21 December 2013

Where Do Wrinkles Come From?

It all begins with a fine line. Then, as we age, it gradually deepens with every facial expression we make.

There are many reasons for the appearance of lines but it can be put down to aging and lifestyle, allow me to elaborate. 

As time goes by, your skin cells become thinner and lose their elasticity because of decreasing levels of collagen production in your body. Also as you age, your skin cells will divide more slowly which delays the process of repair and renewal. Aside from ageing, lines develop as a result of damage caused by the harmful Ultraviolet (UV) Rays of the sun. This causes the collagen in our skin to breakdown more rapidly, resulting in premature ageing.




Like sun damage; air pollution, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption also cause free radical damage to accumulate in our cells, which contributes to the rapid breakdown of collagen in the skin. Free Radicals not only cause the skin to wrinkle and sag but also speed up the appearance of brown spots and weaken the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Collagen is the chief constituent of the connective tissue that supports the structure of your skin, it is an important molecule for keeping your skin healthy. In fact, about 75% of your body’s collagen is in the skin. It is what gives skin a smooth, firm and youthful appearance and resilience. The problem is our body’s ability to produce collagen diminishes as we grow older. This decline is aggravated by the factors mentioned earlier plus poor nutrition and stress to name a couple more.

Nevertheless, there is good news! You can improve your skin’s condition in a variety of ways:
  • Prevent further damage from the sun by applying UV protection when heading outdoors.
  • Include high protein meals in your diet to support collagen production.
  • Invest in a high quality skin care regimen to nourish your skin.
Protein supplements are another good option to support collagen production in your body. In Malaysia and India, QNET offers a dietary supplement called nutriplus™ with Soy Protein Isolate which contains phytochemicals offering protection against free radicals. A superior skin care regimen will help protect and hydrate your skin while stimulating collagen production from the outside. Even on older skin, stimulating collagen synthesis is proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help maintain skin’s radiance and youthful glow.


It is recommended that the ideal age to boost or enhance collagen production is from age 23 to coincide with when the body naturally starts to reduce collagen production. This occurs at the rate of about 1.5 – 2 per cent per year until the age of 40 when your body produces very little collagen and signs of ageing are more prevalent.

Physio Radiance is QNET’s ultimate skin care regimen made in France that offers five types of paraben-free skin care and rejuvenation – Comfort Emulsion Cleanser, Remineralising Toner Lotion, Extreme Anti-Oxidant Serum, Radiance Enhancer Day & Night Fluid and Age Defying Patch. Physio Radiance has many active ingredients but notably one of those is Matrixyl 3000 which is recognised as the best fibroblast activator to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis.

So that’s it, there are some things, like ageing, which you cannot change. But there is plenty you can do to reinforce and protect your skin and keep it looking radiant!

(Courtesy - Sunny Shaper, The Personal Care Expert. His original article can be accessed here. Reproduced basically for those who usually land up on this blog.)

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