Wrinkles are part of the natural aging process but they don’t have to be noticeably etched on your face, especially if you’re not ready to look “old” just yet. With proper skin care and healthy lifestyle habits (plus a little help from science), you can reduce their appearance and look younger by many years.
Here are simple ways to reduce wrinkles:
- Wear a sunscreen every day
Sun exposure is the major cause of wrinkles and premature skin aging. While spending time outdoors is inevitable, you can protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays by using sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. Make it a daily habit even in winter and cloudy days. Do not also forget to apply sunscreen or eye cream with SPF on the skin around your eyes as it tends to wrinkle first before the rest of your face.
- Moisturize your face regularly
Whether its a moisturizing serum or a botanical oil, a moisturizer can go a long way in providing your skin its much needed moisture to stay smooth and supple. Aside from softening lines and creases, it also gives nourishment to skin cells.
- Use retinoids at least twice a week
Retinoids are synthetic vitamin A derivatives that are used to treat skin problems. Tretinoin (Retin A), the only topical anti-wrinkle treatment approved by the FDA, minimizes wrinkles by increasing collagen production and repairing sun damage.
- Get regular facials
Getting facials at least once a month provides intense cleansing to your face, wiping off blemishes and destroying bacteria. The gentle massage also stimulates blood flow, which boosts the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the skin. For a more effective anti-wrinkle facial, gently rub moisturizing oils or aloe vera gel onto the skin, especially on wrinkle-prone areas.
- Try laser resurfacing treatments
Laser resurfacing treatment (also called laser derma) uses laser or a pulsed diode light to reduce wrinkles and other skin blemishes by removing the top layer of skin. The process stimulates collagen-production, which results in smoother and tighter skin.
One of the most popular laser resurfacing treatments is ShrinkAge, which mainly reduces wrinkles by tightening the skin. Unlike other laser resurfacing procedures that have downtime, there are no restrictions after undergoing ShrinkAge. Washing face and putting on makeup are allowed.
Shinagawa Aesthetics Center offers ShrinkAge. For more information or appointment schedule, visit Shinagawa PH.