Our skin undergoes a lot of changes as we age. Discolouration, dullness, uneven skin tone are some of the common skin issues faced by most women as they grow older. While discolouration and dullness can be concealed with the help of makeup, fine lines and wrinkles are the most difficult to get rid of once they appear. The market is loaded with tons of products that claim to put an end to both these problems, but you should know that there’s a considerable difference between wrinkles and fine lines.
Identifying the difference between these two before loading up on anti-ageing products will help you treat them better. In this article, you will learn the symptoms of each, causes and the right products to tackle them.
These are small, shallow lines that appear on the surface of the skin. Fine lines are associated with early signs of ageing and usually form due to repetitive facial movements like frowning, laughing, squinting and smiling. These lines are usually spotted around the mouth and eye area. With time, the skin loses its natural elasticity and these lines have a hard time bouncing back into position. Other common causes of fine lines include smoking, sun exposure and genetics.
How to treat fine lines?
Sun protection: Generous application of sunscreen is important to keep fine lines at bay. Look for a formula that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. The Lakme Sun Expert SPF 30 PA++ Ultra Matte Lotion is a non-oily formula that helps protect from sunburn, dark spots and premature ageing.
Retinol: Retinols and retinoids reduce fine lines by increasing healthy skin cell turnover and mildly exfoliating the surface. The Ponds Age Miracle Wrinkle Corrector Night Cream contains retinol C complex that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Healthy lifestyle: Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference to your skin. Quit smoking, reduce alcohol consumption, stay hydrated and eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to reduce fine lines.
In simple terms, wrinkles are fine lines that were left untreated. They are set deeper into the skin and far more noticeable. Like fine lines, wrinkles also form on certain areas of the face first and then progress into deep facial folds. They can often leave deep creases on your skin if left untreated. Ageing is one of the biggest causes of wrinkles, but other factors like sun damage, poor skincare habits, dehydrated skin can add to it.
How to treat wrinkles?
Hyaluronic acid: Dehydrated skin is prone to developing wrinkles, therefore, it is recommended to add hyaluronic acid into your daily skincare routine. This ingredient has water retention properties and keeps skin nourished for a long time. The Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E is a lightweight formula that is suitable for all skin types.
Chemical peels: Chemical peels exfoliate the top layer of the skin and are therefore very effective in treating wrinkles. A glycolic or trichloroacetic acid works best for heavily wrinkled skin.
Vitamin A: Vitamin A is an excellent ingredient for treating wrinkles. Its topical application will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent deeper creases. The Lakme Youth Infinity Skin Sculpting Serum is infused with vitamin A along with collagen boosters and niacinamide that prevent wrinkles, lifts and firms the skin.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Feb 22, 2021
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.