Benjamin Franklin believed that there are just two certain things in this world: death and taxes. I would add wrinkles to the list. Lots of people think that face creases are the end of the world. Still, there are so many ways of fighting them. Below, we verify a few wrinkle myths and truths.
Women, below the age of 35, shouldn’t use anti-aging creams whereas the ones over 45 – no longer have to apply them.
Myth. Even 25-year-old women can go for anti-wrinkle creams if their skin is tired, sun-dry, damaged by smoking or an unhealthy lifestyle. Usually, women reach out for anti-wrinkle creams in their thirties. That is the time when there’s less sebum secreted. After all, sebum protects the skin against cold and dryness. The micro-circulation is weaker which results in a poorer delivery of oxygen.
Women, who turned 45, should apply anti-aging creams because such products are richer in nutrients than regular moisturizers. The older the skin, the faster it absorbs the valuable ingredients. Anti-wrinkle creams include, among others, vitamin C and E, folic acid and retinol.
Your lifestyle affects the occurrence of wrinkles.
True. Unhealthy diet, too much alcohol, too little sleep, staying in AC rooms long – these are the things that can make the skin of a 20-year-old girl look worse than a 35-year-old woman’s skin.
A lower level of hormones leads to the appearance of wrinkles.
True. When the level of hormones drops, the state of the skin changes:
- elastin and collagen fibers, which guarantee firmness and bounce, become weaker,
- sebaceous and sweat glands work less intensively which leads to a poorer protection from the skin dehydration,
- muscles, which support the face oval, are weaker, leading to the loss of firmness and smoothness on the cheeks.
Too much sunbathing makes wrinkles appear more quickly.
True. Sunrays, also the ones in sunbeds, irreversibly damage the elastin and collagen fibers as well as fat tissues in the epidermis, resulting in skin dehydration. The skin, which lacks moisture, gives the best conditions for the occurrence of wrinkles.
Are plump people lucky?
True. Plump women enjoy a smooth face longer because their fat layer is thicker. Fine lines on their skin are less visible.