What helps with wrinkles?

Wrinkles are common, especially as we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and ability to bounce back. But no worries, there are ways to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and get your face glowing! Often wrinkles can also occur because of overexposure from the sun, smoking and dehydration. They have many causes, but there are also many ways to reduce them. Do you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but don’t know how? No worries let’s go through exfoli-education together!

If there’s one thing your skin loves more than anything, it’s consistency! It’s more beneficial to do a bit of skincare daily rather than hours of masks and peels every couple of months. And skincare routines don’t have to complicated with lots of expensive products, let’s get to the pore point shall we!

Firstly, we want to start off with a gentle cleanser, water-based if your skin tends to be acne-prone and oily or oil-based if you skin is quite dry and sensitive. This removes any dirt, grease or dust from your face, allowing you to start the day with a clean, fresh face. After drying with a small towel, apply your necessary serums. Hyaluronic acid is the perfect serum for working on the appearance of wrinkles as it promotes soft tissue growth, encourages collagen and elastin and keeps your skin moisturised. Equally a collagen serum is also great for strengthening elasticity in your skin. An unusual but popular serum containing snail secretion is also a great skincare product for hydration and bringing a youthful glow to your face! Following serums, a daily moisturiser should be applied. Depending on your skin type, apply a light, medium or rich moisturiser and top this off with a SPF cream. It can be easily to forget about sun protection when living in ever cloudy London, but it is still important!

Let’s face it, skincare isn’t just down to products, a bad diet, frequent smoking habit and an inability to manage stress can also lead to more wrinkles and fine lines. Avoiding unhealthy food, cutting back on nicotine intake and learning to manage stress are all as effective as putting on a serum.

When it feels like no drugstore product is working, there are also other ways to combat wrinkles that will not leave you skin unquenched! Perhaps most effective is hydration and collagen boosting facials which directly work to improve elasticity and put some bounce back into your skin. Chemical peel treatments involve a chemical solution being applied to the skin to remove the top layers. This treatment is used to treat wrinkles and scars and does so by encouraging the skin to grow back smoother by removing the top layers. Microdermabrasion involves the unique approach of using fine crystals and a vacuum to remove dead skin cells. This would in turn reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin crystal clear! A fractional laser facial uses laser to stimulate your skin’s renewal process, minimising fine lines and improving any scarred skin. Lastly but definitely not least, microneedling is a procedure that uses small needles to strategically prick the skin. This aims to generate new collagen and skin tissue, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and large pores. As you can tell, there’s many ways to settle down wrinkles and reduce fine lines. What’s stopping you? Smooth and hydrated skin is waiting for you!

Skincare doesn’t stop there! There are also medical treatments that can help remove the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox causes the muscles to relax, therefore reducing facial wrinkles. As well as this, dermal fillers are also a way to help wrinkles. By restoring low levels of hyaluronic acid back into fine lines and wrinkles, this treatment is successful in smoothening the skin.

Want to try out some home remedies and make a spa day of it? Well, there are also plenty of natural treatments that you can try with easy-to-buy ingredients! Using natural oils such as rosehip, argan and coconut is very beneficial to your skin. Simply massage the oil into your skin using a face roller and gua sha. Using these tools allows the oil to be completely absorbed by the skin and improve drainage in the skin. You can also make masks at home with ingredients like avocado, honey and yogurt. Additionally, applying aloe vera gel to your face boosts healing, moisturises the skin and prevents ageing.


Now that you’ve got all the facts and options, all that’s left to do is slather on some skincare and wait for the wrinkles to clear (of course with SPF on)!