Prevent and treat wrinkles in time
Over time, the body breaks down collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid – substances that are responsible for smooth wrinkle-free skin. The result of the decline: the volume of the skin decreases and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth become noticeable. Already from the age of 25 this aging process of the skin begins. However, there are several methods and home remedies to reduce wrinkles on the face and body. In addition to proper nutrition, hyaluron filler products or certain facial exercises can also help to reduce the formation of wrinkles.
Signs and symptoms, causes and triggers
Where do wrinkles and lines first appear, and why?
With age, the substances responsible for smooth skin are broken down – among others collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. In young skin, the regular arrangement of the skin tissue and the abundant supply of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of the skin structure, ensure an even and firm skin. Over time, the natural aging process, which is determined by genetic factors, and oxidative stress caused by external factors affect the appearance of the skin.
Every year the collagen content decreases by about 1% and the skin structure becomes increasingly irregular. This causes the skin to lose firmness and wrinkles to form.
Another important factor for wrinkle formation is the decreasing production of hyaluronic acid. The moisture-binding substance surrounds the cells and gives the skin its youthful, smooth appearance. If the content of this skin-own substance decreases, the skin structure noticeably loses volume and firmness and becomes more susceptible to wrinkles.
These general processes of skin aging also contribute to the loss of density and volume. Flabby and thin skin is the result.
The HYALURON-FILLER day care with SPF 30 supplies the skin with hyaluronic acid and protects it from the negative effects of sun radiation.
The skin structure and the skin’s own substances change over time. This can show up on the skin as wrinkles and lines.
The first visible wrinkles and folds appear in the eye area – also called crow’s feet
In contrast to flabby skin, however, wrinkles and lines are very noticeable as they appear on the facial skin. As a rule, these occur first at the following points:
Wrinkles on the forehead: expression lines
Horizontal wrinkles appear on the forehead and vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows. First of all there are expression lines, which are partly related to facial expression. With time these become deeper and deeper.
Wrinkles around the eyes: crow’s feet
Small wrinkles appear here and gradually become larger. They are called crow’s feet or laugh lines. These wrinkles often appear first, as the skin is very thin here and therefore prone to wrinkling.
Wrinkles form on the forehead and between the eyebrows and laugh lines around the eyes. These gradually develop into deeper wrinkles.
Wrinkles between nose and mouth: Nasolabial folds
From the nose to the corners of the mouth there are deep wrinkles that connect the two parts – also called nasolabial folds. As they are also a sign of flabby skin, these wrinkles are also considered a sign of loss of volume.
The wrinkles around the mouth and nose deepen and become visible – the nasolabial folds.
Over time, wrinkles appear all over the face. And the older we get and the more our skin loses elasticity, the deeper these wrinkles become. Although they can appear anywhere on the face, they are most noticeable around and directly under the eyes.
Delaying the formation of wrinkles
How can I prevent wrinkles?
Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging – but internal and external factors can accelerate the formation of wrinkles.
Smoking triggers oxidative stress
The resulting free radicals damage the skin structure and intensify the general signs of skin aging, including wrinkles. In addition, the nicotine and chemicals in cigarettes damage the collagen and elastin in the skin. This affects their strength and elasticity and can also cause wrinkles.
The skin dries out with age
A common sign of skin aging is age-related dryness. As the functions of older skin deteriorate, the skin can become increasingly dry, itchy or even rough. This is partly because less hyaluronic acid is produced in the skin. In this state the skin is more prone to wrinkles. As the skin ages, it needs special care.
What really helps against visible wrinkles
Complexion correction: simply remove wrinkles
Although everyone’s skin ages, there are a number of things you can do to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make the skin glow again.
Faces with an even complexion often look younger. Tinted creams with color pigments (such as Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler CC Cream) or make-up can serve as a quick solution to easily cover small wrinkles. Choose a product that supports your skin tone and does not create shadows to make your skin look younger.
If you prefer products without pigments, try the HYALURON-FILLER Vitamin C Booster to reduce first wrinkles or the HYALURON-FILLER Day Care SPF 30 with additional sun protection against light-induced skin aging.
Natural household remedies against wrinkles
- Healthy nutrition: With Anti-Age Superfood you can also contribute a little to maintaining a youthful looking skin for as long as possible. Read how you can fight wrinkles with food.
