Wrinkles may be your worst enemy, but learning a little bit more about them could be just what you need to reduce and prevent them. You might just find a solution to the crow’s feet and smile lines that are bugging you!
Genetics. Did you know that genetics play a huge role in the wrinkles you’re likely to get? While sun exposure is a key factor in wrinkle formation (slather on that sunblock!) your DNA is the number one determining factor of the structure and texture of your skin.
Wondering what’s in store for you? Look to your mom, aunt or grandmother and see how father time has treated their skin. If you see deep lines around your mom’s eyes, for instance, you can focus on that area in particular with products like Hydroxatone’s Deep Wrinkle Concentrate.
Sleep position. Your soft, fluffy pillow may not seem like it could cause wrinkles, but the way you sleep on it can, according to Woman’s Day Magazine. Over time, the skin on your face loses firmness and the fine lines that develop as your face is pressed against the pillow in your sleep become more ingrained. It may become more difficult for the skin to smooth out after being wrinkled against your sheets.
One way to prevent this is to teach yourself to either sleep on your back all the time or to vary your sleeping position. It may also help to use a hydrating wrinkle cream like Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex to give your skin an overnight boost.
Vision problems. Are you developing deep frown lines between your eyebrows? Despite their name, these may actually be caused by squinting. Without knowing it, you might be squinting at your computer screen all throughout the day or to see street signs in the distance while driving. You might need glasses (or a stronger prescription)!
Schedule an appointment with an eye doctor. Getting glasses or contacts could prevent you from squinting, stopping those frown lines in their tracks.
Of course, gravity and your body’s natural aging process are the leading culprits when it comes to wrinkles. The best prevention is hydration – with lotions and creams as well as water. Look for products with collagen-stimulating ingredients like vitamin C, peptides, alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids.