Fine Lines and Wrinkles
By Cynthia Bailey MD. This page was updated on Thu, Oct 24, 2019
What causes fine lines and wrinkles?
- Fine lines and wrinkles are some of the earliest signs of sun damage.They indicate that collagen is being lost and the living layers of your skin are thinning.
- Fine lines and wrinkles also appear worse when your skin is dry, dull, and scaly.
Thus, the best skin care to fight fine lines and wrinkles includes addressing these issues. You always get the best results when you build a Complete Skin Care Routine made from compatible products that fight the causes of collagen loss, skin thinning and dryness. I provide skin care routines that get results by doing the following:
Cleanse with non-drying skin cleansers and use an exfoliating product twice a week to brighten skin.
Correct skin thinning and collagen loss with products that help stimulate your skin’s collagen renewal, including professional levels of retinoids (ie. retinol), vitamin C, and glycolic acid. Include antioxidant ingredients to fight additional skin structure damage that leads to thinning. One of the most effective is green tea polyphenols.
Hydrate with moisturizing products matched to your skin type. Boost skin hydration to quickly plump fine lines and wrinkles using ingredients that capture, bind, and retain water in the various skin layers. Some of the most helpful ingredients include PCA, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, squalane, and oils.
Protect from further skin thinning with a daily application of a broad spectrum sunscreen.