How to Avoid Wrinkles - Slowing the Aging Process

by WriterArtist

If there was a magic formula to slow aging, people would not become old and wrinkled.It so happens that you can actually slow down the aging process.

Everyone in this world will age; there is no secret formula for remaining young and retaining evergreen young texture and skin. This is the law of nature, everything is changing. Youth is ephemeral and nothing is eternal and permanent forever.

The physical signs and the condition of skin reveal that a person is ageing continuously. People become old, the hairs slowly turn grey and then white. Similarly, our skin ages and to understand how to slow down the wrinkles formation with age we have to understand the root cause of wrinkles.

Also if we know the right regimen of how to apply anti-aging wrinkle creams to stop skin ageing prematurely, we can retain the softness and elasticity of the skin. Using precautions and quality treatments for wrinkles available with the latest technology and medical therapies; we can delay the formation of wrinkles.

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Ageing of Skin

How to Avoid Wrinkles?


The body’s outer surface is protected from the harsh world with a stack of wonderfully arranged skin layers. The outer skin is made up of 3 layers namely the epidermis, the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. As the skin ages, the epidermis becomes thinner, which results in dryness. The ability to replace the epidermis with new cells decreases by 10% every decade a man or woman ages, naturally it takes more time for the skin to repair itself. This also explains why we need anti-aging wrinkle cream and moisturizer to retain the glow of our skin.

How to Avoid Wrinkles ?

How to Avoid Wrinkles
How to Avoid Wrinkles
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How are the wrinkles formed?

The dryness of the outer layer affects the dermis because less collagen is produced and the elastic fibers which provide the skin with elasticity wear out resulting in a skin that sags. Also we don’t sweat that much as before as there is a decrease in the number of sweat glands. Eye collagen is the worse affected part and therefore it is necessary to undergo treatment for preventing eye wrinkles.


Now that we know how does the skin age, we can describe what wrinkles are. A wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. For example if you soak the skin in water for a considerable long time the skin forms wrinkle temporarily as a result of prolonged immersion in water for more than a few minutes. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes such as glycation.


Root Cause and Factors Causing Wrinkle


 Is aging the only cause of wrinkles? The obvious answer is no. For some people it becomes a serious enough issue to consider cosmetic procedures and botox treatments but for many of us a good anti aging wrinkle cream can do wonders to reduce the appearance of fine lines. A brief look at different factors will throw more light on what cause wrinkles to accelerate.




Sun Exposure

Research has shown that exposure to ultraviolet light either UVA or UVB accounts for almost 90% of skin aging. This varies depending on the composition, texture of skin, geographical location and the person’s pigment protection.



Smoking and Drinking

A few other studies have shown that wrinkles can also be caused by bad habits such as cigarette smoking and excessive drinking.



Weight Loss and Water Exposure -

Rapid weight loss may also cause wrinkles, it reduces the volume of fat cells that cushion around the face and make the skin sag.



Environment Pollution


Examples of environmental factors include environmental pollution which expedites aging by producing oxygen free radicals. Free radicals are particles produced by the body’s chemical processes and when it is produced in excessive amounts, it can damage cell membranes causing not only wrinkle but other skin disorders as well. The ever miraculous and generous Mother Nature has also provided antioxidants to combat wrinkles, which are present in bounty in herbs and fruits.



Facial Expressions


Wrinkling in the skin is also caused by habitual facial expressions such as laughing, frowning and various other facial expressions. When we smile our eyes form wrinkle around the eyes and when we frown there are vertical lines noticeable between our eyebrows. These wrinkles are called dynamic wrinkles.


Water Exposure


With prolonged water exposure, the outer layer of skin - epidermis starts to absorb water. The epidermis doesn't expand evenly, causing it to wrinkle. Depletion of water in the body, as occurs with dehydration, can also cause this puckering of the skin. Another factor that causes wrinkle is cortisol which causes degradation of skin collagen.




Getting rid of wrinkles




Getting rid of wrinkles effectively varies with individuals and the age of individuals. Some dermatologists recommend retinoic acid which is applied to the skin to fill in the crevices of wrinkles.





Effective topical anti aging creams and ointments that peel off the top layers of the skin, dermabrasion which is a procedure to sandwich the top layer of the skin, injecting collagen or botulinum under the skin and laser surgery are some of the treatments to get rid of the wrinkle.





Are all methods safe and effective? One must pursue the options before choosing any of these treatments mentioned above.





Well, the answer depends upon a lot of factors such as the patient’s age, the skin composition and any other factor such as side-effects.





It is wise to consult a dermatologist on how effective and safe are the procedures used or any possible complications and the allergies caused by the products.  





In most of the cases, it is prudent to use a combination of all these procedures to get the desired and expedited effect.





The best part is acknowledging that you are caring for the skin.





Shedding of the old damaged superficial skin cells to give way to the healthier new cells to arise on the surface adds a glow and brightness to the skin.




Aging Gracefully

Slow Down Aging


It is also important to know that not much can be done to prevent wrinkles and reverse the normal biological cycle as it is normal to age. But the key consideration is that we can slow the aging by staying indoors between 10 am to 4 pm when the sun is the hottest to protect the skin from the dangerous ultraviolet radiation.

The UV radiation is increased due to the depletion and holes in the ozone layer. If at all, you have to go out use a sun protection cream. Always wash the face with a mild non-soap cleanser. The skin should be patted dry and lubricated immediately after a wash with a water based moisturizer ideally with SPF 30 cream to prevent further dehydration and protection from sun.




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Is it possible to remove wrinkles?

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DerdriuMarriner on 06/23/2022

Some wrinkles appear to be less stubborn than others. Diet, exercise, indirect sunlight, meditation, moisturizer, rest, shade and water make a difference.

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Updated: 06/16/2022, WriterArtist
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DerdriuMarriner on 06/23/2022

WriterArtist, Thank you for product lines, pretty pictures and practical information.

In particular, I appreciate your alerts against too much drinking, smoking and sunbathing. Also, I like the attention to other wrinkling agents and causes, as well as to their anti-wrinkling counterparts.

Might applying vaseline to the skin all-over or to such key parts as elbows, face, feet, hands, knees and necks serve to ameliorate, end, mitigate or prevent wrinkles?

WriterArtist on 06/16/2022

Totally agree Rose.

Rose on 03/06/2015

My top tip is to wear sunscreen and even if you do, avoid the sun when it is strongest (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

VioletteRose on 12/12/2014

Very useful, thanks for sharing! I am pinning this.

WriterArtist on 12/10/2014

@ologsinquito - I agree with you. Prevention of wrinkles is far better than the use of expensive products. However; after one gets wrinkles they can be reduced with care and selection of quality products that do not have side-effects.

ologsinquito on 12/10/2014

I like the idea of a paraben-free facial cream, the first product that you showed. Also, it's good that you pointed out how too much sun, and smoking, are bad for your skin. It's much better to prevent problems than to try to treat them.

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