A nightmare may look like this – you approach a big mirror and what you see makes you startle. You touch your face, pinch your cheeks to make sure you are dreaming and you refuse to believe your reflection. You do not expect to see yourself as an aged person with tired eyes, thin hair and face speckled with wrinkles. Lots of them. Most likely when you would wake up out of this horrible nightmare you would be in a cold sweat.
Many people try not to think about an issue until they face it. This is a good approach which, however, can do a bad turn when wrinkles are concerned. In this case, the proactive face care treatment is really efficient, unless you want to experience this nightmare in real life. Thanks to the beauty industry that is developing fast, to biotechnological methods in modern cosmetology and innovative scientifically proved face care products, wrinkle treatment is effective nowadays. WebMD offers 23 ways to reduce wrinkles. They vary in cost, efficiency, and result. By analyzing all of them, we picked out 6 main methods of wrinkle treatment that you can start using right away:
Anti-age Skin Care Products
The most popular method of reducing wrinkles is the use of anti-wrinkle creams. They vary in price, brand, and desired effect. Most popular are products with hyaluronic acid, collagen and keratin. Hyaluronic acid is a superfluous component for skin smoothness. One molecule of it keeps so many water molecules that they even the wrinkles from the inside. Collagen helps to effectively moisturize the skin and keeps it hydrated for the whole day. As for keratin, about 35% of the epidermal cells consist of it. The skin uses keratin to build new cells, to become more elastic and moisturized. Scientists have found a way to make it soluble, so now there are many anti-wrinkle skin care products with keratin that work.
Solar (ultraviolet) rays damage the skin by photoaging. It results in sunburns, pigment spots, change of color, and skin dryness. Burnt by sun, the skin loses elasticity and gets dehydrated. Dry skin gets wrinkled because UV rays break the supportive structure in the endoderm. That is why SPF creams are highly recommended as a preventive anti-wrinkle treatment. Apply them daily to protect your face skin during the day and use nigh moisturizing cream to keep skin hydrated at night. Thus, wearing a sunscreen cream on a sunny day is good for your skin.
Omega-3 belongs to fatty acids essential for your body, particularly for your skin. When you eat enough fatty acids, the skin gets nourished and pumped, thus it looks younger and even. Cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines, smelt, etc. is the main source of fatty acids. Fish is also a rich source of proteins which are responsible for building skin cells. If you don’t like fish for some reasons, you can add diet supplements rich in fatty acids to your daily menu. Omega-3 is beneficial for your body wellness alongside your face skin.
Topical Vitamin C
Ascorbic acid is one of the amazing natural antioxidants to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Our body can’t synthesize vitamin C because it lacks the certain enzyme for that. That’s why we should get Vitamin C from citrus, strawberries, raspberries and vegetables. The use of ascorbic acid in the form of products is certainly important for health. But it is also necessary to apply it topically. Being a powerful antioxidant, topical Vitamin C prevents age-related changes in the skin. It also protects the skin from photoaging. Ascorbic acid treats skin pigmentation and repairs damaged dermis cells.
Chemical peeling is a procedure when the top layer of the skin is ”burnt” by various chemicals for faster regeneration. The body responds by boosting collagen production. This is one of the most popular methods of wrinkle treatment that has been scientifically studied and proved as effective. The procedure refers to the most thoroughly and deeply researched techniques of the modern cosmetology. The chemical peeling results in a pronounced rejuvenating effect without the use of expensive equipment, plastic surgery, and injections.
Whatever wrinkle treatment you apply and diet you practice, if you do not have enough sleep everybody will be able to read it from your face. Not only that you will look tired but also your skin will get loose and uneven. The truth is that at night the human growth hormone (HGH) is produced that helps to keep skin elastic and smooth. On the contrary, when you do not get enough sleep, an excessive amount of cortisol is produced. The last breaks down skin cells. Also, the American Academy of Dermatology claims that sleeping on the back saves you form “sleep lines”, temporary creases which habitually turn into permanent wrinkles.
As you see, some methods of wrinkle treatment are simple and they cost you nothing. Instead, if you keep them in mind and practice, you will face the positive changes, literally. Thanks to the scientists of the beauty industry and dermatology, the ways of how to remove wrinkles are numerous. You decide on what to choose.