Top 6 Tips To Reduce Facial Wrinkles And Reverse Skin Ageing

by Laser Clinics Team on June 17, 2024

Top 6 Tips To Reduce Facial Wrinkles And Reverse Skin Ageing

Tired of pesky wrinkles stealing the spotlight? Whether they're fine lines etched around your eyes or deeper furrows on your forehead, wrinkles can be a frustrating reminder of the passing years. But don't worry, you're not alone!

Many of us are searching for ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore a more youthful glow to our skin.

The good news is that you don’t have to resort to drastic measures or expensive procedures. This guide covers natural tips, lifestyle changes, and minimally-invasive professional treatments to help minimise wrinkles and embrace your skin at every age.


1. Sun Protection is Your Skin’s Best Friend

Studies have long confirmed that UV ray exposure is a significant factor in visible signs of skin ageing, specifically for up to 80%.

And, you’re no stranger to the reminder - always wear sunscreen! Protect your skin by wearing a broad-spectrum product with at least SPF 30 every day, even when it’s cloudy outside.

In one study, researchers followed a group of people for four years. Half of the group used sunscreen daily, while the other half used it only occasionally. At the end of the study, the people who used sunscreen daily had 24% less skin ageing than those who used it only occasionally.

Don’t forget to reapply every two hours, especially when engaging in activities that may cause excessive sweating or moisture. Find shade during peak sun hours and wear protective clothing like wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses for added defence.


2. Try Facial Exercises and Massages to Achieve a Natural Facelift

It might sound a bit unconventional but facial exercises and massage have gained popularity as a natural way to tone facial muscles, improve circulation, and potentially reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

A clinical trial published in JAMA Dermatology found that middle-aged women who participated in a 30-minute facial exercise program every other day for 20 weeks showed a slight improvement in upper and lower cheek fullness

While the results were modest, this study suggests that facial exercises might offer some potential benefits in combating the signs of ageing.

Here are some techniques you could apply:

  • Gently push down on your forehead while trying to raise your eyebrows.
  • Smile widely and hold the position, then push your fingers gradually into your cheekbones.
  • Squint your eyes for a few seconds, then relax

Meanwhile, facial massages involve gentle strokes and kneading motions to stimulate blood flow. You may use your fingers, a jade roller, or a gua sha tool to massage your face. This helps relax the muscles, reduce tension, and puffiness, and improve skin tone.


3. Use Anti-Ageing Skincare Products

Make sure these ingredients are present in your skincare product:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: A humectant that draws water into the skin and plumps it up. It temporarily reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is commonly found in serums, moisturisers, and sheet masks.
  • Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals and brightens its complexion. Look for serums and creams with a stable form of vitamin C, like L-ascorbic acid.
  • Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is an all-in-one ingredient that reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles, and pores, and promotes an even skin tone. Niacinamide can be found in serums, moisturisers, and toners.


4. Ditch Smoking and Limit Alcohol Consumption

Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can accelerate skin ageing and wrinkle formation.

A study published in the Tanaffos journal in 2019 revealed that smokers’ skin showed a decrease in elasticity, increased roughness, and a higher likelihood of wrinkle formation compared to non-smokers.

Excessive alcohol consumption also takes a toll on the skin, leading to premature facial ageing. 

It was found in a study that heavy alcohol consumption was associated with increased upper facial lines, under-eye puffiness, and overall loss of volume in the midface.


5. Get Enough Sleep

Lack of sleep, on the other hand, disrupts the skin's natural repair processes, hindering its ability to regenerate and maintain its youthful appearance.

A 2013 study published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology found a significant association between sleep quality and skin ageing. Participants with poor sleep quality showed increased signs of intrinsic skin ageing, like fine lines and wrinkles, compared to those who enjoyed sound sleep. 

Additionally, they experienced diminished skin barrier function and expressed lower satisfaction with their appearance.

The study highlights the importance of prioritising sleep to maintain healthy, youthful skin. Aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep every night - or more - to allow your skin’s natural repair processes to work. 


6. Cosmetic Aesthetic Treatments

Natural approaches can yield significant improvements, but you might seek more targeted or intensive solutions for addressing wrinkles. 

Cosmetic Aesthetic treatments are a popular option that can provide noticeable results. Laser Clinics Australia's Soften & Smooth treatment, in particular, can effectively reduce and soften facial lines.

Please note that we will need to conduct a Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) screening if you seek Cosmetic Aesthetic Treatments at Laser Clinics Australia

This is a standard procedure per the latest guidelines set by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Medical Board of Australia. 

This screening helps us ensure that you are well-informed and comfortable with your decision, and allows us to address any underlying mental health concerns related to body image.

Wrinkles are a natural part of life, a reminder of the laughter, tears, and experiences that have shaped our lives. 

While we can’t completely erase them, we can embrace them as a symbol of a life well-lived. However, taking proactive steps to minimise their appearance and maintain healthy skin is a powerful way to boost confidence and feel our best.

Incorporate these natural tips into your lifestyle and explore professional treatments when needed. Be patient, consistent, and most importantly, kind to your skin. After all, it's the only one you've got!

Ready to explore professional treatments for facial wrinkles? Laser Clinics Australia’s expert therapists and Registered Nurses will assess your individual needs and craft a personalised treatment plan. 

Contact your preferred clinic today and let’s get you started on the Journey to Feeling Good!