Wrinkles: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Wrinkles appear as a result of aging processes. Wrinkles indicate age and are considered a big problem for beauty. Wrinkles under eyes and lip wrinkles tend to develop faster than other wrinkles. The best way to deal with them is to prevent or postpone them for as long as possible. For those who are dealing with ones, there are several treatments that can remove or reduce the appearance of wrinkles. 

Causes of Wrinkles

– Smoking speeds the aging process by increasing free radicals and decreasing the flow of oxygen. Free radicals initiate the deterioration of the skin’s structural support and decrease the elasticity, resilience, and suppleness of skin.

Facial movements such as frowning, puckering, and laughing cause the contraction of the muscles and can lead to wrinkles.

– Age. After the age of 20, you produce about 1 percent less collagen in the skin each year. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age.

– Sun. Like smoking, sun’s rays increase free radicals and cause wrinkles.

– Heredity. People in some families have more wrinkles than others.

– Dry skin. If your skin is dry, the fats and oils under the skin get lost easily. This makes the skin lose its natural elasticity, resulting in creases and wrinkles. In dry skin, wrinkles are more noticeable than other types of the skin.

– Stress weakens the barrier that protects skin from elements like pollution and the sun.

Wrinkle Treatment

Skin care products

Look for these anti aging skin care ingredients in your cream:

  • Retinols/Retinoids help reduce the appearance of fine line and large wrinkles.
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) help stimulate collagen production.
  • Antioxidants fight against free radicals that damage your skin.

Wrinkle removal procedures

  • Botox relaxes the muscle underneath the wrinkles, making skin crease-free.
  • Wrinkle fillers plump up your skin by filling wrinkles with a variety of substances, including collagen, hyaluronic acid and other synthetic compounds.
  • Laser resurfacing. The laser beam is broken into numerous microscopically thin beams that strike the skin and vaporize sun damaged or scarred tissue. This causes the skin to tighten and produce more collagen during the healing process.
  • Chemical peels stimulate the collagen production by burning the top layer of skin. When skin is damaged, your body heals the damage by producing more collagen. Your skin will look younger.
  • Microdermabrasion removes the top layer of skin cells and promotes new, more evenly textured skin. It also stimulates collagen formation.

Wrinkle Prevention

– Avoid the sun

– Apply sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF 15 or above every morning to protect your skin from sun’s rays.

– Don’t overact facial expressions

– Drink lots of water to prevent skin from becoming dry.

– Eat fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies are packed with antioxidants which fight free radicals. Besides, vitamin C in fruits and veggies can increase collagen production.

– Use moisturizer and complete skin care regimen. When your skin is healthy, lines and creases on the skin look less noticeable.

– Relax

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