Wrinkles are something that reflects your growing age or unhealthy skin therefore each one of us wants to get rid of the wrinkles. There are several ways to control the development of wrinkles. One of these ways is the ’Home-made beauty recipes’. The home remedies for wrinkles include face packs, facial masks, scrubs, hair care, dandruff care and body wraps, which are usually based on herbs and other natural ingredients. All these help improve the skin disorders and detoxify by providing natural oil and moisture to the skin.
Causes of Wrinkles There are many factors that contribute to the development of wrinkles. Free radicals are molecules that lead to the degeneration of collagen, a protein found in the skin that keeps it elastic and healthy-looking. Free radicals are found in the UV radiation in sunlight, smoking and air pollution. Changes in hormones also produce changes in the skin. Menopause and decreased estrogen production can affect the skin's elasticity and also cause fine lines.
Muscle use, including everyday expressions like frowning and smiling, also leads to wrinkles while the effects of gravity loosen the skin, causing it to sag. Wrinkle prevention is important to many people. However, many of us have damaging habits that are not only bad for the health of the body, but can also cause wrinkles. These wrinkle-causing habits are: smoking, high sun exposure, poor diet and poor skincare.
- Smoking: A habit like smoking is the fastest and most damaging way to skin aging. Often we talk of smoking and the terrible effects it has on the body, primarily the lungs and esophagus. But smoking also harms the largest body organ, the skin. Nicotine found in cigarettes will break down collagen which causes the skin to lose its elasticity. Also, because smoking requires the continual use of muscles around the mouth, mouth wrinkles will form and become deep over the years. There has also been some evidence to show that smoking can cause the pigment in the skin to change. (Jones, 65)
- Sun Exposure: Sun prevention is another way to prevent wrinkles. Avoiding the sun or limiting sun exposure will help reduce wrinkles. UVA rays cause skin wrinkles and aging. The best way to prevent sun exposure is to limit it. If exposed to the sun for long periods of time, then protection is important. Use sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and cover with long sleeves, pants and a hat.
- Poor Diet: Eating a diet with high fats and few vegetables will also contribute to skin wrinkles. To prevent wrinkles, a diet with high antioxidant food will help reestablish collagen and regain elasticity. Vegetables like tomatoes, red peppers, kale and fruits like blueberries will greatly prevent wrinkles. Plus it is important to drink water throughout the day; this will also help hydrate the skin to reduce wrinkles.
- Poor Skincare: Proper skincare can contribute to reduced wrinkles. Taking the time to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, and moisturize on a daily basis will help fight the natural breakdown of skin aging. An eye cream is also an important step for women over 25.
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