Why Do We Get Lines And Wrinkles?
The reason for fine lines and wrinkles as we age is the weakening of collagen and elastin fibers in skin mainly caused from long-term sun exposure, but also facial movements that create the actual folds and creases in skin. Laughing and smiling are inevitable, but squinting is preventable with good sunglasses. Skin care expert, Renée Rouleau offers solutions to reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
What Your Skin Needs Is Exfoliation And Hydration
If you were to take a piece of wood and hit it with a hammer, you would make an indentation in the wood. To smooth out the dent, a little sandpaper would make the dent less noticeable. The same rules apply with the skin. Wrinkles and lines are considered indentations in the skin, so by “sanding” down the skin with super exfoliators, the lines and wrinkles will be less deep, and therefore, less noticeable. It’s truly that simple! Once the skin is exfoliated, you should then focus on giving the skin intensive hydration to fill the cells with moisture and collagen-protecting ingredients so the lines appear plumped up.
Ingredients To Use In Your Skin Products
Studies show Glycolic Acid and AHA’S are truly the most effective topical ingredients for providing chemical exfolation to dissolve and loosen the glue that holds dead, dry skin cells together. By using an alcohol-free Renée Rouleau Glycolic Acid formula under your night time moisturizer while you sleep gives your skin an intensive exfoliation to reveal smoother, skin with less visible lines and wrinkles when you wake in the morning.
Is your skin looking tired? Use Renée Rouleau Glow Enhancing Cream to get the GLOW!
It maintains the proper functioning of cells by helping retain skin’s natural moisture. This ingredient can hold 1000 times its weight in water, resulting in enhanced elasticity, plumpness and moistness of the skin. Try Renée Rouleau Skin Drink and Moisture Infusion Toner, which are loaded with this amazing ingredient.
Increases the production of collagen VII to stimulate fibroblast proliferation and enhance collagen synthesis while renewing skin’s firming mechanism for a reduction in the appearance wrinkles. Try Renée Rouleau Advanced Resurfacing Serum.
“My skin is too sensitive for Retin-A at night, but the next best retinol bet has been Advanced Resurfacing Serum.” – Refinery29 (Read the Refinery29 feature here.)
Ingredients To Avoid In Your Skin Products
SODIUM OR AMMONIUM LAURYL / LAURETH SULFATE
Often found in gel and foaming cleansers to give its lather, this is an extremely drying ingredient and will strip the skin of its natural water resulting in the increased appearance of lines and wrinkles. All of the Renée Rouleau gel cleansers do not contain sulfates.
MINERAL OIL OR PETROLATUM
Due to its large molecular structure, these ingredients sit on the surface of the skin rather than getting absorbed into the skin where the skin needs its moisture the most. All of the Renée Rouleau moisturizers do not contain Mineral Oil or Petroleum.
SD ALCOHOL 40 OR DENATURED ALCOHOL
Commonly found in toners, this ingredient is extremely drying to the skin resulting in dead, dry skin cell build up. All of the Renée Rouleau toners are alcohol-free.
AVOID SLEEPING ON YOUR SIDE
Did you know that sleeping is the second cause of wrinkles? One surprising cause of premature wrinkling on the face and chest is sleep, or more precisely, the position of the body during sleep. To prevent the lines on the chest, marionette lines around the mouth, and wrinkles around the eyes, try to get in the habit of sleeping on your back. Sleeping on the side is like ironing wrinkles into the skin. This means that on average, you’re spending more than 2500 hours per year potentially reversing the positive effects of our skin care products.
WEAR SUN PROTECTION 365 DAYS A YEAR, RAIN OR SHINE
Studies indicate that 78% of the sun exposure you get in a lifetime is incidental sun exposure. You may say “I’m not out at all during the day,” but just walking to your car, driving in your car, sitting in your home or office near windows will give you uneccesary sun damage resulting in wrinkles. Windshields do nothing to protect you from UV rays, only sunscreen will. Renée Rouleau Daily Protection SPF 30 is lightweight and greaseless and won’t clog the pores.
AVOID DRINKING OUT OF STRAWS
We know the major reason for lines and wrinkles is sun damage, but they are also caused by facial expressions. So just as smiling will cause wrinkles around the eyes, drinking out of straws will cause wrinkles and lines around the mouth. If you’re concerned about preventing lines and wrinkles, then drinking from the glass is a much better option. Save that expression for kissing!
Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Her hands-on experience as an esthetician and trusted skin care expert has created a real-world solution — products that are formulated for nine different types of skin so your face will get exactly what it needs to look and feel its best. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”