How To Prevent Wrinkles
We see you leaning into the mirror, inspecting your face asking, “when did all those wrinkles form?” At Dermaclara, we believe youthful skin lies just below the surface. So, if you are looking into the mirror at a wrinkled old face, know you have come to the right place because Dermaclara is the cure for aging. Read below to start aging youthfully.
What Causes Wrinkles?
It’s not a simple answer. Wrinkles develop due to a combination of multiple factors: age, use of facial expressions, and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. These combined are what causes skin thinning and the inevitable wrinkles.
The number one most obvious answer is age. As you get older, your mature skin loses collagen and elastin, the two main building blocks that give you juicy, taut skin. In addition, as you age, your skin decreases the production of natural oils, which contributes to drying out your skin. All of this together causes wrinkles, saggy skin, and pronounced lines.
This is a double-edged sword. To live a fulfilling life is to experience all of the emotions, and with that, of course, comes all of the facial expressions. Repeating facial movements like squinting and smiling leads to fine lines and wrinkles. You train your face to crease in the same places and develop impressions beneath the skin's surface. As you age, thin skin on face loses the ability to bounce back after a facial expression leaving you with lines where they used to go away.
Exposure to UV light
This is a tough one. Remember the days when you used to lay out and compete with your friend to see who could tan the most? Those days should be firmly in the past. UV light is the primary cause of premature wrinkles. It breaks down collagen and elastin fibers leading to sagging skin and wrinkles.
Now that we have given you all the bad news let’s get into how to prevent and ultimately cure wrinkles. Let’s get you looking like one of those young looking older people that turns everyone's heads.
Why Does My Skin Color Change With Age?
Skin color changes with age due to the outer layer of the dermis thinning. The number of pigment-containing cells, melanocytes, decreases but increases in size, leaving the skin thinner, paler, and more translucent. Which is also the answer to the question, “Why is my neck aging so fast?” The skin on the neck is fragile and doesn’t always receive as much care. So, if you were skipping it in your daily routine, add it in.
With aging, the outer skin layer (epidermis) thins, even though the number of cell layers remains unchanged. The number of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) decreases. The remaining melanocytes increase in size. Aging skin looks thinner, paler, and clear (translucent).
When Do You Start Getting Wrinkles?
Surprisingly, there is a clear answer to this question. Wrinkles can begin to form after age 25, but more prominent wrinkles will set in after age 65. Armed with this information, you can feel at ease that it is unlikely you will develop wrinkles below age 25 and that teenager forehead wrinkles are a myth.
Can Wrinkles Be Prevented?
Look, it is not possible to COMPLETELY prevent wrinkles. Your face changing with age is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean you throw caution to the wind and start mistreating your skin. There are easy lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent wrinkles, and below, we will get into the details about the best treatment for aging skin.
But Wait, Are Wrinkles Genetic?
Genetics play into the texture and structure of your skin but are not strictly connected to wrinkles. Everything we outline below is what will keep the wrinkles from forming.
What Can You Do to Prevent Wrinkles?
Here are six healthy habits to help combat wrinkles and sagging skin.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
As we said up top, your days of tanning poolside should either be over or taken responsibly. Limit your time in the sun and wear sun protection like wide-brim hats, long-sleeved shirts, and sunglasses. Sunscreen is not just for holidays. You should be applying sunscreen every day and throughout the day. Make sure your sunscreen is at least SPF 30 and reapply every two hours.
Do you remember that episode of Spongebob where he thinks he doesn’t need water? He essentially endangers himself and dries out so severely he turns into an actual sponge. Don’t worry; everything ends okay when Sandy gets him water. He is a fresh, healthy-looking sponge by the end.
Although you aren’t Spongebob, you are similar to a sponge. You need to hydrate. Water keeps your body hydrated, maintains elasticity, and helps your body heal scars, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
Remember that some liquids are dehydrating. The top two culprits are coffee and alcohol. Caffeine negatively impacts collagen and harms the healing process of the skin. And if you were questioning, “Does alcohol age your skin, really?” Sadly, it does. Alcohol is drying and, over time, leads to more pronounced wrinkles. So, with that in mind, consider cutting back or striking a balance and drinking more water when you know you want to partake in either.
Eat Vitamin-Rich Food
Vitamin-rich meals packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, nutrients, and water help your skin glow. A nutritious diet that features vibrant, colorful food helps keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
Below are five easy ingredients to consider adding to your plate.
Avocados contain Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K and potassium. Together these nutrients help fight aging. Vitamin A also helps shed dead skin cells, and avocados' carotenoids also help block toxins and UV light damage.
Blueberries contain Vitamins A and C and anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is the reason blueberries are blue and the star antioxidant that helps combat aging. Antioxidants protect the skin from sun, stress, and pollution damage.
Almonds are a great source of Vitamin E, which helps repair skin tissue, protects against UV light, and helps retain moisture.
Pomegranates contain Vitamin C and antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals and reduce levels of inflammation. They also have a compound called punicalagins which help preserve collagen in the skin.
Cleanse Your Skin Gently
If you are in the habit of scrubbing and getting into the nooks and crannies of your face, we suggest one calming breath. Step away from the mirror. To prevent wrinkles, you need to avoid overwashing your face. It leads to dehydration which leads to wrinkles and sagging skin. We suggest Claraprep, our soft and gentle cream-to-foam cleanser.
Nicotine causes the blood vessels to constrict, reducing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the skin leading to wrinkles and sagging. Additionally, smoking negatively impacts elasticity and dries out and damages the surface of the skin. This, combined with the repetitive action that usually accompanies smoking, leads to unique wrinkles, crows feet, and fine lines. Even if you have been a long-time smoker, stopping smoking will help.
Apply a Facial Moisturizer
Moisturizing locks in water which helps hydrate the skin smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. Dry skin constricts skin cells leading to premature aging. Build moisturizer into your skincare routine. If you want excellent results, try Dermaclara’s hyaluronic moisturizer, Clarasome.
Does stress age you? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is yes. Chronic stress makes you age faster. Stress damages the DNA and causes inflammation causing rapid aging both inside and out. But can you reverse aging from stress? With the other tips we have shared for how to reverse aging skin, it is possible to turn back the clock. Develop those healthy habits we outlined, and be sure to toss in exercise, a full night's sleep, and meditation. All of this will help put a stop to prematurely aging.
If you are still worried and wondering how to get rid of stress looking face. Try these simple face exercises below.
Relax your jaw and let your mouth hang open. Bring the tip of your tongue to the highest point on the roof of your mouth, hold this for five seconds, and then relax. Repeat ten times.
Smile very wide and hold for five seconds, then relax. Repeat ten times.
Scrunch, wrinkle, and flare your nostrils. Hold the flare for 15 seconds, release it, and repeat three times.
Raise your eyebrows to wrinkle your forehead and hold for 15 seconds. Release, and repeat three times.
Squeeze your eyes closed, hold for 20 seconds, and release. Relax your eyes and face, zone out, and hold this blankness for 15 seconds. Repeat this three times.
These facial exercises relieve tension in your face, potential headaches, and any discomfort you may be feeling.
What Is the Best Way to Erase Wrinkles?
For wrinkle-free skin, Dermaclara silicone patches are the solution. When applied, the silicone creates a microclimate between the seal and your skin. This environment works like a greenhouse, boosting moisture, collagen, and elastin, all of the elements needed to roll back wrinkles. The adhesive also holds the skin in place, helping break habitual movements and, therefore, working to erase fine lines and wrinkles. After just one session with Dermaclara, you will notice a difference.
Dermaclara is the ultimate holistic anti aging solution. The silicone patches heal your skin of any imperfections from the inside out. Unlike other brands that rely on harsh ingredients, Dermaclara stimulates what is already there. This approach results in a non-invasive, chemical-free, dermatologist-approved solution to wrinkles, sagging skin, and stretch marks.
Lucky for you, Dermaclara silicone patches can be reused up to 30 times. You just need to gently remove them, clean them with Patch Prep, let them air dry, and reapply them to the backing card. We recommend incorporating Dermaclara into your daily routine for three to six months for lasting results. Follow the anti aging facial regimen below to clear wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.
- Prep: Clean your face with Claraprep, our soft and gentle cleanser. Claraprep will help clear away dirt, sweat, and makeup. Side note: The answers to “Does makeup age your skin” and “Does make up cause wrinkles” is yes. Makeup can speed up the aging process making it even more important to remove at the end of the day.
- Apply Patches: Dermaclara patches are dynamic and can be applied wherever you want to see change. Apply the forehead, eye, mouth, neck, or chest silicone patches. Set the timer for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Peel-Off Patches: After the time is up, gently remove the patches and clean them with Patch Prep. Let them dry before reapplying them to the backing card. Our patches can be reused for 15 to 30 uses.
Three steps closer to smooth, bouncy skin and turns back time on your old face. From here, carry out the rest of your skincare routine and take time to admire what you see in the mirror. Feel free to share these anti aging secrets with your friends. The more DermaLOVERS, the merrier.