Prevent/delay wrinkles naturally
13 tips to delay wrinkles naturally
As we age, our skin ages too. However, it is possible to look younger by taking care of our skins. One of the first step of anti-aging is moisturizing.
Our skin needs to be moisturized, especially if you have dry skin, it makes the skin instantly feel softer and plumper by making fine lines and wrinkles less visible.
Should everyone moisturize their skin?
Many people with oily skin think they should stay away from moisturizers. Actually, a proper moisturizer for your skin type, helps balance skin oil. (so that the skin is neither excessively dry or oily).
Mature skin has slower production of new skin cells compared to younger ones, as a result it tends to be dryer. Thus, it needs a deeper moisturization and care.
– Every skin type needs to be moisturized daily, (after cleansing).
– Stay hydrated from the inside, by drinking enough water.
“Cleansing is an Anti-Aging Routine”. Cleaning your skin is probably more important than we may think. Don’t forget to remove the dust, bacteria which can lead to aging, breakouts, and much more skin issues.
When we start getting sleepy, around 9 pm, our brain starts producing melatonin hormone.
✓ Helps our body to regulate its sleep-wake cycle
✓ Counteracts damage to the skin during the day from aggressors (like UV and pollution)
|Stop using your phone and other technological devices before bed!
→ The blue light technology can severely reduce the amount of melatonin released from our brains. This is the reason why we should stop using technological devices (such as your phone, laptop, …) before bed
→ Switch off all the lights before bed because this hormone is triggered in response to darkness
When we are sleeping, our brains produce HGH (the Human Growth Hormone) which gets the most around 11pm-4am.
Human Growth Hormone:
✓ Helps accelerating cell regeneration
✓ Helps accelerating skin’s repair
➔ HGH and Melatonin hormones are both beneficial; they both have anti-aging and healing properties ➔So, mind going to bed at least at 11 pm
Stop using cotton pillowcases – Silk pillowxase
How to identify Silk’s Quality:
- Mulberry silk is known to be the highest quality of all silks. Their fibers are longer and regular which makes it very smooth and long-lasting.
2. Momme indicator?
- Momme number certifies that the fabric is thin and very resistant.
- Momme number varies between 10-22. But a high-quality silk varies between 19-22 mommes. The higher the Momme (mm) is the higher the quality of silk is.
3. Anti-aging benefits
-Silk helps counter aging effects;
Our skin regenerates itself mostly at night. Silk has natural proteins and 18 essential amino acid à which speed up skin cells’ metabolism and helps the process
-Silk prevents premature aging:
Cotton is a rough fabric, when sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, it results with repeated rubbing of the face on the pillow which leads to premature signs of aging (fine lines and wrinkles) with time.
Unlike cotton, silk is a soft fabric and soothes even more our skins.
According to a research lead by Dr. Samuel J.STEGMAN in 1987, skin gets damaged with continuous contact with pillowcase.
The solution would be to sleep on softer material such as silk.
Did you know that from about the age of 17, we tend to lose our collagen gradually? We can help our skin to produce more of collagen by doing face massage, face exercising.
Here are some benefits of face massaging: – Relaxes your face muscles (by smoothing tension-filled expressions we make every day) – Improve collagen production (prevents sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles) – Improves circulation – Prevents muscle atrophy
Face Yoga: Face yoga is a combination of exercises which activates every muscle on the face and teaches you how to control them consciously. Face yoga will relax and tone your face muscles.
How face yoga works?
Face yoga is based on the principle of resistance training. With our finger’s help, we are producing resistance and opposite resistance on our facial muscles. While we are pushing one muscle one way, the other muscle connected to the other one pushes the other way.
Benefits of face yoga/exercise
-relaxes your face muscles (by smoothing tension-filled expressions we make every day)
-improve collagen production (prevents sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles)
-prevents muscle atrophy
As soon as your skin is properly moisturized, it helps appear fine lines and wrinkles less visible while making it look plumper and smoother.
What is a moisturizer?
Moisturizers can be creams, gels, lotions and serums. They are mainly made of water and oils.
Anti-aging moisturizers? What is the difference? They are also moisturizers with active ingredients targeting especially the “anti-aging” process.
Natural ingredients for “anti-aging”:
-argan oil …
-Coenzym Q10 which can be found in…, it helps with ….. aging, while protecting skin from the sun.
-green tea extract,
-grape seed extract, promotes collagen production which helps with the appearance of wrinkles, leading to a younger looking skin.
The WAY you apply moisturizer!
İncorporate face massaging while applying moisturizer.
Give yourself a mini or a deep self massage while applying your moisturizer.
Did you know that around 70% to 75% of our body is composed of water?
The lack of hydration might cause your skin:
→ To become dry and tight
→ To lose its elasticity
→ To feel rough
→ To be prone to fine line lines and wrinkles Water helps delaying these signs:
✓ Dark circles
✓ Fine lines
When you consume enough amount of water:
✓ Your skin cells are hydrated, and they work well
✓ Water plumps the skin cells up, your skin looks “less wrinkled”
✓ Water helps keeping the skin moist
✓ Water hydrates and replenishes the skin tissues, leading to promote collagen production so an increase in the skin’s elasticity.
Moderate Sun exposure
It is known that most of skin aging is the result of Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays UVA rays are known to be the longest rays that reach us from the sun and then penetrate the deeper layer of our skin (dermis), which known to damage our collagen and elastin.
When these proteins are damaged, the skin starts to lose its elasticity which results in fine lines and wrinkles. However, according to WHO, moderate sun exposure may be beneficial for our health. 2-3 times a week from 5 to 15 min. is enough to enjoy the sun’s benefits.
✓ Boosts vitamin D
✓ Stronger bones
✓ Better sleep
✓ Healthier immune system
✓ Improves your mood
While there are a lot of good reasons to get sun there are also of disadvantages, specially being under the sun more than 15 minutes
Excessive Sun Exposure Disadvantages:
→Skin cancer; the sun emits UV (ultraviolet) radiation. UV radiation can penetrate the skin and then damage the cell DNA.
→Premature aging; unprotected exposure to UV rays break down the collagen and elastin fibers which causes wrinkles
→Scarring; UV radiations can cause scars to discolor or take more time to heal.
If you already have acne problems, excessive sup exposure can worsen the situation and can lead to acne scarring.
In order to protect your skin from cancer, premature aging and scarring, make sure that you:
1) Wear Sunscreen (****)
2) Wear UV filtering sunglasses
3) Wear long sleeves
4) Wear brimmed hat
5) Sit in the shade
The amount of dust and toxic chemicals in the air caused by mainly factories and motor vehicles lead to many problems for our bodies and skins.
Air pollution is proved to accelerate age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It is also known to worsen skin conditions such as acne-like eruptions, eczema and even darkening of the skin.
What ingredients exactly in air pollution is damaging our skins?
PMs, Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
According to Professor Jean Krutmann’s scientific studies, PMs increases age spots and wrinkles.
NO2 is also increasing aging signs such as wrinkles and aging sport, According to Prof Jean Krutmann studies published in 2016
How to prevent damages from air pollution?
Try to stay away from polluted areas
Even though you live in big cities such as New York, London, Pekin..
Even though it is once a week or once a month, find nature! It can be green areas, the countryside, or the seaside …
Not only your skin, but your body and also your mental health will thank you ! 😊
Having a healthy skin
Having a healthy skin and body is for sure one of the best ways to protect your skin from air pollution.
To maintain a healthy skin:
– Treat your skin well, hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water, moisturize your skin daily after cleansing it properly….
– Stay away from ingredients that can disrupt your skin barrier: such as retinoids and glycolic acid.
Clogged pores from air pollution can lead to premature skin aging. Detoxify your skin pores every day for a healthier, younger looking skin.
Blue light is a color, which is part of the spectrum of visible light. It can be seen by human eyes.
Blue light is a short wavelength light (different from UVA and UVB rays), which significates that it can produce high amount of energy.
Where is it?
There are basically 2 types of blue light: Artificial Blue Light and Natural Blue Light.
Artificial Blue Light
can be found in digital screens (phones, computers, laptop, TV’s..), LED, fluorescent lighting, and electronical devices.
Natural Blue Light
Natural Blue Light is known to be everywhere around us, and its primary source is known to be the Sun.
Natural vs Artificial Blue Light:
Natural Blue Light (the hero )
Artificial Blue Light (the monster)
|-help our bodies to regulate its sleep and wake cycles (circadian rhythm)
-increase our moods -increase our well-being feelings -helps boosting memory -helps with cognitive function -boosts alertness ….
|-Disrupts the body’s sleep and wake cycles (=circadian rhythm) -Hardens focus – Can be the cause of certain types of cancer -May cause permanent eye damage
Artificial Blue Light Skin harms
|-Age your skin (fine lines and wrinkles -Pigmentation (reformuler) – The best evidence we have is that blue light « contributes to brown spots on the skin and hyperpigmentation such as melasma, and possibly to photoaging and the breakdown of collagen, which leads to wrinkles and skin laxity, »
What about… my Skin?
Did you know that your computer, tablet, phone… could affect your skin?
Besides all the harms Artificial Blue Light can do to your body, this one can also affect your precious skin.
Some Scientifical Research:
As we know now, Artificial Blue Light is damaging skin, the damaging effects will be visible over time, just like sun exposure.
– According to a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science blue light damage the skin cells thus accelerating the process of premature ageing (causing fine lines and wrinkles).
-According to a study published in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity in 2015 , skin exposure to blue light may generate free radicals in skin, which leads to premature ageing (fine lines and wrinkles).
Moderate Refined Sugar Consumption
Sugar is one of the most important causes of premature aging. Sugar causes a chemical reaction called glycation in our cells. This process results in disruption of the membranes. This disruption which starts around our 20’s can be minimized by eating appropriately for our bodies.
Harms in eating refined sugar:
→ Wrinkles; it will increase your insulin levels, then cause inflammation throughout your body, which will break down the collagen in your skin (which results in wrinkles).
→ Acne; high levels of insulin also causes acne and breakouts
→ Dark spots, affecting your hair growth and nail health. In order to be sure, just check the ingredients behind your “product
Moderate Junkfood Consumption
What is Junkfood? They are food with:
→very poor Nutritional value (proteins, vitamins, minerals..)
→Generally contain refined sugar
→High in calories (fat, sugar…)
Some common unhealthy ingredients in Junkfoods:
→ Increases LDL (bad cholesterol) and lower HDL (good cholesterol)
→ Skin aging; it can make skin more vulnerable to UV rays. Thus, skin is more prone to develop photoaging and may even develop skin cancer.
– “Hydrogenated” anything.
→Oils such as vegetable oils, sunflower, rapeseed oils they are actually safe in their original dorms. But they mostly need hydrogenation to stay stable when used in junkfood. These ones can lead to inflammation.
– Any refined sugar (it is mentioned in the step? Above)
– Any phtalate; Besides being present in many cosmetics they can even be present in junkfood. This chemical can have an impact on fertility, even causing birth defects
Keep in mind that 1 cigarette contains approximately:
600 ingredients, when burned, around 7000 chemicals are produced.
→More than 60 of these ingredients are known to cause cancer
→More than 200 ingredients are known as toxic
Smoking can cause many problems, such as slowing healing process and even skin cancer.
It is also widely known cigarettes causing premature aging.
Premature aging; smoking leads to vascular constriction which leads constricted blood vessels inhibit oxygen and blood flow from reaching skin cells. Moreover, due to the chemicals in the cigarette, smoking damages collagen and elastin which results in premature aging and causes fine lines and wrinkles.
Moderate Alcohol Consumption
One of its biggest effect on your skin is dehydration which leads to wrinkles and pores to be more visible.
Fine lines and wrinkles; alcohol accelerates the aging process. As we know that alcohol dehydrates your body and skin, the skin gets dry from the inside out.
This dehydration helps wrinkles to appear way more easily and with time, they keep growing deeper.
-Alcohol acts as an inhibitor of Vitamin A, which promotes natural skin moisturizing which is very important for maintaining a youthful and firm skin.
-Its consumption also inhibits the absorption of vital nutrients such as; folic acid, and zinc, vitamin B1, vitamin B12, which are all beneficial for a healthy and youthful skin.
Exercising: → Flush cellular debris out of the system; by increasing blood flow.
→ Nourish skin cells; when exercising, blood flow is increasing and blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells, including the skin.
→ Decreases stress-related acne and wrinkles; working out keep stress level lower. With lowered stress, you are less likely to suffer from stress-related acne and wrinkles
→ Anti-aging; as exercising increases oxygenation and blood supply to collagen it will make your skin healthier.
Bonus tip: Stem Cell facial (Fibrocell)
|Fibrocell Stem Cell Therapy: Fibrocell Therapy is the treatment in which stems are obtained from the patient’s own tissue and cells, and then re-injected to the patient again with the Autologous Fibroblast method (it has been obtained only by the patient’s cells
→it eliminates the possibility of disease transference and rejection)
-A piece of tissue (around 2-5mm) from the patient is taken (generally behind the ear)
-Fibroblasts number is cultured and increased in laboratory environment (around 4-6 weeks), (anything should be added)
-The specialist transfers (by injection) the new cells to regions where cells have died.
Results can generally be seen in less than 1 year.
-aging signs; fine lines and wrinkles
-bring whiteness on the face
-loss of tissues
-This method must only be applied by a doctor.
-This method does not contain any animal materials.
-It is only obtained from the patient’s own tissues, this is why allergic reactions are not seen.
Fibrocell (which is one of the best methods of Stem Cell Facial Therapy) vs PRP:
– In stem cell therapies (ex:fibrocell)→ there is a higher concentration of stem cells.
– PRP→ uses a solution made from components from the patient’s blood.
– Stem cell→ can come from different sources of human body, (in fibrocell treatment it is generally a tissue behind the ear)
P.S: In any case, talk with your doctor, if you are suitable for these kinds of treatments