From around the age of 25, the first signs of ageing start to become more visible on the surface of the skin. First, it may be just fine lines, but over time, wrinkles, a loss of volume and a loss of elasticity becomes more noticeable. The key to preventing wrinkles is about starting early, which is why now more than ever, young women and men are getting a head start on preventative measures against skin aging. Luckily, there are many ways that you can start preventing wrinkles on your own!
What causes wrinkles?
There are two main layers of the skin, the epidermis (outer layer) and the dermis (below the epidermis). Wrinkles arise and develop in the dermis. Composed of mostly collagen, elastin and protein, the dermis is the thickest layer of the skin. It is largely responsible for the skin’s elasticity and resilience. However, as we age, the collagen in our dermis breaks down causing fine lines and wrinkles to form. Consequently, there are other external factors such as overexposure to the sun, pollution and smoking that can speed up the ageing process of our skin. Different ethnicities have different thickness thickness of the dermis and age slower or faster depending on this thickness.
How to prevent wrinkles?
There are several ways to prevent wrinkles.
- SPF: Did you know that about 95% of accelerated signs of aging is said to be caused by sun damage? Unfortunately, not everyone can avoid the sun—but everyone can protect themselves from it. No matter at what age, applying SPF should be an everyday habit! However, it is important to keep in mind that not all SPF are created equal. Try to find a physical protector that contains micronized Zinc Oxide; this is a non-irritating ingredient that protects against UVA (aging rays) and UVB (burning rays) without leaving any white residue on the skin. Di Morelli’s SPF 35 with Vitamin E is a paraben free and oil free protector against UVA and UVB rays. Not only does it contain Micronized Zinc Oxide, it also formulated with Vitamin E. Vitamin E help neutralize any free radicals left on the skin’s surface by infrared waves.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C supplements may be something you reach for when you feel a cold coming to give your immune system a boost, but do you know what effect it can have on our skin? When applied topically, the antioxidant activity of Vitamin C protects against UV-induced damage to the skin caused by free radicals. The less damage free-radicals inflict on the skin, the more youthful your appearance! Vitamin C also has the unique ability to boost collagen, helping to reduce existing lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Di Morelli’s Vitamin C Serum for Face and Eye is an oil free, highly absorbent serum. It is potent enough to make a noticeable improvement to the skin, but gentle enough to be used on all skin types.
- Retinol: In the fight against aging, Di Morelli’s Retinol Serum pairs beautifully with Di Morelli’s Vitamin C Serum for Face and Eye. Retinol works to reduce signs of aging by mildly exfoliating and unclogging pores, allowing other skin treatments (such as Vitamin C) to be absorbed more effectively. While both serums aid in anti-aging, Retinol and Vitamin C have very different functions. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that stimulates collagen production, while Retinol is an exfoliant that rids the skin of damaged cells and help maintain a healthy skin cell turnover rate to keep your skin looking youthful!
Other tips for preventing wrinkles:
- Beauty Sleep
Did you know that a lack of sleep can increase the inflammatory response of the skin? This can lead to a faster break down of collagen and hyaluronic acid; these are the molecules that give the skin its glow, bounce and translucency. Getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining a smooth and youthful appearance. Unfortunately, there will be nights when you just don’t get enough sleep. On those days, consider using Di Morelli’s HA Masque with Hyaluronic Acid. It contains antioxidants and a 14 plant complex that helps repair and restore the skin, giving it an overall brighter and more rested complexion.
Stay Nourished and Hydrated
Your skin is a direct reflection of your health. It is the largest organ of your body, responsible for the elimination of toxins and your first line of defense against external pollutants. Toxins from inside your body can make your skin look less than beautiful. Eating foods rich in enzymes help detoxify these toxins from within. Drinking healthy amounts of water, green tea (rich in antioxidants) or coconut water can also help. Remember, what you put into your body is just as important.
- Get Up and Move
Another amazing body system that plays an important role in beautiful glowing skin is the lymphatic system. Think of it as the body’s built in sanitization center, with an intricate plumbing system that carries away and filters toxins from the body. The lymphatic system depends largely on muscle activity and movement for circulation. A simple way to stimulate your lymph is to engage your diaphragm. Therefore, even going for a nice walk can greatly benefit your lymphatic system.
Facial wrinkles are among the most common signs of ageing. The good news is that there are many ways to prevent and treat them. With the proper lifestyle, achieving healthy youthful skin is possible. Di Morelli Skin Care Products offer a practical and effective approach in achieving healthy looking skin.