Combating the aging processes of the skin
Skin aging and wrinkling are two particularly unwanted signs of aging. Although there are few ways to prevent these aging processes, there are at least behaviors to delay the aging of the skin. Aging starts almost from the moment you are born, so if you want to counteract the signs of aging and wrinkles, you should start as soon as possible.
Causes of skin aging
Over time, the important skin constituents elastin and collagen begin to break apart and the skin loses its elasticity, basic structure and ability to repair itself. Cell proliferation slows down with age, cells and sebaceous glands deteriorate, so that the production of moisture subsides and the skin begins to become drier.
Several other environmental factors also contribute to skin aging and associated wrinkling. These include cigarette smoke, air pollution, laughter, frowning and, of course, the sun (unless sufficient sun protection is provided). With the way the individual lives, one has to hold in oneself the aging of the skin.
Delay the aging of the skin
Skin aging can be significantly delayed by appropriate skin protection from the sun’s destructive ultraviolet rays. These rays can penetrate into unprotected layers of the skin. There they produce a radiation that can seriously and permanently damage the cells of the skin tissue. UV-A rays are also suspected to release free radicals that can cause cell damage in the body.
Cigarette smoke also promotes the release of free radicals, which slow down the production of new collagen and elastin. To protect against free radicals, you should pay attention to a balanced diet with many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Smoking also impedes the circulation of the skin so that the epidermis (top layer of the skin) does not get enough nutrients to stay healthy.
Skin care against skin aging and wrinkling
Most important for delaying skin aging and wrinkling is keeping the skin clean, nourished and moisturized. Without proper skin cleansing usually the most expensive anti-wrinkle remedies will help. First wash with warm water and a mild soap. Then dab the skin dry, so you get your natural skin moisture. Hot water and non-mild soaps take the skin necessary moisture and thus promote dry skin. To help the skin regenerate, the cosmetics industry has developed a range of anti-aging and anti-wrinkle skin care products designed to moisturize and strengthen the skin from the inside out. An anti-wrinkle cream optimally increases the elasticity of the skin so that the skin feels smoother and more relaxed.
Further measures against aging processes of the skin
Unfortunately, skin aging is an unstoppable process and unfortunately this also applies to wrinkles. With a healthy lifestyle, including exercise, abstinence from smoking and excessive use of alcohol, as well as proper skin care, delay the aging of the skin and the formation of wrinkles as much as possible.