- “Facial Yoga”: Yes, facial exercises can also help: The muscles under the skin are strengthened and the facial skin is well supplied with blood. Here we have compiled six exercises for effective facial yoga.
- Natural oils: Vegetable oils such as coconut, almond or olive oil can replenish the skin with lost fats and vitamins after a shower, bath or sauna, for example.
- Face masks with natural ingredients: Recipes for moisturizing masks abound. Advantage: The ingredients are usually cheap and available in every supermarket – for example yoghurt, quark, honey, cucumber or avocado.
- Delicious, healthy and good for the skin: Superfoods are rich in antioxidants that neutralize skin damaging free radicals.
- Those who train their facial muscles with facial gymnastics promote an evenly radiant and firm skin.
Anti-age cosmetics: with effective ingredients against wrinkles
Good anti-ageing products are rich in various active ingredients – and each of them fulfils a different function in the skin:
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs)
They act like a thorough scrub. The acids break the connection between dry and damaged cells so that new skin can come to the surface.
Arctiin is a naturally derived active ingredient from the burdock fruit. The plant extract stimulates the regeneration of weakened connective tissue in the cell walls and also boosts collagen production in the skin, which decreases with age. Arctiin is a central ingredient in the HYALURON-FILLER + ELASTICITY day and night care. The formulas help to strengthen skin elasticity and firmness and reduce wrinkles.
Argan oil is pressed from the kernels of the argan tree and has proven itself in facial and skin care. It contains up to 80% essential fatty acids (omega-9 and omega-6), which the body uses to produce and repair cell membranes and strengthen the skin. Argan oil is also rich in vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant) and has mild anti-inflammatory properties. It is an important ingredient in the HYALURON-FILLER + ELASTICITY day and night care, which provides a smoother and softer skin feeling.
Coenzyme Q10 is an endogenous substance that tightens the skin and prevents skin aging. It promotes energy production in the cells.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance specific to the skin which has the ability to bind 1,000 to 10,000 times its own molecular weight to water – i.e. 1 to 10 litres per gram. With age, the skin loses its ability to produce hyaluronic acid and wrinkles develop. Hyaluronic acid is the main active ingredient in the Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler care series and one of the active ingredients in the Eucerin HYALURON-FILLER + VOLUME-LIFT series and in the Eucerin HYALURON-FILLER + ELASTICITY day and night care. It effectively cushions the skin from the inside out and is used specifically to reduce wrinkles.
Magnolol is a concentrated active ingredient extract from magnolia bark that increases the number and size of the volume giving cells in the deeper skin cells. Magnolol is an important ingredient in the Eucerin HYALURON-FILLER + VOLUME-LIFT skin care range, which firms the skin, counteracts volume loss and reduces wrinkles.
Oligopeptides strengthen the connective tissue in the skin through improved collagen formation, so that the skin network becomes stronger and more stable. The peptides are extracted from the fruits and seeds of the anise plant, which was originally cultivated in Egypt for its healing powers.
Active formulas with pentapeptides help to influence the skin’s own collagen production, strengthen the skin structure and reduce wrinkles.
The bioactive glycine saponin is one of the substances that effectively stimulates the formation of hyaluronic acid in the skin. It penetrates even into the deeper layers of the epidermis, where the wrinkles are formed, to stimulate the formation of new, replenishing hyaluronic acid. It is one of the ingredients in Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler.
Invasive wrinkle treatment with syringes
- Fill wrinkles with filler injections Fillers were developed to cushion the skin and thus reduce wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is most frequently injected. Deep nasolabial folds between nose and mouth are often treated with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers should only be injected in a medical practice environment.Medical research has shown that some skin care products containing hyaluronic acid can significantly improve the effect of the injections if the products are used regularly over a longer period of time after the injections, especially in the eye area. Hyaluronic acid is the main active ingredient in Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler and was tested in a clinical study with measurable success as an accompanying skin care product.
- Reduce wrinkles with Botox injections:With a Botox injection, the movements of the facial muscles are temporarily switched off. The active ingredient is usually injected on the forehead and around the eyes. This reduces expression lines. As the effect diminishes after several months, the injections must be repeated to maintain a lasting result.
These wrinkle treatments should always be carried out by a dermatologist or a suitably qualified person in a practice.