Wrinkles and Their Causes


The crease lines, folds or ridges that appear on the skin are termed as Wrinkles. More often, wrinkles seem to appear as we get older. However, they may also develop once our skin has been immersed in water for a protracted time. The primary wrinkles to seem on our face tend to occur due to a result of facial expressions. There are many causes e.g. skin damage because of the Sun-light, smoking, dehydration, some medications, etc. that may lead to the appearance of wrinkles on the skin.

Wrinkles are associated with a degree that is an inevitable way of the natural aging method. As we tend to age our skin gets older, drier and loses its elasticity. Our skin’s ability to guard itself from injury gets reduced as we tend to age. Eventually, wrinkles or creases keep on appearing on our skin. Despite all these factors that are mentioned, an individual’s genetic makeup additionally influences the wrinkles and aging process. However, one thing is true that once start getting wrinkles, we go older.

Even though wrinkles provide some individuals a great degree of knowledge and experience, yet most of the people don’t welcome them at all. Billions of riches are spent globally on the myriad treatments to induce obviate them. Many treatments claim to be pretty effective; however, only God or the person who undergoes that treatment knows if it’s of good use or not. On the other hand, some treatments are able to get success up to some extent.

It’s been observed that wrinkles, mostly, tend to seem on body parts that receive the maximum sun exposure. You may also include:

  • Backs of hands
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Top of the forearms

Types of Wrinkles

  • Surface lines
  • Deep furrows

Many of the wrinkle treatments available in the market help to get rid of the fine lines. For mature creases, a lot of advanced techniques are needed to be taken into count, like cosmetic surgery or injections (fillers).

Factors that Cause Wrinkles

Except for the conventional aging method, following are the factors that are bring or cause to have wrinkles.

Smoking: Specialists say that continuous reduced blood supply to the skin due to regular smoking is one of the most prominent reasons for wrinkles.

Light skin: Individuals that have light skin are more prone to have a high level of sun injury, in turn, bringing the wrinkles.

Genetic factors: Genetically, if your parents had wrinkles very soon than other people, then chances are that you also undergo the same aging process or kind of.

Hair: some hairstyles give a lot of shade for the face than others.

Clothes: People who prefer to have hats and long sleeves on receive such aging signs some other time or later in the future.

Some Jobs: Individuals whose jobs or working hours take them to a lot of daylight are likely to receive the wrinkles sooner than other e.g. gardeners, farmers, fishermen tanning booth staff (UV exposure), sailors, golfers, etc.

Facial Expressions:  According to a new study done in Mayo Clinic, each time we smile, frown, laugh or do any facial activity, the muscles of our skin stretches and then comes back into normal position. However, this elasticity weakens as we grow older.

Lise Gottlieb, an anti age expert and founder of TheVitaminCSerum, encourages healthy living and keep on providing healthy lifestyle tips on various topics. To stay updated, visit our website and join our inner circle now.

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