Under the skin: ironing out the secrets behind fine lines

Wrinkles and lines - little tell tale signs…

Whether you’re fretting over crow’s feet around the eyes or obsessively examining those forehead lines, it’s key to know what triggers those little wrinkles and, most importantly, how you can stop or delay them.

We debunk the myths and give you the lowdown on fine lines...

Myth #1 - Aging starts at 30

Although we may start to see more signs of aging as we hit our thirtysomethings, our skin can feel the effects of our lifestyles far earlier. Collagen production can slow by 1% every year from as young as 20, making our skin thinner and more fragile.

The key to anti-aging is to start early, as prevention is much better than the cure. Take note from the Korean beauty gurus, whereby anti-aging practices and a thorough skincare regime is ingrained in their lifestyle from a very early age. Use a nourishing anti-aging night mask such as Aquasource Everplump Night to stay ahead of the game. Enriched with an exclusive, dark cultivated algae extract, this powerful, regenerative formula is activated only in the absence of light, in order to help stimulate cell regeneration, boosting recovery and rejuvenation. Wake up with soft, plump, radiant and youthful skin, from your 20s to your 60s.

Myth #2 - Smiles cause the worst lines

Although it’s true that frown lines, smile lines or crinkly eyes all come from muscle contractions over the years, these aren’t the most predominant signs of aging. We develop lines around these areas, because each time that we laugh with our friends or smile for a selfie, a groove forms under the surface of the skin. When we’re young, the skin springs back, however as we get older, our lifestyles eventually affect our epidermis and it looses some of its elasticity and flexibility, resulting in more obvious fine lines.

But this isn’t a reason to stop smiling! Instead, why not focus on firming up your skin and providing your skin with enough nourishment to keep it plump and hydrated. Use a good moisturizer such as Aquasource Everplump, which, formulated with Blue Hyaluron, a natural hyaluronic acid, locks in moisture and helps your skin to look plumped and replenished, ironing out the fine lines on your complexion. In fact, 57 women who participated in a clinical study carried out by Biotherm, found that after one week of using Aquasource Everplump, the appearance of fine lines was reduced by 22.4%!

Holidays in the sun are to blame for my wrinkles. True and false!

Yes, the sun is the first culprit in early aging, as harmful UV rays break down collagen and elastin fibers, which makes skin weaker and more susceptible to wrinkles. In fact, studies have found that UV exposure is highly responsible for visible aging! But, rest assured, no one is suggesting putting an end to relaxing holidays (stress is another cause of early aging!), just remember to always use SPF as part of your daily skincare routine to protect yourself from UV damage, whether you are on holiday or not. Why not use Aquasource SPF 15 for double action protect and repair action? This nourishing moisturizer is enriched with Life Plankton, shea extract and Vitamin E to keep skin quenched and plumped, whilst also providing a barrier against UV rays.

Aging is a natural part of life whereby our life experiences are portrayed on our complexion, however why not look as young as you feel? Now that we know a little more about wrinkles, update your skincare routine to keep everyone guessing your age!

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