Why? Because it is a sign of aging. It means you are getting old. This vile curse hits everyone not leaving a single soul behind. Sometimes you wonder, with the advances in technology, is there not a cure to this problem? The answer is yes! Although there is no definite cure to aging yet, there are actually a few ways available to reduce these aging lines.

Long before the skin experts learn the art of reduction of wrinkles, they had a long time trying to understand what this is. Because microscopically, these cells don’t get old. What we see as the crow’s feet, for example, are actually these skin cells growing out and lining into a fold creating the illusion of wrinkles. Hence, in the early times, scientists had difficulty finding solutions.  To get the best care of our skincare, we should also get a grasp of knowledge about skin aging from the experts.

Let’s start with fine lines – these are that micro minuscule line you can barely see unless you get very close to the mirror to look at them. Wrinkles are much deeper and create bigger crease than the fine lines hence can be seen from a distance. As time goes by, and without adequate care, the fine lines can turn into wrinkles, which as said before, is much more visible to the naked eye.

When studying the cause of aging, the main factor is, of course, age. Also, according to researchers, lines and wrinkles appear at an earlier age for those with fair skin compared to dark skin. Because these two are factors that are not within the capacity of human control, there is no way trying to fix that.

However, other causes of skin aging are very well modifiable. Researchers found that the biggest contributor to skin aging is the ultraviolet rays. This should not be a problem anymore with the invention of sunblock. The application of sunblock of SPF30 and above should be able to block out harmful rays.

In discussing anti-aging methods, one product has been proven to always do the deed. It is the retinoid. Retinoid is basically a topical vitamin A. But its anti-aging property is not basic. Retinoid is the most effective carefully studied cosmetic product that works by accelerating cell growth hence causing the production of skin folds and wrinkles to be halted.

Aside from that, dry skin can also speed up the aging process. Same as how dry leather products form lines and cracks, the skin will form lines and crack if exposed to dryness for a long period of time. Hence, it is very important to maintain moist skin. Among ways effective to maintain a good skin hydration is to apply daily moisturizer, drink a healthy amount of water, and wear a hydrating mask at least once a week.

Anti-aging, however, does not always need you to spend a whole lot of money on beauty products. Among useful anti-aging tips that are totally costless are practicing a well-balanced diet. A well-balanced diet is defined as eating all food classes in the right amount. A balanced diet rich in antioxidants from fruits and vegetables is found useful in combating premature skin aging.

Lastly, one can always benefit from a healthy lifestyle consisting of good 8 hours of sleep, no smoking habits, limited alcohol consumption, and a few hours of weekly exercise. These have been shown to not only slow down the aging process, but also protect from the body from old age diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Of course, there’s a reason why the princess that sleeps for a hundred year woke up and called Sleeping Beauty!


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