Wrinkles can be the pain in your neck. Those fine and expression lines just make you look older. More than that, it gets rid of your dream of having flawless skin from your face to your toes. But what you can do in order to avoid having those lines is to learn and find out what causes them in the first place.
There are different factors that can push your skin to test and in the process disrupt your skin’s vital contents. The usually wrinkles can be found fast and deep on the following parts of your face:
- Corners of Eyes
- Laugh Lines
- Top Part of the Cheek
- Lines between Your Eyebrows
The most unfortunate thing is that women are highly likely to have wrinkles compared to men. Women have less oily skin compared to men and this leads to more wrinkles since oil basically protects the skin from in. This is why you need to take care of your skin better.
Probable Causes of Your Wrinkles
Wrinkles can be formed in ways that you don’t even expect. One of those is a repetitive facial expression that in the end leaves marks on your skin. You may even be doing the standard healthy habit of washing your face and applying moisturizer, but this could still be not enough.
1. Not Wearing Sunscreen and Exposing Yourself to UV Rays
Sun is one of the major reasons for skin damage. Sun damage cumulates in time which could lead to wrinkles. This is the reason why wearing sunscreen or sun protection is a must when you get under the sun and expose your skin. SPF is important to long-term skin care treatment.
The UV rays from the sun destroy elastin and collagen in the skin. Collagen and elastin are two elements that maintain the flexibility and firmness of the skin and without it, skin will end up weakened, sagged, and wrinkled.
Another factor that can damage the skin is free radicals. Free radicals break down collagen just like how UV rays destroy collagen and weakened the skin. Free radicals can be from:
- Sun Exposure
- Air Pollution
2. Old Age
Old age is inevitable which means that wrinkles are also inevitable. This is the most natural factor that pushes to you having those annoying wrinkles. More than that, midlife changes and stressful conditions can also contribute to those lines. This leads the skin to be:
- Creepy and Dull
- More Fragile
- Less Sturdy
- Decreased Oil Production
- Thinning Skin
- Loss of Subcutaneous Fat
3. Wrong Skincare Habits
While undergoing excellent skincare habits and treatments can help in avoiding having wrinkles, there are also several wrong skincare habits you should avoid, which could also in the end form wrinkles faster in the process. These habits include the following:
- Cleaning your skin too roughly and thoroughly
- Tugging at eyes when applying liner
- Giving up on using skincare products
- Aggressively removing eye make-up
4. Wrong Skincare Products and Treatments
Using wrong skincare products and treatments can be one of the factors that could cause wrinkles. One thing you should remember is that when it comes to the skin, organic is not always better. There are some products that you think could reduce wrinkles but can in the end cause inflammation on your skin.
Another thing you should keep in mind is that there is perfect no anti-aging products. You can apply complete products but end up not having any effect on the skin at all. The best thing to do is to choose and use well-trusted and reliable products.
And finally, never ever trust products that are said to be “miracle” but do not have any scientific basis in the first place.
5. Poor Nutrition and Diet
Like everything else, having poor nutrition and diet can lead to broken down collagen and in the process wrinkles. If you have a well-balanced and healthy diet though, especially eating high in antioxidants food will help avoid free radicals.
6. Wrong Sleeping Position
Surprisingly, sleeping in a certain position can lead and contribute to your wrinkles. Avoid sleeping on your stomach or side. Sleeping on your stomach can contribute to wrinkles on your face while sleeping on your side can lead to more wrinkles on your cheeks and jaw line.
7. Sitting Close to the Computer Screen
Squinting your eyes when using your computer can lead to fine wrinkles. Adjust your posture 2 or 3 times every hour to avoid skin creases and use the computer while sitting away from it for about 1 and a half to 2 feet.
8. Skipping Annual Eye Exam
Undergoing your annual exam does not only take care of your eyes but also your skin. If your vision is not properly corrected, you have the tendency to squint and in the process create furrow lines along your eyebrow.
Smoking is one of the worst methods that you could have wrinkles. It can destroy your skin since the nicotine in cigarettes makes it difficult for oxygen to reach the outermost layer of the skin, destroying elastin and collagen that leads to wrinkles.
How to Get Rid of Those Wrinkles?
You can easily avoid these causes but you can also choose to get rid of the wrinkles through these following simple methods:
- Never Forget to Apply Sunscreen– SPF from sunscreen is a must if you want to make sure that your skin remains flawless. Protect your skin from UV exposure that can damage your skin and apply at least SPF 30 to make this possible
- Use the Right Skincare Products– Have a gentle and complete skincare treatment that includes products rich with antioxidants. These products should also be comprised of skin-restoring, skin-soothing, and skin-replenishing ingredients
- Avoid Pollution Exposure As Much As You Can– protect your skin from pollution and avoid being exposed to more dust, pollution, and UV rays.
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