We thought we would share with you some of our tips to help treat facial wrinkles naturally, without having to rely on using products. Also we thought you'd like to know about some of your body’s natural chemicals used to keep your skin looking great!

Everyone gets older and as we age our skin loses its ability to retain the moisture, causing it to shed and renew

skin cells a lot slower than when you are young.  The facial muscle's definition reduces as well which makes our skin looser resulting in jowls and bags around the eyes.

Having dry skin is a major factor in causing wrinkles which can occur by the loss of water from external pressures. These include over exposure to sun causing skin damage, drinking alcohol which can contribute to thinning of the skin layers exposing blood vessels nearer to the skin surface and finally, an unhealthy diet can cause spots and oily skin.

Facial wrinkles can also occur from the loss or reduction of 3 important things:

Collagen

Collagen is protein which is made up of long chains of amino acids strung together like chains of linked building blocks. When it is broken down, short segments of 3-5 amino acids form, called peptides.  Peptides are not just junk collagen; these “mini proteins” are active molecules. Applying peptides directly to your skin is a way to trick your skin into thinking that it has lost collagen recently and needs to make more. Copper peptides seem to promote collagen production and act as antioxidants.

They are needed for natural healing and regeneration of your skin and to help remove damaged collagen.  Young people have lots of collagen and taut skin, which gives them smooth skin and makes the rest of us very jealous.  In contrast, the older generation have much less collagen which starts to make skin thinner, and produce wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid

Which can also known as ‘Hyaluronan’ or ‘Hyaluronate’, is a carbohydrate, more specifically a ‘Mucopolysaccharide’ occurring naturally throughout the body. Its consistency and its goodness for the skin means that it can be found in skin care products as an excellent moisturiser. Because ‘Hyaluronic Acid’ has numerous benefits for the human body it is often given the name “Mother Natures Moisturiser.”

Elastin

Elastin is a protein found within the skin and tissue of your body. Elastin helps to keep your skin lovely and flexible but at the same time tight and elastic, this gives your skin a bounce-back reaction if skin is pulled slightly away from the face.

 If you are young, your body has lots of Elastin in the skin which means that the skin will return to its normal shape quickly after a slight pull. Elastin keeps the skin on your face smooth as it stretches when your face moves on a daily basis.  For example, when your face muscles flex when opening and closing the mouth to talk or eat, it is the Elastin that springs your skin back into shape. 

We hope you’ve found this post useful and if you have any other tips that you would like to add, please feel free to add them into the comments below. 

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