About Fine Lines & Wrinkles

What are fine lines?


Fine lines are impression lines which generally form when you smile, laugh or frown and are considered a sign of aging. Fine lines are caused by the reduction of collagen produced, which results in thinner, drier and less elastic skin.  

What are wrinkles?


Wrinkles are impression lines and creases which form on your skin and can become deep crevices or furrows. They may be especially noticeable around eyes, mouth and the neck and are considered a sign of aging. Wrinkles are caused by the reduction of collagen produced, which results in thinner, drier and less elastic skin. There are many contributing factors to wrinkles, these include ageing, exposure to UV light, smoking, dehydration, diet and pollutants. 

 

Advice

How can I prevent fine lines?

To prevent fine lines forming, it is recommended to make slight habitual changes. Reducing stress and being relaxed is important. There are many different ways to manage your stress levels. Regular exercising, deep breathing exercises, and meditation are popular ways to de-stress. It is also recommended to reduce movements in the face such as squinting, frowning, or smiling.

How can I prevent wrinkles?

Although we cannot stop the natural ageing process, we can delay it by taking preventative measures. Making lifestyle changes is the best way to delay the formation of wrinkles. It is recommended to avoid smoking. Tobacco smoke damages the collagen and elastin in the skin which overtime contributes to the formation of wrinkles. It is also important to stay hydrated by drinking water and reducing the amount of dehydrating beverages such as tea and coffee.

How can I manage fine lines?

Managing fine lines is all about lifestyle and having a good skincare regime. To reduce the appearance of fine lines, it is recommended to up your skincare game. Skincare is very effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines. Choose products with high-quality ingredients that specifically target fine lines and are suitable for your skin type. Ingredients such as retinol, vitamin c, niacinamide and azelaic acid are designed to reverse the signs of ageing skin.

How can I manage wrinkles?

Managing wrinkles is best done through facial treatments and effective skincare. Facial treatments could mean something as simple as using a jade roller and gua sha in your skincare routine each morning, or more involved procedures such as laser therapy, Botox and acupuncture. Using skincare products that exfoliate, hydrate, protect and nourish the skin is recommended. Make sure to use products that are suitable for your skin type which target and treat wrinkles. Moisturisers and facial serums are highly effective skincare products that target wrinkles. Be consistent with your management of wrinkles to ensure the best result.