How To Get Rid Of Fine Lines

In this article we will tell you about the five steps plan and best tips to rejuvenate your skin and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles to have toned up and flawless skin.

What Causes Fine Lines And Wrinkles

(i) Aging is the foremost cause of development of fines lines. As you age, your skin starts to lose its elasticity and thickness. With aging, the bonding fibers, namely, collagen and elastin which are located under surface of your skin tend to weaken.

(ii) Too much of sun exposure is another cause.

(iii) The repeated facial expressions also contribute in causing formation of fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes.

What you need is to rejuvenate your skin with the help of a regimen that make use of such ingredients that tone up your skin. This routine should contribute in decreasing the breakdown of collagen (these fibers keep your skin firm and plump) and stimulating in formation of new collagen and hyaluronic acid (the natural sugar in the skin that  draws and bind water) to  keep your skin supple, firm and smooth.

Five Steps Plan About How To Get Rid Of Fine Lines And Wrinkles

Morning Steps:

Step 1: Sun damage is the primary cause of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin.  The lighter your skin, the more prone you are to fine lines and wrinkles. That is why Caucasian women need to be more careful about sun rays protection than women with darker skin.

(i) Get into the habit of applying sun screen daily first thing in the morning, as a pre-emptive strike against wrinkles and fine lines. Don’t forget your neck; apply this to your face as well as neck.

(iii) To get the best protection, look for sunscreen that contains antioxidants, like green tea, pomegranate, and vitamins C and E.(ii) Go for a sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection. Use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen every day.

Step 2: Next important step is to apply moisturizers formulated with peptides, no matter what your age is. The short chains of amino acids contained in such moisturizers hydrate your skin and also stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. As a bonus, they also restrain the enzymes that break down collagen leading to prevention of fine lines and wrinkles.

Step 3 – At Night: The Retinoids have been proven to be very effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as they work by increasing cell turnover deep within the dermis.

(i) These multitaskers, which are derived from vitamin A, not only turn over the outer layers of your skin but also accelerate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.

(ii) Since retinoids can be irritating, if you are a first timer you should consider first to prep your skin for two weeks with an antioxidant, like coffee-berry or green tea.  Thereafter use retinoids nightly or every other night followed by an antioxidant collagen to stimulate collagen replenishment and prevent skin cells from breaking down. They will also prevent fine lines turning into deeper furrows.

(iii) If you have sensitive skin, it is suggested first to build up tolerance for a few weeks by putting the retinoid cream on for five minutes every night then rinse it off. After your skin acclimates, you can start applying full night applications.

Step 4: Once you are able to use a retinoid every night without suffering irritation, enhance its benefits by using an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) as well, once or twice a week. Its ingredients work as exfoliants helping break down dead skin and leaving it brighter and smoother.

If your skin is dry, look for an AHA with lactic acid as it has moisturizing effects also.

The AHAs are available in the form of topical creams and chemical peels. You can also go for AHAs that are made from food products, such as glycolic acid (from sugar cane), tartaric acid (from grape wine), lactic acid (from milk), malic acid (from apples) and citric acid (from citrus fruits).

Step 5 (optional): Free radicals are a skin nightmare, as they assault healthy skin cells leading to breakdown of collagen, which result into fine lines and wrinkles. Consider applying antioxidant cream each morning that has a combination of any two or more of these ingredients, like green tea, vitamins C and E, and coenzyme Q10.

Depending upon your choice you may use antioxidants both topically and orally. Choose an antioxidant serum containing vitamins C, E, Co-Q, alpha-lipoic acid, green or white tea, pomegranate or idebenone. Apply it under sunscreen, as it will boost UV protection and fight the free radicals which the sun generates.

Other Selected Natural Beauty Tips to keep your Skin young and healthy:

(i) Keep yourself hydrated. Consume a lot of water every day.

(ii) Avoid being tensed, stressed, angry, frustrated, sad, or depressed for long periods. These lead to fine lines and furrowed brows.

(iii) Get adequate sleep and rest. Lack of sleep shows on your face.

(iv) Wear sunglasses as you go out during sunny days. Too much of squinting causes crow’s feet.

(v) Protect yourself from too much sun exposure.

(vi) Keep yourself well-nourished. Proteins, vitamins and essential fatty acids are needed to keep your skin healthy. Consume a diet comprising of fish, nuts, seeds and green leafy vegetables.

(vii) Over- the-counter (OTC) products can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When you see no significant improvements by using OTC products, upgrade to the products sold in physicians’ offices – they contain higher concentrations of the potent anti-agers or even consider consulting a dermatologist for a look-younger program.

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