Fighting wrinkles: what to do once they arrive
Seeing those first signs of wrinkles on your beautiful face can be pretty devastating. However, these facts about
wrinkles will surely make you feel better, so read on.
How many types of wrinkles are there?
There are, in fact, two kinds of wrinkles. You might have observed that some wrinkles appear on your skin only when it moves like when you laugh or smile or sulk, however, some wrinkles are just there, even if you have kept a straight face. Moisturisers help to reduce the appearance of fine lines in skin at rest, which are the result of skin dehydration.
Crow’s feet are the wrinkles that form around your eyes. These are generally formed because of repeated movement of the skin, for example to squint your eyes in bright sunlight. Therefore, using good sun protection gear, including a sunscreen as well as protective eyewear, like wraparound glasses, will reduce the occurrence of crow’s feet.
What is AHA?
AHA is just another name for carboxylic acids. These are especially useful for the skin because of their ability to exfoliate and moisturise the skin. People suffering from melasma find it useful to reduce pigmentation. They may also thicken the skin because they tend to increase the ground substance in the dermis.
Avoid pillow creases
The best way to do this is to use a firm pillow or satin pillowcase. If you do wake up with a big pillow crease, then do not worry. Simply wash with tepid water and massage some moisturiser in outward circles on your face. This will plump up your skin in a few minutes.
Vitamins help to avoid wrinkles
It is an anti-oxidant and fights free radicals that are damaging to the skin. It is abundantly present in citrus fruits and dark green leafy vegetables. If it is combined with glycolic acid then it has anti-acne properties also. It reduces the sun damage to skin and is also helpful to people with melasma for reducing pigmentation.
Other vitamins, like vitamin E and retinoids, which are actually derived from vitamin A, have a reducing effect on those fine lines.
Do not forget your sunscreen
Applying sunscreen everyday will keep your skin from getting damaged by the sun and hence, will prevent any wrinkles from appearing.