There are many versions of the truth behind the cause of wrinkles. No matter how we try to explain the causes and share the many ways to prevent them, they will happen!
5 Main Causes of Wrinkles
We can’t assume to know everything that ages skin and cause wrinkles to appear. We can, however, help you understand how they progress, which we hope may be helpful towards your skin care regime.
- Too Much Sun
- Dehydrated Skin
- Not Enough Sleep
- Lack of Skin Healthy Vitamins
- Lack of Exercise
Have you ever met someone who lives in an area where sun doesn’t come out too often? If you have or do, you might notice them looking younger than what you imagined them to be.
The sun can play a major role in the way our skin ages. It could trigger the activities of melanocytes, which produce the melanin in our skin and causes age spots.
The sun’s ultraviolet light can damage the fibers, called elastin in our skin, which makes it elastic. When this happens you will notice more sagging skin, wrinkles, even the skin’s ability to heal back properly.
To prevent overexposure or sun damage, use sun protection by applying an SPF lotion and/or even a hat when you know you’re going to get an unusual amount of sun that day.
Also, try to prepare by understanding the time of day you can actually get less ultraviolet radiation. That’s right, you can see precisely the time of day ultraviolet rays will most likely penetrate your skin.
Dehydration can cause a lack of elasticity for your skin. Collagen, which is the skin’s primary connective tissue consists of mostly water. When it doesn’t receive the necessary amount of water, it becomes cracked and eventually creates unwanted creases and wrinkles.
Some of the main causes of dehydration can be coffee and alcohol. Though some experts might argue that a certain amount of coffee and alcohol might be good for you, a good preventative would be to follow your intake with at least a glass or two of water.
The skin around your eyes is very delicate. When you don’t get enough sleep, bags under your eyes can occur. It can appear to look swollen and puffy.
Sleep is an essential part of your health and can affect the health of cells all over your body, including your skin. Most of us are busy, but if you are not feeling or looking your best, perhaps it’s your body’s way of telling you it’s time to relax!
You’re always told to eat healthy, because the vitamins and nutrients gained from healthy food can help keep your skin healthy and strong. For example, antioxidants and vitamins A, C, E are helpful in preventing signs of aging.
Don’t forget to eat fish and/or take supplements high in Omega-3. These vitamins help keep your skin strong, making it a good repellent for toxins that could enter your body through your skin.
Exercise has so many benefits. It promotes good circulation, which helps create a healthy environment for cells to grow. With proper exercise, toxins are less likely to get stored in your body along with other possibilities of harmful agents.
A healthy body promotes healthy cells, which promotes healthy skin. A healthy skin can help slow down the natural effects of elasticity over time.
Wrinkles will happen, regardless of what we do to prevent it. However, in order to maximize the look of youth, you must treat your body the way it’s meant to be treated – like it’s the only one you’ve got!