In wellness, there are few things as frustrating as the search for quality skincare for aging skin. In the quest for smoother, younger-looking skin, the beauty industry bombards us with a myriad of products that claim to erase signs of aging. It’s easy — and frankly, smart, to question which of these products genuinely deliver on their promises.
At Ritual, we stand by a science-backed approach to aging by installing beneficial habits now that support your skin health in the future. One great approach to proactive aging is in supporting beauty from the inside-out. Isn’t it always what’s on the inside that counts?
We’ll explain here the intricacies of skin elasticity, what causes facial wrinkles and fine lines and a few tips on how to support your skin for the future. Read on to understand why taking care of your skin now is key to a smoother tomorrow.
What Causes Wrinkles and Fine Lines?
To understand what causes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, we need to first learn what factors contribute to their onset. Of course, there’s aging itself, which plays a big role because it leads to a gradual decline in skin elasticity. It also causes the production of less fat and essential proteins such as collagen in the deeper layers. (1)
Repetitive facial movements, also called facial muscle contractions, can etch lines into the skin overtime. Because skin loses its flexibility as we age it cannot spring back as quickly, resulting in grooves or lines that become part of our faces - like crow’s feet, laugh lines and the eleven line between eyebrows. As you read this now, are you frowning your forehead? Let that tension go.