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Post date: July 10, 2024 | Blog

The Man’s Guide to Treat and Prevent Wrinkly Skin

As we age, wrinkly skin happens, it just is what it is. However, it doesn’t have to be as bad as you think. By working a good skincare routine and some general guidelines into your daily practice, you can do wonders to treat and avoid wrinkles from occurring.

In this quick guide, we’re going o go over the leading causes of wrinkles, as well as the best ways to treat, and prevent them from occurring in the future.

So, if you’re ready for some youthful and strong skin, continue reading on!

Understanding Wrinkles: Causes and Factors

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Before diving into prevention and treatment, it’s essential to understand what causes wrinkles. The primary factors include:

So, before we dive head first into the prevention and treatment aspect of this, we first need to discover what causes wrinkly skin in the first place! here are the primary causes:

  1. Aging: Aging reduces how elastic your skin is as well as how much collagen is produced. Collagen is a protein that makes up a large structural component in your skin and increases skin strength and elasticity.
  2. Sun Exposure: It’s no secret that UV rays damage skin and accelerate the aging process. It does this by causing damage to the DNA strings in our skin cells. Scary stuff.
  3. Lifestyle Choices: Obviously, smoking, poor sleep, excessive sugar intake, all of this leads up to unhealthy and easier-to-damage skin.
  4. Facial Expressions: Your facial expression tends to do what shirts do when they get out of the washer. Wrinkle. This is because something that is continuously put under stress will begin to take on that shape. This is also why botox works, because it temporarily “freezes” your muscles from contracting in certain areas that cause wrinkles.
  5. Environmental Factors: Pollution, dry weather, excessive heat or cold, alot of these factors affect skin health.

Prevention Tips for Wrinkly Skin

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Wear skin protection!

1. Sun Protection

Use Sunscreen Daily: You’ve heard it over and over again! Wear sunscreen. This is probably the fastest and easiest major step in avoiding wrinkly skin. Wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30 every day, even when it’s cloudy.

Wear Protective Clothing: The rule is: the less sun on your skin, the better for avoiding wrinkles. That’s not to say you can’t get your daily dose of vitamin D, but do so in moderation. Wear protective hats, long sleeves, or anything else that helps avoid direct skin contact when you aren’t intentionally sunbathing.

2. Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Balanced Diet: Antioxidants are your friends. They help fight aging by reducing certain types of stress on your skin. Antioxidants can be found in the best foods out there like natural fruits, vegetables, nuts, and even coffee.

Stay Hydrated: Dry skin is wrinkly skin. Drink more water and stay hydrated to keep your skin elastic, healthy, and free of flakes.

Avoid Smoking: This shouldn’t be news to anyone by now. Smoking causes lots more damage than to just your skin. It reduces blood flow and breaks down collagen as well.

Limit Alcohol: Alcohol also doesn’t help things. In fact, alcohol dries your skin out and leads to premature aging as well.

3. Skincare Routine

Cleansing: When cleaning your skin, you’ll want to make sure you use a gentle cleanser. That is, one that isn’t so harsh on oils that it tends to cause dry skin and strip too many of those necessary oils away. You want a sulfate-free cleanser like Volt’s body wash or beard and face wash. These won’t dry out your skin like most bar soaps or sulfate washes do.

Moisturizing: Apply moisturizer! This is going to be skin-specific. Do you have oily skin, dry skin, or combination skin? The answer to this question will affect what kind of moisturizer you should use.

Exfoliation: Exfoliate often to promote skin cell turnover and endorse the creation of new, soft, and healthy skin.

Treatment Options for Wrinkly Skin

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1. Topical Treatments

Retinoids: Retinoids are derived from vitamin A and help boost collagen as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines on the skin.

Antioxidants: Vitamins C and E are antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental conditions and improve texture. Use them!

Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid sounds scary, but this ingredient is found commonly in skincare products and is even naturally created by your body! It plumps up your skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

2. Professional Treatments

Chemical Peels: These kinds of treatments work by removing the top layer of skin, revealing newer, smoother, and more youthful skin underneath.

Microdermabrasion: This is a non-invasive method that you can use to exfoliate the skin and help improve collagen production leading to healthier skin.

Laser Therapy: It sounds like sci-fi, but laster therapy works by using light energy to stimulate collagen production and improve the skin’s texture.

3. At-Home Remedies

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera might just be one of the oldest and most commonly known skin remedies around. It’s widely known for its healing properties and can help improve skin elasticity.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is another popular skin product that’s been known for millenia. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that helps keep the skin hydrated and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

Honey: As one of the most common and stacked antioxidants around, honey can help slow down the aging process and keep skin looking youthful.

Conclusion

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Overall, preventing and treating wrinkly skin is a combination of lots of factors as well as the discipline to maintain lots of lifestyle choices and/or skin routines.

But, by following the tips outlined in this article, you can do everything you can at every level of effort to ensure that your skin remains healthy and young-looking for as long as possible!

Keep in mind, it’s never too early or too late to start taking care of your skin! If you want to start now, check out the quiz below to find your perfect Volt grooming product made with natural and skin-healthy ingredients.


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