How Wrinkle Repair Serums Work

February 6, 2018 Cosmetics
How Wrinkle Repair Serums Work

Wrinkles are creases or ridges on your skin that start appearing as you age. In the cosmetic industry, you can get skin repair products that promise to erase all signs of wrinkles. How effective are these really? Here are some things you need to know about how a wrinkle repair serum.

What causes wrinkles?
If you have noticed, every time you smile or frown, a groove or ridge forms on your facial skin. However, as you grow older, your skin’s elasticity reduces, the production of collagen decreases and your skin gets tight, resulting in permanent wrinkles. Apart from aging, there are a few common factors that cause wrinkles:

  • UV radiations/Sun damage
  • Habits like smoking
  • Pollution
  • Free radicals in the atmosphere
  • Genetic reasons
  • Illness and medication is taken for it
  • Mental and physical stress
  • Dryness in skin

A wrinkle repair serum treats all signs of aging and wrinkles and keeps your skin healthy. Many wrinkle repair products are a mix of naturally occurring and synthetic derivatives that postpone the aging process.

Here are some common ingredients that you should look for in your wrinkle repair serum are:

Retinol, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C
If your wrinkle repair serum contains Retinol, Vitamin C, and E, it means that it is going to act on preventing free radicals from damaging your skin. Free radicals are independent molecular species that exists all around the atmosphere. These are extremely reactive and usually, lead to cell damage. Damaged cells do not produce needed collagen, leading to all signs of aging including wrinkles. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that again fights free radicals from the atmosphere and also gives protection against UV rays.

Peptides and Hydroxy acids
A peptide is a building block of proteins. When applied to your skin, it directly communicates with collagen, encouraging excess production of the same. Peptides also help with acne and dark circles. There are different forms of Hydroxy acids including Alpha, beta, and polyHydroxy acids. All these help exfoliate the upper derma and remove the top layer of your skin. By doing this, your ridges disappear and you are left behind with a smooth skin tone.

Using Wrinkle repair serums

Here are few ground rules to follow before you start treating your skin.

  • Always apply the serum to cleanse your skin
  • Use very little product at a time.
  • Make sure you thoroughly massage the serum until it is absorbed
  • Use the product religiously for at least a few months before looking for results

It is advised to start using a good Wrinkle repair serum once you enter your 30’s. This will prevent long-term damage.