Got much lined up for summer? It doesn't have to be your forehead!
Fine lines commonly crop up on your forehead and around your eyes from your 20s as collagen production starts to slow up- but don’t panic - these may not be as deep as you think. In fact, they’re likely not even proper wrinkles yet! They’re found on our epidermis, which is the surface layer of our skin.
They can be the result of dehydration, under exfoliation, or using the wrong skincare. External factors like UV exposure and free radical activity (often caused by pollution) can also contribute to their depth.
For starters, your little lines might be 'drinkles'. What are ‘drinkles’ we hear you ask? Drinkles are our nerdie term for the fine lines caused by dehydration. Do you ever notice these little lines appear deeper after a night of poor sleep/drinking alcohol/neglecting your water intake… Meet your drinkles!
Everybody can get drinkles. You see, dehydrated skin differs from dry skin, with the latter being a skin type you are born with and the former a condition that can happen to ANY skin type. If you have dry skin, it means you’re lacking sebum (aka oil, our skin’s natural moisturiser), whilst dehydration occurs when you are lacking water content. A diminished water supply in the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, can cause premature ageing in the form of “drinkles” which only appear on the epidermis yet can deepen further into wrinkles if water isn’t replenished.
Unfortunately, dehydration occurs more frequently as we get older as our skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid and ceramides starts to deplete from our mid-twenties. Exposure to environmental irritants such as the weather, UV exposure, and pollutants can weaken the skin barrier, which allows more moisture to escape which equals further dehydration – not ideal. It’ll also let external aggressors enter which could spell inflammation, irritation and sensitivity.
The good news? Dehydrated skin can be rectified with barrier repairing skincare and formulas that replenish lost moisture. Thankfully, our skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid and ceramides can be “topped up” through our skincare.
This is where Skin Veg Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum comes in. Skin Veg is packed with low molecular (5kDa) hyaluronic acid to draw and anchor water into the upper and lower layers of skin. Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as a water reservoir, as each molecule impressively holds 1000x its weight in water. Step forward juicy forehead of dreams! The eye area can also slurp up Skin Veg’s nourishing recipe, our serum is ocular tested meaning this delicate area can also book a fast-track ticket to destination hydration.
Follow up with a lipidic moisturiser like Skingredients Skin Good Fats Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturiser, which contains skin-native ceramide NP to boost barrier function and protect moisture stores - bid farewell to thirsty skin!