For many of us, wrinkles are just a fact of life, something that happens once we reach a certain age and are just a sign that we’re getting older. There are, however, many different causes of wrinkles, and knowing those signs means that there are things you can do to try to combat them. Read on for four of the most common causes of wrinkles and what you can do to combat them:
One of the most common causes of skin ageing is prolonged sun exposure. The sun’s rays strip the skin of vital oils and speed up the ageing process, so the most important thing is to avoid the sun and never use sun beds. The sun can also cause hyperpigmentation, which are dark spots on the skin which get worse as we age. Jan Marini Daily Face Protectant contains broad-spectrum protection which will help to decrease the risk of cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.
It’s a fact that dry skin will look older than oily skin because it lacks moisture and plumpness. It’s important to stick to a strict regimen of moisturising products, and that doesn’t just mean moisturiser. You need to opt for cleanser, toner, moisturiser, eye creams and other products which ALL add moisture to the skin, rather than stripping it away. The Elemis Pro-Collagen range is perfect, and even includes a moisturising balm which removes make-up!
We hate to go all preachy, but smoking is bad for you in SO many ways, not only because you’re effectively sucking poisons into your body, but also because there are things in the actual smoke which clings to your skin and speeds up the ageing process. Quitting is going to be the biggest step towards minimising the damage, but using Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask helps to restore a glowing complexion, or when the skin is looking tired and dull as a result of smoking.
We all know that stress is bad for us, physiologically, as it literally causes the blood to thicken and can have many knock-on effects. However, stress also has more obvious ramifications, such as frown lines, which deepen as we age and our bodies can no longer produce the collagen. Yoga is a fabulous way to combat stress, and we also recommend investing in a tube of Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque, which can help to combat the signs of stress.