Wrinkles occur naturally as we age. Mostly they are evident on skin exposed to the sun, generally on the face, neck, arms, and hands.
Skin structure and texture is part of our genetic heritage but wrinkles are increased with exposure to the sun, in particular for fair-skinned people. Pollutants and smoking are also major contributors to wrinkling.
If your wrinkles are a concern there are options to help reduce them and make them less visible.
You can have a surgical procedure such as cosmetics surgery (a facelift), Botox (Botulism toxin), skin resurfacing, or fillers and injectables.
A less invasive method is to use a wrinkle cream or serum such as Erase Instant Facelift Serum. This serum temporarily removes wrinkles without the painful and sometimes risky procedures listed above.
See also: 5 Tips to avoid facelift
Deep, heavy wrinkling.
Wrinkles are the lines and creases that form in your skin often becoming deep like furrows and maybe most noticeable around the areas of the eyes, mouth and neck areas.
Wrinkles are can be as a result of a number of factors – some are controllable others are not:
- Aging, As we age, our skin naturally loses its elasticity and becomes thinner and less robust. our oil production decreases and our skin becomes drier which in turn allows more wrinkles to appear. The deep layer of our skin has a loss of fat which can cause the skin to become loose and saggy and lines and crevices may appear.
- Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. In other words, sun exposure will speed up the aging process. UV rays break down your skins connective tissue, made up of collagen and elastin fibers in the dermis and in doing so will advance the aging process. With the reduction of connective tissue, your skin is unable to retain its elasticity and will sag and wrinkle faster than normal.
- Smoking. Smoking may restrict the flow of blood supply to your skin and contribute to aging you more rapidly.
- Squinting, frowning and smiling. When we repeat a facial action it leads to fine lines and wrinkles starting to appear. As a facial muscle is used it forms a groove under the surface of the skin. At a younger age, our skin has strong elasticity and it quickly pulls the skin back into place. However, as we age and lose the flexibility of our skin the facial wrinkles and groves become regular features. A serious person will most likely get frown lines or 11 lines, squinting in the sun will give you crows feet and if you smile a lot you may well get smile lines. We are not saying don’t smile or frown but wearing a pair of sunglasses will probably stop you squinting.
What can you do to prevent early wrinkling?
- Use sun protection. Limit the time you spend in direct sunlight. Always wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and always use sunscreen when outdoors. We recommend SPF30 or better. If you are swimming be sure to apply more when you dry off.
- Use products that contain sunscreen. Select products with built-in sunscreen. You need to block UVA and UVB rays.
- Use moisturizers. Dry skin may lead to premature fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturizers won’t prevent wrinkles, but they can help delay them.
- Don’t smoke. Even quitting smoking will make a difference in your skin and your wrinkles.
- Have a healthy diet. Certain vitamins in your diet may help protect your skin. Try to eat as many fruit and vegetables as you can. They can be very good for your skin, and your body in general.
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