it will take time, effort and money (i.e., for personal skincare products) to achieve observable results. The skin requires time and treatment to bring back to its former youthful glory after it has been damaged. Instant results aren’t possible unless makeup, such as primer, foundation and concealer, is used in masking the lines on the face – and it’s only temporary, too.
There’s also the fact that wrinkles, which are folds, lines and ridges in the skin, are natural signs of aging in normal people. But these are can also be caused by a wide range of factors including sun damage, dehydration, and smoking, even certain medications. These are also caused by genetic and environmental factors.
Getting rid of wrinkles should then start by identifying and addressing their underlying causes – and the specific set of factors will differ between two persons so there’s no one-size-fits-all skincare routine. Nonetheless, wrinkles appear when the skin becomes drier, thinner, and less elastic (i.e., from the reduced collagen production), as well as less able to repair itself from damage.
There are several possible causes for your own fine lines and deep creases including smoking tobacco products, using facial expressions like squinting, and prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light. Whenever you’re considering treatments for wrinkles, you must then be sure to consider what caused them in the first place – aside from aging obviously.
In the following section, we will take a look at the general tips that can prevent and remove premature wrinkles on your face. Many of these tips also apply to specific parts of your face, such as around your mouth and eyes.
There’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep. When you don’t get sufficient sleep, your body makes excess cortisol, a stress hormone that causes the breakdown of skin cells. When you enjoy enough sleep, in contrast, your body produced more human growth hormone (HGH) that aids in maintaining the skin’s elasticity (i.e., thickness).
It isn’t enough, however, to get enough sleep at night. You should also sleep on your back, preferably on silk sheets because these have more slip than nylon and cotton, because it’s the best way to get rid of sleep wrinkles.
Sleep wrinkles are lines that become etched on your skin’s surface that don’t disappear even when you’re up and awake. These are usually caused by sleeping on your side and stomach – your face becomes scrunched up against the sheets.
Dry skin is more prone to wrinkles but moisturized skin appears plumper and, thus, with less wrinkles. You should then moisturize your skin daily, whether it’s a cold or hot day; in both cases, your skin becomes drier due to evaporation or the brittle air, respectively. You will find facial moisturizers that are especially formulated for this reason but even a simple moisturizer can do the trick.
Yet another best way to get rid of wrinkles on face is to combine daily cleansing and moisturizing with weekly exfoliation. We suggest both physical and chemical exfoliation, such as a combination of a face buffer with serums and glycolic peels, for best results.
Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells on the surface and allows the new skin cells to be revealed. It also encourages collagen production that, in turn, makes the skin more elastic and more able to repair itself from damage.
The sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage the skin cells while the substances in cigarettes when smoked, such as tar and nicotine, reduce blood circulation to the skin. The consumption of alcohol can also lead to dry skin, among other ill effects.
The best way to get rid of wrinkles caused by prolonged sun exposure is to wear sunscreen and/or sunblock. But even when you slather it on your skin, you should still limit your sun exposure to the early morning hours. If sun exposure cannot be helped, you should wear protective gear like a hats and long-sleeved clothes or use an umbrella.
Makeup may make you look and feel beautiful but it can also clog your pores and cause skin issues including acne breakouts and premature wrinkles. You should then remove your makeup and wash your face with a facial cleanser before going to bed. You should also wear a night cream as moisturizer.
What you eat will show up on your skin! You must then eat skin-nourishing foods including:
These pieces of advice about preventing the appearance of premature wrinkles are also essential for maintaining a healthy body. So you will not only be looking young, you will also be feeling young with more physical energy and mental alertness.
If you want to get rid of wrinkles between eyebrows, you should stop squinting every time you read books, watch television, and look into the distance. According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, repetitive facial movements can overwork the facial muscles resulting in increasingly deeper grooves below the skin’s surface. Overtime, these grooves become wrinkles.
You should then get reading glasses or prescription glasses, as well as wear sunglasses, so you don’t squint your eyes too often. You will find that it will not only get rid of frown lines but also prevent the formation of lines around your eyes.
Like the wrinkles on your face, the wrinkles on your neck are the result of natural aging with its associated loss of skin elasticity, thickness and strength. But you may be doing things that result in early aging around your neck area!
For one thing, you may be looking down too much at your smartphone or computer that results in vertical wrinkles; these are caused by keeping your head down in the same position for prolonged periods.
For another thing, you may have unhealthy lifestyle habits including poor hydration and diet, prolonged sun exposure, and smoking; these contribute to the formation of horizontal wrinkles, the result of decreased collagen production.
A few ideas to get rid of your premature neck wrinkles.
Aside from the abovementioned ways of preventing and removing wrinkles, you can also adopt the following mouth-specific skincare steps.
Again, the best way to get rid of fine lines under eyes is to adopt healthy lifestyle habits, cleanse and moisturize your skin daily, and avoid repetitive facial movements. Indeed, when you take good care of your facial skin, you’re also doing the skin around your eyes the same favor.
But there are a few important eye-specific skincare tips that you should also apply.
Be sure to wear sunglasses, too, whenever you’re outdoors as protection for the skin around your eyes against the sun’s damaging rays.
You may also consider medical treatments, such as Botox injections, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels, which your dermatologist can recommend. No matter which treatment you choose, you have to remember that you’re beautiful, with and without wrinkles! Prevention goes a long way so do read our how to prevent wrinkles guide!
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I developed a love for the outdoors, particularly enjoying gloomy days spent in the forests. Almost every Sunday, my dad would drive my mom, myself, and my older sister to go hiking for family time and escaping the "city" life. Because of this, you'll find me writing a lot about various health topics.Whenever I get the opportunity I also love to write about make-up, skin, and hair! I've been obsessed with it ever since middle school so be sure to check out these topics that I write about as well.