Fine Lines And Wrinkles: Differences & 5 Tips To Prevent Formation
Looking youthful, vibrant, and strong is a desire for many people. In fact, if many people had their way, they’d remain young forever. But, natural aging is just part of life, and there is no escaping it. Neither is it something to be embarrassed about. Aging is marked by the appearance of large and deep folds of wrinkles, which, admittedly, can be an unpleasant sight to some people. That is going to be the main focal point of this article.
It’s not uncommon to hear people use the words “wrinkles” and “fine lines” interchangeably. However, technically speaking, they are not the same thing. So, what’s the difference between fine lines and wrinkles? The simple answer is that fine lines are considered to be early signs of wrinkles. A more detailed answer requires that we get down to the nitty-gritty of these two terms.
Dr. Elizabeth Houshmand is a board-certified dermatologist and Skincare.com consultant. In one interview she did back in 2018, she described fine lines as “tiny skin creases that usually occur in the most expressive areas of your face.” The most expressive areas of the face include: around the forehead, eyes, and mouth.
Fine lines are superficial in nature, which means that their depth hardly extends beyond the topmost layer of the skin. They are hard to notice, but for most people, as soon as they hit their early thirties, they become recognizable. They usually occur in anyone (or a combination) of the following ways:
- Tiny lines across the forehead
- Slight creases between the eyebrows
- Fine creases at the corner of the eyes
- Fine creases running throughout the thin skin immediately below the eyes
- Small creases at the corner of the mouth and sometimes around the lips
According to Dr. Houshmand, fine lines do not necessarily imply aging. She explains that fine lines could be a sign of dry skin, damage from excessive exposure to sunlight, or genetics. On the other hand, it should be noted that fine lines – if left untreated – can deepen with age. This is because the skin’s collagen and elastin begin to break down, making it lose its natural ability to snap back into its original shape and position.
Now, wrinkles, unlike fine lines, are deeper, more defined, and more noticeable to the eye. They form when fine lines are left untreated. The following areas in the face (and skin) are deemed to be high risk for wrinkle formation:
- Where fine lines formed
- Around saggy skin
- Where there has been substantial and gradual volume loss of skin
- Regions of repetitive motions such as eyes (for blinking and squinting) or mouth (smiling and talking)
Wrinkles are often caused by the age-related breakdown of the skin's collagen and elastin. The former holds up your skin while the latter maintains its elasticity. Sun damage, dehydration, genetics, and poor skincare routine can also lead to the early development of wrinkles. Dr. Houshmand believes that wrinkle formation can certainly be delayed by taking measures that actively lessen their appearance, which brings us to our next section.
How Can You Prevent Formation of Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
Since both fine lines and wrinkles are crease-based, preventative measures remain similar. However, you’ll be best served by addressing the fine lines before waiting until wrinkles form.
The most effective way of hydrating your skin is by drinking lots of water – which will find its way to your skin cells to prevent dehydration.
- Use Medical Grade Skincare Topical Products
Products infused with ingredients such as retinol can help your skin achieve healthy exfoliation and turnover. It is also important to use products that are developed for your specific skin type.
- Wear Sunscreen
Whether it’s winter or summer, make a habit of always wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen. It will protect your skin from the harmful UVA/UVB exposure.
- Advanced Skin Treatment
Make a habit of periodically having advanced skin treatment procedures such as chemical peels and skin resurfacing.
- Minimize Repeated Facial Expressions
If possible, minimize repetitive facial expressions and movements to avoid weakening the skin’s collagen and elastin.
Ultimately, everyone will develop wrinkles at some point as they age. Fortunately, there are preventative skincare measures that can be taken to slow the natural aging process and allow for graceful aging. These measures hardly disrupt a person’s day to day living; if anything, they support a generally healthy lifestyle.
A Satisfying Texture | Foundation for Dry Skin❤️
Look at this awesome close up of the AMOREPACIFIC - Color Control Cushion Compact Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 50 😍 I have this thing called Trypophobia (fear of small holes) but for some reason this close up just fascinates me. You can really see the luminescence of the foundation within the sponge! For those of you who aren’t familiar with CC formulas/cushion foundation, they are typically a smoother, more liquid-like formula than your average foundation that is made to even out skintone. Most true CC formulations focus more on skincare elements and a wee bit less on color/color ranges, especially those from Korean brands. Western brands definite amp up the diversity of their skintone range, as well as overall pigmentation in their formulas. This means you’ll find more full-coverage CC cream/foundation from “western” brands like IT Cosmetic’s it Cosmetics - it Cosmetics CC+ Cream SPF 50+ . (Not my favorite for dry skin. I felt like the Sahara Desert all over again when I used their formula 🙄) Therefore, it might be difficult to find a shade that fits you if you have a deeper skintone. Side note: I consider IT cosmetics to be a western brand because upon a bit of research, the company was bought by L’Oréal and the products are mostly manufactured in China. I love this foundation for super dry skin because of how moisturizing it is. It’s awesome for creating that second-skin finish with a natural, dewy glow. If you have light-medium with slight neutral-gold undertones and struggle with a bit of texture, this foundation line could work well for you! Every time I try something new or I’m stuck in a rut, I always go back to this foundation. I love the ease of use and blendability. The size is great for travel and I find that it doesn’t bother my dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin. You can get a medium to slightly buildable full coverage without “erasing” the dimension/shadows in your face. Even though it has SPF it doesn’t wash my face out completely and doesn’t create a white cast. If there is any, it’s only slightly noticeable. You would have to look reeeaaally close to see it. Layering on powder/cream products are a breeze. I found the best way to use this product is with a slightly damp beauty blender. Start by placing a little bit onto the skin and then proceed to layer more as needed. There is something to be mindful of when you are using this product. If you live in a more humid/moist climate, I would add a little powder after your face primer and then proceed to add this foundation to help keep this in place throughout the day. You could also carry a powder puff with you throughout the day for touch-ups. Because the foundation has high moisture and provides a dewy finish, it can impact the longevity if you live in an moist/humid area 😊 Yay to a healthy glow! ❤️😄
