Anti-aging: Using wrinkle creams

Top tips for minimising the appearance of wrinkles

Aging is natural and every one of us will start to notice fine lines and wrinkles appearing on the face at some point, but there are ways to slow down the aging process.

The truth about wrinkles and aging

Discover what causes fine lines and wrinkles and how you can combat them at home.

Why do we get wrinkles?

Wrinkles are an inevitable part of life and will affect all of us eventually. As we age, our skin undergoes changes. Not only does it become thinner and drier, it is also no longer able to protect itself from damage from free radicals as well as it once could. These factors lead to a loss of elasticity and cause wrinkles and fine lines to appear. 

Your genetic make-up has a big influence over when you’ll start to develop wrinkles and how severe they will be. In addition, your level of exposure to UVA rays has a huge impact on skin aging as well.

Prevention is always better than cure

Although wrinkles will catch up with us all at some point, your lifestyle and skin care routine will have a big impact on how quickly you start to notice fine lines. With a healthier lifestyle and regular use of a good wrinkle cream, you can stay looking youthful for longer.

Effective lifestyle tips for preventing wrinkles

  • Keep your skin hydrated by drinking a lot of water.
  • Eat a healthy diet with fresh fruit, veg and omega-3 fatty acids to give the skin cells what they need to regenerate.
  • Sleep on your back to prevent any tugging on the skin during the night.
  • Avoid touching your face unnecessarily.
  • Don’t smoke and avoid excessive amounts of alcohol, caffeinated and dehydrating drinks and overly salty meals.

What products should I use to combat wrinkles?

Having a comprehensive anti-aging skin care routine is the key to avoiding and minimising wrinkles.

Find a wrinkle cream that works for you

There are lots of different anti-aging face creams available and it’s important to find one that will give you the results you’re looking for.

During the day, a lighter formula is best. NIVEA VITAL Multi Active Anti-Age Day Cream Soy absorbs quickly, reduces lines and wrinkles and will leave the skin noticeably firmer.

It’s at night that your skin cells regenerate and repair themselves more quickly. Applying a good night cream can aid this process. Try NIVEA Pure & Natural Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream with bio argan oil, which contains 95% natural ingredients and will visibly improve the appearance of wrinkles as you sleep.

Using an SPF could make all the difference

Damage from UVA rays can accelerate the aging process by causing damage to the skin. If you’re going to be exposed to the sun, try to wear an anti-wrinkle cream with SPF like NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Extra Protection Day Care SPF 30.

Hyaluronic acid: For smooth and silky skin

Look out for products with hyaluronic acid. Try NIVEA Cellular Anti-Age Skin Rejuvenation Concentrated Serum, which instantly smooths the skin’s appearance and fights signs of fatigue.