It’s true that fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. As we age, our body produces less collagen which is why our skin becomes folded and is not able to snap back to its original shape. But that doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel and just accept it.
If aging gracefully is what you’re hoping to achieve, then you’ve come to the right place (or page). In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about fine lines and wrinkles; what’s the difference between these two, how to prevent them, and treatments you can opt for to reduce them.
Fine Lines vs Wrinkles. What’s the Difference?
I know you’re probably thinking: “What?! They’re NOT the same thing?!” which is totally understandable given the fact that most people use these two terms interchangeably. Here is where their difference lies:
Fine lines are usually the first signs of aging. They are small creases (about 1-2 mm in depth) that usually form around the eyes, forehead, or mouth. Basically anywhere where there’s natural and repetitive movement of facial muscles.
Fine lines aren’t very noticeable though, unlike wrinkles, but they can eventually deepen and become wrinkles if not treated.
Wrinkles are deeper, hence more prominent and a bit difficult to fade. There are 2 categories of wrinkles: dynamic and static wrinkles.
Dynamic – wrinkles that only appear when you make certain facial expressions such as smiling or frowning.
Static – wrinkles that are visible even when your face is at rest.
Causes of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
There are different factors that can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. It can be intrinsic such as aging, genetics, and even hormones. Or extrinsic such as UV exposure, diet, and lifestyle.
Wrinkles are a fact of life. But on the bright side, there are ways to prevent them from forming prematurely, and treatments are available to help reduce their appearance.
Prevention and Treatments
Did you know that the sun’s UV rays are responsible for 80% of skin aging? This is why applying sunscreen is one of our top skincare tips. Sunscreen is the ultimate prevention for premature aging. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen and apply 2mg per square cm of your skin. Remember to reapply every 2 hours.
Serums are concentrated formulations packed with active ingredients that can address specific skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles. They are also lightweight, making it easier to absorb into the skin. Here are 3 must-have Spalina Skincare serums that are highly effective in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles:
Antioxidant Line Diffusing Serum – this Retinaldehyde serum is a brightening antioxidant powerhouse that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Retinal (Retinaldehyde) is a rare form of vitamin A that is more potent than Retinol. What it does is thicken the dermis and slow down wrinkle formation.
Stem Cell Infusion Serum – this ultra-potent serum contains active ingredients such as stem cells and growth factor which help slow down the aging process and stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin cells. Stem Cell Infusion serum is a must-have for reversing free radical damage that causes fine lines and wrinkles.
Peptide Firming Glow Serum – this anti-aging serum contains an entourage of high-performing ingredients such as Palmitoyl Hexapeptide, Acetyl Heptapeptide, Heptapeptide 15 Palmitate,etc. All of which addresses a multitude of skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin that ultimate lifting effect.
A moisturizer, like a serum, is essential in any skincare routine. Moisturizers help hydrate, nourish and seal in moisture, making your skin look plumper and healthier. And again, like serums, moisturizers can also strengthen your skin’s protective barrier, keeping free radicals at bay. Check out Spalina Skincare’s line of moisturizers here!
Okay, so this one may be a bit tricky considering how many tempting foods are out there (hello, chocolates!), but try to practice some self-control and try to eat more healthy food than you do junk foods. After all, the health of our skin is also dependent on the health of our gut. Don’t know how or where to start? Check out this in-depth guide to holistic skincare through nutrition.
Microcurrent facial treatment
If you’re concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, but would rather opt for a non-invasive procedure, then the Microcurrent facial treatment is what you’re looking for. It lifts your eyes, firms up your skin, and stimulates collagen. It’s basically the perfect alternative to Botox! Interested and want to know more? Book an online consultation with licensed esthetician, Spela Hernandez!
Aging gracefully isn’t just all about your physical appearance. Having a healthy lifestyle and eating a healthy diet will also contribute greatly to that. Believe me, if you take better care of yourself inside and out, it will show.
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