Fiction. While all kinds of factors contribute to the aging appearance of our skin—genetics, daily behavior, eating and sleeping habits, and sun exposure—many of the undesirable effects are more within our control than we realize. Preventing wrinkles is far easier, much less painful and a lot cheaper than correction. Here are a few tips to help your skin stay youthful-looking and keep “expression lines” from taking over:
DO apply sunscreen daily, like REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 with broad spectrum protection. By age 18, you’ve acquired only 23% of your lifetime dose of UVA—the aging rays of the sun. Therefore, you can still prevent most of the damage by making smart sun choices as an adult.
DON’T smoke. Smoking causes blood vessels to constrict, impairing circulation and the delivery of oxygen to skin tissue. It reduces skin’s ability to form collagen and causes elastin to thicken and break apart, which leads to dryness, wrinkles and sagging skin.
DO wear sunglasses. Like any repetitive muscle motion, squinting has been proven to increase wrinkling around the eyes and lips. Always bring your shades when stepping out.
DON’T sleep on your side or face. If you sleep face-down on a pillow or primarily on one side, the weight of your body and compression from the bedding can cause “sleep crush” lines—diagonal lines across the forehead, from the lower eyelids to the bottom of the nose and through the lip and chin. These lines are actually preventable by changing your sleep position.
DO get plenty of sleep. Your skin “rests” at night. When you sleep, the cells undergo repair and turn over slightly faster, helping your face look bright and refreshed. To help diminish the appearance of expression lines while you sleep, apply REDEFINE ACUTE CARE™ Skincare for Expression Lines over crow’s feet, lip lines and brow furrows. ACUTE CARE’s line-defying peptides and hyaluronic acid will help you start seeing smoother-looking skin in 4 weeks.
A few simple changes in your daily routine can go a long way toward battling the telltale signs of aging skin. Make every day count and your skin will thank you.
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