What causes fine lines and wrinkles?

Rachel Ng

What causes fine lines and wrinkles?
Sometime around our mid-twenties, we suddenly realise that fine lines have begun appearing around our eyes and mouth. Suddenly smiling wide in photos brings attention to the years of laughter we have had, and we may begin to feel more self-conscious about our gently aging skin. While there is no way to reverse aging, there are plenty of amazing skincare products that can slow the signs.

Check out how peptides help boost natural collagen production and keep skin elasticity. Or check out the services Wonderlab provides to counter act fine lines and wrinkles. Check out the Anti-aging facial treatment, Radio Frequency Treatment, and peptide base targeted treatment.

But what causes fine lines and wrinkles?

Maybe if we better understand them, we can prevent or slow their appearance.

These are a few of the most common causes for fine lines and wrinkles:

  • a loss of elasticity (collagen)
  • dehydrated skin
  • genetics
  • smoking
  • sun damage

From the age of 30, studies show that we lose 1% of our collagen every year. Collagen is responsible for keeping our skin elastic and firm. So, what can we do to prevent the appearance of smile lines?


What can we do to prevent the appearance of smile lines?
 

Loss of elasticity 

To minimise the Loss of elasticity, the best thing that can be done is to boost collagen production. Cosmetic formulas that contain peptides have been found to boost collagen production. If you want to learn more about peptides, click here. 

loss of collagen

Dehydrated skin

Hydrated skin is better at keeping in moisture, fighting off pathogens, and remaining smooth and taught. To avoid dehydrating your skin ensure that you consume enough water every day.  Here are tips for dry skin! Drink 8 glasses or two litres of water to keep your body hydrated, and therefore keep your skin functioning at peak performance. Your skin can also become dehydrated from cold air, hot showers, and insufficient moisturisation. Invest in a high-quality moisturiser to rehydrate your skin during your daily skin care routine. 

Genetics 

Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to control your genetics. To give your skin the best chance, simply eat a balanced diet of fresh fruit and vegetables and stay healthy through regular exercise to boost your overall health.

Smoking 

The puckering of the lips to take a drag of a cigarette in combination with the harmful chemicals invested while smoking contributes to deeper and more pronounced wrinkles and fine lines. For your physical health and outward beauty quit smoking today. If you need help quitting, check out Australia’s Health government website here.

Sun damage 

Adequate sun protection is potentially the most important part of keeping your skin smooth and wrinkle free. Free radicals in your skin triggered by UV radiation accelerate the breakdown of melanin and elastin in your skin. Learn how to target pigmentation and sun spots. Sunburn can cause lasting damage to the structure of your skin. Daily sun protection in the form of a 30+ SPF can help protect your sensitive facial skin from the sun’s rays. This will help slow the signs of aging and help protect you from potential skin cancers. For the best overall protection, consider wearing a hat and light long sleeves when you go outside.

With these tips, you may be able to reduce your wrinkles and fine lines appearing in your face during a smile.

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