While the appearance of fine lines is an inevitable part of the natural aging process, lifestyle and environmental factors can deepen wrinkles and cause skin to age prematurely. Fortunately, a healthy skincare routine can help to target these key signs of aging. Read on to discover how to help prevent the appearance of wrinkles and keep skin looking younger for longer.
What causes wrinkles?
With age, collagen and fat levels in the skin naturally deplete, causing a loss in plumpness and elasticity, and enhancing the appearance of wrinkles. Other causes of fine lines include:
- Dehydration: Dry, dehydrated skin often feels flaky and tight, while fine lines look more pronounced.
- Environmental stressors: While environmental stressors can damage the skin barrier, UV rays can break down the collagen in the skin. Both can cause fine lines to appear.
- Facial expressions: Frowning, smiling and squinting can cause wrinkles to appear on the forehead, neck and around the eyes.
While wrinkles are both natural and inevitable, some measures can be taken to delay and reduce their appearance.
How to help prevent wrinkles
1. Apply SPF every day
To protect the skin from sun damage, apply an SPF-infused face cream that offers broad spectrum protection – even on overcast or rainy days.
No7 Early Defence Day Cream is infused with a broad spectrum SPF 30 and No7’s Double Defense technology to help protect the skin from harmful UV rays and environmental stressors. Apply every morning as the last step of your skincare routine.