What is the main cause of wrinkles?
- Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.
- Ultraviolet radiation, which speeds the natural aging process, is the primary cause of early wrinkling.
- Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers, which lie in the deeper layer of skin (dermis)
Can face wrinkles go away?
- With the proper treatment and some patience, wrinkles can be reversed and the youthful appearance of healthy skin restored.
- Retinol, antioxidants and some peptides may result in slight to modest improvements in wrinkles. Products that contain alpha hydroxy acids — such as glycolic acid and lactic acid — may help remove the top layer of dead skin and stimulate new skin growth
At what age do wrinkles start?
Signs of aging
- Fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles are the most evident and often most concern-causing signs of aging for men and women. …
- Dullness of skin. …
- Uneven skin tone. …
- Dry skin. …
- Blotchiness and age spots. …
- Rough skin texture. …
- Visible pores.
Stress causes changes to the proteins in your skin and reduces its elasticity. This loss of elasticity can contribute to wrinkle formation. Stress may also lead to repeated furrowing of your brow that may also contribute to the formation of wrinkles.
How to Get Rid of Wrinkles
- Wear sunscreen.
- Limit sugar intake.
- Quit smoking.
- Use coconut oil.
- Take beta carotene.
- Drink lemon balm leaf tea.
- Change sleep position.
- Wash your face.
- Diet: Eat an Anti-inflammatory Diet. …
- Physical Activity: Move Your Body. …
- Alcohol: Imbibe in Moderation. …
- Sleep: ZZZ’s Help You Stay Young. …
- Sunlight and Air Pollution: Protect Your Skin. …
- Stress: Relax for Better Health. …
- Smoking: Quit or Don’t Start.
Here are some essential oils that may help improve the appearance of wrinkles when used in different combinations with a carrier:
- carrot seed
- clary sage
- ylang ylang
If you’re concerned about the appearance of your skin, you may want to visit a doctor that specializes in conditions of the skin (dermatologist) for further treatment.
The dermatologist will examine your skin visually. They’ll probably ask you questions about your health and lifestyle habits, such as your time spent in the sun and if you smoke.
Some treatments a dermatologist might recommend for wrinkles include:
- prescription topical vitamin A retinoids
- prescription topical antioxidants and collagen
- OTC wrinkle creams
- laser skin resurfacing
- light source and radiofrequency treatments
- chemical peel
- dermabrasion or microdermabrasion
- soft-tissue (dermal) fillers
- skin-tightening techniques, such as ultherapy
- facelift surgery
While wrinkle treatments can improve your skin’s appearance, the best way to avoid wrinkles is to protect your skin from the sun. Limit the time you spend outside when it’s sunny out, wear protective clothing, like a hat and long sleeves, and apply a daily sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
Lifestyle choices also affect your skin’s appearance. Apply moisturizer to your skin regularly to help keep it hydrated. Avoid smoking, which can dry and wrinkle your skin. Stick to a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods.
- Cho S, et al. (2009). Dietary Aloe Vera Supplementation Improves Facial Wrinkles and Elasticity and It Increases the Type I Procollagen Gene Expression in Human Skin in vivo.
- Fitzpatrick RE, et al. (2008) Double-blind, half-face study comparing topical vitamin C and vehicle for rejuvenation of photodamage.
- Flament F, et al. (2013) Effect of the sun on visible clinical signs of ageing in Caucasian skin.
- Jensen GS, et al. (2016) Reduction of facial wrinkles by hydrolyzed water-soluble egg membrane associated with reduction of free radical stress and support of matrix production by dermal fibroblasts.