When it comes to wrinkles, there are a lot of different culprits to worry about. Knowing where wrinkles come from can help you avoid some of them. There are factors that can come from your lifestyle, and there are other factors that can come from simply living life. Once you have a better understanding of what can cause wrinkles, you can then do more to protect yourself from getting them. Here are some of the top causes of wrinkles to be on the lookout for, and what you can do to help!
1. The Sun
UV rays from the sun are a major cause of wrinkles for many people. The sun enhances natural aging, which is the other major cause of wrinkles. In order to minimize the effects of the sun, make sure that every single time you go outside you’re wearing sunscreen on every bit of exposed skin to minimize the damage.
2. Unhealthy Lifestyle Choices
Drinking and smoking do more damage than just making your liver and lungs work overtime. They also dehydrate your skin and fill your otherwise clean pores with impurities. In order to stop the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle on your skin, consider quitting smoking and cutting back on your weekly alcohol intake.
3. Dirty Skin
Wrinkles can appear when your skin isn’t able to get clean. When you don’t properly clean your skin, it works harder to clean itself rather than maintaining its elasticity. This can happen when you spend a lot of time in dusty environments, or even when you do not remove your makeup at night. Thoroughly washing your face each night can make a huge difference in just how many wrinkles you see as you age.
4. Weight Loss
One of the things that can leave you with some unexpected wrinkles is actually getting healthier. If you recently lost weight or are in the process of losing weight, you skin could face developing a few wrinkles in different parts of your body. If your body was holding onto excess weight, your skin had to stretch to accommodate it. Once you lose that fat, your skin is still “stretchy” (for lack of a better word). This can also result in making you look older, since the fat under your skin was partly responsible for keeping your skin looking plump and healthy.
If you end up losing a significant amount of weight and your face is left looking older than you are comfortable with, there are many different types of fillers and other procedures that can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The same goes if you are noticing some of the fine lines that come along from any of these other causes. Speaking with Dr. Vargas can give you a really good idea as to what options you have, and what you will look like when the procedures are completed.