Ever thought of why we keep our birthday a secret? You probably must be seeking ways to reduce your wrinkles. The most common methods you have tried may have failed maybe from diet to oils and wrinkle filters. Did you know that wrinkles on the face tend to occur because of facial expression?
Wrinkles are fine lines that are a normal process of ageing. They make you appear tired and can be of significantly cosmetic concern, especially for women. Premature wrinkling can be prevented by avoiding the sun, smoking, alcohol, dehydration, some medication and taking proper care of your skin, but wrinkles caused by ageing, environmental and genetic factors are not avoidable.
As we all get older, our skin gets thinner, drier, less elastic, and less able to protect itself from damage. This leads to wrinkles, creases and lines on the skin. The facial expression wrinkles are because of repeatedly smiling, frowning or squinting that lead to fine lines and wrinkles at a younger age.
Each time you make a facial expression, you use your facial muscles. A groove forms on the surface of the skin. If you are young, your skin can spring back, but as you get older, your skin loses its flexibility. So, the springing back becomes harder and less frequent, resulting in more grooves that are permanent.
When I talk of environmental factors they also contribute to wrinkles, especially when you exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light in ways like sunbathing and outdoor sports also increase the chance of getting wrinkles at a tender age. The UV light breaks down the collagen and elastin fibres, which are located on the surface of the skin. This causes the skin to be weaker and less flexible hence, the skin starts to droop and wrinkles appear.
Smoking accelerates the ageing process of skin, because of the reduced blood supply to the skin. Alcohol dehydrates the skin and the more the skin is dehydrated the more the wrinkles form.
Look out for my next blog on how to prevent and reduce the wrinkles.