Wrinkle Care During COVID-19

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Does the COVID-19 epidemic mean that we stop our wrinkle treatment regiment? Hardly. If anything, the epidemic lets us focus on a well-formulated plan to get rid of wrinkles. Let’s look at the ways we can get a head start on a treatment plan.

 

DIET

First of all, the foundation for healthy skin is a healthy diet. No matter how many products you use to get rid of wrinkles, you won’t get the best results if your diet contributes to poor health. Here are some foods that can help you maintain smooth, healthy skin:

NUTS
Brazil, cashews, macadamias, almonds, and pistachios guard against aging skin by lowering cholesterol and their anti-inflammatory effects. 

PINEAPPLE
Pineapples are rich in manganese, which activates an enzyme called prolidase, which provides the amino acid proline required in the formation of collagen in the skin. Collagen plays a role in the skin’s strength and elasticity.

DARK CHOCOLATE
The dark variety, loaded with flavanols, increases the blood flow to the skin. Flavanols absorb UV radiation, protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the skin.

LEMON, LIME JUICE and ORANGES
Vitamin C contained in these citrus fruits plays a vital role in maintaining genetic health, and its a crucial way to keep skin looking brighter and younger, and it also helps build collagen.

BLUEBERRIES
Blueberries (and most other berries) contain more antioxidants than almost any other fruit. They offer protection against free radicals from sun exposure, stress, and pollution.

WATERMELON
Packed with lycopene that acts as a natural sunblock, watermelon protects your skin from ultraviolet rays that damage and age the skin. The massive water content in watermelon helps keep your skin hydrated and plump.

POMEGRANATE SEEDS
These tiny seeds contain compounds that fight damage from free radicals and increase your body’s ability to preserve collagen.  

SWEET POTATOES and CARROTS
Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A, and they help fight off fine lines and wrinkles by revitalizing damaged collagen. Vitamin A helps to restore and regenerate damaged collagen. 

COOKED TOMATOES
Cooked tomatoes, loaded with the antioxidant, lycopene, helps protect skin from damage. Cooking tomatoes makes the lycopene easier to absorb.

SPINACH
Spinach is loaded with phytonutrients, protecting your skin from sun damage. It also contains beta-carotene and lutein, nutrients that improve skin elasticity.

AVOCADOS
Avocados contain fat that protects the mitochondria and DNA from free radical damage, which means healthy and radiant skin.

PUMPKIN SEEDS
Pumpkin seeds, loaded with zinc, vitamin E, sulfur, and omega-3 fats, help heal, nourish and hydrate skin. 

SALMON
Salmon is one fish that contains abundant amounts of omega-3 acids. Omega-3s attract water to skin cells and plump up the skin and reduce wrinkles.

WATER
Water keeps your body hydrated. The more hydrated you are, the fewer wrinkles and fine lines that you’ll see. Water helps your skin maintain moisture, which increases its elasticity. Being hydrated will also help reduce puffiness and clear acne. 

 

SLEEP

Your body rejuvenates while you sleep. Make sure you get enough sleep, so you wake up refreshed. During sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases, and rebuilds collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots. The production of antioxidants also increases, reducing free-radical damage.

 

TOPICAL CARE

There’s an advantage to being at home — you can really get your wrinkle care routine grounded. Silicone pads, for example, work by creating a micro-climate between your skin and the silicone pad — work the best when you have them on for a few hours. So while you’re at home waiting out the pandemic, you can instigate a total wrinkle makeover.

Let’s talk about how these silicone pads work. Silicone is used in the medical industry to treat keloid scarring due to its properties that help the skin increase moisture and strengthen the collagen structure. As the silicone pad is placed on the skin, it draws moisture to the surface, plumping up the skin, and increases the blood flow. Increased blood flow helps in the production of collagen, which is key to fighting wrinkles. Not all silicone pads perform the same way, however.
You need to choose a manufacturer with longevity in the business, and manufactures their pads in a sterile environment, without the use of fillers and adhesives. You want to make sure the manufacturer has been in business for a while and has garnered trust and reliability. With this in mind, SilcSkin is a company with twenty years in the anti-wrinkle business.

Available in almost 3,000 spas and distributed worldwide, SilcSkin manufactures clinically tested anti-wrinkle pads in a sterile environment. Their pads are made using a platinum curing process, an expensive method of curing silicone so that there is no residue left behind. This method also results in stronger silicone, so that the pads last longer and takes wear and tear better. SilcSkin anti-wrinkle pads are an excellent method of lessening the appearance of wrinkles, and their award-winning Eye Pads, and Multi-Area Pads are great for lines that form on the areas above your Covid-19 mask.