Wrinkles are facial lines, creases, and even ridges that form on your skin in response to the ageing process, and also in response to your regular facial expressions.
Regardless, you can have plumper, firmer skin.
There are three main causes of wrinkles and facial lines:
· the ageing process itself. As time goes on, you are getting older and the way your body works changes.
· habitual sleeping positions whether it is when you go to sleep, your position while you’re asleep, or when you wake up.
· weight loss
Did you know that, quite inadvertently, you may be encouraging more facial lines and wrinkles to form on your skin? You can change some of these habits and have firmer skin.
Some causes of wrinkles are:
· habitual facial expressions. With each facial expression, different lines form on your skin. These tend to quickly disappear once your expression changes. As you get older, your skin slowly becomes less elastic, and almost imperceptibly it becomes less able to spring back. Most people have facial expressions that are repeated many times a day. With age, these repeated facial expressions may eventually become permanent lines and wrinkles.
· after menopause, your skin produces less oil making it harder to keep it naturally hydrated. It also becomes less elastic and as time goes on, also more fragile.
· sun damage is a key cause of early lines and wrinkles, or premature ageing. Sun damaged skin may have fewer skin fibres, less fat, low cell turnover, and be more prone to sagging, with deeper lines.
· simply not drinking enough water
There are two main types of wrinkles:
· dynamic wrinkles which appear as a result of your facial movements, for example frowning or smiling
· static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles may become static over time as the skin becomes less elastic and less able to rebound from repeated creases. For example, facial lines like smile lines around the mouth may become more prominent with age.
As you age you may notice some creases, facial lines and wrinkles. Here are some of the common ones:
· forehead lines are horizontal lines on your forehead. You can see them as broken lines across the top of your t-zone
· worry lines appear as vertical lines between your eyebrows
· bunnies are the fine horizontal lines that appear over for your nose, near the eyebrows, and move horizontally towards the eyes.
· crows feet is a familiar one. It's where fine and then deeper lines radiate out from the corners of your eyes
· laughter lines create these double brackets from the end of your nose to beyond your mouth
· lip lines are those vertical lines that often appear first above the upper lip, and later on may also appear below the bottom lip. You may notice them when your lipstick starts to ‘bleed’.
· marionette lines appear vertically from the chin area. As you age, and the skin there sags, these may cause jowl wrinkles to form.
There is actually a great deal that you can do for yourself to reduce or even prevent facial lines and wrinkles from forming on your face, and to have firmer skin. Some of these are probably familiar.
Here is a short checklist:
· protect your skin from the sun. This means wearing a large floppy hat in the sunlight, and wearing an appropriate protective sun cream all year round, reapplying as necessary.
· where possible, choose skin care products with built-in UVA and UVB protection.
· moisturising your skin regularly can help to keep it hydrated, particularly after menopause.
· smoking can cause damage to your skin. Not smoking can mean less future damage to your skin.
· alcohol can be dehydrating.
· eating healthily for your skin can help you to achieve healthier looking skin.
Our non-invasive, science-based personalised skin care treatment in Woking can help to reduce your facial lines, wrinkles and creases, even if you have not yet menopaused, are menopausing, or have left menopause behind.
You really can have firmer skin.
Want to know more about the results that can be achieved at A Touch of Spa Beauty Salon in Woking? Go here to read some clients skincare stories.
If you’d like to find out more about:· wrinkles, fine facial lines and creases, go to my blogs and choose the premature ageing category for a host of useful information.
Menopausal and want to know how to manage your skin better, to have firmer skin? Go here for tips and advice.
If you are menopausal, you probably also have dry skin. Go here to get some helpful information.
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