Facial wrinkles can range from fine lines to deep creases and folds and can appear anywhere on your face. Most wrinkles begin in the areas where you make repetitive facial expressions – the vertical lines between your brows, horizontal lines on your forehead, and series of lines that radiate from your lips.
As you age, your skin loses elasticity and gets thinner and dryer. UV light contributes to this phenomenon by breaking down the elastin and collagen in your skin, causing your skin to become weaker and droop. Of course, sun damage, poor nutrition, dehydration, smoking, and other factors can increase your chance of getting wrinkles or make the wrinkles you have, worse.
What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Wrinkles on Your Face?
- Get Enough Sleep: Studies have shown that women who get less sleep have more wrinkles. In fact, women who slept only five hours per night had twice the wrinkles of those who slept seven or more hours.
- Add Your Omega-3s: Studies show that women who eat diets high in these acids or supplement with over-the-counter Omega 3 pills show increased collagen and elastin fibers in their skin and delayed onset of wrinkling and skin aging.
- Get Your Vitamin C: Vitamin C is essential for smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Vitamin C fights free radicals that attack skin, causing premature aging and even protects against sun damage from UV rays.
- Apply Retinoids: One of the best ways to get rid of wrinkles on your face, especially if you have stubborn furrows, is to apply retinoids, a derivative of vitamin A. Retinoids increase your skin’s thickness and its ability to spring back into shape, as well as slowing the breakdown of collagen.
- Don’t Stress: Studies show that stress can contribute to premature skin aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and spots.
- Cosmetic acupuncture: involves facial acupuncture as well as regular acupuncture in one session. The focus is on the facial skin for anti-ageing and skin health, acne and other skin conditions, but there is also a focus on treating the body system as a whole to relax and rejuvenate. By inserting ultrafine acupuncture needles into those areas, it creates a ‘micro trauma’ that triggers an increase in blood flow, stimulates the muscles, nerves, and connective tissues and promotes collagen production, says Tam on her website.