When fine lines begin to appear, your skin is starting to lose some of its elasticity. Learn how to treat fine lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles with beauty tips from Eva Scrivo, author of Eva Scrivo on Beauty: The Tools, the Techniques, and Insider Knowledge Every Woman Needs to Be Her Most Beautiful, Confident Self.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: The key to treating lines and wrinkles is to approach the problem from a few different angles. You have to plump, hydrate, and protect the skin. To plump it, you need to stimulate collagen production, which can be aided by products containing retinoids and peptides (the building blocks of protein), along with a healthy diet.
Humectants such as hyaluronic acid are ingredients to look for when buying a moisturizer or serum. Moisturizing the skin instantly rejuvenates it and softens the appearance of fine lines. Nourish it with a serum containing vitamin C, which is proven to repair the skin from free-radical damage (which causes wrinkles) and increase collagen production. And remember to apply sunblock daily.
I am also convinced that sleeping on your side or stomach makes creases more pronounced. Look in the mirror and compress your face with your hands to see what this does to the laugh lines and crow’s-feet. Over the years, I have trained myself to sleep on my back. Seriously, I make a mental note before going to sleep to turn on my back if I happen to shift to my side while sleeping. This gentle reminder sneaks into the subconscious and your body responds. It really does work.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eva Scrivo is one of today’s most well known and respected names in beauty. She is a highly acclaimed hair and makeup artist, radio show host, television personality, and an entrepreneur who owns a successful salon in New York City.