Wrinkles are a natural part of aging as the skin begins to lose its elasticity. But some wrinkles can start to form before you’ve entered your 40s depending on your lifestyle.
Although wrinkle treatments can return your skin to its natural radiance, prevention is key to keep wrinkles away from your face.
What causes wrinkles in the first place?
You need to know how wrinkles form to prevent them from forming to begin with. The first cause of wrinkles is aging, which causes the skin to become thinner and drier. This makes the skin more susceptible to damage, creases, and lines.
The second cause of wrinkles is lifestyle choices. This includes smoking, sunbathing, tanning, working out in the sun, and drinking.
The sun can accelerate the development of wrinkles because UV light breaks down the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. This weakens the supportive tissue in the skin, making it less elastic and more prone to damage.
Smoking and alcohol can also increase your chances of developing wrinkles early on because they dehydrate the skin. Smoking, in particular, reduces the blood supply to your skin which can accelerate the aging process.
How can I keep wrinkles from forming?
To prevent wrinkles from developing it’s important to keep your skin as protected and healthy as possible. A few ways you can do this include:
- Wearing sunscreen. Even when you want to tan, it’s important to wear at least some kind of sunscreen. With minimal SPF, you can still tan while keeping your skin safe from the sun.
- Don’t drink as much. Wine culture is a big thing in the U.S., but too much wine isn’t healthy. Try to reduce how much you drink to help keep your skin hydrated.
- Quit smoking. Smoking isn’t good for a variety of reasons. Look for treatments that can help you quit and get yourself a support system before you throw away your cigarettes. This will help you quit smoking for good.
Looking for a wrinkle treatment that actually works?
The anti-aging skin care market brought in $2.1 billion in retail sales in 2013 alone. But how do you know which type of skin care treatment works best for your skin? We offer a variety of wrinkle treatments so you can find the one that works best for you.
Whether you have forehead lines, liver spots, frown lines, or fine lines, we have the injectables and revision skin care treatments to give your skin the pick-me-up it needs. For more information on our wrinkle treatments or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.