How to Treat Dark Spots & Discolourations

How to Prevent and Get Rid of Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Developing fine lines and wrinkles is a natural part of the aging process, and while we’re all for aging naturally and gracefully, preventing and reducing your fine lines can go a long way in boosting your confidence. That’s why Kiehl’s has been working tirelessly since 1851 to provide natural science-based solutions for the most difficult of skin complaints - including wrinkles. So, follow our tried and tested advice in preventing and reducing the fine lines under your eyes, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and more.

What are wrinkles and what causes them?

As aging occurs, the middle layer of the skin, also known as the dermis, begins to thin. Made up of fibres like elastin and collagen, the dermis is what gives skin its bounce and elasticity. As production of collagen slows, skin becomes drier, thinner, and less elastic. This is when depressions on the surface of skin can begin to form, giving way to wrinkles and fine lines.

Apart from the natural aging process, other lifestyle factors like sun exposure, diet and repetitive behavioural positions can affect how your skin ages. This includes the habit of looking down at your phone screen and the application of your skincare routine. Luckily, all these factors are within our control - so with a few small changes made in your routine, preventing and getting rid of fine lines can be easier than you think.

Although, we must keep in mind that not all wrinkles are created equal. From the lines under your eyes to crow’s feet, targeted solutions are often needed to combat different types of wrinkles. In general, there are three major types of wrinkles common to the face and neck area, these are known as wrinkle folds, dynamic wrinkles, and static wrinkles.

What is the difference between wrinkle folds, and dynamic and static wrinkles?

Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repetitive muscular movements, like squinting or smiling. The skin attached to the moving muscle is bunched together when the muscle is in use, causing lines between muscles to bulk. Dynamic wrinkles tend to be visible only when muscles are in use, with common pain points being the forehead, eyes, and cheeks.

Static wrinkles on the other hand, are wrinkles that are visible even when facial muscles are not in use. They can be caused by environmental factors such as UV exposure, as well as prolonged dynamic wrinkles.

Finally, wrinkle folds occur primarily due to sagging of the facial structure and are commonly caused by the natural aging process. These tend to be more pronounced than dynamic and static wrinkles.

Fine lines under the eyes

Fine lines under the eyes are an example of a static wrinkle. They can often be one of the first signs of aging, sometimes developing in individuals as early as their twenties. This is because the skin under the eye, also known as the periorbital hollow, is extremely thin, and produces less oil due to a lack of oil glands, making it also very dry.

This means the area is even more prone to the adverse effects of factors like UV exposure, smoking, and repetitive facial expressions.

Smile or Laugh Lines

Smile lines or laugh lines are a form of a dynamic wrinkle, caused by the repetitive movement of mouth muscles when you smile or laugh. They can be found primarily around the sides of the mouth, sometimes extending from the sides of the nose all the way around to the chin. There are two major types of laugh lines, the nasolabial crease and the nasolabial fold. The nasolabial line refers to the fine line in the area, and the crease is the skin tissue that folds over the line.

Crow's feet

Another common type of dynamic wrinkle is crow’s feet. Crow’s feet are the fine lines that etch out from the corner of the eyes. Like other fine lines around the eye, crow’s feet are caused by the lack of oil glands around the eye area, in addition to the thinner skin in this region. Lines in this area can be exacerbated by repetitive movements like blinking, squinting, and other everyday facial expressions.

Targeting wrinkles with collagen promoting ingredients

The best way to prevent and get rid of static and dynamic wrinkles is through combining lifestyle changes with a targeted skincare regime. Some top things to consider in promoting youthful looking skin include:

● Getting a good night's sleep.

Skin repairs and recovers while we sleep, so getting plenty of shut eye is fundamental to healthy skin.

● Eating antioxidant rich foods.

Eating a diet rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, proteins and nutrients is important in supporting skin health.

● Quitting smoking or vaping.

Nicotine acts as a vasoconstrictor, meaning it constricts blood vessels which limits the flow of blood, and therefore nutrients to your skin. This lack of nutrients causes premature fine lines and aging.

● Limiting UV exposure.

It’s no secret that the sun is a primary cause of aging. UV causes free radicals to form, which damage our elastin and collagen fibres. Overexposure to the sun can also cause even more serious issues such as skin cancer or melanoma.

● Taking up a skincare regime that utilises ingredients specifically designed to promote collagen production.

Kiehl’s has designed a range of products that have been perfectly created to combat the most common signs of aging. Our targeted solutions work to strengthen, replenish, and protect aging skin.

STEP 1: Strengthen

As skin naturally ages, the elasticity and collagen that gives bounce and youthfulness diminishes. Collagen is an essential structural protein in keeping skin strong and wrinkle-free. So, the first step in an anti-wrinkle skincare routine is to help restore strength to dry, aging skin.

Our Vital Skin Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum works to do exactly this, penetrating and strengthening skin from within its deepest surface layer. Especially formulated with Adaptogenic Herbal Complex and 11kDa Hyaluronic Acid, these proprietary ingredients work to penetrate the surface layer of the skin, to neutralise skin-aging stressors and restore moisture.

