Five Ways to Prevent Premature Wrinkles

Date Published: August 26th, 2021
Blog Category: Cosmetic Dermatology, Skincare

While aging is a beautiful thing, the visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles are something people want to avoid. The good news is there are ways to aid in preventing the skin from aging prematurely or more than is necessary. You can lessen or avoid wrinkles.

What Causes Wrinkles?

As our bodies age, they begin to produce less collagen and elastin. These are building blocks to the skin. They keep skin firm and supple. Aging also means the skin can become drier and thinner as time goes on.

Lifestyle, health, and genetic factors may also lead to skin wrinkling or laxity.

How Can You Prevent Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a pretty inevitable part of the human experience. That being said, there are ways to take care of your skin and keep it as healthy and smooth as possible. Here are five ways to help prevent premature wrinkles:

1. Be Diligent About Sun Protection

Sun damage to the skin is a major contributor to early wrinkles. Wearing sunscreen when outdoors can help you avoid sunburns as well as wrinkles and discoloration. Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 to 50 is recommended, even on cloudy days.

Wearing brimmed hats, light clothing, and sunglasses is also recommended to protect your skin.

2. Try Retinoid Products

Retinoids have shown numerous benefits to the skin. They can help by:

  • Increasing collagen production
  • Encouraging new skin cells to grow
  • Making skin look smoother and plumper

A dermatologist can help you find the right retinoid treatment for your needs.

3. Use Moisturizers

Aging skin becomes drier over time. Using products to give your skin the hydration it needs may prevent wrinkles. When choosing products, avoid anything that is too harsh or abrasive. That may make your skin look worse over time. It is recommended to choose products with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to avoid getting wrinkles or to prevent them from becoming deeper. Using these products on a consistent basis can lead to a big improvement in the look and feel of your skin.

4. Stay Hydrated

Our bodies and skin contain a lot of water. It’s necessary for proper functioning. Being sure to drink enough water daily will hydrate you from the inside out. It will allow your body to stay healthy while giving your skin the moisture it needs.

5. Live A Healthier Lifestyle

While there is a genetic component to wrinkles and aging, we have a lot of power to keep our skin looking great. Lifestyle changes can help keep skin healthy longer. Things to consider include:

  • Eating healthily
  • Cutting out smoking
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Exercising
  • Avoiding stress as much as possible

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in keeping your skin healthy and glowing, contact the team at  Pinnacle Dermatology & Skin Rejuventation for a consultation today.