Aging is a natural part of life, and wrinkles are one of the visible signs of getting older. Skin is a very delicate organ, easily damaged by the environment, our lifestyles, and even the food we eat. Unfortunately, the skin is one of the first parts of our body to break down as we age, giving us wrinkles and other unsightly signs of wear and tear.

One of the most common causes of wrinkles is sun exposure, which damages the dermal layer of the skin. However, this is not the only way to get wrinkles. Many factors can damage the skin, such as pollution and stress. The skin on the face is very thin, which causes it to wrinkle more easily than other parts of the body. When wrinkles develop, they can take away from the youthful appearance of your face.

The good news is that those pesky lines, wrinkles, and creases can be reduced. Many people look into using dermal fillers to smooth out their wrinkles, but these can be expensive and time-consuming to apply. Fortunately, there are other ways to get rid of or reduce wrinkles that are quick and cost-effective. One of these is kinesiology tape, which can be used on any part of the body to prevent or reduce wrinkles.

How Do We Get Wrinkles?

Wrinkles form when the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin break down and the skin loses its elasticity. Other factors contributing to wrinkles are gravity, exposure to the sun, and other environmental factors. As the skin loses its elasticity, the skin's outermost layer becomes thinner, which makes wrinkles more visible. Our skin becomes less resilient, and fine lines start to form, particularly on the face.

The skin on your face is not like the skin on the rest of your body. Your face is more sensitive than other parts of your body because it has a lot of blood vessels close to the surface. The blood vessels on your face are close to the surface of your skin because you need more blood flowing to your face than other areas when you talk, eat, run, and exercise.

So, what are your options if you want to walk around with smooth, wrinkle-free skin? The best way to avoid wrinkles is to cleanse your face twice a day and to use a good moisturizer. Of course, you can also help prevent wrinkles by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and staying out of the sun. Another safe, effective anti-aging solution is face taping.

What is Face Tape?

Face tape is a type of kinesiology tape that is used to treat skin conditions such as wrinkles. Kinesiology tape is elastic, cotton-based tape that can be applied to the skin in a variety of patterns in order to promote healing. While kinesiology tape can be used to correct the alignment of joints and muscles or to provide support for injured areas of the body, it also helps with wrinkles by keeping the skin taut.

How to Apply Face Tape

  1. First, you will want to clean your face. Face tape sticks better when the skin is clean, dry, and unmoisturized.
  2. Then, if using kinesiology tape rolls, you will want to cut the tape into multiple smaller, rectangular pieces, as seen in the image above. For areas around the eyes, you can cut a piece into a V shape to place above and below the eye. The idea is for the tape to gently stretch out the wrinkled area.
  3. Next, begin to place the pieces of tape on your skin to smooth out problem areas. Start by sticking the end of the tape that will be closest to the center of the face and stretching the tape upwards or outwards. The tape should be applied to the area of the face you are trying to reduce wrinkles on. For example, if you want to reduce the wrinkles around your eyes, apply the strip to the areas that surround the eyes, like the forehead, cheeks, top of the nose, and upper lip.
  4. Finally, you will want to gently rub the tab to activate the adhesive for the smoothest finish. For best results, the tape can be kept on overnight. The process can be incorporated into your regular skincare routine at least once or twice a week.

The Bottom Line

Face taping has become popular as an alternative to professional facials because it can provide similar  benefits, including hydration, cell renewal, and hydration. The way face tape provides these benefits is by it lifting the skin,pulling it tight. The best part is that it can give you these benefits from the comforts of your own home.

In addition, taping isn't only good for wrinkles. Kinesiology tape is also used to treat other common skin issues such as stretch marks and acne scars. It has also been shown to improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, which has a positive effect on metabolism, skin health, and can also aid in the reduction of cellulite.

SpiderTech offers face protection strips, kinesiology tape rolls, pre-cut strips, and myScarTape that can all be used safely for face taping applications. Face protection strips are also ideal for protecting the face underneath a mask or for people with sensitive skin that want to protect their face from any other type of equipment for the face. The strips are also non-irritating, hypoallergenic, and latex-free.

SpiderTech is a health and wellbeing brand which combines innovative technology and science to provide the finest therapeutic taping products. These products are used by the world's best athletes and everyday active people. The premium engineered products help in a variety of sports by providing compression and support to the muscles and joints in an easy to use convenient strip. Start witnessing the many benefits of the versatile kinesiology tape—visit the online store.