Dr Bollmann, Anti-Aging and Skin Care Specialist
Wrinkles are a result of age-related weakening of the skin's collagen and elastin, the fibers that keep the skin firm in youth. They start usually between age 30-35, as the body begins to stop laying down collagen.
Humans express feelings, and as such, these emotions become the fine lines seen with aging. Squinting leads to crow's feet (lines radiating from the corners of the eyes), frowning causes frown lines (furrows between the eyebrows), and laughing leads to laugh lines (arc-shapes around the mouth).
To prevent and minimize fine lines and wrinkles, wear sunblock with an SPF 40 or greater, whenever you venture outdoors for more than 15 minutes. In 2005, Canadian researchers proved that beta glucan, the soluble fiber found in the cell walls of oat kernels and an ingredient in some skincare products, can penetrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
To treat wrinkles, a combination of ingredients are necessary, including retinol and alpha-hydroxy acids. And to remove the brown spots that occur with sun damage and age, hydroquinone and other bleaching agents help the skin return to its' normal, healthy appearance. The Bare Skin Care program for wrinkles contains all these ingredients, along with many other natural, organic skin care ingredients.
If you see your mother when you look in the mirror, restore yourself with Bare Skin Care.
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First, the answer is yes, retinol can make wrinkles worse, especially when you first start using it. What is happening is a drying effect, and one can get epidermal sliding from separation from the dermis. But this is temporary, and will eventually end up tightening the skin around the eyelids, provided you are using a potent retinol preparation.