Get your skin looking its best with these 5 key wrinkle-fighting tips that will not only reduce the look of wrinkles but enhance your skin’s natural glow.
Wrinkles can be a part of the natural aging process, but there are treatments available to reduce the signs of aging. From nutrient-rich moisturizers to laser treatments and injectables, you can improve your complexion by taking proactive steps in your anti-aging skin care routine now.
1. Hydrate and moisturizer your skin.
Keeping your skin hydrated is an essential part of keeping wrinkles at bay. Sufficient water intake will hydrate from the inside while moisturizers help trap water in your skin and provide a barrier that limits access from environmental factors (like heat, toxins, and sunlight) which can further contribute to dryness or wrinkle formation. When selecting a moisturizer for anti-aging support, opt for one with a high percentage of humectants – substances that draw moisture from the environment and into your skin. Our favourites include Alastin's HA Immerse Serum to drench the skin in hydration, and Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer to maintain a healthy skin barrier with water-absorbing glycerin and smoothing lipid hydrators. Both are available at the spa for your convenience.
2. Protect your skin with sunscreen and antioxidants.
Sunscreen is your skin’s best defense against wrinkles due to damaging UV rays from the sun (even on cloudy days). For best protection, choose a product with invisible zinc oxide and reapply every few hours. Our favorites are from Alastin and EltaMD, both available at the spa in regular and tinted formulas. Antioxidants (like vitamin C serum) are also vital in keeping wrinkles away and should be applied every morning. Antioxidants protect skin from damage caused by environmental factors like pollution and free radicals that breakdown collagen and elastin, which contributes to premature aging of your skin.
3. Nourish your skin with a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins and healthy fats, but free from toxins, sugars, and processed foods.
Eating a balanced diet full of antioxidants and healthy fats is key to keeping your skin looking young. Look for foods rich in vitamins A, C, and E including brightly colored fruits and vegetables, as well as lean proteins like fish and nuts. Avoid processed or sugary foods as these can have a negative impact on your skin’s health. Nourishing your skin from the inside can help keep wrinkles away while working on your youthful glow.
4. Get adequate restful sleep every night.
Sleep is essential in maintaining good health and reducing wrinkles. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body cannot recharge adequately and this can cause skin to age faster. Try to maintain consistent sleep patterns where possible, such as going to bed and waking up at the same time everyday. It is also important to have a routine that relaxes the body before bed, like taking a warm bath or reading a book. Remember to limit blue light exposure at least 2 hours before sleep and keeps your room cool. For added benefit, consider a high quality silk pillowcase so that your skin slips when you move or turn over at night. If you struggle initiating or maintaining sleep, we have well researched all natural supplements that can help. If getting up multiple times to the bathroom is disturbing your sleep, come talk to us about helping to build your pelvic floor with our Emsella Chair.
5. Build collagen with professional skincare treatments and home topicals.
Nuromodulators (tox), otherwise know and wrinkle relaxers can help relax muscles that contribute to wrinkle formation. While tox can certainly help, collagen production is also key to recreating the cushion under your skin. Professional treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling, platelet rich plasma, and laser treatments can help build and maintain your skin’s collagen. To continue building collagen at home, consider adding topical products with peptides and retinol. Because retinol can be drying, we love our Alastin Retinol (0.25 & 0.5 strengths) infused with soothing Oat Extract and super hydrating Silver Mushroom.
Reducing wrinkles and regaining your youthful glow does not have to be complex. Best results come from a combination of professional skincare treatments, healthy diet, quality supplements, sufficient hydration, sun protection, and an effective home skincare routine that can be done quickly each morning and night. Got questions or needing support in creating your unique wrinkle fighting plan, come in for a complimentary consultation.
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Cindy Fehr RN(NP)
Cindy is an experienced RN(NP) residing in Southern Manitoba, Canada, with a passion to support her patients looking and feeling their best at every age. This blog is to support patients in gaining knowledge about skincare, medical aesthetics procedures, and health & wellness practices. It is her goal to share the knowledge she gains from continuous reading of research, and regular continuing professional development sessions. Pursuit of personal and professional growth is paramount to Cindy and she loves to share this learning with her patients.