Aging is inevitable, but you can reduce the signs. Whether you’re having problems with laugh lines, creases, and wrinkles, there are effective natural ways to treat them.
But first, let’s understand the different types of wrinkles so that we can determine how to successfully get rid of them.
1. Expression Lines
As the name suggests, this type of wrinkle develops from repeated expressions you make on your face. Those repeated muscle movements cause creases, which in time, become permanent lines on the skin.
Expression lines are most visible in the forehead, around the eyes, and mouth. There’s not much to do about this as it is natural, but you can limit your muscle movements to reduce those wrinkles.
2. Gravitational Folds
These wrinkles develop naturally as you age due to folding and sagging of skin structure. Gravitational folds are mainly caused by time and gravity. Every year, your skin continues to lose elastin and collagen which lead to sagging.
To reduce these wrinkles, you can take collagen to boost skin elasticity. There are also some trusted anti-aging products you can use to help treat wrinkles and other signs of aging.
3. Atrophic creasing rhytids
These are the visible parallel lines in your face that temporarily disappear if you stretch your skin. Atrophic creasing rhytids may also appear on any part of the body, such as on the chest.
The main cause of this wrinkle is lack of collagen. Skin sagging appears when there’s loss of elasticity due to insufficient collagen in the body. Avoid getting too much sun exposure to reduce free radicals which kills elastin and collagen.
When going out, apply some SPF on your neck, chest, and face to get protection from UV rays. Also, wear something that can protect you from the harmful heat of the sun especially during summer.
4. Permanent elastic wrinkles
These are the wrinkles that permanently stay on your face as part of the aging process. Usually, you will find these on your upper lip, base of your neck, and on your cheeks.
You can develop this from frequently getting exposed in the sun. Another factor that triggers permanent elastic wrinkles is smoking. Cigarette smoke contains carcinogens and chemicals that harm the skin.
The best way to keep you skin young and healthy is to avoid smoking and other vices. Make sure to exercise daily and drink plenty of water.
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