Creases. Furrows. Crevices. Cracks. No matter what you call them, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is a natural part of the skin aging process.
So, what causes wrinkles?
As we get older, our skin becomes thinner and less supple, and its ability to protect itself from damage is also diminished. From smoking to sun exposure and even smiling, there are many possible causes of wrinkles.1 Whether you see them as markers of milestones or a sign of the memories behind you, wrinkles are a beautiful expression of who we are and where we have been. Whether or not you want to, most of us would prefer to keep them to a minimum.
How can I prevent wrinkles?
Wrinkles affect everyone as they age, but where and when they appear is largely up to you. Limiting sun exposure, or wearing long sleeves and hats when outside, is the best way to help maintain your youthful texture a little longer. The importance of applying a sunscreen such as our award-winning Nu-Derm® Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 cannot be overstated. Sunshield Matte can keep signs of skin aging at bay, now and down the road, when used as part of an overall sun protection program*
Dry skin, often made worse by sun exposure, can also make the appearance of wrinkles look more prominent. Make it a habit to carry a reusable water bottle with you and sip it constantly. Add a squeeze of fresh citrus like lime, lemon, or even orange to give your water a kick of flavor and some power-packed Vitamin C.
How can I get rid of wrinkles?
Unfortunately, wrinkles are just a part of life. Instead of trying to wage an all-out war on them, we suggest starting each morning with something you actually can control: a thorough skin care routine that features a few key products:
Professional-C Serum 20%
With a high concentration of L-Ascorbic Acid, the most powerful form of Vitamin C, this serum is packed with antioxidants to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Daily use of Vitamin C encourages skin to rebound from previous, visible damage for an improved appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Use it in the morning, after cleansing and toning.
ELASTIderm® Facial Serum
This serum features Bi-Mineral Contour Complex™ to help support skin elasticity so it can bounce back from the signs of skin aging, resulting in firmer-looking, more resilient skin. Apply it in the morning and/or evening before your moisturizer.
Obagi Hydrate® Facial Moisturizer
Moisturizer has inherent plumping properties that temporarily smooth out the skin, so be sure to apply your favorite every morning and night. Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturizer is Clinically shown to improve the moisture content of the skin and provide hydration for up to eight hours.
ELASTIderm® Eye Cream
Try a targeted eye-area product such as our ELASTIderm Eye cream to help diminish the appearance of pesky crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles around the eyes.
SUZANOBAGIMD™ Physical Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 40
The key line of defense against fine lines and wrinkles is protecting your skin from the sun’s rays, which helps to prevent photoaging. This powerful mineral-based formula provides advanced UVA and UVB protection while antioxidants defend against HEV, VIS, and IR rays as well as free-radicals.
Protect and bring out your natural radiance for years to come by incorporating these steps into your daily regimen.
*Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher together with a comprehensive sun protection program including wearing sun protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10am - 2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.