Dermatologist Guide to Wrinkles Free Skin (Part 1)-Dermatocare's beauty tips

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 03/10/18

Aging skin is evident on face as wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, age spots, fine vessels on skin etc. These changes start as early at the age of 25 and progress at varied pace depending on your genetic pre-disposition, lifestyle and sun-exposure. Dermatologist Guide to Wrinkles-free Skin provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding aging skin, just as a virtual skin consultation. We have divided this guide into:


 

Part 1: Deals with causes, lifestyle tips, diet tips and the role of anti-wrinkle creams.

Part 2: Highlights the aesthetic procedure used to reduce wrinkles, with special emphasis on common concerns like forehead lines, crows feets etc.

At the end of each part, we have compiled the detailed list of articles on wrinkles written by our dermatologists in a easy to follow organised manner.

 

Doctor, do I look younger or older than my age?

The obvious answer is to compare your looks with those of a similar age group. However, the more accurate method is to determine the stage of aging skin that you have reached. Aging of face is divided into 4 stages: Stage 1 (25-35 years), Stage 2 (35-50 years), Stage 3 (50-60 years) and Stage 4 (> 70 years).

For reading the full staging system of aging face, click here.  

Are there lifestyle tips to reduce wrinkles?  

Anti-oxidant rich diet helps repair the insults from UV rays of the sun, pollutants, chemicals etc. on a daily basis.

Here is the list of anti-oxidants that you should include in your diet:

  • Polyphenols found in fruits, tea, coffee, vegetables, cereals, chocolate and dry legumes. Green tea is especially rich in polyphenols.
  • Resveratrol is an antioxidant abundantly found in grape skin.
  • Curcumin in turmeric imparts glow to the skin, when used both orally and topically.
  • Co-enzyme Q10 in oily fish (such as salmon and tuna), organ meats (such as liver), and whole grains is one of best anti-aging supplement.
  • Essential fatty acids in fish, flaxseed, hemp oil, soya oil, canola oil, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, leafy vegetables, walnuts, sesame seeds etc. imparts smoothness to skin.

Does eating sugar increase wrinkles?

Yes it is true, research now shows that sugar binds to the protein in your skin, namely collagen and elastin by the process of glycation and forms AGEs (Advanced Glycation End products). These AGEs alter the function of proteins in the dermis of skin, leading to loss of elasticity causing wrinkles. Thus, excess ingestion of sugar even if you are not diabetic, might increase your tendency to have wrinkles. This is another reason to cut the calories you gain from eating not only candies, sweets, fried food, cakes, chocolates, aerated drinks etc. but also multiple cups of coffee and tea.

Should I use anti-aging creams regularly?

Yes, you should! Though anti-wrinkle creams do not have drastic changes on your wrinkles, its regular use keeps your skin smooth, even-toned, radiant and flawless. Thus, anti-wrinkle cream should be an integral part of your night skin care regime after the age of 25. To know more read, Antiaging cream reviews- Do they really work?

Which is the best anti-aging cream?

Retinoid is a time tested anti-aging ingredient that is recommended for oily skin type, but lately it has earned a bad reputation. So, it is best to stick with a peptide based anti-wrinkle cream which contains some extra dose of anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, Co-enzyme Q10, Grape seed extract, Lycopene etc. For further details read this article:  4 Anti-aging ingredients that you should look for in Anti- wrinkle creams

What is best age to start anti-wrinkle cream?

Sunscreen is one of the best anti-wrinkle strategies that should be started at an early age, even during childhood. We recommend that kids should apply sunscreen when exposed to bright sun. Regarding the usage of anti-wrinkle creams, they can be started when you first notice wrinkles or during early twenties, but are recommended post 25 years of age for everyone.

List of Articles on Aging Skin:


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