When it comes to reducing wrinkles, it all comes down to collagen. One way or another, we need more of it to plump out the lines.
Lines can be smoothed out using many different solutions from skincare and facial massage, to the hard stuff like botox, fillers, and lasers. Whatever your preference, there’s lots of options out there. Here's a few ways to get rid of wrinkles naturally:
‘You are what you eat’. We’ve probably all heard those words at some point in our life, because they are unequivocally true. Your skin needs a mega cocktail of vitamins and minerals found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds to withstand daily stressors such as the weather, UV and pollution. Vitamin powerhouses such as vitamin E found in hazelnuts, mangos, and kiwis, and vitamin C, found in most of your favourite fruits and veggies, are crucial in slowing down the skin aging process. By boosting your skin’s natural defences from the inside out, you can help to slow down the breakdown of collagen and keep your skin’s structure bouncier for longer.
Limit Sun Exposure
UVA rays penetrate the skin all day long, year-round, and, unlike UVB rays that cause sunburn, you don’t feel UVA damaging skin. It’s important to use a broad spectrum sunscreen such as Heliocare's 360 Mineral Tolerance Fluid SPF 50 with its photostable formula and 100% physical filters, to have broad coverage against UVB, UVA, IR-A and visible rays.
For maximum effectiveness, apply sunscreen last in your routine.
If you’re looking to add topical support, try moisturisers, serums and anti ageing creams containing active ingredients retinol (vitamin A), vitamin C and niacinamide (vitamin B3).
Retinol is probably the most recommended ingredient in the war on face wrinkles and helps your skin resist wrinkling. It’s a potent active that can sometimes sensitise the skin, so it’s recommended to combine this with mega skincare multi-tasker, niacinamide, to help prepare your skin. A great retinol-rich anti-ageing moisturiser is Royal Fern's Phytoactive Anti-aging Rich Cream. It’s packed with high-quality hyaluronic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C to help stimulate the production of collagen to boost skin’s elasticity and glow.
Vitamin C creams and serumsare one of the most powerful antioxidants in skincare today. Antioxidants reign supreme because they protect the skin against external aggressors that damage skin cells and break down collagen such as UV and air pollution. We need our skin cells to be as healthy as possible, because healthy cells mean brighter, dewier, more youthful-looking skin.
Aside from its supreme antioxidant benefits, vitamin C triggers your body’s natural regeneration process, which in turn stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. These help to combat premature skin ageing. It’s also a great inhibitor of melanin production (the transfer of melanin cells to skin cells) that causes dark spots, sun spots and hyperpigmentation that age the appearance of skin. Over time, vitamin C helps these to fade, and with regular use can even help prevent them from forming in the first place. A firm fave in the FaceGym studio is Pestle & Mortar's Vitamin C Phase 2 Serum combining 3 types of high-performance vitamin c to deliver visibly tighter skin as well as a brighter and smoother complexion.
When it comes to skin ageing, we can’t forget Niacinamide (Vitamin B3). It tackles fine lines, fades hyperpigmentation, regulates oil production, and it’s a wizard at strengthening the skin’s lipid barrier. A strong skin barrier locks in vital water skin needs to stay hydrated and plumped, while defending against aggressors such as UV and pollution that break down collagen and steal our firmness and glow. One of our favourite niacinamide-packed serums is Allies Of Skin Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum.
A Tip To Take Your Skincare Routine To The Next Level
FaceGym's Gold Derma Roller. This easy-to-use tool stimulates the collagen and elastin fibres in your face and is a great way to help topical skincare products absorb faster into your skin. If you’re looking to go even further, you can knuckle and whip your skin into shape with FaceGym's Radio Frequency Workout. In just 6 sessions, it will help restructure and regenerate your collagen and elastin fibres to give you a firmer, more youthful appearance. It’s combined with deep tissue massage to increase circulation and oxygenation which leaves your skin glowing and fine lines plumped out.
Shut eye and reducing wrinkles go hand-in-hand. When we’re running on empty, our bodies produce an excess of stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol breaks down collagen and elastin, causing wrinkles to form. Busy lives make the ideal 7-9 hours of sleep challenging, however giving yourself that precious recovery time reduces cortisol levels and helps keep those wrinkles at bay.
Face Exercises For Wrinkles
You may spend time hitting the gym to improve the tone and strength of your body, so why not apply the same dedication to the 40 unforgotten muscles in your face? FaceGym’s Radio Frequency workout is a high-impact anti-ageing facial workout that combines FaceGym's Signature Sculpt Workout with full-face radio frequency. This is the ultimate session for skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. Radio frequency (heat energy) stimulates collagen and elastin production to immediately plump, tighten and lift. The results are visible - reduced puffiness, defined contours and restored skin firmness.
Up your wrinkle-resistance with natural ways to boost collagen and protect your skin.