Facts About Wrinkles

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You know about wrinkles, they’re a fact of life that many of us would gladly like to never see. Wrinkles occur because as we get older, many of the natural substances in our skin start to decrease. These substances used to keep our skin looking healthy, smooth, and hydrated. As you get older, the skin starts to lose volume and will sag which is how wrinkles form.

Not only does age impact wrinkles, so do our facial expressions. Crow’s feet and frown lines occur due to repeated muscle contractions over time. Outside factors like smoking, pollution, and the sun can also have an effect on your skin. It’s said that about 80% of premature skin ageing is due to UV rays. Which is why it is very important to protect your skin if you do plan to be outside.

Two Types
Not all wrinkles are made the same. There are two types: Expressive (also known as dynamic) and Age related (also known as static).

Expressive Wrinkles
These are formed by, you guessed it, your expressions! When your face smiles, frowns, or makes any other repeated movement, this has an impact on your skin and future wrinkles.

Age-Related Wrinkles
These are known as static wrinkles because they occur as we age, there is no way around them really. The skin will lose elasticity and fold over time.

How to Prevent Wrinkles
There is no proven solution for ridding yourself of wrinkles, but there are ways to reduce them.

  1. Stay out of the sun: The sun is usually at its strongest point from 10AM-4PM. These are prime beach times, and if you do plan on sitting out, wear lots of sunscreen and sit under an umbrella.
  2. Keep a daily routine: Keeping a daily skincare routine that includes cleansing and moisturizing is a great way to ensure your skin stays hydrated.
  3. Reduce stress: Those frowns and furrowed brows can cause serious wrinkles later in life. It’s always good to avoid stress if possible, and find a way to manage it as best you can. This can be done through meditation, daily fitness, or finding some quiet time.
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