Wrinkles develop because of damage to the skin, with the most damage coming from exposure to sunlight. Minimal, or no protection from the sun will cause the skin to become vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation and people who do use sun cream regularly, are 24% less likely to show increased signs of aging.
The rate of facial aging will increase:
- When the skin becomes dehydrated it leaves the skin looking flat and dull, and the dryness will make the wrinkles show up more. Staying hydrated helps to keep the skin soft and supple.
- You can get new wrinkles even when driving your car, as the sun's UVA rays are able to penetrate through the car windows and can cause wrinkling.
- Lighter skin tones also more prone to sun damage, causing people with pale skin to age a lot faster, making the daily application of sunscreen essential.
- Heredity plays a role in how we age. The likelihood of us getting wrinkles and the timing at which we start to develop them, is partially influenced through genetics.
- Repeated facial expressions often caused the first of your wrinkles to form. Smiling, squinting, frowning and animated talking will all, over time, add lines and grooves to your face.
- Smoking can add fine lines and wrinkles to the mouth, causing lipstick to bleed its color into the lip wrinkles. Smoking reduces the blood supply to the skin, causing the skin to become dry.
- Sleeping on the same side every night, repeatedly presses and squashes the face to the pillow. The problem is that the sleep lines will not spring back as quickly, the older we get.
Even if you have great genes and look younger than you are, there's no way to avoid the aging changes in your facial appearance. The changes that appear on our face, are reflections our happiness and life challenges, and we can either learn to love these changes, or decide to do something about them.
Botox is a prescription medicine that's injected into the facial muscles to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and at the sides of the eyes. As long as you're treated by a medical expert, trained in facial anatomy, you should not lose the ability to express any emotions or expressions.
It's never too late to slow down signs of aging and even people who already have some early skin aging can benefit from making some lifestyle changes. These days we are all familiar with botox treatment, used to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles on different areas on the face, depending on the way your muscles of facial expression work. Botox treatments can easily be combined with treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and dermal fillers, which can also help to prevent new wrinkles and lines from forming on the face.