What are the Best Ways to Fight Wrinkles?
Graying hair, thinning hair, and wrinkles are often signs of aging in men, however, hair can thin in your 20s and wrinkles can begin to develop at that age as well. This can make young men appear older than they actually are, things like stress can increase the rate at which signs of aging are visible. Luckily, signs of aging can be reversible and there are a number of things to do that are effective treatments for wrinkles, including self-care and clinical treatments. Some treatments such as light therapy can be administered at a spa or at home with the proper technique or equipment, however, procedures such as Botox should always be performed by professionals at a medical clinic or medispa, such as CADMEN Clinic.
The most common method for wrinkle reduction in women is by using a skincare routine or following a skincare regimen. Recently, many more men have taken to using skincare regularly for its benefits including world-renowned celebrities like David Beckham and George Clooney. If it’s good enough for George Clooney, it’s good enough for me! Skincare is one of the most affordable and accessible options when it comes to wrinkle treatment, as well as dealing with other skin concerns such as acne or hyper-pigmentation. There are a variety of different active ingredients that are included in skincare products like serums that work to target common concerns like wrinkles, below are some of the best actives to lookout for.
- Retinol: Retinol is a retinoid, part of the vitamin A family, and includes retinoic acid. This acid works to increase the production of collagen and new blood vessels within the skin, this increases the rate of repair and reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. HOT PRODUCT: Skinceuticals retinol is available in different strengths from 0.3% to 0.5% and the highest concentration at 1%, check it out here.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is also an acid that has been proven to reduce and prevent wrinkles. When applied topically and when ingested in a vitamin C high diet it provides nutrients and reduces signs of aging. HOT PRODUCT: Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Acid Serum with 15% L- ascorbic acid available here
- Niacinamide: Niacinamide is another powerhouse ingredient that increases the production of both collagen, elastin and skin proteins to reduce the sign of aging in the skin. It is proven to also skin tone clarity and improves the radiance of the skin when used for at least 12 weeks. HOT PRODUCT: Skinceuticals Discoloration Defense fights hyperpigmentation and contains 5% niacinamide, learn more here.
SPF is vital for skin health, it can protect you from things like sunspots, sunburns, wrinkles and even skin cancer. Wearing a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF with UVA/UVB protection is recommended for daily use, as well as wearing hats and sunglasses to reduce the amount of sun that directly makes contact with your face. For optimal protection, it is advised to use a sunscreen that is SPF 50 or higher, such as on exceptionally sunny days. UVA rays that come from the sun can deeply penetrate the skin causing premature signs of skin aging such as wrinkles, and these rays are also responsible for the formation of melanoma, also known as skin cancer. A little bit of sunshine is a wonderful thing, but without proper protection, prolonged exposure can have devastating consequences for the skin. When choosing a face sunscreen look for one that is non-comedogenic as it will not clog pores or make the face feel oily. There is also increased availability of sunscreen formulated for people with darker skin tones to reduce the white cast that many traditional sunscreens can have. It is common to find moisturizers or skincare that contain SPF, as well as lip balms to provide full protection for the face.
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Hydration and Vitamins
Real beauty is on the inside, and outside beauty also starts on the inside, through a healthy balanced diet, and proper nutrition to support skin health and maintain a youthful appearance. Water is key for many functions of the body, as it makes up to 60% of the human body. It is vital for the health of the skin, the brain, the heart, the liver and everything else in the human body, it is useful in processes such as digestion to keep the human body running optimally. Wrinkles can be caused by a lack of hydration in the skin, if you are often dehydrated and not drinking enough water it can be seen in the face. It is advised that adults should get at least 64 oz of water a day, and more if they are physically active.
In addition to hydration, the content and quality of your diet impact how your skin looks and feels. Eating a diet that is high in vitamins like vitamin C is good for the skin and has been proven to reduce signs of premature aging in adults. Fruits like oranges and apples contain vitamin C as well as vegetables like tomatoes and bell peppers. These vegetables also contain other beneficial nutrients that are good for your overall health. CADMEN Clinic offers non-surgical intravenous vitamin drip therapies for men, including an anti-aging IV drip specially formulated with anti-aging vitamins, to learn more click HERE.
When it comes to procedures there are a variety of different options available for wrinkle reduction including plasma injections, laser treatments and injections like filler or Botox. Botox is a neurotoxic protein that is injected to block specific chemical signals that come from the nerves, usually the signals that are responsible for the contraction of the muscle. The result of this is that the muscle is not being contracted, so it stays in a relaxed state for as long as the injection lasts, which is usually about 3-4 months. Because it is in a relaxed state there are no wrinkles being formed in the skin because the function of the muscle is reduced so you cannot scrunch your forehead, or smile for example. If you think about a piece of paper, if you fold it a bunch of times and then unfold it there will still be lines left where it was folded, so when the paper isn’t being folded the lines are not being created. Moreover, the more times you fold a piece of paper over in one certain area the more pronounced the line becomes, just as with deep-set wrinkles or lines on the face. Botox not only reduces the appearance of current wrinkles but also prevents future wrinkles from forming or becoming as deep-set in the skin over time. Botox is available at CADMEN Clinic, click HERE to learn more.