Declare War on Your Wrinkles
You are growing old and your skin is starting to show signs of ageing. But all is not lost, here is how you can hold on to your youthful skin for longer, it is time to declare a war on your wrinkles.
1. What causes wrinkles?
Strictly speaking, wrinkles are 'furrows' more than 1mm deep and one of the early, classic signs that our skin's beginning to age. Some wrinkles are caused by our expressions - frown or laughter lines formed by repeated facial gestures. The second, deeper type are wrinkles caused by sagging skin and dehydration.
2. Star anti-wrinkle ingredients
Whether you're a serum or cream fan, opt for products that contain the following tried and tested ingredients to reduce wrinkles
• Hyaluronic acid heads the list as the most effective moisturising and plumping active ingredient. It's THE one way ticket to reduce wrinkles and plump features!
•Retinol (a vitamin A derivative) slows down the appearance of wrinkles by boosting collagen production and skin cell renewal.
•Peptides are great if you want to avoid the Botox route. They block receptors that cause our facial muscles to contract, meaning our skin doesn't crisp up and form wrinkles.
The great news is that nowadays facial treatments don't just contain one anti-wrinkle ingredient. They invariable also contain compounds that attack other signs of ageing skin. The results? Anti-wrinkle + sagging skin or anti-wrinkle + revolumising winning combos! In other words, global action treatments for youthful skin. For example, the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Renewing Anti-Ageing Serum not only reduces wrinkles and fine lines but also refines skin’s texture and boosts hydration improve skin’s elasticity. Skin feels more supple and plump and pores are less visible too.
3. Facial massage
Tapping your face with your fingertips can help iron out wrinkles: simply touch-type your laughter lines, crow's feet, frown lines and forehead wrinkles. This quick facial work out will relax and smooth your features.
4. Anti-wrinkle pens
The must-have product to carry at all times? A wrinkle filler! No Polyfilla here, but rather a handy pen that, when applied to wrinkles, immediately plumps them up. A great SOS solution for the end of the day, when you're looking tired rather than wide-eyed!
Yup! Opt for a foundation that contains mica particles designed to capture and evenly distribute light. You can also apply a pearly blusher to your cheekbones for added youthful radiance. Make up doesn't get rid of wrinkles but can Photoshop them into obscurity! Word of warning - avoid heavy textures as their cake-like appearance will only accentuate lines.