How to avoid and prevent wrinkles on the face?


Korana Marović

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Whether it's for aesthetics or some other reasons, Fights are the enemy of many people . They are not harmful in themselves and can add to the features of your face, but most of us prefer to keep them under control. Once wrinkles appear - it is difficult to completely remove them. However, the formation of wrinkles or the reduction of their appearance can be achieved with an appropriate skin care routine.

Aging happens, whether we like it or not, but it is legitimate to ask how to influence it and at least slow it down. The good news is that every year there are more things you can do to slow skin aging - you just have to commit to them. Below are some of the solutions!


It is well known that everyone's skin ages, and this is very obvious if we look at the difference between the skin of a small child and the skin of a 90-year-old.

The skin loses its elasticity over the years because the production of collagen slows down over time. The process of slowing down collagen production can be aggravated by various factors such as:

  • sun exposure
  • pollution
  • certain life habits

As you age, your skin becomes thinner and drier and loses moisture and volume, making it more prone to wrinkles.


Genetics can play a major role in how your skin ages over time. This type of aging is known as intrinsic aging.

But even if your family has acne-prone skin, you still have a good deal of control over your own skin and how well it ages. Although wrinkles are inevitable, a good skin care routine can greatly contribute to keeping her free of wrinkles for as long as possible or to reducing their appearance.

Below we list 8 steps that you can use to preserve the firmness of your skin.


It is a well-known fact how exposure to the sun can damage the skin and lead to pronounced premature aging. The most common cause of wrinkles is excessive exposure to the sun and insufficient application of SPF. Regular use of a UV protection cream has the ability to slow down the signs of skin aging, so it is extremely important to apply SPF 30 or 50 daily to protect yourself from dangerous UVA and UVB radiation - yes, even when it's cloudy outside, because the rays still reach successfully to us through the clouds! For added protection, wear a wide-brimmed hat, light-colored clothing that will reflect the sun, and, of course, sunglasses.

With the pressure on the importance of SPF coming from all sides, young adults are increasingly concerned about achieving and maintaining youthful and healthy skin for as long as possible, so the popularity of these products has grown greatly over the past few years.


Retinoids are one of the most studied anti-aging ingredients. These ingredients, among other things, have the ability to increase collagen production, which helps the skin to become fuller and more elastic.

Retinoids also promote skin regeneration and can promote the formation of new blood vessels, which can improve the overall appearance and texture of the skin. Namely, in addition to the fact that we begin to produce collagen slowly in our twenties, we lose moisture and elasticity in our thirties - which leads to thinner skin that is more susceptible to wrinkles. This is precisely why the 20s are the right time to prevent wrinkles (for example, by hydrating and protecting against UV radiation), and the 30s are the time to accelerate cell renewal and boost collagen production.

If you want to start using retinoids, it is recommended to start with retinol esters or retinol, as they are the weakest – although super effective – options. Also, as a substitute for retinol, try bakuchiol, a natural ingredient with a gentler effect. Find it in iu anti-aging oil L'ADRIA Rejuvenating oil.

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Moisturizers help nourish and hydrate the skin, which is especially important as you age, as the skin becomes drier and therefore more prone to wrinkles. Using a moisturizing cream containing hyaluronic acid and vitamin C is particularly effective in preventing the formation or deepening of wrinkles and is a sort of ideal first anti-aging before anti-aging.

Also, avoid any ingredients that you know irritate or are generally irritating as this causes dryness and even more damage. Instead, find moisturizers with ceramides that renew your skin or niacinamide to keep pores clear, like L'ADRIA Harmonizing cream, extremely moisturizing water creams which fantastically cares for oily and combination skin.


Your body needs water for almost every function it performs. In addition to vital functions such as flushing toxins from the body, aiding digestion and regulating body temperature, water can also help keep your skin healthy and hydrated from the inside out.


It has also been proven that eating habits are related to the appearance of wrinkles on the face, especially in women whose diet includes a large amount of red meat and unhealthy snacks. They have more wrinkles on their faces than women who include, for example, more fruit in their diet.

Foods that have high anti-inflammatory and/or antioxidant properties can also improve skin elasticity and protect against skin damage and premature aging. Some foods and drinks with these properties are:

  • avocado
  • salmon
  • olive oil
  • vegetables - especially carrots, pumpkin, leafy greens, peppers and broccoli
  • pomegranate
  • flax seeds
  • green tea

In addition to the aforementioned foods, sugar and refined carbohydrates will raise blood sugar and thus stimulate the release of insulin. Insulin causes inflammation of the skin, and of the whole body, because sugar binds to elastic and collagen fibers that make the skin fuller. Damage to the aforementioned fibers leads to less support for your skin, i.e. increased tendency to wrinkles.


Your sleeping position can affect the formation of wrinkles because by sleeping on your side or stomach, you create compression forces that can accelerate the formation of wrinkles, but also generally distort the skin of your face.

Silk pillowcases can be gentler on your skin than cotton ones, since they create less friction and prevent skin abrasion, so they are a good anti-aging tool with a quality care routine.

In addition to sleeping position and what you sleep on, it is also important to get enough sleep. When you don't sleep, your body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. With enough rest, you'll produce more of this human growth hormone, which helps the skin stay firmer and more elastic, so wrinkles are less likely to appear.


Tobacco smoke damages collagen and elastin! Also, nicotine in cigarettes causes blood vessels to narrow, which leads to reduced blood flow to the skin. As a result, the skin does not receive enough oxygen and nutrients such as vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining youthfulness.

Furthermore, the heat associated with cigarettes can also cause wrinkles. In addition, frequent pursing of the lips for inhalation can lead to premature formation of wrinkles around the lips.


Repetitive facial movements such as squinting, frowning or pursed lips can accelerate the formation of wrinkles. But if you find yourself frowning a lot, you might want to find ways to de-stress. Some helpful stress management techniques include:

  • yoga
  • meditation
  • regular exercise
  • deep breathing exercises


In conclusion, wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging, but there are steps you can take to slow their progress and prevent new ones from forming.

Lifestyle factors such as eating a vitamin-rich diet, drinking plenty of water, protecting your skin from the sun, not smoking and managing stress play a key role in keeping your skin healthy and youthful.

Using retinoids and moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid and vitamin C can also be effective in preventing wrinkles. If you have questions or concerns about products that might help prevent wrinkles, be sure to talk to your doctor or dermatologist.