Getting Rid Of Wrinkles, Fine Lines, And Fighting Off Aging!
The skin is the largest organ of our entire body. It covers the entire body, and it does an amazing job from keeping all our body parts well hidden behind it! It’s about 16%of our total body weight. Yes, that’s how big it is!
The skin is our body’s first line of defense. It prevents harmful bacteria and other microorganisms from penetrating inside our body. It harbors normal flora (non-harmful bacteria that resides on the skin) that prevents multiplication of harmful organisms.
Our skin is exposed to the harmful elements by doing its job. Smoke, UV lights, and unseen bacteria are just some of the things that our skin deals with every day! This is why people who are often exposed to harsh elements have more matured (and stressed-looking) skin.
Causes Of Wrinkles/Habits That Give You Wrinkles
The cause of having these fine creases on the face and neck is attributed to a complex combination of internal and external factors. Genetics, for one, is something we cannot modify. On the other hand, the external factors are manageable and can be easily addressed with some products and lifestyle modification.
Naturally, as we grow older, we lose the elasticity of our skin. We also lose the fatty tissues underneath the skin which makes it tight, supple, and full to touch. As we progress in our life, we will eventually have loose and saggy skin.
The sun is the ultimate source of life and energy. Unfortunately, it has a certain ray that is capable of damaging the skin. We cannot change the sun, of course! But we can minimize our exposure to it! Sun bathing, unfortunately, is an excellent source of UV exposure.
Many, many people have taken refuge to smoking. Many went to it for stress relief. Some claim it helps them concentrate. Some others were caught by peer pressure. But no matter how it started, sooner, addiction kicks in, and it becomes hard to quit.
But did you know, when you smoke, you are depleting your vitamin C! To give you a clear picture, vitamin C is one of the most abundant antioxidants the body uses to get rid of free radicals and maintain your cells healthy. If you don’t have enough of it, eventually, your skin (and other cells in the body) will start to suffer and age fast.
It doesn’t end there. Your skin is directly exposed to the chemicals present in the smoke you exhale! Your blood vessels constrict and limit the blood supply to your periphery. And guess what, the skin is the furthest organ from the heart!
Lack of Sleep
Our body effectively repairs and regenerates damaged organs during our rest. Yes, that is when we sleep. That is why we need enough sleep every day so that we can regain the strength we lost while working throughout the day.
Lack of sleep at night makes you sleepy the next morning, and you lack the energy. I know you have felt this. And when you do it often, our body’s regular function will be disrupted. Not enough time to heal means that the organs of our body will be working overtime to maintain equilibrium. This, my friend, leads to premature aging of the skin!
How To Prevent Wrinkles
For the young people (and seasoned people!), who don’t have these fine lines and wrinkles yet, good for you! Maintain it! Don’t let your skin appearance overtake your age! Here are some ways to prevent and the delay the onset of skin aging.
Hang Out, Have Fun
Have you ever heard the saying that “laughter is the best medicine”? Yes, of course! Who doesn’t? Well, when you hang out with people younger than you or a youthful group, your stress levels (stress makes you look old!) are lessened. Your bodily functions relax as you are getting relaxed. This boosts your immune system, increases your happy hormones and brings a youthful glow on you!
Minimize Sun Exposure
Now that we know how the sun contributes to the integrity of our skin, the wise thing to do is minimize exposure to it! And if you must be exposed, wear sunscreen[. Choose something that has high SPF.
Quit Smoking/Avoid Exposure To Smoke
If you are not smoking, that is great! If you are, I guess it’s time to quit. Don’t wait for wrinkles and fine lines to show up before you decide to stop smoking!
Give your body enough time to rest and recuperate from the day’s hard work. Don’t neglect sleep. I know, sometimes, sleep only hampers progress. But when people get sick, it hijacks progress and accelerates skin aging.
How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles
When the creases and wrinkles on the face and neck has already taken its early onset, prevention should still be done, but now, there is a need for active involvement in getting rid of it and reversing its effects
Retinoids have long been proven to reverse the signs of aging. It helps by stimulating the skin (through the surface) to produce more collagen to make skin plump and hyaluronic acid that smoothens the skin’s surface.
This may come a little expensive per quantity as its ingredients are rare and scarce. Flower oils and seed oils are known to restore and help regenerate damaged skin tissues. Using it regularly can help erase fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C and E
Vitamin C and E are powerful antioxidants that fight off free radicals in our cells. Taking daily oral supplementation can have a great impact on the integrity of the skin.
Botox is one sure-fire immediate way to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. They are expensive, but they are effective. Still, you may be left with thin skin.
In a recent study conducted by Professor Mark Birch-Machin in Newcastle University, UK, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, they have found out that the mitochondria (the power house of skin cells) plays and important role in the aging of the skin.
They have found out that an enzyme activity of the cell’s power house decline as we age. The significance of their findings is not exclusive to the skin and is also applicable to other tissues and organs of the body.
The research is focusing on the possibility to augment the decreasing enzyme as the body age thereby effectively countering the manifestation of aging skin. In the future, this may be another way to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines.
Wrinkles, fine lines, and skin sagging are natural results of aging. But in our modern world, with all the modern technology, many products and procedures have proven to combat and reverse skin aging. Aside from the available treatments, many scientists and researchers are still searching for a more advanced way to address the aging of the skin.
Many people desire to have smooth, radiant, supple and wrinkle free skin. The good thing is, our modern world has the solution and making things better for the future.
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