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What are Wrinkles and Lines on the Skin?

Your skin is made up of three layers, namely, the epidermis or the outermost layer, the dermis is the second layer and the hypodermis which is the deepest layer. As we age, the supportive components of our skin such as elastic fibers, collagen fibers, and hyaluronic acid, a substance that maintains the skin texture get destroyed slowly. As a result, our skin becomes thinner, drier, and less elastic and starts to sag. Wrinkles begin to develop in the areas such as the forehead, and around the eyes and lips.


A wrinkle is a fold or crease in the skin. Wrinkles also called rhytids can be classified into three types as fine lines, medium wrinkles, and deep wrinkles. Fine lines develop as a result of changes in the epidermis layer. Medium wrinkles extend into the middle layer and the deep wrinkles also called furrows or folds, extend into the deeper layer.

Treatment for Aging

Aging, frequent exposure to the sun and smoking can increase the wrinkling of the skin. Skin wrinkling can be minimized by avoiding excessive exposure to the sun, using sunscreen daily and wearing protective clothing, quitting smoking and by leading a healthy lifestyle. Several topical creams and cosmetic techniques are available to get rid of the wrinkles.

Home Treatment to Prevent Wrinkles

It's not only what you put in your body that makes a difference, it's what you put on your skin.  We recommend a daily routine of the following to minimize wrinkles from developing.

1.  Exfoliate with BUFF, it's a gentle exfoliant used in the shower to remove excess buildup of dead skin that can often lead to deeper cracking.

2.  Next, once the area has been gently dried, apply HEAL.  It is a urea based ointment designed to eat away at dead skin as well as lock in moisture.

3.  Our final step is to apply a thick and creamy foot balm called HYDRATE. This ultra-hydrating silky (not oily) cream will penetrate deep beneath the surface erasing wrinkles away.  Trust us, you won't be disappointed!