WRINKLES, AN UNINVITED GUEST

Wrinkles are something most people are familiar with, though the majority doesn’t enjoy having them.

These creases, folds and ridges in the skin are primarily related to ageing and getting older, but they also appear because of sun exposure, facial expressions, smoking, dehydration, genes, some medications and environmental factors.

Wrinkles are so hated that billions are spent globally on ways to prevent or remove them. And while some treatments are successful, some show little to no results. In order to avoid falling for one of these therapies that won’t work on your skin, keep reading to get to know the nature of wrinkles better.

HOW TO PREVENT WRINKLES?

Wrinkles are the most common sign of aging, and they almost seem inevitable, but that doesn’t have to be true. Preventing wrinkles starts even before you are even thinking on signs of ageing, it can change dramatically depending on your lifestyle.

Simple things like staying hydrated, to quit smoking, staying protected from the sun, and sleeping enough can save you many years of those fearsome facial lines.

WHY DO WRINKLES APPEAR IN OUR FACES?

WHAT CAUSES WRINKLES?

· AGE

As the skin gets older, it also gets thinner, less elastic, drier and unable to protect itself. This is the main cause for wrinkles and fine lines to appear. Furthermore, the way your skin was treated during your younger years affects a great deal the appearance of early wrinkles.

· SUNLIGHT

Every time people remind you to wear sunscreen, it is because the care about you. Sun exposure is the main reason you might get wrinkles at an early age. Being under ultraviolet (UV) light when sunbathing, tanning, or just by being outdoor without protection, increases your chances of getting wrinkles.

Under the surface of the skin there are elastin fibres that form the skin’s connective tissue. Breaking this down would cause the skin to become less flexible and weaker. And this is exactly what UV light does, it breaks the collagen and the fibres in the skin.

Avoiding this is really easy, it can be done by wearing sunscreen everyday and covering the skin with clothes or hats.

· EXPRESSIONS

According to studies, each time a facial muscle is used, a groove forms under the skin.

Facial expressions, like frowning, squinting or smiling repeatedly, can lead to fine lines. This is because skin springs back when a person is young, but this action becomes harder as the skin looses flexibility, making older skin get more permanent grooves.

· HABITS

Smoking regularly is one of the causes of skin ageing, as it reduces the blood supplies to the skin. Drinking alcohol also brings consequences, it dehydrates the skin, making it more likely to wrinkle.

HOW TO GET RID OF EYE WRINKLES?

When you think of wrinkles the first part of the body that comes to mind is the face, right? But most precisely, the eyes. The skin around the eye is more delicate than on the rest of your face, which is why most signs of ageing are more noticeable around this area.

To reduce the looks of these facial lines, go for moisturizers or serums high in hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and retinol. This is the cheapest and less invasive option to get permanent and efficient results. Specialized eye products exist for a reason, and it isn’t always the same to use a face moisturizer instead of an under-eye cream. Even if they are a bit expensier, products made for the eye area are usually more concentrated and delicate, to treat your skin in the best way.

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