what causes wrinkles

What Are Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are the small creases, crevices and furrows that appear in skin. Wrinkles may occur anywhere on the body but most frequently occur on the face. Wrinkles are more common in women than in men. Wrinkles appear most often around the eyes and mouth.  Wrinkled hands and wrinkled knees are also common concerns.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Wrinkles appear as the connective tissues that makes skin elastic and the fat that makes skin plump begin to deteriorate. Factors that contribute to wrinkles include heredity, aging, sun exposure, smoking and repeated facial expressions.

How to Prevent Wrinkles

Wrinkles may be inevitable, but you can help keep them at bay longer by avoiding sun damage.  Covering up and using sunscreen from a young age are the best preventative measures to reduce wrinkled skin later in life.  Dry skin is also more prone to wrinkle, so keeping skin hydrated with a good moisturizer can also prevent wrinkles later. A healthy diet including vitamins A, C, B-3 and E is also believed to keep skin youthful.

Effective Ingredients to Combat Wrinkles

To combat wrinkles, look for products that contain these ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Growth Factors such as FGF1, Copper Peptides, Retinoids, Matrixyl 3000, Ferulic Acid, Spin Trap (Phenyl Butyl Nitrone), Teprenone (marketed as Renovage), Astaxanthin, Lipchroman-6, Carnosine

Solutions for Wrinkles

Traditionally, the only  solutions for wrinkles were invasive procedures like Botox.  However, today there are numerous creams and serums that can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

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These are some of our favorite products for Wrinkles:

Medik8 Growth Factor

AQ Skin Solutions Active Anti-Aging Duo: SAVE 15%

Osmotics Crease-Less Surgical Alternative

Mukti Age Defence Eye Serum