As we age, our skin cells age too, changing the appearance of our skin overall. Aging gracefully for you might mean embracing these changes to your skin tone and texture, but some prefer to address the visible signs of aging. [
If your main skincare concerns are fine lines and wrinkles, True Botanicals has got your back.
How Do You Address Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
When looking into anti-aging methods, you’re bound to find some seriously intense suggestions ranging from injections and chemical peels, to Botox and laser resurfacing, all the way to plastic surgery.
While there’s nothing wrong with discussing those options with your dermatologist, we think it’s best to start by tailoring your skin care products to your skin care concerns.
The main thing to keep in mind while trying to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or trying to prevent fine lines from becoming wrinkles, is that you’re basically looking to supplement your skin’s natural way of taking care of itself.
It’s not about finding some miracle product with an unpronounceable ingredient that claims it’s going to completely change your face — it’s about focusing your skincare routine on products formulated to step in where your surface skin cells have started to drop the ball a bit as you age.
With that in mind, let’s talk about what makes a great natural skincare routine for aging skin.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Like we said, your skin tends to retain moisture less readily as you get older, so it’s crucial to focus on restoring your skin’s hydration levels. Not only is this great for brightening the appearance of your skin and for maintaining your skin’s moisture barrier, but it’s also helpful if you’re noticing some fine lines and you’d like to keep full-on wrinkles at bay.
Dehydrated skin can cause fine lines to develop into wrinkles faster because dry skin is more susceptible to creasing, essentially deepening these fine lines. Moisturizers help trap hydration against your skin to mask fine lines and shallow wrinkles.
If you prefer a cream moisturizer, we recommend our Chebula Extreme Cream. Our Chebula Extreme Cream is a moisturizing triple threat: she delivers extreme hydrating moisture, extreme antioxidant benefits, and extreme skin barrier optimization. In fact, this cream is formulated with Chebula, a cascading antioxidant that fights oxidative stress and free radical damage all day long.
What makes Chebula Extreme Cream such a unique innovation is that it’s formulated without pore-clogging waxes that are ubiquitous in conventional moisturizers. This allows for its anti-aging ingredients to sink deep into the skin to nourish, moisturize and help strengthen the skin barrier.
If you’re really struggling with dehydrated skin, our Pure Radiance Oils are the way to go. You can use these moisturizing face oils in place of a cream moisturizer, or you can layer any of them in with your cream moisturizer to quench extra-thirsty skin.
OurRenew Pure Radiance Oil has been dubbed “the ultimate no-makeup skincare,” and has been the most in-demand face oil by top makeup artists and celebrities for more than a decade because it helps skin perform at its optimum withskin barrier-supporting plant actives. This luxurious cult-favorite moisturizing face oil actually helps address signs of skin aging while giving anoff-the-charts, youthful-looking glow.
This best-selling face oil is nutrient-rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that deeply moisturize and combat visible signs of aging — in fact, it’s clinically proven to outperform a leading anti-aging moisturizer.*
Rather than one secret ingredient, our Renew Radiance Oil features a revolutionary blend of 14 highly absorbable seed oils, algae extract, and astaxanthin to help deliver more moisturized, plump, and youthful-looking skin.
And if the idea of a face oil makes you nervous, there’s no need to be. Our face oils are optimized to work with your skin, not against it, so they absorb quickly, and are safe for use even on oily skin. They won’t leave any residue behind — just moisturized, plump and youthful skin.
Treat Your Eyes With Care
In addition to a nourishing moisturizer, it’s important to recognize areas of your skin that behave differently from others. The skin around your eyes is more sensitive than the rest of your face, and it’s also thinner. Because your skin tends to become thinner overall as you get older, this makes the areas around your eyes particularly vulnerable to the signs of aging.
If you’re looking to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay, it’s time to take eye creams seriously! As the skin around your eyes thins with age, the blood vessels beneath the surface become more visible, making dark under-eye bags more and more likely over time. The right high-performance eye cream can fight all of these problems at once to leave you with a more even, youthful complexion after every use.
Our Resurrection Radiance Eye Cream is clinically proven to deliver instant and real, long-term results without any silicones, waxes, shimmers, fillers, or toxins. This eye cream is jam-packed with only the good stuff.
A unique and powerful moisture retention complexfrom nature’s most resilient plant,the
Resurrection Plant, is paired with two optimal weights of Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and plump instantly, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
In fact, this eye cream is clinically proven to deliver both instant and long-term results to dramatically reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles.** If you want to give your crow’s feet the boot, now’s the time!
Don’t Sleep on Serums
Whether you’re trying to stave off breakouts, strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier, or improve the appearance of fine lines and other signs of skin aging, there’s a serum that can help you get to your skincare goals and beyond.
Serums are especially helpful if you have a few different concerns with your skin you’d like to tackle at once. You can use one serum in the morning and one in the evening that both target different things, or you could even alternate a couple of different serums from day to day.
We mentioned Chebula, a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties when we were talking about moisturizers. If you’re looking to double down on your battle against crow’s feet and wrinkles, adding Chebula Active Serum to your routine can help you go that extra mile to really hydrate your skin with powerfully nourishing topical antioxidants.
This serum uses cutting-edge Chebula to help deliver smooth-feeling, young-looking skin. In fact, our Chebula Active Serum is clinically provento outperform two leading anti-aging serums on the market.***
This serum is better at smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and it’s better at evening skin tone. What else could you ever need?
