When you look in the mirror at your face, do you notice tiny, thin creases around your mouth and eyes?
These are known as fine lines.
When we are younger, our skin has plenty of collagen and elastin to give it a plump and youthful texture which means that these little lines don’t form. However, unfortunately, as we age, our skin gradually becomes thinner and drier, with less collagen.
Because of this, fine lines start to appear, especially in the areas where the skin creases, such as around our eyes when we squint and our mouths when we smile.
Lucky, there are ways to slow the natural skin ageing process today to reduce the appearance of fine facial lines.
Here is some more information to help you.
What are fine lines on the face?
Fine lines are shallow depressions on the surface of the skin which have started to become permanent. These fine lines are often considered one of the first signs of ageing.
Fine lines can gradually turn into wrinkles over the years, however, wrinkles are normally deeper and more prominent.
What causes fine lines?
There’s no need to feel embarrassed – everyone gets fine lines on their skin at some point.
Fines lines are caused by the gradual breakdown of natural collagen and elastin in the skin as we age, combined with other related factors such as UV exposure, smoking, genetics, diet, and lifestyle.
How can you reduce fine lines?
There are ways to manage, treat and prevent fine lines, and it all begins with starting sooner than later. The more you do today, the better.
The way to treat and prevent fine lines on the face is to protect and boost the collagen levels in your skin. The more collagen your skin produces, the better your skin’s health and appearance will be.
Try these few tips:
Damaging UV rays from the sun penetrate the skin and breakdown collagen stored in the dermis layer. To protect your skin, use skincare products that contain sunscreen with a high SPF rating of 50+ every day.
- Quit smoking
Smoking has been shown to be linked to premature facial wrinkling, so it’s best to give up the habit to look after your skin.
- Keep your skin hydrated
Dry skin can contribute to the formation of fine lines. So, it’s important to keep your face well hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using a quality facial moisturiser.
- A good skincare routine
A regular skincare routine using quality skincare products that contain active and effective ingredients can help reduce fine lines and improve the appearance of skin. Look for at-home skin products that increase your body’s production of natural collagen, such as bee venom.
Try our Skin Doctors Beetox cream to fight fine lines on your face
Through the use of bee venom, our Skin Doctors beetox triples the formation of collagen in 7 days.
Bee venom actually ‘fools’ the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung with the compound melittin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. These chemicals help the skin to remain taut and bounce back into shape, reducing long term ageing of the skin.
It helps to activate your skin cells to reduce the appearance of fine lines, leaving your skin looking brighter, firmer and visibly younger.
It’s recommended for aged skin as an effective treatment as well as younger skin as a preventative measure.
Find out more about Skin Doctors beetox.
*No bees are harmed in the extraction of bee venom for use in this product.