While they say that age is just a number, when the signs of getting older start to show on your skin, it can take a toll on your self-esteem. We can all agree that getting older is a natural process, and in many senses, it is completely unavoidable. However, for many people once the wrinkles and fine lines start to show, it is time to take direct action. Yet this doesn’t always have to mean going under the knife.
Wrinkles are folds in the skin, also known as rhytides, and are a completely natural aspect of getting older. While there is no shame in wrinkles appearing on your skin, they can start developing around the age of 25, and many people are interested in how they can reduce the speed at which wrinkles appear.
Even though many surgical treatment options are available if you want to reduce the wrinkles that come with growing older, there are also successful treatment options that are non-surgical, often referred to as ‘soft-surgery’. There are also other lifestyle and skincare tips that can help you to protect your skin from the elements, and keep it looking younger and wrinkle-free for longer. Here are our top tips on how to eliminate wrinkles without surgery.
One of the most common non-surgical treatments in recent years is Botox and has become synonymous with the rich and famous trying to maintain their youthful looks. Botox is a form of neurotoxin and is used to gently relax the muscles and any tension in the face, particularly around the eyes and forehead, to soften the appearance and reduce wrinkles and deep lines.
Botox is often used to target ‘frown lines’, and offers considerable results when performed correctly. However, you can only expect the results from Botox to last for a few months before the treatment must be repeated. While Botox isn’t a surgical form of treatment, it is important to note that it does involve injections into the skin so is considered by some as an invasive anti-wrinkle treatment.
Have a good skincare routine in place
One of the best ways that you can protect your skin, and keep it looking and feeling healthy and young for longer is to have a good skincare routine in place that suits your skin. Everyone’s skin is different, so even if a moisturizer works like magic for your friend, there is no guarantee that it will work the same for you. Therefore, we recommend you spend some time trying different products to ensure that you are giving your skin what it needs.
A simple skincare plan includes a 3-step routine of a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, and you can then develop your routine further by adding a serum and eye cream. It is essential that you take the time to wash your face regularly as it is exposed to the elements and dirt throughout the day. This includes taking your makeup off before heading to bed. This is because makeup products can contain harsh chemicals which can sink into your skin and cause damage if left on overnight. Research has found that going to sleep with your makeup can age your skin up to 7 times faster- and no one has got time for that!
Fibroblast treatments are a relatively new anti-wrinkle treatment but have grown in popularity in recent years. It is a non-invasive and non-surgical facelift that uses high-frequency electrical currents to create small micro-injuries to the top layer of the skin, also known as the dermis layer. These small scab-like dots that the electric currents cause to the skin help to encourage the activation of fibroblast cells, which produce collagen.
Collagen is one of the most common proteins in the body and is responsible for the healing of the skin, as well as keeping the skin firm and tight. However, as we grow older, our bodies produce less collagen, which is what causes our skin to become saggy and loose. Therefore, if you are looking for an anti-ageing facial treatment, without surgery or injections to your skin, then a fibroblast facial is the perfect procedure for you. Visit here for more information on Plasma Pen’s fibroblasting non-surgical facelift and how it can specifically target wrinkles around your neck and chin area.
Always use SPF
The skin on your face and neck area is a lot thinner than the skin anywhere else on your body, which is why these are often the first places that you notice lines and wrinkles. Therefore, it is important that you protect it from the sun, as this is one of the most damaging things it can be exposed to while unprotected. Exposure to UV rays without sunscreen can cause your skin to become dry and saggy, as well as increase your risk of skin cancers in the future.
Therefore, if you want to protect your skin and reduce the wrinkles on your face and in your neck area, then it is crucial that you invest in a good quality SPF. Exposure to the sun without the right protection can cause premature ageing, and so the best way to keep wrinkles at bay is to ensure that you always apply SPF. Remember that the sun doesn’t have to be shining for your skin to need sunscreen and you should remember to apply it daily.
Stop bad habits
There are many lifestyle habits that can cause your skin to age quicker and can cause wrinkles and deep lines in your skin, especially around the lower part of your face. These include smoking cigarettes, chewing gum, and drinking too much alcohol. By cutting out these bad habits, you can reduce the development of wrinkles in these areas, and improve the overall appearance of your skin. Even small changes to how you protect your skin can make a huge difference.
For example, if you often find yourself squinting on a sunny day, then be sure to always have a pair of sunglasses on hand. This will help to stop the development of wrinkles such as crows feet brought on by excessive squinting. Though the sunglasses will also make you look great too!
Change your sleep position
Many people are surprised to learn that the position you sleep in at night can be damaging your skin and can cause wrinkles to develop. If you sleep on your side or stomach and find yourself pressing your face up against your pillow during the night, then it could be causing compression. Over a period of time, compression can weaken your skin in specific areas and make it more susceptible to wrinkles and lines. One of the best ways to ease and prevent the development of compression wrinkles is to sleep on your back.
It is important to remember that wrinkles are a sign of a long and happy life and you should try to embrace them as you grow older. While ageing skin and the appearance of wrinkles isn’t something that you should be worried about, there are plenty of non-surgical treatment options available to you to help you stay looking younger and feeling great for longer!