If dryness is a particular concern for you, especially with aging skin, it’s also worth exploring a serum that helps your skin retain moisture, in addition to your usual moisturizer.
Our Renew Repair Nightly Treatment is a great hydrating serum to use in your evening routine. Repair Night Oil floods your skin with Peptides,Hyaluronic Acid, and Ceramides during the skin’s nighttime recovery process to target dehydrated, sunken, and sagging skin. Most importantly, Repair Nightly Treatment works with your skin’s natural processes to help skin look firmer and plumper.
This serum is formulated with proprietary bioactive peptides from seaweeds sustainably sourced off the coast of Mendocino, California to help nourish the skin with what it needs to fight visible signs of skin aging. That’s why our MADE SAFE® certified Renew Repair Nightly Treatment gives you all the good without the bad.
And Don’t Forget the Whole Picture, Either
It’s easy to focus so much on taking care of your facial complexion that you forget that the rest of your skin may need a little love too! Certain areas of our bodies are more prone to visible signs of aging than others, like our face — but areas like your neck and the backs of your hands can show signs of aging, too.
Be sure to include your neck at least occasionally in your skincare routine.
Swiping some leftover serum and moisturizer across your neck and upper chest takes only a little effort but can go a long way toward keeping your skin looking younger, for longer.
It’s also important to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen all over, not just on your face! Sun exposure can damage the skin all over your body, so it’s important to share the love when it comes to SPF application.
We recommend using a daily sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to keep harmful UVA and UVB rays at bay. Serums and moisturizers can help with shallow signs of aging, but the best way to stave off deep wrinkles is to apply daily broad-spectrum sun protection.
What Causes Skin To Change as You Age, Anyway?
You may be wondering why you don’t end up with tons of fine lines and even wrinkles at a younger age if they’re mostly caused by repeated motion. This is simply because your skin changes with age and exposure to environmental factors.
While forgoing SPF on your face for a pool day may have seemed fine when you were younger, years of unfiltered, unblocked UV rays can break down your skin’s elastin through a process called oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress occurs when free radicals cause damage to your skin. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can wreak havoc on your skin and body as they attempt to stabilize. Oxidative stress is primarily the result of sun damage, although other environmental factors can create oxidative stress. Even your own body creates free radicals!
That’s why skintellectuals everywhere love the extreme antioxidant Chebula, which works hard in our Chebula Extreme Cream!
Over time, exposure to ultraviolet light and oxidative stress can make it harder for your skin to hold its shape, resulting in the look of sagging skin.
Speaking of which, gravity also has an impact on your skin. Regardless of sun damage, your skin will lose some of its elasticity over time as part of the natural aging process. This can result in skin sagging or drooping in certain areas where gravity has the biggest effect. This loss of elasticity also results in the deepening of fine lines into wrinkles.
Another big change that happens with your skin as you get older is a reduction in your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is what makes your skin look firm, plump and bright, while elastin is what helps your skin adapt to stress and bounce back. If you pinch the skin on the back of your hand and let go, you can watch as your skin’s collagen and elastin work to help your skin snap back to its original shape.
As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin. This breakdown of collagen results in crepiness, wrinkles, and dullness.
Aging also makes your skin more susceptible to dryness regardless of your skin type because as you age, your sebaceous glands produce less oil. Sebum is part of your skin’s natural hydration system, so losing it is kind of a big deal for your skin.
There are habits you can create from a young age to help your skin look youthful longer, such as applying daily SPF and staying hydrated. However, many of the processes that lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles are totally unavoidable and completely natural!
What’s the Difference Between Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
Fine lines are basically pre-wrinkles that sit in the upper layers of skin. You can develop fine lines at any age, even if you’re relatively young. It’s possible you have some fine lines by the corners of your eyes, your forehead, your nose, or around your mouth right now. These aren’t anything to be ashamed of, and they’re not a sign of being “old” either.
Fine lines form from repeated facial expressions and movements over time. That’s why areas like the corners of your eyes or lips are prone to fine lines — they’re a sign that you laugh and smile a lot.
As you and your laugh lines mature, they may become more pronounced, and develop into wrinkles. Wrinkles are deeper and more permanent parts of your skin’s landscape, and they often extend further into your dermis. There are two types of wrinkles: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles are the lines that appear while your face is in motion, and are generally only visible when you’re smiling, laughing or even frowning. They’re caused by your facial muscle movements, so you can have them at any and every age.
Static wrinkles remain visible even after your face relaxes. Static wrinkles tend to form as you age and your skin’s flexibility and elastin fibers decrease. Because of this, they’re more obvious to the eye, and more difficult to address if you’re trying to turn back the clock on your complexion.
Aging gracefully doesn’t mean you can’t treat your skin with care to keep your complexion as bright and youthful as possible. And with a few easy adjustments in your skincare routine, working to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles has never been easier.
Explore all of True Botanicals’ Natural Anti-Aging Skincare formulas here, and see how powerful natural ingredients can give you your most youthful skin yet!
Clinical Data Disclaimers:
*Based on a 54-day clinical study of 20 women aged 30 – 60, twice daily use.
**In an independent scientific clinical blind study on 31 people over 6 weeks.
***Based on a 6-week single blind comparative clinical study of 30 women aged 35-65 with twice daily use.