The best way to use our skin-strengthening hyaluronic acid serum is to apply a few drops to your face after having cleansed. It can be used under other serums, but is best used before moisturising.

STEP 2: Treat

As well as strengthening skin to prevent fine lines from appearing, there are also targeted solutions designed to treat existing wrinkles.

Reducing fine lines and crow’s feet in the extremely delicate eye area calls for a potent yet gentle serum. Our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum has been formulated with all-star anti-aging ingredients including 10% Pure Vitamin C, Tri-Peptide and Hyaluronic Acid. This bevvy of naturally brightening compounds help to not only reduce the appearance of dark circles and lines, but will leave the eye area brighter.

For the rest of your face, try applying our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. This serum is packed with 12.5% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid. Vitamin C has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines, while also working to improve the skin's radiance.

You can use these products after cleansing and before moisturising both evening and night. If applying in the morning, remember to always use an SPF afterwards.

STEP 3: Replenish

It’s no secret that dry skin and wrinkles go hand in hand. As we age, we lose the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid content within our dermis, experience a slower cell turnover, and a reduction in sebum production. This means dryer, rougher skin. So, as part of managing fine lines and wrinkles, ensuring skin remains moisturised after the use of serums is essential.

Choosing a moisturiser that’s also packed with anti-aging ingredients is a great first step. The Super Multi-Corrective Cream is a lightweight daily moisturiser that also includes the likes of hytoMimetic Vitamin A, Chaga Mushroom, and Hyaluronic Acid. These ingredients help visibly smooth, lift, and tone skin on both the face and neck.

An alternative to moisturiser is to instead opt for a facial oil. Our top-selling Midnight Recovery Concentrate is made with naturally sourced essential oils, like Lavender and Evening Primrose Oil as well as Squalane sourced from olives. Light enough to be worn daily, or under a moisturiser for an extra deep hydration effect.

STEP 4: Protect

The final but by no means least important step in preventing and getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles is to protect your skin with a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen. This is especially so if using ingredients like Vitamin C or Retinoids, as these compounds can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Try the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense CC Cream, our lightweight CC cream with SPF 30PA++++ and pollution protection. This means that while also preventing skin damage from the sun’s rays, it also works to protect your skin barrier from environmental aggressors like pollution that also cause fine lines.

The final word on fine lines

If you’re wondering how to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines, the solution is to ultimately adapt your lifestyle choices to those that promote healthier skin. In addition to this, using clinically tested products and ingredients designed to target issues such as crow’s feet and laugh lines will add to the prevention process. Shop Kiehl’s anti-aging range of creams and serums for products that have stood the test of time.

How to Treat Dark Spots & Discolourations

How to Prevent and Get Rid of Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Developing fine lines and wrinkles is a natural part of the aging process, and while we’re all for aging naturally and gracefully, preventing and reducing your fine lines can go a long way in boosting your confidence. That’s why Kiehl’s has been working tirelessly since 1851 to provide natural science-based solutions for the most difficult of skin complaints - including wrinkles. So, follow our tried and tested advice in preventing and reducing the fine lines under your eyes, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and more.

What are wrinkles and what causes them?

As aging occurs, the middle layer of the skin, also known as the dermis, begins to thin. Made up of fibres like elastin and collagen, the dermis is what gives skin its bounce and elasticity. As production of collagen slows, skin becomes drier, thinner, and less elastic. This is when depressions on the surface of skin can begin to form, giving way to wrinkles and fine lines.

Apart from the natural aging process, other lifestyle factors like sun exposure, diet and repetitive behavioural positions can affect how your skin ages. This includes the habit of looking down at your phone screen and the application of your skincare routine. Luckily, all these factors are within our control - so with a few small changes made in your routine, preventing and getting rid of fine lines can be easier than you think.

Although, we must keep in mind that not all wrinkles are created equal. From the lines under your eyes to crow’s feet, targeted solutions are often needed to combat different types of wrinkles. In general, there are three major types of wrinkles common to the face and neck area, these are known as wrinkle folds, dynamic wrinkles, and static wrinkles.

What is the difference between wrinkle folds, and dynamic and static wrinkles?

Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repetitive muscular movements, like squinting or smiling. The skin attached to the moving muscle is bunched together when the muscle is in use, causing lines between muscles to bulk. Dynamic wrinkles tend to be visible only when muscles are in use, with common pain points being the forehead, eyes, and cheeks.

Static wrinkles on the other hand, are wrinkles that are visible even when facial muscles are not in use. They can be caused by environmental factors such as UV exposure, as well as prolonged dynamic wrinkles.

Finally, wrinkle folds occur primarily due to sagging of the facial structure and are commonly caused by the natural aging process. These tend to be more pronounced than dynamic and static wrinkles.

Fine lines under the eyes

Fine lines under the eyes are an example of a static wrinkle. They can often be one of the first signs of aging, sometimes developing in individuals as early as their twenties. This is because the skin under the eye, also known as the periorbital hollow, is extremely thin, and produces less oil due to a lack of oil glands, making it also very dry.

This means the area is even more prone to the adverse effects of factors like UV exposure, smoking, and repetitive facial expressions.

