This summer, feel good about your skin’s health by remembering these tips for wrinkle reduction and prevention!
Wrinkles are caused by the buildup of dead skin cells and regrowth of new skin over it, clogging the skin and creating a crease. They happen most often around the eyes, mouth, and on our foreheads,which are areas where the skin’s soft tissue moves a lot. There are many options to deal with and avoid fine lines and wrinkles, both from within and externally.
The sun’s ultraviolet rays are a main cause of skin damage, including wrinkles. Directly, the heat will dry out skin, which causes dead cells to flake off randomly and unevenly. Well-hydrated skin cells will remain connected to other ones when they die and fall off in larger, even sections. While we can’t see this normally, we do see when our dry skin is coming off, which is a sign of dryness or dehydration. Dryness is due to a lack of surface moisture; dehydration has to do with a lack of internal moisture. Whenever you’re out in the sun, be sure to wear an SPF moisturizer to keep your skin protected from UV damage and remain hydrated as well.
When we’re in the sun, the brightness can be blinding. Sunglasses are important for our vision, of course, but they also keep us from squinting, a cause of lines and wrinkles around the eyes. The more the skin moves in those areas, the more opportunity there is for buildup to set in that area. Wearing sunglasses and/or a hat will keep the sun out of your eyes and the area around them!
One of many people’s favorite things about summer is getting together with family and friends. This is great for our mood, our relationships, and our general health, but certain aspects of summer parties can be detrimental to our skin. Staying up late is easy in the summer, but it can be harmful to our sleep schedule. When we stay up later than usual, more cortisol is produced in our bodies, which damages skin cells. Getting enough sleep helps our cells repair and regrow, which is why it’s so important for overall health, as well as fine line and wrinkle prevention.
We might indulge in too much alcohol, cake, or snacks at a party, and the excess sugar can raise blood insulin levels, which causes the body to pull fluids from cells, dehydrating the skin tissue. Making sure you maintain a balanced diet, sleep schedule, and exercise routine with lots of water will help prevent wrinkles from forming while you’re enjoying your life this summer.
Fine lines and wrinkles will happen at some point in our lives, but they can be reduced and sometimes even erased. Using a moisturizing or exfoliating product that specializes as a wrinkle reducer is the main way to soften or remove wrinkles at home. In terms of professional treatments, you can get a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or laser resurfacing for deep exfoliation. Dermal fillers are an option to firm or plump your skin, and Botox relaxes your muscles so they don’t contract as they would otherwise, keeping those areas smooth.
Since we’re out so much more in the summer, our skin is both exposed and seen. Wanting to keep it healthy and attractive is normal, which is why there are so many ways to deal with lines and wrinkles before or after they develop. Make an appointment with us today to talk to one of our skin experts about keeping your skin radiant this season!