What are prominent causes of wrinkles?

Aging skin is such a major issue whether you are a baby boomer, a Gen-X-er or, a millennial.  It seems more women and men alike, are becoming disconcerted at a younger age about wrinkles and exhibiting other signs of skin aging.  This growing concern, in fact, has turned into a growing market for skincare products that is now pegged to be worth over a million dollars, and is projected to grow rapidly into a trillion dollar industry in the next 10 years.

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The lucrative market has attracted plenty of old and new players to claim their chunk of the pie.  With so much potential revenue up for grabs, the players have upped their game both on the R&D and marketing fronts.  Many, however, are heavy on the marketing, and the US Food and Drug Administration has started to take notice the incredible, often baseless, claims being made about products promising to vanish wrinkles with just regular, topical application.

The marketing stunt is one thing but, the growing consumer miseducation and ignorance is another concern.  How about you?  Do you have the slightest idea what’s really causing your wrinkles to show?

The top causes of wrinkles

Wrinkles appear as a result of many factors, including the ones you can’t control, which includes age and senescence, and the genes that you inherited.  Your genes predispose you to suffer from premature aging or, to keep your youthful glow longer.

Senescence isn’t something that you can stop but, certainly a factor that you can delay.  That’s when other factors that are within your control come into play.  Those factors include your sleeping habits, vices, diet plan, physical activity and other lifestyle choices.  Whenever you make the right choices, you support your entire body to fight aging, including your skin.  However, when you make poor choices, your cells degenerate faster and make available the replacement at a much slower rate.

When your skin cells are unable to facilitate a faster turnover rate, it is unable to replace lost or damaged cells on the surface, causing your skin to become dry, in effect decreasing your skin elasticity, and making your skin more prone to wrinkles and other signs of skin aging.

Improperly executed skincare routines also unnecessarily damage your skin.  If you’re being too rough, you end up sloughing off otherwise healthy skin cells.  If you’re missing out on any skin protective or regenerative ingredients, you’re missing out on the opportunity to shield your skin from damage or to revive stressed skin cells.

How you can prevent wrinkles

 Unfortunately, despite many products claiming to reverse signs of skin aging, there may be a slight possibility for improvement but still, nothing beats wrinkle prevention.

That’s why you need anti-wrinkle creams that work just as the Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum does.  It’s a multi-functional cream which simultaneously reinforces your skin’s outer layer and floods your skin with antioxidants to enhance your skin’s protection from damage.  It also contains cell-communicating ingredients that help power up your skin’s repair and renewal processes.

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For the most part, wrinkle creams piggybank on boosting skin moisture.  This is what makes your skin instantly firm following cream application.  What does make benefits last are skin precursors infused in a number of wrinkle creams, such as peptides, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.  Think of these ingredients as adding up additional raw materials so as to improve the skin’s ability to manufacture a new layer of skin or, to fill in the hollow areas of skin so that when these plump up, your wrinkles seemingly disappear or become less prominent.

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 Pay closer attention to what anti-wrinkle cream manufacturers claim their goods can do.  When the marketing blurb starts to sound like a sci-fi film, turn your back and go find something else with truthful claims.


Lisiana Carter

The author Lisiana Carter

Lisiana is a renowned independent researcher and is studying the impact of technology in the beauty industry. She is passionate about beauty, makeup, fashion and skincare industry. She holds a Ph.D. in beauty and thereby has been consistently sharing her experience by writing various articles related to makeup, beauty, fashion and skin care. She has been writing on beauty and skin care related topics from past 10 years.

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