Smile or Laugh Lines

Smile lines or laugh lines are a form of a dynamic wrinkle, caused by the repetitive movement of mouth muscles when you smile or laugh. They can be found primarily around the sides of the mouth, sometimes extending from the sides of the nose all the way around to the chin. There are two major types of laugh lines, the nasolabial crease and the nasolabial fold. The nasolabial line refers to the fine line in the area, and the crease is the skin tissue that folds over the line.

Crow's feet

Another common type of dynamic wrinkle is crow’s feet. Crow’s feet are the fine lines that etch out from the corner of the eyes. Like other fine lines around the eye, crow’s feet are caused by the lack of oil glands around the eye area, in addition to the thinner skin in this region. Lines in this area can be exacerbated by repetitive movements like blinking, squinting, and other everyday facial expressions.

Targeting wrinkles with collagen promoting ingredients

The best way to prevent and get rid of static and dynamic wrinkles is through combining lifestyle changes with a targeted skincare regime. Some top things to consider in promoting youthful looking skin include:

● Getting a good night's sleep.

Skin repairs and recovers while we sleep, so getting plenty of shut eye is fundamental to healthy skin.

● Eating antioxidant rich foods.

Eating a diet rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, proteins and nutrients is important in supporting skin health.

● Quitting smoking or vaping.

Nicotine acts as a vasoconstrictor, meaning it constricts blood vessels which limits the flow of blood, and therefore nutrients to your skin. This lack of nutrients causes premature fine lines and aging.

● Limiting UV exposure.

It’s no secret that the sun is a primary cause of aging. UV causes free radicals to form, which damage our elastin and collagen fibres. Overexposure to the sun can also cause even more serious issues such as skin cancer or melanoma.

● Taking up a skincare regime that utilises ingredients specifically designed to promote collagen production.

Kiehl’s has designed a range of products that have been perfectly created to combat the most common signs of aging. Our targeted solutions work to strengthen, replenish, and protect aging skin.

STEP 1: Strengthen

As skin naturally ages, the elasticity and collagen that gives bounce and youthfulness diminishes. Collagen is an essential structural protein in keeping skin strong and wrinkle-free. So, the first step in an anti-wrinkle skincare routine is to help restore strength to dry, aging skin.

Our Vital Skin Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum works to do exactly this, penetrating and strengthening skin from within its deepest surface layer. Especially formulated with Adaptogenic Herbal Complex and 11kDa Hyaluronic Acid, these proprietary ingredients work to penetrate the surface layer of the skin, to neutralise skin-aging stressors and restore moisture.

The best way to use our skin-strengthening hyaluronic acid serum is to apply a few drops to your face after having cleansed. It can be used under other serums, but is best used before moisturising.

STEP 2: Treat

As well as strengthening skin to prevent fine lines from appearing, there are also targeted solutions designed to treat existing wrinkles.

Reducing fine lines and crow’s feet in the extremely delicate eye area calls for a potent yet gentle serum. Our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum has been formulated with all-star anti-aging ingredients including 10% Pure Vitamin C, Tri-Peptide and Hyaluronic Acid. This bevvy of naturally brightening compounds help to not only reduce the appearance of dark circles and lines, but will leave the eye area brighter.

For the rest of your face, try applying our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. This serum is packed with 12.5% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid. Vitamin C has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines, while also working to improve the skin's radiance.

You can use these products after cleansing and before moisturising both evening and night. If applying in the morning, remember to always use an SPF afterwards.

STEP 3: Replenish

It’s no secret that dry skin and wrinkles go hand in hand. As we age, we lose the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid content within our dermis, experience a slower cell turnover, and a reduction in sebum production. This means dryer, rougher skin. So, as part of managing fine lines and wrinkles, ensuring skin remains moisturised after the use of serums is essential.

Choosing a moisturiser that’s also packed with anti-aging ingredients is a great first step. The Super Multi-Corrective Cream is a lightweight daily moisturiser that also includes the likes of hytoMimetic Vitamin A, Chaga Mushroom, and Hyaluronic Acid. These ingredients help visibly smooth, lift, and tone skin on both the face and neck.

An alternative to moisturiser is to instead opt for a facial oil. Our top-selling Midnight Recovery Concentrate is made with naturally sourced essential oils, like Lavender and Evening Primrose Oil as well as Squalane sourced from olives. Light enough to be worn daily, or under a moisturiser for an extra deep hydration effect.

STEP 4: Protect

The final but by no means least important step in preventing and getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles is to protect your skin with a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen. This is especially so if using ingredients like Vitamin C or Retinoids, as these compounds can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Try the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense CC Cream, our lightweight CC cream with SPF 30PA++++ and pollution protection. This means that while also preventing skin damage from the sun’s rays, it also works to protect your skin barrier from environmental aggressors like pollution that also cause fine lines.

The final word on fine lines

If you’re wondering how to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines, the solution is to ultimately adapt your lifestyle choices to those that promote healthier skin. In addition to this, using clinically tested products and ingredients designed to target issues such as crow’s feet and laugh lines will add to the prevention process. Shop Kiehl’s anti-aging range of creams and serums for products that have stood the test of time.