Most of us accept wrinkles as a part of aging. Though genetics and age do play a role, there are other reasons you may be getting facial wrinkles – either prematurely or more prominently.
Sun exposure can account for up to 70% of skin’s apparent aging. Always wear protective clothing, such as wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts and sunglasses. Also, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more to protect the skin.
Cigarettes reduce blood supply to the skin. It also triggers the breakdown of collagen and can lead to loose, saggy skin. Pursing your lips to smoke can cause wrinkles in the form of lines above your mouth.
Alcohol dehydrates the body, which leads to puffiness, dry skin, and premature aging. Dehydration can make the skin appear papery and fine wrinkles more apparent. Skip that third glass of wine and opt for water instead to prevent wrinkles.
Diets high in sugar and low in antioxidants lead to poor skin nutrition and have aging effects. Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbs. Certain vitamins are thought to protect your skin.
Stress and sleep. Ever notice how you look a little run down when you’re stressed or miss sleep? Years of a lack of sleep or a stressful job can accelerate wrinkles.
Reduce Your Wrinkles
Skin rejuvenation treatments are revolutionary solutions that use lasers or other modalities to reduce the effects of aging or damaged skin. They are especially effective for aging skin on the face and neck.
As we age, skin loses its tone, feels less firm, and sags. Time, sun damage, and heredity cause skin irregularities that result in wrinkles.