Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of skin ageing. As we age, our skin’s production of collagen and elastin naturally decreases, reducing the elasticity of the skin. Oil production also decreases causing your skin to become more dry and dehydrated. These factors result in the skin beginning to sag, causing the lines and crevices in the face to become what we know as wrinkles.

Excess exposure to the sun is also a main factor in causing wrinkles. The UV rays produced by the sun, break down the collagen and elastic fibres in the skin, causing it to lose strength and elasticity prematurely, resulting in lines and wrinkles.

Prevention begins with adequate sun protection. Covering the skin where possible, and the use of spf 30+ sunscreen is essential. Keeping the skin hydrated and healthy will keep the skin producing collagen and elastic fibres, which provide support and elasticity to the skin.

Others factors that may help to reduce the start of wrinkles are a healthy diet, and avoid smoking. These will assist in maintaining a healthy blood supply full of vitamins and nutrients to your skin.

Treatments to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles include: