Aging brings with it the inevitable reality of wrinkles. As you age, your skin loses elastin and collagen, which are essential for maintaining the skin’s elasticity. But did you know that this is not the only contributor to wrinkles? This article highlights other common causes of wrinkles and how you could benefit from Parker wrinkle reduction.
Sun and UV Light Exposure
Continued exposure to the sun and any form of UV rays can cause significant skin damage. This includes tanning beds as they use a UVA light, which is carcinogenic. Additionally, repeated sunburns, not wearing sunscreen, and frequent tanning can trigger wrinkling and premature aging.
To avoid the negative impacts of sun exposure, it is advisable to do the following:
- Wear protective clothing and hats when walking in the sun
- Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen
- Avoid staying in the sun during peak times, which is from 10 AM to 3 PM.
- Minimize your exposure to the sun
When you move your face, like when you laugh or frown, the muscles in the affected area contract. Repetitive movements in the same area can lead to the formation of wrinkles. For instance, you can develop crow’s feet around the mouth and eyes from smiling or forehead creases from raising your eyebrows.
If these wrinkles bother you, you can avoid making these facial movements or turn to Botox for a more permanent fix.
Exercise and Diet
Unhealthy habits like living a sedentary lifestyle and maintaining a poor diet can exacerbate premature aging, which can begin to show on your face. The lack of exercise starves your skin of the oxygen it needs to develop new cells and produce collagen. Foods that are high in fats can also cause breakouts and affect your skin texture.
To protect your skin from premature wrinkles, watch what you eat. Adopt a balanced diet and drink plenty of water every day.
Have you ever heard of smoker’s lines? Smoking is not only harmful to your health; it can also lead to the formation of facial lines around your mouth. If left untreated, these lines can deepen and increase, ultimately affecting your entire appearance. The best course of action is to stop smoking it enroll in a cessation program for additional help.
Severely dehydrated skin is highly susceptible to wrinkles and fine lines. This is because dry skin loses its elasticity and tightness, especially under the eyes leading to sagging skin. To escape dehydration-related wrinkles, drink plenty of water, and apply moisturizer to your face daily.
Wrinkle Reduction Treatment
Wrinkles can make you tired or look older than you are, which can significantly lower your self-confidence. Fortunately, there are several wrinkle reduction treatments you can turn to for an improved appearance. They are:
Micro-needling involves puncturing small holes in the skin to stimulate collagen production. The new collagen works to tighten and rejuvenate your skin from the inside. When used on wrinkles, micro-needling can reduce their appearance in only a few weeks.
Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport continue to grow in use and popularity in the United States every year. These injectables contain Botulinum toxin, which stops involuntary muscle movements that cause frown lines and forehead wrinkles.
Dr. Bernardini of New Age Aesthetics & Wellness and his team provide these and more wrinkle reduction solutions. If your wrinkles are affecting your self-confidence, contact their office today to schedule an appointment.