Do you have fine lines around your mouth and eyes and expression lines in your forehead? Did they seem to appear overnight? Or did they gradually etch themselves into your face? Either way, they are probably unwelcome visitors. Visitors is exactly what they can be, and if you have been lucky enough to not have them show up yet, you can keep them away.
The secret is in the patented formula that we use in SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus, which delivers both collagen and swiss green apple stem cells directly into your skin. You see, despite what many people believe, wrinkles don’t have to be an inevitable part of growing old. With all the research-based knowledge we have, and science-backed products we have created, growing old gracefully and beautifully is accomplishable.
Wrinkles are preventable effects caused by environmental damage. There are any number of ways that you can prevent them, including using Sabrina Beauty’s skin care, which also happens to treat them. Other options are more invasive, like surgery and collagen injections, but this one is gentle and nourishing to your your skin. There are some lifestyle changes you can make as well that will help keep the aging process at bay. These include taking care of your skin and being gentle in treating it, maintaining a great diet and massaging your face.
What Causes Wrinkles
The Mayo Clinic reports:
Although genetics mainly determine skin structure and texture, sun exposure is a major cause of wrinkles, especially for fair-skinned people. Other factors, such as pollutants and smoking, also contribute to wrinkling….
Wrinkles are caused by a combination of factors — some you can control, others you can’t:
- Age. As you get older, your skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile. Decreased production of natural oils dries your skin and makes it appear more wrinkled. Fat in the deeper layers of your skin diminishes. This causes loose, saggy skin and more-pronounced lines and crevices. (Increasing the collagen in your skin will help this).
- Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Ultraviolet radiation, which speeds the natural aging process, is the primary cause of early wrinkling. Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers, which lie in the deeper layer of skin (dermis). Without the supportive connective tissue, your skin loses strength and flexibility. Skin then begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely. For this reason you should always wear sunscreen.
- Smoking. Smoking can accelerate the normal aging process of your skin and contributes to wrinkles. This may be due to changes in the blood supply to your skin.
- Repeated facial expressions. Facial movements and expressions, such as squinting or frowning and puckering your lips from smoking lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Each time you use a facial muscle, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin. And as skin ages, it loses its flexibility and is no longer able to spring back into place. These grooves then become permanent features on your face. Apparently, there is something to your grandmother telling you that if you keep frowning, your face will freeze that way.
The best way to smooth wrinkles is to not get deep ones in the first place. This means not smoking, avoiding the sun’s harmful radiation and wearing full spectrum sunscreen and protective clothing, eating a healthy vitamin-filled diet, staying hydrated, getting plenty of sleep, avoiding stress, and using moisturizer. You can also begin to use SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus, an anti-aging product that enhances your collagen levels in advance of getting wrinkles. This will also help you stop them in their tracks, reverse them, and slow down the visual aging process.
1. Take Care of Your Skin No Matter What Age You Start
It is never too late to start taking care of your skin, as pointed out by Anna De La Cruz, in The Orlando Sentinel.
“Fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration are only the most visible symptoms of aging skin… Others are less obvious but every bit as damaging. Dehydration, loss of elasticity and slower cell regeneration also affect skin health, and how good you look at any age.” If you’re a baby boomer, it’s important to update your skin care and makeup regimen to keep your skin healthy and looking its best… moisturizing, gentle exfoliating and using sunblock – can help skin stay healthier and more youthful longer…. For wrinkles and fine lines, look for products that contain firming ingredients that will help stimulate collagen production, antioxidants to help protect against free radical damage, and smoothing ingredients to encourage cell renewal… Your clothing and hairstyle have changed in the past 20 years; your skin care products should, too.
2. Maintain a Great Diet
Eating lots of Omega 3 Fatty Acids and a largely plant-based diet will change your skin for the better.
Omega-3 fatty acids nourish dry skin, and they also do a lot of other great things for your body (such as reversing heart disease, reducing depression, and improving brain cognition). You can take omega-3 supplements, such as fish oil, or you can add more omega-3s to your diet by eating foods rich in this particular fat. If you currently have dry skin, it could be a sign that you’re not getting enough omega-3 in your diet.
Fruits and vegetables contain many of the vitamins and minerals your skin needs to stay healthy. For instance, vitamin C (an antioxidant) is known to be essential in the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that helps the cells and blood vessels in your skin grow. This, in turn, is what gives your skin its strength and firmness.
It’s also important to eat foods rich in other antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that neutralize free radicals. According to the Mayo Clinic, free radicals are the toxic byproducts of natural cell metabolism; they’re also introduced into your body through your skin in cigarette smoke, pesticides, pollution, and other factors. Antioxidants help protect your cells from these toxins, especially your skin cells. This means they protect all of your cells, which is why the National Cancer Institute believes that antioxidants could help lower your risk of cancer. Antioxidants are vitamins C, E, and K, as well as beta-carotene and lycopene.
To get more antioxidants in your diet, think color. The more colorful foods you eat, the better your skin will look.
3. Be Gentle to Your Skin
Harsh exfoliation methods will damage your skin. Scrubbing too hard with a washcloth or drying too roughly with a towel pulls on it, causing wrinkles over time due to repeated stretching. This is especially true as skin ages and has less natural collagen and elastin in it. (Source). Products with irritants in them can cause irritations that lead to chronic skin problems. The skin on your face is really thin and delicate and cannot handle what the skin on the rest of your body can; leading it to break down faster than those areas. To look your best, you want to avoid damaging your skin by what you put on it, pull across it, or scrub it with.
4. Massage Your Face
While it is certainly ill advised to scrub your face too hard or with harsh products or chemicals, rubbing your face with massage fingers will benefit it. In fact, this is one of the most natural and easy ways to give your facial skin a helping hand, as recommended by Medical Daily:
Give yourself a massage with a do-it-yourself acupressure treatment [by using]… your index and middle finger on one hand to massage 20 rotations between your brows. Apply light pressure to each temple for 10 seconds and then to the jaw joint for another 10 seconds while clenching your teeth gently. It’ll smooth skin and relax the muscles from making unnecessary micromovements that cause wrinkles from tension and stress.
5. Use Sabrina Skincare to be Simply Beautiful
With its nanotechnology that works to deliver collagen right to your skin cells, and the stem cells from the anti-aging swiss green apples, there is nothing better on the market for your face, neck and chest than SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus Anti-Aging Face Cream. This amazing product not only smooths wrinkles in a matter of weeks, but it also shrinks pores, improves the texture of skin, and significantly reduces the hyperpigmentation of age spots. In fact, it is clinically proven to be the most advanced anti-aging cream to nourish and revitalize the skin. Massaging this amazing moisturizer into your face will greatly benefit you in your quest to smooth your wrinkles.