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Wrinkles: What Causes Wrinkles and How to Get Rid of Wrinkles

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September 11, 2018 Reviewed by Marta 0 Comments

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 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. To form a wrinkle you need loose skin. And loose skin is created when the scaffolding on which it sits — fat and bones — starts to diminish. For example, cheeks lose fat and the skull begins to shrink and more loose skin is produced.

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 will also keep skin youthful. Antioxidants in skincare will also help keep skin smooth and radiant.

Effective Skincare Ingredients to Combat Wrinkles

To combat wrinkles, look for products that contain these ingredients: Neuropeptides for the control of expression lines, Growth Factors such as FGF1, Copper Peptides, Retinoids, Matrixyl 3000, Ferulic Acid, Spin Trap (Phenyl Butyl Nitrone), Teprenone (marketed as Renovage), Astaxanthin, Lipchroman-6, Vitamin C, which is a precursor to collagen.

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