Whether you’re just beginning to show your first fine lines and wrinkles or whether you feel that the signs of aging are definitive on your face, treating wrinkles isn’t necessarily as simple as putting on a cream at night. Regardless of the source of your wrinkles (be it Hormonal Aging, Genetic Aging or Environmental Aging), wrinkles are caused by a slow-down in the production of collagen and a weakening of skin-smoothing elastin. However, other factors such as a loss of natural hydration, thin skin and hormonal shifts contribute to wrinkles as well. What’s the point? The point is that wrinkles are more complex than you may think, and treating them may require some thought and effort.
Step One: Treat Wrinkles by Combatting Collagen Loss
From the loose skin associate with Hormonal Aging to the laugh lines and crow’s feet associated with Genetic Aging, collagen loss means that your skin no longer has the firm support base it needs for a smooth appearance. However, both antioxidants and Retinol-derived ingredients can combat the loss of collagen. Collagen breakdown can be due to a high number of free radicals in your system that are formed from UV exposure as well as exposure to toxins and pollutants. It can also be due to the rapid loss of collagen that happens for most women in the time frame leading up to and just after menopause, as well as from the natural slow-down of the body as it ages. Antioxidants combat free radicals to prolong healthy collagen, and Retinol-based ingredients have been clinically shown to slow and combat collagen depletion. Begin fighting your wrinkles by fighting the cause of your wrinkles – reduced collagen.
Recommended Product: Murad Intensive Wrinkle Reducer®
Retinol-derived ingredients diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by up to 45% in eight weeks.
“I purchased the travel size kit of the wrinkle reducing line and fell in love with this particular serum. I have been using it every night and my skin has started to look good even without makeup! Less lines and more even-toned skin? This will make you a believer.” Actress34, Arizona
Step Two; Improve Smoothness by Hydrating Your Skin
As we age, our body produces less natural hydration then it did when we were young. When skin isn’t hydrated, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles becomes deeper and more noticeable. To combat the appearance of aging skin, be sure to hydrate effectively both internally and externally. Using the principles of Inclusive Health™, eat your water daily in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables. The molecular structure of water in fruits and vegetables will keep you hydrated longer while not flushing needed minerals and nutrients from your system. Topically, use both a lightweight daytime moisturizer with SPF protection and a nutrient-rich nighttime moisturizer to replenish and augment skin’s moisture.
Recommend Product: Murad Sheer Lustre Day Moisture SPF 15
From the Murad Resurgence® line of anti-aging products, this daytime moisturizer minimizes the appearance of wrinkles while also providing daily UV protection.
“I love this product and get compliments on my skin all the time. It does just what it says it will–brightens, moisturizes and protects the skin. Even my cosmetologist agreed that whatever I’m using on my skin is working. I’m getting great results!” Nancy, Northern California
Step Three: Spot Treat Intense Wrinkles
Sometimes, no matter how well you’ve kept your skin healthy or how effective your anti-aging products are, there’s just that one (or several) persistent wrinkle that you can’t stop looking at when you look in the mirror. Much like you’d use a spot treatment to treat an individual acne blemish, use a targeted spot treatment as well to address more aggressive, individual wrinkles.
Recommended Product: Murad Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles
This precise applicator, intensive wrinkle-reducer fights your deepest wrinkles with sustained release technology.
“I love using this on clients because they see results so quickly. Wrinkles are instantly less visible, and the smaller the wrinkle, the quicker they dissolve. If you’re looking for quick anti-wrinkle results, do not hesitate to buy this. It WILL work for you.” Macie, Arkansas
To combat the development of wrinkles, you’ll need to combine Inclusive Health practices with a dedicated skin care regimen. However, firmer, smoother youthful looking skin is possible! Still have question? Browse these resources.