Why do we get wrinkles?
Wrinkles. Some women see them as the bane of their existence, and they actually go through all means they could possibly afford just to get those wrinkles off their faces, ranging from expensive creams to microdermabrasion, Botox or even surgery. Our culture and society is so youth-oriented that wrinkles, especially on women, have become totally undesirable.
Why do we get them and how can we stop them?
Wrinkles are mostly associated with aging. As we age, the cells of our skin become thinner and lose elasticity because of the decreased levels of collagen production in our body. The skin cells also divide more slowly, thus delaying repair and renewal of the skin.
Wrinkles also develop because of skin damage, the skin damage coming mostly from exposure to sunlight. Spending too much time under the sun with minimal or no protection at all causes the skin to be vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation. Sunlight causes the outer layer of the skin, which is the epidermis, to become thinner, and encourages the overproduction of melanin, which eventually leads to skin cancer. Continued sunlight exposure also causes the collagen in our skin to break down more rapidly, faster than natural aging actually does. Loss of collagen results in loss of elasticity for the skin, therefore to skin wrinkling.
The development of free radicals in the skin also causes it to wrinkle. Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules in the body that lack an electron; oxygen molecules need two. Free radicals also contribute to the speedy breakdown of collagen in the skin. How do free radicals develop in the skin? This happens through continued exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun, air pollution and cigarette smoking.
We are probably not aware of this, but gravity also plays a role in why we get wrinkles. Gravity pulls at our skin, causing sags and jowls to form.
Getting wrinkles is a natural process. It is something we cannot avoid, and it is something that starts happening in our twenties and thirties. Facelift and other cosmetic surgery cost an arm and a leg, but there are cheaper ways and more effective ways of arresting the formation of wrinkles in the skin and keeping our skin looking younger for longer.
Ways to diminish wrinkles
1.) We’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: regular microdermabrasion
With ageing skin, collagen production slows, and elastin, the substance that enables skin to snap back into place, has a bit less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed as quickly and turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly.
The vacuum of the anti wrinkle microdermabrasion facial works to stimulate the production of collagen in the facial lines of the skin. As we age elastin and collagen production starts to slow down. The combination of collagen stimulation and increased skin renewal will improve the condition of the skin’s surface smoothing out fine lines and deep forehead wrinkles - a proven anti wrinkle skin care treatment.
Why The SkinBase Facial™ as an Anti Wrinkle Treatment for Fine Lines?
• The most popular and effective technique for smoothing fine lines & forehead wrinkles
• Simple and quick to perform on wrinkled skin / fine lines
• Reveals younger-looking skin and acts as an anti ageing skin care treatment
• Lunchtime facial (you can be back at work, fine line free, within the hour!)
• Stimulates collagen to dispel fine lines and increase wrinkled skin's renewal
2.) Stay outta that sun!
First is to keep our skin well-protected from UV ray exposure. This means laying on product, such as creams and lotions, that have SPF protection all over the skin.
3.) Get hydrated:
Another is proper nutrition and hydration. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and fish that are rich in vitamins and minerals that fight the development of free radicals in the body. Also, drink plenty of water and fruit juices to keep the body hydrated, and avoid too much black tea and coffee.
4.) Have a nap – or lots of them…
Get as much sleep as possible as well, as much as eight hours a day. Sufficient rest keeps the body from being stressed, since chronic stress accelerates the aging process.
5.) Put down the cigarettes:
Lastly, give up smoking because smoking dehydrates the skin and burns away the nutrients of the body.
Hopefully that’s your wrinkle-free fix sorted for now. Give our tips a go, we’re sure it’ll be worth it!
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