Getting wrinkles is a natural part of the ageing process. As we get older our body slowly produces less collagen which is a chemical that makes the skin elasticised and hydrated, the process of cell division also slows, leaving more dead skin cells on the surface. The dryer or skin, the easier it is to form wrinkles, so it is important to keep it hydrated, particularly as you get older. Deep wrinkles occur when the collagen and elastic in the epidermis break down leading so sagging of the skin as its structure changes. Here are out top tips for keeping your skin healthy, hydrated and less likely to develop wrinkles.
Aim to get more than 8 hours’ sleep a night. The more you sleep, generally the healthier you are both physically and mentally. Sleep gives the brain a chance to rest and the body a chance to repair. When you are asleep your body produces more Human Growth Hormone which stimulates the production of collagen.
Drink plenty of water. If you keep your body hydrated, then your skin will be hydrated too. It is recommended that you drink 8 glasses of water a day. The hydrogen and oxygen in water stimulate blood flow, helping you look more radiant.
Avoid exposure to the sun. The most damaging factor of all for skin is the sun due to its power to dry your skin out, and if burnt, or even simply tanned, it kills the cells in the dermis. It’s extremely important to wear sun cream in bright sun- it doesn’t even have to be especially hot. Wear a hat too to shield your face and sunglasses to prevent you from squinting.
Stop smoking. Apart from sun beds and excessive exposure to warm sun, smoking is the singularly worst thing you can do for your skin. Tobacco smoke contains 4,000 chemicals that are terrible for the inside and outside of your body. Additionally smoke starves your skin of oxygen, kills skin cells and slows collagen production. If you want to retain your youth- just don’t do it.
Increase your Omega-3 intake. Omega-3 fatty acids are amazing for your body; not only do they nourish your skin by providing essential proteins, they also break down cholesterol; reducing your risk of heart disease and they can combat depression. Omega-3 can be found in tuna, salmon, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and soy beans.
Use scientifically formulated anti-aging products. The Restylane Skin Care Products range is formulated especially to combat wrinkles and signs of aging. The active ingredient Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid makes the skin’s natural hydration barrier stronger. Glycyrrhetinic Acid is a blood protein that reduces inflammation, making the skin calmer and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The Restylane Skin care range includes day cream, night cream, night serum and facial cleanser as well as other effective products, so you can provide a consistent skin care regime for your skin.