Aging skin is an inevitable part of growing older, and everyone develops wrinkles. But often people want to try to take care of their skin to minimize the development of fine lines and wrinkles and maintain healthy, glowing skin.
What causes wrinkles?
As we age, our skin begins to lose collagen, which causes a lack of volume and plumpness. In addition, aging skin is often drier and thinner because of decreased cell renewal and loss of hormones; thus, fine lines and wrinkles begin to form over time. Exposure to environmental factors such as ultraviolet (UV) light, smoking and pollution can accelerate the aging of skin. The areas of the face that often display the first signs of aging are around the eyes (crow’s feet), the nasolabial fold, the forehead and around the mouth (smile lines).
How do you prevent wrinkles?
While genetics play an inevitable role in how we age, there are things you can do to set yourself up for success when it comes to minimizing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and caring for aging skin.
Protect your skin
UV damage from the sun is the number one environmental factor that contributes to wrinkles. Sun damage can really speed up the aging process! Your first line of defence against aging skin is sun protection. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 daily on your face is a sure-fire way to help protect it from harmful UV rays wreaking havoc on your skin. Remember: UVA rays are present year-round and can cause damage to your skin in all four seasons, not just summer, so it’s essential to find a broad spectrum sunscreen that fits into your morning skincare routine that you love wearing so you can shield your skin 365 days a year. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Fluid SPF 50+ Facial Sunscreen is an ultra-light, oil-free sunscreen that has a matte, invisible finish and provides protection with a non-greasy, non-sticky texture.
Try a retinol
When it comes to anti-aging skincare ingredients, retinol is the gold standard for wrinkle and fine line prevention. It can help to not only increase the production of collagen but also minimize hyperpigmentation and even out skin texture. The La Roche-Posay Redermic Retinol line contains a retinol serum and multiple moisturizer options for the face and for around the eyes that are packed with the anti-aging powerhouse ingredient. Choose a cream to tackle undereye wrinkles, forehead wrinkles or both.
Hydrated skin is happy skin. Another key tip to keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay is to use a moisturizer daily to hydrate and plump skin. Moisturizers work to nourish skin in the long term, delivering potent active ingredients to aging skin; they also provide an immediate glowing effect and help plump up wrinkles. La Roche-Posay has a collection of the best wrinkle creams that target different aging skin needs, from helping with dark spots to sensitive skin-safe formulas.
Ways to reduce wrinkles
Along with retinol, there are a few other key ingredients to look for that can help prevent and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that our skin naturally produces to keep the joints and tissues in the body hydrated. When applied topically, it can have a plumping effect, and it also works to hydrate the skin by drawing in and retaining moisture. La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Anti-Aging Serum contains two types of pure hyaluronic acid. The serum works on two levels, the surface of the skin and in the deeper layers, for a complete hydrating routine. Hyalu B5 also contains vitamin B5 (panthenol) to re-plump skin, accelerate skin repair and reduce the look of fine lines.
- Vitamin C is another option that can help to give aging skin a brightening boost. Like retinol, it offers an array of anti-aging benefits to the face, including minimizing hyperpigmentation and age spots, boosting collagen production and giving an overall radiant finish. La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C10 Anti-Aging Concentrate Cream contains 10% pure vitamin C and hyaluronic acid; it delivers the skin-boosting benefits in a formula that is gentle enough for sensitive skin.