RENTINOIDs: the BEST super ingredient
🌸 note: two of the products in my picture are prescription only, high grade retinoids. but i have tagged their drug store dupes that are the SAME product with a lower concentration 🌸 WHAT IS A RETINOL? in the most basic form, a retinoid is a form of VITAMIN A which encourages skin cells to break down and turn over faster, resulting in reduction of acne, wrinkles, dark spots and signs of aging. It promotes collagen production, unclogs pores, and reduces scarring. its actually thickens skin, preventing wrinkles from forming ☀️☀️ALWAYS USE AN SPF WITH RETINOIDS☀️☀️ because your skin cells are dying and regenerating so quickly, you are much more prone to sunburns. And we know sunburns are literally life-threatening they vary HIGHLY in strength (weak to strong list) ￼ ￼- retinoid esters: The weakest version of a retinoid, but is good for sensitive skin, surface level ￼ retinol: found in a variety of products, works on the cellular level of skin - adapalene (differin):￼ Used to be prescription only but can now be found in a low-dose age in most drug stores. penetrates deeper and slows the production of sebum with faster cell turnover ￼- retinoic acid (Retin-A/tretinoin): works deeper in the skin, can produce overnight results in the form of dead skin peeling. Very advanced skin cell turnover, as it penetrates and stimulates cell death and production. Skin can become very sensitive, irritated , and red ￼- isotretinoin (Accutane): essentially sebum production is very limited and skin cell turnover is dramatically increased. on ingestible medication that will make your skin peel, dry out, and really kill acne. It’s prescription only but very effective. 🌸 products i use! prescription only: ADAPALENE 0.3% dupe: DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel ADAPALENE is the primary form of retinol in this product. this has been my go to product for years, it makes me less sun sensitive then Retin-A 0.05%, while still giving me excellent skin cell turnover and anti aging benefits. It helped my skin go from absolute shiz to a much cleaner glowing face (see 4th pic) prescription only: RETIN-A 0.05% dupe: janssen - Retino-A 0.05% Tretinoin Cream TRETENOIN is the primary form of retinoid in this product. these two may actually be the same product, but the one that I have I know is usually prescription grade. it will make your skin peel overnight, so I use it as a spot treatment if I get any deep set nodular acne. i used this for a couple years but it made me really sun sensitive, it is very strong! luxury brand: SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum RETINOL ESTER and CoQ10 are the primary forms of retinal in this product. this claims to have a 6.5% blend of stabilize retinoids and botanical retinoid alternative extracts. I think that it is incredibly overpriced for what it is. There are very similar dupes such as those from the inkey list and the ordinary
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For this year's Halloween look, I opted for this one. For a detailed tutorial visit my Youtube channel Nita's Glam World. 😊❤️
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🍵 green tea works!! for dark circles
I've had struggles with insomnia since I was a kid. At one point, I accepted my dark circles. But sometimes, making yourself look healthier can make you FEEL better. And that's important. When you lose sleep, your skin gets paler, & your blood vessels dilate. So thin, pale skin + bigger vessels = dark under eyes. The 1st solution is to sleep more. But the 2nd works really well for our off days! 🍃 GREEN TEA TREATMENT 🍃 I was skeptical of this at first. But it WORKS. In the first pic (above), I had gotten 4 hours of sleep. In the after (below) pic, I had done a green tea bag soak. Tutorial : ￼Soak two tea bags in water in your refrigerator. I left mine overnight. Try to use pure green tea. I used the #Twinings - Green Tea[products]#[FiveStars] ￼Take the bags, squeeze excess water, and apply them over your eyes. Leave a little water so it can get snug on your eyes (like a blanket). I put the thick end on my under eye, and fit the top part on my upper lid. Both are important to reduce dark circles. ￼Remove after 15 minutes. And that's it! Your eyes will look less red, and you'll feel more awake. I know the process is long- so it's not ideal for when you're in a rush. But it's also very anti-anxiety. My facial muscles felt relaxes, and the redness was 75% gone. My skin felt tighter (in a good way) for a few hours. 🍂TESTING ANOTHER METHOD🍂 I wanted to try a quick under eye cream for days where I only have a minute. So I tried the PACIfICA - Rose Jelly Beauty Sleep Undereye Gel In the 4th pic, the top is me before, and the bottom is me after. What I did: ￼Leave it in the fridge over night ￼In the morning, rub the product in (using the glass beads to massage the eyes). Sadly, the difference was minimal. It made me feel relaxed, but I wonder if I should have used more of the gel / kept the cooling beads on longer. 🧪 INGREDIENTS BREAKDOWN 🧪 I think green tea worked better because I kept it on (and cold) so long. It has a high concentrate of caffeine and ECGC. Both constrict blood vessels, and reduce inflammation. The Pacifica product has caffeine, too. But its first ingredient is witch hazel (reduces swelling). It also has caffeine, rose extract (reduces lines), and blue tansy (soothes irritation). All these are helpful to target dark circles, but maybe they're not potent enough. And the tube is small, so I don't want to use too much of it. On the plus side, it kept my under eyes moisturized all day. So I'll still take it for on the go. But if you REALLY need to look awake for a Zoom meeting or appointment? Green tea is the way to go!
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