Wrinkles and fine lines occur naturally as a part of aging, and when they occur in moderation they may not even cause you to think twice. However, if you experience an abundant amount of such features within a short period of time, they can cause a great deal of distress. (No one likes to experience the aging process, after all!)
One of the best ways to deal with the effects of aging is to understand the process: this will allow you to respond in a logical and effective fashion. So let's take a quick look at the causes, prevention, and treatment of this common condition.
- UV Exposure. Sunlight, (or, more specifically, harmful UV rays emitted by the sun) can cause the skin to lose its natural elasticity, thus leading to more wrinkles.
- Hormonal imbalance. With age, the body tends to produce fewer hormones, and this can lead to a decreased amount of a number of important proteins and chemicals that promote healthy skin. One key example of this is the protein collagen, which normally helps skin maintain its natural elasticity.
- Bad Habits. Bad health habits such as smoking and drinking can lead to dehydration, nutritional deficiency, and other conditions that contribute to faster wrinkling.
- Sleep Deprivation. Sleep is a chance for your body to recharge, reset, and heal -- and if you are not getting enough shut-eye, the wear and tear associated with aging is going to accumulate much quicker.
As you might have guessed from reading the previous section of this article, preventing wrinkles and fine lines starts with promoting healthy habits. Avoiding cigarettes and alcohol, eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated, and using sunscreen on a regular basis are all good ways of preventing the development of wrinkles, for example. Getting enough sleep is also a huge plus -- and a daily moisturizer can work wonders, as well.
The same products and lifestyle changes that prevent wrinkles are also oftentimes the best methods of treating wrinkles. Therefore, maintaining a good diet and lifestyle are simply irreplaceable.
If these methods do not seem to work as well as you would like, then you may wish to consider botox treatment. If you are interested in pursuing botox or other more intensive treatment options for wrinkles or aging, then we encourage you to contact BH Skin online today to pursue dermatologist-lead treatment options for your skin condition.
If you believe that a home-based remedy could be the solution to your issues, on the other hand, then browsing our Skin Style selection is likely the best first option for you.