\nA variety of genetic and environmental factors contribute to premature wrinkles. And although it may seem like aging skin is completely out of your control, it’s actually not. There are tons of things you can do to reduce the prevalence of wrinkles and their occurrence in the future with an expert beauty routine including Bakuchiol and other anti-aging skin care products. \n If you’re one of the many people who’s seeing signs of premature wrinkling and are wondering how to stave off those early signs of aging, this article is for you! Let’s dive into the different causes of premature skin aging and the ways you can work to slow the clock and preserve your beautiful skin for years to come. \nWhat Causes Premature Wrinkling?\nThere’s no quick and easy answer to that question. The aging process is influenced by several factors—including genetic, environmental, and stochastic (random) causes. \nSo while you can’t re-write your genetic makeup, you can arm yourself with some knowledge about why you may be seeing signs of those pesky premature forehead wrinkles or premature eye wrinkles and ways to slow the clock on aging like a Bakuchiol beauty routine. \nIt’s in Your Genes\nEveryone is genetically predisposed to certain things, but the amazing thing about aging skin is that there’s so much you can do these days to mitigate its effects. When your body functions as it should, your genes regulate skin cell production and turnover. However, every now and then, genes don’t work properly in regulating the body, causing skin issues such as acne, prolonged healing processes, eczema, melanoma, and more. \nEnvironmental Factors\nIt’s widely accepted that sun exposure leads to premature aging as it breaks down collagen (the most abundant protein in your body). In fact, one study shows that UV exposure is responsible for 80% of visible facial aging signs such as premature wrinkles around the eyes. That’s why it’s always best to protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen every day, avoiding tanning (both outside and tanning beds), and having your skin checked by a medical professional for signs of skin cancer. Weather also plays a role in skin aging. If you live in a dry, hot climate, or alternatively, a super cold climate, it’s extremely important to keep skin moisturized. And while we’re on the topic of moisture, lack of water intake can also lead to skin aging. In a nutshell, dry skin is much less resilient, making it susceptible to premature aging, so drink up and stay moisturized! Beyond sun exposure and weather, it’s also imperative to avoid a diet rich in processed foods, smoking, and drinking too much alcohol, if you want to maintain beautiful skin. In addition to all these aging factors, getting inadequate sleep and exercise will also wreak havoc on your skin, so make sure you’re resting and exercising – it’s great for your overall health, including your skin. \nReduce the Prevalence of Wrinkles With a Skin Care Routine That Includes Bakuchiol \u0026amp; Other Anti-Aging Products\nNow that we’ve gotten the causes of skin aging out of the way, let’s talk about how to get rid of premature wrinkles and even prevent them in the first place. \nStart Early\nHere at Whish, we like to say, “start young, stay young” when it comes to an anti-aging skin care routine. For that very belief, we don’t use harmful sulfates, parabens, phthalates or other chemicals that further age your skin or do long term damage to your health. With Whish products, you can always rest easy knowing what you’re putting on your skin is good for you. We also like to approach skin care with an attitude that is it always better later than never, so if you haven’t adopted a beauty routine early on in life, that’s okay. Today is just as good a day as ever to care for your skin, gorgeous! Now, let’s jump into our Whish expert anti-aging skin care tips, products, and routine. \nWash Up \nThis should be the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night before bed—especially if you wear makeup, as it tends to dry skin and exacerbate fine lines and wrinkles over time. Our Revitalizing Cleansing Oil is the go-to product for daily face washing. This product is the ultimate trifecta because it removes makeup, cleanses, and renews skin with the all-natural retinol alternative, Bakuchiol. Unlike traditional retinoids, Bakuchiol doesn’t cause dryness, redness, and UV issues, making it a great (and equally effective) ingredient to use in lieu of retinoids. Apply a quarter size portion of the cleansing oil to a dry face and spread gently. This cleanser is water-activated to emulsify makeup and can be rinsed off with cool water. \nExfoliate \nWe truly believe that exfoliating is one of the most beneficial but overlooked things that you can do to promote healthy skin. And when it comes to an anti-aging skin care routine, we absolutely adore our Renewing Mud Mask with Bakuchiol. This product can be applied like a mask and left on skin for up to 2 minutes, then rinsed off in a circular motion with water to produce an exfoliating scrub. Using this product improves the overall texture of skin, renews and purifies, deeply cleans and minimizes pores, and exfoliates dead skin, all while depositing all-natural anti-aging ingredients into skin. \nMoisturize\nAs we said earlier, if you’re living in an exceptionally dry climate, make sure to do your due diligence when it comes to moisturizing your face and body (and in any case for that matter). Using a moisturizer such as our Bakuchiol-infused Moisture Replenishing Day Cream in the morning will help lock in moisture all day. Not just that, but this incredibly emollient face cream protects and repairs skin from environmental exposure, reduces inflammation with organic rose hip oil, and firms skin. Using our Recovering Night Cream in the evenings will give your skin a dose of deeply penetrating moisture while stimulating cell renewal (yay for fresh skin cells!), and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with Bakuchiol. Apply both creams to a clean face—both can be layered with additional Whish products. \nFace Oil \nIf you’re ready to go the extra mile when it comes to your anti-aging skin care routine, then our Restoring Face Oil with Bakuchiol is for you. We recommend layering this on over your day cream because it fights free radicals that age skin, soothes and moisturizes, and it’s chock-full of restorative omegas and anti-oxidants that work all day to stave off environmental harm. A few drops each day and you’ll see and feel your skin become smoother with less fine lines and wrinkles thanks to this little bottle of magic with potent anti-aging ingredients. \nEye Serum \nThere’s a reason why our Repairing Eye Serum has all 5-star reviews and it’s because it truly works! If you’re looking to prevent crow’s feet or minimize their appearance, this eye serum will definitely do the trick. Its highly concentrated formulation reduces puffiness under eyes, dark circles, and the appearance of fine lines. Apply a few drops with the pad of your finger to clean skin and see the power of Bakuchiol get to work! In fact, after just 12 weeks of use, 46% of people saw an improvement in their eye area appearance. \nConsistency is Key\nWhen it comes to an anti-aging skin care routine (or any skin care routine for that matter), it’s so important to find what works for you and stick to it! You are much more likely to see lasting results with the right products for your skin and a steady regimen. In addition to taking excellent care of your skin on your face, don’t forget to drink tons of water, eat a healthy diet, keep stress levels low, get that beauty sleep in, exercise, and protect your entire body from the sun. It’s time to say goodbye to those premature wrinkles and hello to a renewed and radiant complexion with your new and improved beauty routine! Shop our entire Bakuchiol product line for powerfully effective all-natural replacements for traditional retinol as seen on broadcast television and in publications such as People, Marie Claire, and US Weekly.