Wrinkles on your face, neck, and chest are caused primarily by the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the lower layers of your skin. But external factors can also have a profound impact on your skin’s natural support structure. External factors such as sun exposure, the cosmetics you use, and how often you wash your face, neck, and chest can cause wrinkles in the top layer of your skin.
But even though wrinkles can form from a combination of internal and external factors, there are steps you can take to prevent them from forming and get rid of them if you already have them. This article will discuss 8 ways to get rid of wrinkles on your face, neck, and décolleté.
1. Quit Smoking
Smoking can be incredibly damaging to your skin. It speeds the breakdown of the important collagen and elastin within the skin. Additionally, it works to dry and thin the skin, both of which contribute to the formation of wrinkles.
It only takes 3 months for your skin tone to improve once you stop smoking, so get started right away. To see the full benefits of a smoke-free lifestyle, it’s also important to minimize your exposure to secondhand smoke.
2. Avoid Squinting
Repeated movement of the skin can also lead to wrinkles. This happens because, as we age, the skin loses its natural ability to return to its normal position. When the skin fails to return to its normal position, small, and eventually large lines begin to form. Squinting can cause this type of wrinkling around the eyes.
By wearing sunglasses when you go outside, you can combat eye wrinkles. If you find yourself squinting while watching TV, working on the computer, or reading a book, it may be time for glasses.
3. Eat Right And Take A Multivitamin
The body has a remarkable ability to get rid of toxins that enter the body through your skin. But for this process to work properly, the body needs the right balance of vitamins and minerals. If your body isn’t getting what it needs, environmental toxins can do damage to the collagen, elastin, and other parts of your skin.
The best way to give your body the nutrients it needs to function properly is through your diet. By maintaining a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, your body will function at peak levels and naturally work to rid your body of the toxins that damage the skin. It’s also helpful to take a simple multivitamin every day. This can provide some of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that you may miss out on as a result of a less than optimal diet.
4. Establish A Good Skin Care Routine
A good skin care routine is invaluable if you want to get rid of wrinkles and prevent them from forming in the future. Components of a good skin care routine include washing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen. These habits will help keep the skin on your face, neck, and décolleté healthy and glowing at any age.
Whatever routine you choose, be sure not to overdue it. Overwashing and over-exfoliating can cause more harm than good and can leave your skin splotchy and dry. Try exfoliating once per week and only wash your face with a gentle cleanser once per day before bed.
5. Choose The Right Cosmetics
Cosmetics can enhance the quality of your skin. But choosing the wrong cosmetics can actually aid wrinkle formation.
Avoid products with high levels of alcohol. Alcohol can quickly dehydrate your skin. This lack of moisture can speed the formation of wrinkles by restricting the natural motion of your skin. Look for cosmetics that are water-based or that contain natural oils such as avocado, coconut, or olive.
Additionally, avoid using heavy concealers to hide wrinkles. Heavy concealers can clog pores and cause more problems than they’re worth. These cosmetics also have the tendency to accumulate in the spaces between lines and wrinkles. Their presence can highlight even the finest lines and make them stand out.
6. Wear Sunscreen
We can’t stress the importance of wearing sunscreen enough. The sun’s UV rays contribute to the rapid break down of the collagen and elastin within the skin. When the collagen and elastin break down, the skin loses its support structure and begins to sag inward. This leads to lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and décolleté.
This damage can even occur on cloudy days, so it’s important to always cover up or apply sunscreen before you leave the house. Choose a sunscreen between 30 and 45 SPF to block out 97-98% of the sun’s harmful rays. Keep in mind that the sun can damage your skin even when you’re inside, near windows. Be sure to use a sunscreen every day and reapply it every two hours for maximum protection.
7. Use A Homemade Mask
Homemade masks and other natural oils can be a great way to get rid of wrinkles and prevent them from forming in the future. Masks and oils give the outer layer of skin the vitamins, minerals, and hydration that it usually only gets from the foods you eat. By combining a healthy diet with homemade masks and oils, you can work to heal wrinkles from the inside and outside.
You can create an easy egg white and honey mask by combining 1 egg white with 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply this mixture to your face, neck, and chest and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash with warm water and gently dry the skin.
If a mask isn’t your thing, try simple oils like coconut or olive. Massage one or the other into your skin for 5 minutes. For best results, leave the oil on while you sleep or while you go about your day.
8. Use A Professional-Grade Wrinkle Reduction Product
The above methods for preventing and getting rid of wrinkles can be very effective. But sometimes you want better results. Before turning to medical procedures which can be expensive, painful, and rife with possible side effects, use a professional-grade product like SiO Beauty’s 24-Hour System.
SiO’s system starts with the Décolleté Cleansing Discs which prepares the skin of the décolleté for the powerful healing that occurs next. The SiO SkinPad is worn overnight to provide support to your delicate skin (so that no new wrinkles form) while at the same time creating just the right climate between the skin and pad to hydrate and smooth wrinkles away. In the morning, the Décolleté Serum is applied to continue the rejuvenation and healing effects throughout the day.
Unlike many of the tips listed above, the SiO system works in just one treatment. Dr. Steven Shapiro, a dermatologist in Palm Beach, Florida elaborates on the power of the SiO system:
“The SiO SkinPad is a quick fix in the sense that you can get immediate improvement by hydrating the wrinkles. You get long-term benefits with the SiO SkinPad as well. The SkinPad takes away one of the factors that causes wrinkling and promotes the growth and health of collagen.”
Put These Tips Together To Get Rid of Wrinkles
While these tips can work well on their own, don’t be afraid to incorporate each and every one into your daily routine to see immediate and lasting results. By quitting smoking, eating right and taking a multivitamin, establishing a beauty routine with the right cosmetics, and using the SiO Beauty 24-Hour System, you can rid yourself of wrinkles and restore your skin to its youthful beauty.