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most common wrinkles
Gravity, as Hollywood bombshell Marilyn Monroe once quipped, has a way of catching up with all of us. The time she uttered those words, she was in her late 30s with visible laugh lines on her face. Indeed, despite the seeming preponderance of botox treatments and surgical options to stop wrinkles from appearing on your face over time, and whether or not you are a celebrity, wrinkles remain as inevitable as the graying of hair.
Wrinkles almost always appear as lines, ridges, or creases in the skin. They are mostly associated with the lines on the face, but the fact is, they also appear in parts of the body that receive the greatest exposure to the sun and the elements. These include the back of the hands, the neck, and the top of forearms.
Far too often, wrinkles develop as natural signs of aging. They usually appear in your 20s, when your skin begins to produce less collagen than it used to when you were younger. To overcome wrinkles or at least diminish them, although in some cases it proves to be a remedy, you can use coconut oil. Collagen is a protein that lends resilience and strength to your skin. Similarly, another protein called elastin, which provides the skin extra elasticity, becomes worn out over time.
With your skin becoming thinner, drier, and less capable of stretching and recoiling, it becomes subject to greater damage, resulting in the formation of wrinkles.
But while it is true that having wrinkles is a natural part of growing old, there are actually a number of factors that can either exacerbate or retard their development in your skin.
For instance, many experts believe that the tendency to develop wrinkles may have an underlying genetic cause. You don’t need to look far to determine whether you will have wrinkles anytime soon; you just need to take a look at your own mom or grandmother. Studies show that women whose mothers have had wrinkles at an early age are also likely to develop wrinkles at the same age than those whose mothers didn’t have wrinkles until a later time.
Your degree of exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun may also determine the speed of the appearance of wrinkles on your face. The more time you spend under the sun, the greater the tendency for your skin to get damaged, leading to wrinkles. This is particularly true among beach bums or those who regularly subject themselves to suntans. It is for this reason why wearing a sunscreen before going out is a must in order to avoid premature aging of the skin.
Wrinkles are also caused by repeated facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning, or squinting. Over time, as the skin on your face loses its natural elasticity, it tends to “remember” expressions that you frequently make. These include laugh lines that normally form when you smile.
Another factor than can speed up the formation of wrinkles is smoking. This unhealthy habit tends to accelerate the aging process of your skin, making it prone to damage and subjecting it to the quick development of wrinkles.
As a whole, wrinkles are seen as signs of wisdom and maturity. However, many people, particularly women, scoff at the sight of these lines on their faces. As a result, we now have a multibillion dollar industry dedicated to minimizing or else completely eradicating the visibility of wrinkles.