Category Archives: Anti-Aging Technology

Can Stress Cause Wrinkles?

Youth and beauty, like time and money, have been and still are valued by almost everyone throughout the ages. Though there have been cultures and times when wrinkles were considered to be respected as a sign of wisdom, they have become more of a nuisance and reminder that we have spent too much time in the sun.

But, can stress cause wrinkles? Is it more than just oxidative stress that is etching lines in your countenance? The short answer is yes.

How Stress Causes Wrinkles

The relationship with stress and wrinkles is somewhat complex, but to make a long story short, stress can cause wrinkles in several ways.

  1. Poor diet and breathing

When people are under stress, they tend to eat and breathe poorly. Decreased oxygen and nutrition will diminish cellular vitality and resilience.

  1. Muscle fatigue and memory

People under duress tend to furrow and frown more. Over time, the muscles used to smile and lift atrophy while those lines seem to get etched into your complexion, chasing away your youthful appearance

  1. Oxidative stress

If stress causes you to drink more alcohol or smoke, you add oxidative stress at the cellular level, diminishing the collagen and elastin in your dermal matrix and speeding up the formation of wrinkles.

That isn’t all, either. Research is now showing that prolonged stress also leads to the premature shortening of telomeres. Telomeres are the regions at the end of our chromosomes that naturally shorten as we age. When telomeres get too short, they can no longer function in cell reproduction. That means skin cells with shortened telomeres die, reducing the rate of skin cell turnover that keeps your skin looking youthful. So, though we know wrinkles are often inevitable, they may come ahead of time if we have a stressful lifestyle.

The Good News about Stress and Wrinkles

Stress does not have to be a way of life. Though many of us have gotten used to stress and think that all we can do is manage it, there are actually ways to reduce stress and professionals who can help us do just that. Changing the way we perceive situations and respond to them can make a huge difference; improving nutrition and hydration will, too.

Of course, in the meantime, there are also a number of skincare technologies that can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Check out Hale Cosmeceuticals’ line of potent antioxidant products.

3 Age-Defying Results from Our Vitamin C Serum

You may not want to literally turn back the clock (because the teen- and 20-something-years were worse than we’d like to admit), but you do want to turn back the signs of aging. With Hale Cosmeceuticals’ Vitamin C Serum, you can!

Twice daily application of our Vitamin C Serum (after washing, before moisturizer) can help you look younger and improve your skin health by:

Stimulating collagen

Collagen is one of the key components in the dermal matrix that gives your skin its elasticity, tone and texture. Collagen levels and production naturally decline as we age, and as a result, skin sags and wrinkles. Boosting collagen production increases your Continue reading 3 Age-Defying Results from Our Vitamin C Serum

It’s Never Too Early or Too Late to Start Thinking about Anti-Aging

“30 is the new 20, and 50 is the new 30.” These types of sayings can reflect how young you feel on the inside, but that’s not always reflected on the outside. When you’re 30, your skin’s likely to start showing the damage caused by sun exposure (and smoking) in your 20s…and the damage just keeps piling up as more time goes by. But the same is true for good skincare habits—they have a cumulative effect, too, so any time is the best time to start skin protection and anti-aging regimen. Continue reading It’s Never Too Early or Too Late to Start Thinking about Anti-Aging

Enjoy Your Summer Lifestyle while Anti-Aging

Summer’s in full swing, and hopefully that means you are enjoying life pool-side, picnicking at the park, biking your favorite trails, etc. because you can do everything that defines your summer lifestyle without paying the price in wrinkles, sags and spots. That’s right—you can enjoy the sun and rebuff its skin-aging effects at the same time. Here’s how to make summer fun and skin health a win-win. Continue reading Enjoy Your Summer Lifestyle while Anti-Aging

Your Buyer’s Guide to Wrinkle Creams

Caring for the skin around the eyes. Photo closeup.There is no Fountain of Youth, but there are effective anti-aging skincare products that can help you turn back the clock. So, which wrinkle cream is the best for you?

We’ve put together a buyer’s guide to our wrinkle-fighting products to help you choose a wrinkle cream (or lotion or serum) formulated for your skin type and skincare goals. Continue reading Your Buyer’s Guide to Wrinkle Creams

Turn Back the Clock with Anti-Aging Skincare Products

Younger looking skin

You never know when it’s going to happen—the horror that comes when you first spot the signs of skin aging: crow’s feet, fine lines around your mouth and eyes, sagging in places that used to be firm, etc. Whether you’ve already noticed your first wrinkle or want to stave off the march of time, Hale Cosmeceuticals’ anti-aging skincare products can help restore and preserve your youthful glow. Continue reading Turn Back the Clock with Anti-Aging Skincare Products