What are wrinkles?
Having wrinkles in the face is not an ugly thing. It occurs naturally due to aging and sometimes due to family genetics. Without proper treatment, it is very challenging to mitigate the appearance of wrinkles on your face. But there are several promising steps you can take to slow down or vanish the appearance of wrinkles in your face.
Wrinkles are also known as rhytids. Your skin naturally produces protein-rich cells like collagen and elastin. It makes your skin prone to less resistance causing skin damage. Sunlight exposure, dehydration, and impurities can make your face likely to develop more wrinkles.
The aging process of human’s results in the development of wrinkles, especially our body parts exposed to the sun like the face, neck, forearms, and hands.
Most wrinkles develop between the age of 35 and 55 as the skin loses thickness and moisture. Genetics plays an indispensable role in the development of wrinkles. But sun exposure appears to be the biggest cause of wrinkle formation in the human body.
In this article, we will take a deep look at ways to help keep wrinkles stay away.
What causes wrinkles?
Every skin ages naturally, you can spot a difference when you observe the skin of a five-year-old child and a 90-year-old man. This is mainly due to less elasticity in the skin.
Skin loses its elasticity as we age because the production of collagen slows down over time. This collagen diminishes due to factors like over-exposure to the sun, pollution, and uncertain life habits.
Our skin becomes thinner and drier as we get older. When your skin does not receive substantial moisture and volume, it naturally paves the way for the appearance of wrinkles.
What are the types of wrinkles?
Wrinkles gradually pop up on our faces as we age. Here are the different categories of wrinkles:
- Elastic wrinkles
- Gravitational folds
- Expression line wrinkles
- Compression lines wrinkles
- Dry wrinkles
- Crinkle line wrinkles
How to prevent wrinkles?
Genetics plays a significant role in skin aging. This genital involvement is called intrinsic aging. Moisturizing your skin regularly can help you go long way in keeping your skin wrinkle-free.
Below are the nine most important lifestyle techniques that can help your skin look healthy and fair.
- Moisturize your skin
- Always hydrate your body
- Eat rich vitamin foods
- Quit alcohol and smoking
- Relax your face
- Cover your face from the sun
- Use appropriate Retinoids
- Use coconut oil
- Wear sunglasses
What is the treatment for wrinkles?
OTC skin creams containing vitamin-A filaments, antioxidants, and a high protein called collagen can diminish fine wrinkles and bad skin textures. So before seeking medical treatment, try home remedies, some of which are scientifically proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles and make your skin wrinkle-free.
Natural remedies for wrinkles
- Banana face mask
- Aloe vera
- Protein-rich foods
- Egg whites
- Essential oils
- Face massage
- Vitamin C foods
Medical treatment for wrinkles
If you are unsatisfied with the home remedies, do not hesitate to contact a doctor specializing in conditions of the skin (dermatologist) for better treatment.
The dermatologist will examine your skin completely. After examination, the dermatologist will exactly tell you the problems and disorders in your skin. Treatments likely to be recommended by dermatologists are:
- Topical vitamin A retinoids
- Topical antioxidants and collagen
- OTC wrinkle creams
- laser skin resurfacing
- light source treatment
- radiofrequency treatments
- chemical peel
- Botox treatment
- soft-tissue (dermal) fillers
- skin-tightening techniques, such as skin therapy
- facelift surgery
Wrinkles are natural and inevitable phenomena in the aging process. But there are numerous things you can do to prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Try some proven home remedies before hitting the doctor’s door.
Factors like eating a vitamin-rich diet, drinking plenty of water, moisturizing your skin, not smoking, and managing your stress tactfully play a key role in keeping your skin healthy and hygienic.
Use a retinoid and a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. Follow your doctor or dermatologist’s tips regularly.
If you are so concerned about your skin appearance as you grow older, try to engage in fruitful lifestyle habits such as regular drinking of water, moisturizing your skin, taking healthy foods, avoiding junk foods, etc. for healthy skin.
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