People keep saying, “The older you grow, the wiser you become”. This statement is absolutely true. Well, only in the case of wisdom. Everything else in you keeps growing old as we keep producing more and more cells, eventually breaking down the DNA to such an extent that it can’t reproduce anymore.
Your hair becomes grey, your bones brittle, and your skin is way mature to produce wrinkles. We know why you’ve come here—the Regime. But knowing how all about it adds up to why you actually came here. The “Wrinkles”.
So let’s get straight into it.
Why do Wrinkles appear?
Oh, they’re so many of them. We can’t even stop counting. Forehead lines, Worry lines, Bunnies, Crow’s feet, laugh lines, Lip lines, Marionette lines and many more.
Wrinkles are folds, creases and ridges that form on the skin, usually when people get older. This process is called ageing. There are two types—intrinsic and Extrinsic ageing.
Intrinsic ageing happens automatically by the body as we start producing lesser quantities of collagen every year. Extrinsic, on the other hand, is caused by external factors such as smoking, pollution, sun damage and various different ways.
Oh, wait! A new term “Collagen“. Collagen is the main structural protein in the extracellular matrix in the various connective tissues in the body. As the main component of connective tissue, it is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up from 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content.
As we grow older and end our teens, our bodies produce 1% less collagen each year and the body doesn’t remove dead skin from your face more often, leading to dead cell buildup.
So when we age, collagen and elastin fibres become thicker and looser, the skin becomes inelastic and brittle; the signs of the skin’s attempt to stretch back and forth turns into visible wrinkles.
As we surpass our 30s, the transfer of moisture between the dermis and epidermis slows, and fat cells start to shrink, making the skin appear dull. As the body ages, the skin produces less sebum (oil produced by the skin). This causes the texture of the skin to become dry and for wrinkles to become more visible.
Growing a bit older, say 50, we start losing the fat stored in the subcutaneous tissue, which makes the skin thinner. A decline in blood vessels and decrease in circulation also works against our complexion.
Ah! What do we do about this? Isn’t that why you’re here, and we are here to help you all out?
Following a good skincare regime leads to all the above processes becoming less evident as we help the body become more stable by providing it with the necessary ingredients to stay healthy.
● Washing is a must:
Whatever be the skin type – dry, oily or any other thing, it is always necessary to keep washing the face as it keeps the skin fresh and clean. Using a nourishing cream will help a lot. Nourishing creams, make the skin smoother and help the skin to retain moisture at most times, giving you a younger and vibrant look.
Using the Nourishing Cream twice a day will help the skin feel younger and plump.
● Using Serums:
One of the best serums to use for anti-ageing is Super Hydrating Hyaluronic acid, also called the Anti-Aging Elixir. The serums make sure the skin retains all the available moisture, basically making it drink tons of water to keep the skin healthy.
It doesn’t merely keep dry, flaky skin at bay, it keeps the skin look firm, smooth, and plump. Because the skin loses moisture and hyaluronic acid as we age, leading to the loose, saggy, wrinkly skin.
When you put hyaluronic acid back into your skin, you not only help to replenish your skin’s natural HA stores but also keep the skin better moisturized, which helps keep skin tight, supple and diminishes the appearance of fine lines. It’s the fountain-of-youth in a serum.
Applying the serum every day before applying the moisturizer before going out, thus letting the skin not get damaged by the sun.
Exfoliating is the most important step while taking care of your skin. It helps the skin to be clean and removes the deep pores of the skin.
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool. Sometimes, dead cells don’t shed completely. This can result in dry, flaky patches and clogged pores. Exfoliating can help prevent this.
Using this Charcoal Peel Off Mask gives the best results of exfoliating. Use it once or twice a week. It usually depends on the skin, as too much exfoliating leads to the skin being irritated.
● Using Oils:
As we grow old, the natural production of oil decreases, thus leading to un-noticed effects of the UV rays of the sun on the skin, which only show after you grow way old. This leads to loss of moisture.
Oils come in here, as they help give your complexion an extra dose of nourishment and help lock in moisture. Using a lightweight, non-greasy facial oil that absorbs quickly, applying it over your moisturizer to help nourish mature skin.
Applying oils every day in the morning helps.
● Moisturizers and Sunscreens:
Moisturizers with ingredients like retinol, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants not only smooth lines and even skin’s tone and texture, but they help prevent future signs of ageing too.
Sunscreen is just as important; if it’s not included in the formula, be sure to apply it separately to both protect skin from sun damage and increased sensitivity due to anti-ageing ingredients.
Not only do these moisturizers boast significant hydration, but also powerful ingredients to keep skin looking its best as long as possible.
Applying a moisturizer every day in the morning and the night helps prevent all dryness. Don’t forget to moisturize the neck and chest too at the same time.
Using anti-ageing creams help a lot as these have been proved in research and experimentation.
Experiments have found that an ingredient in anti-wrinkle creams does have the power to turn back the hands of time. The secret weapon, Matrixyl, almost doubles the production of collagen, the anti-wrinkle protein that keeps skin looking plump and youthful.
Applying creams every night before bed will be perfect.
The Final Verdict:
If you want a forever (take this with a pinch of salt) looking younger skin, following the above methods, help the skin retain its youthful nature.
Following the steps from time to time, regularly also help. A dermatologist can help you create a personalized skincare plan by assessing your skin type, evaluating your skin’s condition and recommending products likely to be effective.