When most people think of wrinkle prevention, Botox and injectables are probably the first two things that come to mind. Celebrity culture and clever marketing campaigns have vaulted these two invasive treatments to be the ultimate sources of eternal youth. However, there are a few other ways you can keep wrinkles at bay without introducing yourself to the dreaded needle.
If you, like so many of us, would rather take a natural, less invasive path towards wrinkle prevention, you might try these four beauty practices instead:
Boost Collagen Production:
As we age, our skin naturally begins to produce less collagen - the protein responsible for keeping skin firm and elastic. As collagen dwindles, wrinkles crash the party. Thankfully, there are a few natural ways you can boost collagen production. In addition to supplementing with hydrolyzed collagen and adding extra vitamin C to your diet, one can also stimulate collagen production with topical treatments. One of the most popular natural treatments is snail mucin, which contains glycoproteins, zinc, glycolic acid, and many other compounds known for stimulating collagen production.
Change the Way You Sleep:
Did you know that each night while we sleep, our skin is wide awake repairing itself? Boost your skin’s natural nightly repair process by giving it the tools it needs to promote healthy cellular turnover. In addition to night creams filled with natural actives, we also recommend sleeping on your back. This prevents ‘sleep lines’ caused by lying on the side of your face or by the crinkles in your pillowcase. If you are an avid side-sleeper, do not fret. There are other ways you can keep wrinkles at bay. The most popular way is by using silicone sleep patches, which smooth out and plump up your skin while you sleep, regardless of your preferred sleeping position.
Did you know that dry skin tends to wrinkle quicker? This is because dry skin is less elastic and tends to have a compromised skin barrier. So, if warding off wrinkles is your top priority, make sure to rev up your skin’s moisture game. To do this, your best bet is to incorporate skin treatments that contain hyaluronic acid. This skincare ingredient binds to water molecules, thereby increasing the natural water content in the skin. If you are looking for a naturally occurring, non-irritating form of hyaluronic acid to use on your skin, we recommend our snail mucin face masks and our anti-wrinkle patches for wrinkle treatment, skin lifting & tightening.
Make SPF Your Best Friend:
Did you know that only a small portion of skin aging is genetic? That’s right. Most skin aging is caused by sun damage! That’s why one of the best tried and tested ways to ward off wrinkling is to slather on sunscreen. We recommend opting for an SPF of 50 or higher, and always making sure to reapply throughout the day. Remember, just because you aren’t going outside, doesn’t mean you should forego SPF. Why? Well, because many of our devices (like our smartphones) give off blue light which can also damage the skin.
Aging is a fact of life, but not looking your age doesn’t have to be - especially if you implement these anti-aging practices into your daily routine. And, the best part is that none of these practices require a trip under the needle, nor the hefty price tag that follows. This is anti-aging made simple, yet effective!
Klarafaire Anti-Wrinkle products, you must have in your skincare regiment: