Whether you’re looking to whisk away your first few fine lines or looking for more intense results, the best way to target ageing is to fight it from all angles! Regardless of the source of your wrinkles (be it Hormonal Ageing, Genetic Ageing or Environmental Ageing), wrinkles are caused by a slow-down in the production of collagen and a weakening of skin-smoothing elastin. However, other factors such as dehydration, thin skin and hormonal changes cause wrinkles as well. What’s our point? The point is that wrinkles are more complicated than you may think, and you should fight them in multiple ways! Here’s our three step guide:
Step One: Treat Wrinkles by Combatting Collagen Loss
Collagen loss means your skin no longer has the plump cushion it needs to be smooth; to treat it we need to know why it happens! One cause is having a high number of free radicals in your body, which can come from exposure to UV rays, toxins and pollutants. The start of the menopause is also a biggie and can cause a rapid loss of collagen. You may think these are pretty hard things to fight but never fear – you can combat collagen loss! Antioxidants fight free radicals to prolong healthy collagen, and Retinol-based ingredients have been clinically shown to slow and combat collagen loss. 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.
“This is by far has been the best product I have ever used. I saw results within 2 days with the fine lines and wrinkles. It worked so well I bought the Intensive Wrinkle Reducer for the eyes as well. I can’t live with out them.”
Step Two: Improve Smoothness by Hydrating Your Skin
As we age we dry up! Our body produces less natural hydration than it did when we were young and when skin isn’t hydrated, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles become deeper and more noticeable. To fight dehydration, be sure to replenish moisture both internally and externally. Here at Murad, we recommend eating your water! Water-rich fruit and veg is packed full of structured water which is more easily used by your body and will keep you hydrated for longer. Externally, use both a lightweight daytime moisturiser with SPF protection and a nutrient-rich night time moisturiser to replenish and nourish your skin while you sleep.
Recommend Product:Murad Sheer Lustre Day Moisture SPF 15
From the Murad Resurgence® line of anti-ageing products, this daytime moisturiser minimises the appearance of wrinkles while also providing daily UV protection.
“I love this because it actually does give your skin a dewy, pearly glow – very youthful looking. It hydrates well and has SPF 15, which I like. Great under makeup as well.”
Step Three: Spot Treat Intense Wrinkles
Sometimes, no matter how well you’ve looked after your skin or how effective your anti-ageing products are, there’s just that one (or several) persistent wrinkles 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 wrinkle treatment to target more persistent, individual lines or wrinkles.
Recommended Product: Murad Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles
A precise applicator tip delivers the intensive anti-ageing formula directly into each wrinkle while the slow release technology means that it’ll keep working for hours to reduce even the most stubborn lines!
“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.”
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!