Wrinkles may be a common part of aging, but that does not mean there is nothing that can be done to treat them. Some think the only way to firm the skin and diminish the signs of wrinkles and fine lines is to go under the knife, but there are many safer, less invasive options available, such as a deep wrinkle serum.
In order to know how to treat wrinkles, it is best to understand how they occur.
Wrinkles occur because as skin ages, it loses collagen and elastin, which are proteins that keep the skin stretchable and tight. The decrease in these proteins causes the skin to be less able to resume its shape after stretching or contracting. This means that the skin is more likely to develop creases, wrinkles, and a sagging appearance after repeated facial movements.
Fortunately there are several ways to reduce wrinkles:
- Avoid the sun: Researchers have found that sun exposure is more important than heredity in causing wrinkles
- Don’t smoke: Cigarette smoke releases an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin
- Get adequate sleep: When you don’t get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells
- Eat a non-inflammatory diet: Eating healthy fats, low-glycemic carbohydrates, high-quality protein, and fruits and vegetables helps keep cells healthier longer
In addition to these precautions, consider an anti-aging regimen that includes topical treatments. One effective topical treatment is the Perricone MD Serum Prep. The Serum Prep is a deep wrinkle serum, that if applied twice a day to the face and neck, will not only help firm, tone, and refine the skin’s texture, but hydrate and repair damaged skin as well. Like many of the best topical treatments, the Serum Prep is formulated with the natural sciences DMAE and Phospholipids.
What are DMAE and Phospholipids?
DMAE, short for dimethylaminoethanol, is responsible for the creation of acetylcholine, which is involved with muscle activity, and therefore firms the skin by working to stimulate increased tone in the muscles behind the face.
Phospholipids replaces the natural protective layer around the skin that is worn away from damaging environmental factors such as the sun, wind, and pollution.