Expert Advice

How to Treat and Prevent Wrinkles on Your Face

Posted on November 27, 2019

Unfortunately, our skin doesn’t remain youthful forever.

As we start to age, small fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear on our face.

In our twenties, our skin naturally produces high levels of collagen and elastin which provides structure and firmness to keep skin strong. This prevents creases from our facial expressions from forming permanently.

However, as we age, our bodies produce less collagen, and our skin tends to become drier and thinner.

Because of this, wrinkles start to form, especially in the areas where the skin naturally crinkles, such as around our eyes, forehead, neck, and mouth.

Fortunately, there are ways to help treat and manage facial wrinkles by slowing the natural skin ageing process.

Here is some general information about wrinkles to help you.

What are wrinkles on the face?

Wrinkles are folds, creases or ridges in the skin’s surface.

Fine lines can gradually turn into wrinkles over the years, however, wrinkles are normally more prominent.

See: How to reduce fine lines on your face for more information.

Wrinkles tend to be deeper depressions that have become permanent and are one of the most well-known signs of ageing. While they form naturally, most people dislike the thought or sight of wrinkles and look for ways to reduce and delay their formation.

What causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a part of the natural ageing process.

As we get older, our skin tends to become less elastic and plump than it once was. This is due to the gradual breakdown of natural collagen and elastin, which causes our skin to become drier and thinner.

This loss of flexibility results in wrinkles, creases, and lines on the skin.

Environmental and lifestyle factors can also contribute and accelerate the formation of wrinkles, such as UV radiation from the sun, smoking, diet, and general facial expressions.

How can you reduce and prevent wrinkles?

There are ways to help treat, manage and prevent facial wrinkles.

It mainly centres around protecting and boosting the natural collagen levels in your skin. This is because collagen is the protein in your body that is responsible for skin elasticity.

When your skin contains higher levels of collagen, it can ‘bounce back’ easier and undergo its natural regenerative cycle more effectively, resulting in healthy-looking skin.

See: How to boost your skin’s healthy collagen levels for more information.

Here are a few tips to help you prevent wrinkles

  1. Protect your skin from the sun

The damaging UV radiation from the sun penetrates the skin and breaks down collagen stored in the dermis layer. So, to protect your skin and prevent future wrinkles, try limiting the overall time you spend exposed to the sun and wear more protective clothing, such as long-sleeves and wide-brimmed hats. 

  1. Make skin hydration a priority

Dry and thin skin reduces its flexibility which can contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles. So, keep your face well hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using a quality facial moisturiser.  

  1. Eat a healthy diet

Certain foods, such as bone broth, leafy greens, and citrus fruits can help in the production of collagen in your body. So, getting more of these healthy foods into your diet is a good idea to encourage more collagen synthesis. 

  1. Stop 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. 

  1. A good skin care routine

A regular skin care routine using quality skin care products that contain active and effective ingredients can help reduce wrinkles 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 wrinkles 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 wrinkles, 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.

For more information, visit our website: https://www.skindoctors.com.au/beetox-50ml/ 

No bees are harmed in the extraction of bee venom for use in this product.