Causes of wrinkles and how to minimize it



“As we age, our skin loses moisture and elasticity, making it prone to wrinkles. Dermatologists have many tools for tackling those little lines that mark the passage of time. They include prescription creams, chemical peels, and Botox. But perhaps the best option is to protect your skin just as it is.” Quoted from Wikihow

Wrinkles and wisdom, that’s what age brings with it, though we are eager for the latter, it’s not the same case with the former. Yes, wrinkles do occur on the faces of aging individuals but there are over dozen reasons why its case can be worsening or maybe a bit too much I can say, and you need to look into these causes of wrinkles and try minimizing its effects on your face.

  1. You chew Gum.

It’s very rare nowadays you find people not chewing gum, not just because of its sweet inclusion (I like it too, don’t worry, it isn’t wrong) but, as an aging person, chewing gum makes your face forms different shapes.

“For frequent chewers, those formations end up resulting in a downward turn in the corners of the mouth, as well as a pronounced muscle at the bottom of the jawline,” says Joel Schlessinger, MD, board-certified dermatologist and CEO of LovelySkin.com, and these forms are in-reversible, meaning you stand no chance of clearing those indifferent forms and becomes part of your face, and becomes your wrinkle. So, you need to reduce/totally stop chewing gums, though breath mint is not a problem.

  1. You smoke?
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Yes, smoking restricts blood flow in the body and that is just one of the many harmful things smoking does and makes your face lack the nutrient and required oxygen to stay healthy and regenerate. The chemicals present in cigarettes tears the skin fibers making the skin to form lines around the mouth and nose parts. It’s recommended you quit smoking at an aging stage to avoid having your face filled up with wrinkles.

  1. Don’t sleep on your stomach.

Actually sleeping on your stomach isn’t a bad idea, I do that a lot. Obviously that can’t be the same case for aging people, constantly pushing on your face which your pillow does, causes permanent wrinkles says Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD, PhD, a New York City-based dermatologist. Even frowning while sleeping is a main cause of wrinkles, so it’s very much recommended you sleep on your back, or find a pillow and balance it one where you will place your head and once just below where your knees will be placed. This will make your body more balanced and guarantee you a wrinkle-free face.

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4. You are addicted to sugar

Yip! Sugar, you do love sugar, research shows over 40% of food intakes per day consist of sugar. Hitting the table to have your favorite meal, cup of tea, or your work-hour coffee, does awful harmful things to your bloodstream and these damages the collagen and elastin, fibers which keeps your skin firm and tight. So reducing your daily sugar intakes to less than 10% doesn’t sound like a bad idea, and focusing more on vegetables and vitamins sounds like a great idea to me and it will be devastatingly effective in making your face wrinkle-free.

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