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Many a thing or two have been said about wrinkles.  There are so much more claims being made in its name.  Anti-aging products, however, are being widely criticized for making bold claims which are mostly unsubstantiated.  The US Food and Drug Administration has recently warned manufacturers claiming medical claims for such topical products, and has called the attention of several manufacturers to either back up their claims or, rephrase their marketing messages.

Many a thing or two have been said about wrinkles.  There are so much more claims being made in its name.  Anti-aging products, however, are being widely criticized for making bold claims which are mostly unsubstantiated.  The US Food and Drug Administration has recently warned manufacturers claiming medical claims for such topical products, and has called the attention of several manufacturers to either back up their claims or, rephrase their marketing messages.

While some wrinkle creams, like those containing peptides such as Derma Promedics, may enhance your skin’s resistance to wrinkles, most are in fact only boosting your skin’s moisture content.  In general, take extra caution when manufacturers make claims that their products can outperform clinic-based procedures like Botox.  Many, in fact, even make claims that hardly address the root cause of wrinkles.

What causes wrinkles?

To conquer thy enemy, you need to understand thy enemy.

Wrinkles show up when your skin matrix sustains damage.  Years of unprotected sun exposure remains to be the main culprit for premature aging and wrinkles.  Harmful UV rays damage otherwise healthy skin cells on the surface and in the deeper layers of the skin as well.  This leaves hollows and creases on your skin which eventually cave in and give rise to wrinkles.

Aging is the next major cause of wrinkles.  With aging, all the cellular processes happening in your skin cells, including the ones involved in skin cell turnover and repair, gradually slow down over time.  As you grow older, it takes your skin longer to regenerate.  The skin’s growing incapacity to replace damaged cells leave hollows in your skin which eventually become fine lines and wrinkles.

Other factors including sleeping habits, vices, diet and frequency of physical exercise all affect when and how you develop your wrinkles.

Anyway, now that you get the main idea that, when it comes to wrinkles, it isn’t a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’, it’s good to explore answers to the question, ‘Is there anything you can do about it then?’

How you can prevent wrinkles

The most practical response to wrinkle prevention is to try regain some of your skin’s lost elasticity.  How can you do that?  Try one of the three methods below:

1. Start exercising regularly.  More specifically, perform aerobic exercises at least four times weekly, and complement with strength training for about the equivalent amount of time.  Regular physical activity lets you regain some of your lost muscles, reportedly by as much as two pounds every month.  When you have stronger muscles, your skin has a firmer mass to attach to.

Moreover, regular exercise improves your blood circulation, ensuring that all sections of your skin gets sufficient amounts of nutrition to aid in repair and rejuvenation.

2. Eat a healthier diet.  Load up on your leafy greens to boost your body’s fiber and antioxidant levels.  Reach for healthy protein sources and get your dose of Omega-3s from fatty fish too.

3. Apply anti-wrinkle products.  Make sure you are picking up the right product that suits your skin. Understand your aging skin issues well and learn more about your skin type.  Keep in mind that skin aging is aggravated by dry skin so, it pays to get a significant dose of moisturizers and none of the skin drying alcohol ingredients from your product.  Keep in mind that retinol remains to be the only well-proven and time-tested ingredient that actually give you positive results that you can see and feel.

Conclusion:

There are several ways by which you can protect your skin from damage and wrinkles.  Take note that the ones that have the potential of making a real impact are those that you do to your skin and to your body everyday, most especially during the time that your wrinkles aren’t already there.

References:

http://www.freebeautyevents.com/2016/08/16/what-nobody-tells-you-about-wrinkles

 

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