Appearance of wrinkles or fine lines with ageing is natural. But do you know you ageing is not solely depends upon the same? Sometimes other factors can be the reason behind skin wrinkles. Here are 9 reasons behind them:
Exposure to sun
UV rays can penetrate the skin’s deepest layer and can cause damage to the skin quality. This damage is one of the major reasons for wrinkles. Jerome Potozkin, MD, board-certified dermatologist, says. “Sun damage results in loss of collagen and elastin resulting in wrinkling of the skin.” So, for the next time, When going out in the sun, be sure to wear your sun cream.
Not Sleeping Properly
Beauty sleep contributes to your healthy skin. Getting enough sleep is essential to help you feel your best. Your sleeping pattern can majorly effect your skin. Sleeping less causes wrinkles because the pH of the skin is altered the skin cells’ ability to remain hydrated. Make your habit to at least sleep 6-8 hours for maximum health benefits including more hydrating skin.
We know it is hard to quit smoking but lesser you know that smoking can accelerate the normal aging process of your skin, contributing to wrinkles. This may be due to smoking’s effect on collagen production in the body. Less production of collagen can be signs of early ageing. Also, smoking narrow of the blood vessels in the skin, which leaves it more prone to wrinkling.
Lack of nutrition leads to many health problems. If you are not consuming enough proteins, vitamins, minerals then it could adversely affect your skin health too. Healthy skin calls for proper nutrition. Not having diet full of highly-processed foods makes it difficult to maintain soft, youthful glow.
The free radicals of air pollution has major effects on the human skin. These free radical in the environment is majorly due to air pollution. Exposure of the skin to air pollutants has been associated with skin aging and inflammatory or allergic skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis or acne.
Excess Sugar Intake
Exceeding the limit of sugar can fast track the aging process and also cause dark circles, wrinkles, dehydrate skin. It is because of “glycation”- When sugar enters your blood stream, it binds to proteins. Toxic compounds called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs ) are produced during glycation,. These can cause wrinkles, sagging, dark circles under eyes Elastin and collagen are both proteins and building blocks of the skin.
When everybody around us is stressing over something. We would like to aware you about the fact that Stress increases cortisol levels which will reduce the skin’s ability to hold moisture. Maral K. Skelsey, says “Additionally elevated blood sugar damages the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. These are the critical support structures that keep skin from sagging and developing wrinkles.”
So, now you know that ageing is not the only reason behind wrinkles and fine lines on your skin. You better start working on your skin goals.