Aging happens to everyone, and with it comes the dreaded wrinkles. But what is it that really causes wrinkles, and is there a way to prevent them or slow them down?
These are interesting questions, and there are some answers you might like.
What causes wrinkles
The simple answer is aging and time, but of course, that’s not all there is to it. There are actually a lot of things in your life that can cause wrinkles. Once you know the cause, you can begin to find a solution.
UV rays and sunlight
UVA and UVB radiation from the sun causes wrinkles and other skin conditions, including skin cancer. UV rays cause the collagen in your skin to break down faster, and the more you’re exposed to the sun, the more this happens.
The sun’s rays also create unstable oxygen molecules, or free radicals, that cause a chain reaction of cellular damage.
The act of sleeping itself doesn’t cause wrinkles, so there’s no need to try to stay awake. It’s the position you sleep in that presses your face into the pillow and causes wrinkles.
You’ve woken up from a deep sleep before, and you’ve seen sleep-wrinkles in your skin; over time, the continued pressure from your preferred sleeping position will cause actual wrinkles.
Smoking cigarettes, cigars, vaping–any kind of smoking, causes wrinkles. There are a few factors at work when you smoke that cause wrinkles, not just on your face, but on other parts of your body, too.
Nicotine causes the narrowing of blood vessels, leading to impaired blood flow. Additional chemicals damage collagen and elastin, which reduce skin strength and elasticity.
You’ve no doubt heard of smile lines, which are wrinkles that are created when people smile a lot. Any expression you tend to make repeatedly can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.
Poor eating habits
The adage, you are what you eat, is being proven by science again and again. Luckily people are listening, but there are still some bad eating habits that can cause wrinkles.
Processed meats, sugars, carbohydrates, polyunsaturated fats, alcohol, phosphates, trans fats, and more all lead to some breakdown in the body that can cause wrinkles.
Part of the aging process is the skin losing its elasticity and natural oils. Fat in the deeper layers of the tissue also diminishes, causing saggy skin and a more pronounced appearance of what used to be fine lines.
How to ward off wrinkles
You obviously can’t stop the clock on aging, so wrinkles will happen. But there are some things you can do to slow down the aging process and prevent some wrinkles from forming.
♦ Always wear sunscreen
♦ Stop smoking
♦ Use silk or satin pillowcases
♦ Try to sleep on your back
♦ Focus on eating according to the Healthy Eating Plate
♦ Nourish your skin from the outside
♦ Always wash your face before bed to remove dirt, makeup, and impurities
♦ Use products that support collagen creation
How Simple Beauty can help
Simple Beauty has a few key products that will help you battle fine lines and prevent wrinkles.
Age-Defying Retinol Moisturizer
Retinol is a topical version of vitamin A, and it’s proven to be effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. They do this by increasing the production of collagen. They also fade age spots and boost cell turnover by promoting the production of new blood vessels.
The natural botanicals in this retinol moisturizer contain strong antioxidants that combat free radicals and prevent damage. In addition, peptides are a skin hero as they smooth, repair, and hydrate the skin. While they’re doing that, they also work as building blocks for new collagen formation.
Fine Line Eye Serum
If you’re most concerned about the lines around your eyes, then you’ll want to target that area specifically with ingredients that work best at protecting your eyes and fortifying your skin.
Simple Beauty’s Fine Line Eye Serum nourishes your skin with a concentrated blend of ingredients that diminish fine lines, lighten dark circles, and reduce puffiness. By boosting hydration, the skin appears revitalized, and collagen production is stimulated underneath the surface,
Daily Purifying Cleanser
Cleaning your skin nightly is a crucial part of any healthy skincare regimen. The Daily Purifying Cleanser uses natural botanicals and shea butter to gently remove dirt, makeup, and free radicals while also purifying and hydrating your skin.
Use it both morning and night to maintain the skin’s natural moisture balance.
To put it simply
Yes, aging happens, and with it comes some wrinkles. But aging isn’t the only cause of wrinkles. The way you sleep, eat, and show your expressions can cause wrinkles just as smoking and spending too much time in the sun can.
The good news is that knowing the cause of your wrinkles can help you create a plan of attack against them. While you can’t do anything about aging, you certainly can try to change the way you sleep, the way you eat, you can quit smoking, and use sunscreen. You can also find the three wrinkle-preventing products mentioned above in one simple package. The Simple Beauty Trio promotes healthy skin through natural ingredients and collagen-prompting botanicals.
Aging happens, but in the meantime, you can do something about warding off wrinkles.