Wrinkle lines or creases in the face are one of the first signs of aging that appear on the skin. Wrinkle lines occur in the top layer of skin known as the outer dermis and can materialize in the early 20s or as late as the 60s.
The reason for this wide age range is due to the causes of wrinkles and lines. Read on to learn about the causes and treatments of age lines.
Causes of Wrinkle Lines
Factors that may cause wrinkle lines include:
- Sun exposure
- Family history
- Life style: including stress and poor eating habits
These factors combined with aging will cause the skin to lose elastin fibers and the protein molecule, collagen, which allow for youthful stretchy skin. Because of this, areas of repeated motion, such as the eyes, forehead, and lips will develop wrinkles.
How to Treat Wrinkle Lines
Signs of aging can be treated by reducing sun exposure, quitting smoking, reducing stress, and moisturizing regularly. These preventative measures combined with the recommended face firming Perricone MD 3-tiered approach can leave skin looking youthful and glowing.
The 3-Tiered Approach
The Perricone MD 3-tiered approach combines eating a non-inflammatory diet, nutritional supplements, and topical treatments. A non-inflammatory diet is one that consists of foods that contain healthy fats, low-glycemic carbohydrates, and antioxidant-rich produce. These foods lessen inflammation in the body and give cells the ability to protect and rejuvenate the skin
Nutritional supplements are the second tier.
Two powerful supplements include:
- Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA): The ultimate antioxidant, it is found in nearly every cell of the body. As an antioxidant, it protects the cell membrane from free radicals and as a result is able to stop and reverse damage from the inside out.
- Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE): DMAE can help reduce lines and wrinkles by activating facial toning muscles, which in turn can tighten and smooth the skin of the face.
Rounding out the 3-tiered approach is topical treatments. Perricone MD offers a wide variety of topical treatments including the Advanced Face Firming Activator which is patented with both ALA and DMAE.
For a younger looking you, prevent and treat wrinkle lines by following this 3-Tiered approach.