Preventing Wrinkles and Looking Younger

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Wrinkles are an inevitable sign of aging that everyone must deal with. Some people develop wrinkles as early as their 20s, while others don’t experience wrinkles until much later in life. With a healthy lifestyle and avoiding some environmental factors, the development of wrinkles can be put off.

This article will discuss:

Why Wrinkles Appear

Everyone experiences physical changes in their appearance as they age. Because fat under the skin is lost, and around the age of 50 skin’s elasticity declines, wrinkles appear.

Another reason wrinkles occur in older people is because the middle layer of the skin, or the dermis, loses moisture. There is a protein in the dermis which provides the top layer, epidermis, with elasticity.

There are 3 different kinds of wrinkles that appear on the face:

  • Dynamic wrinkles – Result from repeated facial expressions. The most common types of dynamic wrinkles appear in between the eyebrows and on the outer corners of the eye. Crow’s feet are the wrinkles on the eye’s outer corners and are a result of squinting.
  • Static wrinkles – Caused by extrinsic aging factors like sun damage, smoking, genetics, poor diet, and prolonged dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles are seen even when the facial muscles aren’t contracting.
  • Wrinkle folds – Result from underlying facial structures sagging. The wrinkle folds appear usually between the nose and mouth.

Preventing Wrinkles

Preventing wrinkles takes years of a healthy lifestyle and avoidance of harmful external factors. Different from intrinsic aging, extrinsic aging occurs from outside factors like the sun and smoking.

To prevent wrinkles:

  • Use sunscreen – Apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 to your skin, especially the face and hands, 15 minutes before contact with the sun to give the lotion time to absorb into the skin. Avoid the sun between 10 A.M and 4 P.M when the Ultraviolet rays are strongest. Not only do the sun’s ultraviolet rays cause wrinkles, but the sun and tanning beds are also a major cause of skin cancer. The sun causes 90% of premature aging in people.
  • Quit smoking – Smoking tobacco causes skin to lose moisture and elasticity. The enzyme in cigarettes breaks down elastin. Smokers develop wrinkles, usually around their mouth and eyes, as early as their twenties.
  • Drink Water – Aim for drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily to keep skin hydrated.
  • Get enough sleep – Sleeping helps skin retain elasticity.
  • Have a healthy diet – Proper nutrition and vitamins, like vitamins C and E, help to keep skin tight. Vitamin B hydrates the skin. Antioxidant rich foods fight free radicals which damage skin. Omega-3 fatty acids help tighten facial skin. Cold water fish is an excellent source of Omega-3.
  • Exercise – Increases circulation to firm skin.

Other preventative measures include using topical skin care products meant to help prevent free radical damage, wrinkles, and other early signs of aging, for instance, products from Perricone MD’s RX1 Prevent regimen.

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  3. I’m 43, in great shape, I take tons of supplements/nutrients, exercise and even though my skin does look great, I have forehead wrinkles. I know it’s just from years of the kind of expressions I’ve made. Is there really anything that I can do other then botox? (which I don’t want).

  4. As a 44 year old former sun worshipper, I’m wondering if there is anything that can be done to help the deeper layers of epidermis regenerate at this point? Can you really “prevent” wrinkles….really?

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  9. I’ve tried every product that claims to reduce wrinkles. I’ve even tried Botox and the results weren’t what I expected. I’ve spent thousands of dollars with no results. I won’t buy one more product but would love to be a tester. I dare you to pick ME! :0)

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  12. Smoking is also linked to skin cancer – actinic cheilitis is a skin lesion of the lower lip. Chemicals and toxins in cigarettes aggravate the delicate skin on the lip causing sores to develop. Eventually they may develop into squamous cell carcinoma.

  13. would love to be a perricone tester.thankyou