November 7, 2014

4 Types of Wrinkles and How to Avoid Them


Unfortunately over time our bodies will begin to show signs of aging. Wrinkles make themselves known, and can add years to our appearance. While all wrinkles may be equally hated, it is important to note that not all wrinkles are the same. Become familiar with the different types of wrinkles on your face and the treatments relevant to each of these.


Permanent Elastic Creases



These are crease lines that are present in the skin. These will become more and more visible over time, especially for those who are often exposed to the sun. These are the wrinkles that most often are present on the upper lip, the cheeks, and the back of the neck. As these wrinkles become more prominent, they often become embarrassing. To reduce the appearance of these wrinkles, it is important to reduce your exposure to the sun. This can be as simple as wearing a hat or covering with sunscreen when outside during the summer months. In addition to this, those who smoke will see these types of wrinkles more easily than those who don’t. Quit this habit to reduce the wrinkles.


Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids



These types of wrinkles will occur on many areas of the body, but may seem to disappear completely when the body is turned in a different way, in effect stretching the skin that way. These wrinkles signal that the skin has lost a part of its elasticity, and occur because of a loss of collagen. It is essential to protect your skin from these wrinkles by wearing sunscreen whenever out in direct sunlight. In addition to this, using moisturizer on your skin will also help prevent damage from being done.


Expression Lines



These are wrinkles such as smile lines and crows feet where our expressions we make on a daily basis influence the lines in our face. These lines will develop over time in these easily noticeable spots. There are small steps that can be taken to reduce these wrinkles. Even things as simple as wearing sunglasses while out in sunlight can reduce crows feet. In addition to this, use moisturizer on a regular basis to keep the skin healthy.


Gravitation Folds



True to the name these types of wrinkles come as we age because of the effects of gravity. Where and if these wrinkles occur will be determined by how thick your skin is. While it may seem counterintuitive, those with thinner face structures will see the effects of gravitational folds before those with a rounder face structure.

Understanding how wrinkles form and why is important for preventing them. Make the changes necessary in your routine to better protect yourself against the effects of aging.

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