What are wrinkles?
Wrinkles are creases/folds in the skin.
Our society is one that celebrates looking youthful and scorns age.Our media, whether its online or on TV, is saturated with beautiful,young faces.
Many of you who face this problem might be looking at some natural remedies. Is n't it? Well, You are at the right place.
Reasons of wrinkles
Dehydration – 0utermost layer of your skin may feel rough if it does not contain enough water.
Lack of sleep – Prolonged lack of sleep will reduce the quantity of growth hormone which has a great role in keeping various body tissues healthy and their renewal including the skin tissue.
Ageing and weight – Being underweight reduces the natural fats in the facial structure which allows the skin to sag and adds to the appearance of wrinkles.
Overweight people especially as they age, tend to be less active and this leads to chronic health problems and the cycle of ageing continues.
Foods – Foods that cause inflammation like refined sugar, white flour and even excessive dairy products can readily create inflammation in the body which contributes to the aging process. These foods tend to make body heavier in feel and appearance because the internal organs are actually suffering from inflammation.
Smoking – the reason for the premature wrinkles among smokers lies in the reduction of vitamin C level in their blood. vitamin C is a key component in the production of collagen fibres which are responsible for the elasticity and also of youthful and healthy skin.
Sun damage – solar radiation accelerates destruction of collagen fibres in our skin through oxidation process.
Choices – Choosing television in the evening over physical exertion can lead to premature aging.
If you sleep on your stomach – Stomach sleeping can accelerate aging ; so back sleeping is the way to go.
Genetics – The tendency to repair genetic damage and the amount of antioxidants our body produces naturally are inherent in our genome. So our parents also affect the degree of damage caused to our skin with the aging process.
Air pollution – Air pollution can cause premature aging on the faces of city dwellers.
Alcohol – Have you noticed how you look little worse after a night of drinking? That’s all due to the dehydrating effects of alcohol.
Using too many skin care products – Using too many skin care products can lead to irritation and redness which makes signs of aging more noticeable.
Drinking out of a straw – Drinking out of a straw involves muscle contraction around the lips. If this is done repeatedly, the muscles will become stronger and wrinkles will become deeper and more apparent.
Dry skin – Make sure you moisturize day and night especially on your face. Investing in a nourishing under eye cream is also a good idea since the skin underneath the eyes is thinner and more susceptible to fine lines.
Frequently asked questions :
Whats the reasons of wrinkles in young age?
Facial expressions, for example, repeatedly smiling, frowning, squinting can lead to fine lines and wrinkles at a younger age.
What’s the reasons of wrinkles in older age?
When a person is young the skin springs back, but as they get older, the skin ,loses its flexibility. Springing back becomes harder and less frequent, resulting in more permanent grooves.
Tips to avoid wrinkles:
1) Avoid the sun. To protect your skin, be sure to wear at least an SPF 30 daily.
2) Exfoliate your skin’s surface with a skin care product formula with alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy acids.
3) Smog free home by getting an air purifier and changing your air filters. It might just make some difference in your skin.
4) Alcohol- Cut back on the drinking or at the very least, be sure to sip more water.
Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up.
keep water next to your bed when you go to sleep at night.
keep water at your desk at work.
carry a water bottle with you in your bag.
5) For maximum health and beauty benefits try cutting out sugar. You will have more energy, lose weight.
6) Sedentary life – A lack of exercise can hamper proper blood circulation and reduces the amount of oxygen to the skin. This in turn leads to wrinkles and faster aging.
7) Do not smoke.
8) Get enough sleep.
Home remedies to avoid wrinkles –
Rose water – A face pack made up of rose water, honey and turmeric. Use this mixture to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin to prevent wrinkles.
Lemon juice – Massage with lemon juice all over your skin to help get rid of wrinkles. The juice works as a deep cleansing agent, astringent and may help keep the skin clean.
Papaya – Mash a ripe papaya and apply the pulp to the face and neck. The essential vitamins found in papaya help keep the skin smooth and unlined.
Facial massage – Regular facial massage can help prevent wrinkles . The strong strokes of a massage also help prevent permanent lines and drooping of the skin.
Face pack – Take 5-6 almonds soaked in raw milk for 12 hours , peel the almonds cover and make a paste with milk .Apply it on your face and after it gets dried , wash with warm water. Wonderful results will be yours.
Foods you should include in your daily diet:
Legumes such as peas, chick peas etc.
All types of berries
All fruits and juices
Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage,cauliflower, broccoli.
Foods to avoid :
Sweets and candies
Point to be noted : The more you hold hope, optimism and joy at the top of your list of priorities, the younger your face will appear. Moreover happiest people live longer often with fewer health problems like heart disease, high Blood pressure and even aching joints, bones etc.
Dr. Suman Setia BAMS DNHE PGDHHM