How do you get rid of
wrinkles?

We’ll inevitably all get the odd wrinkle or two, but how do you get rid of them once they appear?

We’ve asked our skin experts and they’ve shared a couple of their top tips and pointers with us:

Sleep 

Modern life can be highly disruptive to our lives and sleeping patterns. Family, work, daily pressures, let’s face it, we could all do with a bit more shut-eye. Your skin can’t fully refresh and repair itself without proper rest and become more prone to wrinkling. 

 

Lip service

Small changes to your daily habits like drinking through a straw, chewing gum and blowing bubbles, along with smoking (which causes ageing for a host of reasons, including decreasing oxygen flow to the skin), can make a massive difference in helping stop wrinkles from developing around the mouth. Another wrinkle-forming habit is squinting, which can cause dreaded crows feet – so when you’re out and about, make sure you wear sunglasses.

 

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Wrinkles appear more prominent if your skin is dry, so moisturized skin appears plumper and with fewer wrinkles.

 

Retinoids

Retinoids, which are derived from vitamin A, are one of the most studied anti-ageing ingredients. Retinol is the only ingredient in skincare that both increases collagen production and stops collagen breakdown.

Retinoids also encourage skin regeneration and promote new blood vessels, which may help improve the skin’s overall appearance and texture.

 

Microneedling 

Beauty professionals were once the only ones who could do micro-needling, but it is now possible to do this at home. You’re essentially damaging your skin to create newer, younger skin. If you’re unsure or worried about doing a spot of micro-needling yourself, you may want to leave this one to the professionals. 

Microneedling uses small needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. These punctures trigger a healing response and generate new cells. 

 

Exfoliation

As you age, your skin cannot replenish itself as quickly; parts of it break down. Collagen production slows, and your skin’s elasticity breaks down. Sagging and collapsing skin structure leads to lines, wrinkles, and an uneven appearance. Additionally, in those more profound points in the creases, bacteria and dirt can build up, causing blemishes, inflammation, and breakouts. Exfoliation helps prevent wrinkles as it also sends a message to the middle layer of your skin to make new collagen. And rejuvenate your skin.

When you exfoliate, you’re stripping away the outer layer or two of skin and leaving the fresher, newer, younger skin beneath.

 

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a natural emollient. That means when you apply it to your skin, it fills in the gaps in your epidermis and makes your skin feel smooth. Showing your skin some love with coconut oil doesn’t just make it smoother it also helps skin retain moisture, which makes your face appear fuller.

 

Lemon balm leaf tea

One of the newer holistic strategies to emerge for wrinkle-fighting is lemon balm leaf tea. A study that compared a small sample of people drinking lemon balm leaf tea to another group drinking a placebo of barley leaf tea led researchers to conclude that lemon balm leaf extract makes skin more elastic and corrects tissue damage. 

 

Cut out the sugar

Every time you eat sugar, you gain a wrinkle. A recent study examined people’s meat and fish intake, 5-a-day fruit & vegetables, fresh foods, packaged foods, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and water to see which makes the most significant impact on visible ageing. Subjects visually five years younger than their actual age had the lowest intake of sweet, sugary treats. A theory that is gaining in popularity is that sugar contributes negatively to the skin and overall ageing process. It is believed that sugar (or glucose) creates ‘Advanced Glycation End (AGE)’ products in every cell and molecule in the body, creating inflammation.

 

Caffeine

The study also found that younger-looking people had the lowest intake of caffeine, but some good news Frequency of alcohol seemed not to affect visible ageing. However, the volume of alcohol did, so if you want to keep wrinkles at bay, it’s ok to have that post-work glass of wine but drink only in moderation.

 

Eat more fish 

The visually youngest participants were more likely to consume the recommended one portion of oily fish a week.

This is because Omega-3 is found in abundance in oily fish, such as herring, mackerel, sardines, fresh tuna and salmon, and has a plethora of skin and other health benefits. 

If you are not a regular fish eater, perhaps because you don’t like oily fish, there are plenty of omega-3 rich supplements that provide skin-loving, anti-ageing benefits on the market.

 

Fillers 

We provide facial fillers. Many providers do not understand this subtle art. We offer you a bespoke professional experience to acquire the changes you desire. Our doctors are trained to tap into someone’s beliefs regarding their beauty and aesthetics to build self-esteem and confidence.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our doctors, contact us today.