Here’s What You Need to Know About Crinkle Lines
1. Crinkle line basics.
Their fancy schmancy professional name is atrophic crinkling rhytids, but to most folks, those static wrinkles on your face are simply known as crinkle lines. They can pop up anywhere, from your forehead and eyes to neck and chest. These fine lines run parallel to each other, yet they can disappear when your skin is pulled taut because they are relatively shallow in terms of depth. Crinkle lines are one of the four different kinds of lines that surface as we age. Other types of wrinkles include permanent elastotic creases, dynamic expression lines, and gravitational folds.
2. How do I get crinkle lines?
Typically, crinkle lines form as the skin loses collagen and becomes less elastic. There are several factors responsible for aging skin. For starters, intrinsic aging, a natural, genetically determined process that can’t be avoided. Glycation, oxidative stress, and genetics are all contributing elements. Then there are all of the components that drive extrinsic aging, with the number one culprit being sun exposure. UV rays subject our skin to damaging free radicals that break down collagen and elastin. Smoking, poor sleep habits, diet, facial expressions, and the environment are also included underneath the extrinsic aging umbrella.
3. Moisturizer alone won’t cut it.
While it’s true that the right moisturizer can fade lines because the skin is more hydrated, this is only a temporary quick fix. Suppose you want to soften those wrinkle lines while slowing down the aging process. In that case, it’s crucial to establish a solid skincare routine that incorporates products with anti-aging ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, resveratrol, niacinamide, and coenzyme Q10. Get the support you need to establish healthy lifestyle habits (skin health comes from within, too!). Lastly, don’t forget to wear a UVA/UVB protective sunscreen (a minimum SPF of 30) every day, even if it’s cloudy. Clouds can sometimes increase — not reduce — levels of ultraviolet radiation. Are you thinking about getting a laser treatment or chemical peel? Have a chat with a dermatologist to see which options are best for you.
4. The injectable alternative.
Injectables are chemical substances introduced into the skin with a needle to support muscles, plump up the skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. While getting injectables is a personal choice, we came up with the perfect alternative to Botox — and you don’t even have to go to the dermatologist’s office.
Whether you’re bothered by bags under your eyes, crow’s feet, forehead creases, or fine lines on your face, we’ve got wrinkle patches to address all of your crinkle wrinkle concerns. SiO’s skin-smoothing patches are the perfect nighttime remedy to hydrate, plump and , rejuvenate, your skin while catching some z’s (Good night wrinkles!). SiO patches are made of medical-grade silicone, so they comfortably hug the skin, gently compressing it to stay flat and smooth which minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The best part? You’ll see results in just a few hours!
5. How does an at-home spa treatment sound?
Face and eyes looking a bit puffy when you wake up? You’re not alone — but put that frozen bag of peas back in the freezer. SiO’s Cryo System works to fight visible signs of aging and puffiness as soon as you wake up. The Crydrop tool works in tandem with your favorite serum to deliver deep hydration while promoting a fresh and smooth complexion. To ensure that you get the best results possible, we put together three simple facial massages that stimulate lymphatic drainage and circulation, reduce swelling, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and elasticity. Seriously, this DIY cryo facial is like bringing the spa into the comfort of your own home.
6. Consistency is key.
While SiO’s patches are great before a night on the town or special occasion, if you want long-term benefits (who doesn’t?), use the patches on a consistent basis. To make it easier for you to incorporate this extra step into your skincare program, we designed our patches so that they can be reused up to ten times with proper care. The same rule applies for our Cryo System! Sure, it reduces puffiness in a jiffy, but with consistent use, you’ll see a significant difference in those crinkle lines.