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Tips To Beautiful Skin: Wrinkles – How To Prevent Wrinkles

 

 

Introduction

One of the things we dread as we age is not just hair loss but wrinkles. Nothing makes us look older faster than developing wrinkles. To help avoid wrinkles here are a list of causes of how people develop wrinkles.

Smoking

You may not see it, but if you smoke you are not only damaging your health but you are damaging your skin that can lead to premature wrinkling. Smoking not only gives your face wrinkles, but the skin all over your body will develop premature wrinkles also.

The amount of damage you do to your skin will depend on how many cigarettes you smoke per day and how long you smoke. You may be able to damage your skin with only just ten years of smoking.

How does smoking damage your skin? The nicotine and other chemicals you intake during smoking causes the blood vessels in your skin to narrow and restrict blood flow. When this happens less nutrients are allowed to get to your skin. This also damages the fibers in your skin that strengthen it and gives it elasticity.

With the lack of nutrients and the damage to the fibers that give you skin strength, your skin will begin to sag and wrinkles will form.

Sun Light

We all want that glowing tan that gives us that healthy look, but exposure to sunlight or UV (ultraviolet radiation) can damage your skin, not only making you susceptible to skin cancer but premature wrinkles also. The UV radiation penetrates your skin damaging the fibers in your skin causing your skin to sag resulting in premature wrinkles.

It is recommended by most dermatologists today, that you use a sunscreen every day of the year. This is especially important for people with light or fair skin, who tend to develop more sun damage. Most moisturizers today provide a sunscreen in their products that you can apply in the morning before you go out.

Aging

Through the normal process of aging we develop wrinkles. The skins strength and elasticity is lost which causes your skin to sag and wrinkles to develop. This is most prevalent in the areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun.

This makes it more important to stay out of the sun and use a sunscreen daily.

Conclusion

To keep looking younger longer stay away from things that can cause you to develop premature wrinkles. Stop smoking, stay away from UV light as much as possible and use a moisturizer with a sunscreen everyday.

Jimmy C has been studying skin care for many years. Â Â He has studied many aspects of caring for the bodies skin and keeping it youthful and free of irritants. Â He has helped many people keep their youthful appearance and operates the web site Skin Care which discusses many aspects of caring for the skin.

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Healthy Skin Tips: Don’t Lose Sleep

There are some excellent skin products available to help your skin look its best (such as all natural makeup, for example) but one of the most significant tips to beautiful skinhas to be get enough sleep.

On the whole, an adult needs at least 8 hours sleep a night – in reality the sleep we actually get averages around 6-7 hours. Too many people get by on less. I used to work shifts and I know what a dramatic impact that can have on all the body’s functions.

Health and beauty is very much a holistic process and reduction in health shows in different ways around the body. The skin is often a good indicator.

It might be a good idea to understand what happens when we sleep. As our rest progresses, the body produces more insulin and cortisol, and this results in increased production of collagen, which is so important to a healthy skin. One of the collagen benefits is the retention of water. The correct levels of moisture in the skin leave it looking plump and fresh; not enough sleep leaves the skin looking tired and drawn with fine lines and dark circles under the eyes.

Much of the body’s repairs go on as we sleep and a lack of sleep affects the immune system. This leads to skin problems such as rashes and even eczema. During our deepest sleep growth hormones do their most important work and cell and tissue repair takes place.

Feeling not as active as you might be? Is your skin looking sallow or unhealthy? The first of the tips to beautiful skin you should put into practice is to get enough sleep.

Find out more about the importance of sleep in this article from the Los Angeles Times.

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