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Friday, December 3, 2010

7 Reasons Why Your Skin Wrinkles

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What’s Behind Wrinkles?
How your skin ages and wrinkles is a very complex series of events, but the primary factors are:

1. Sun Damage
Repeated exposure to the deadly, carcinogenic rays of the sun or tanning beds destroys collagen, elastin, and produces abnormal skin cells that cannot behave like young skin. It is the major cause of wrinkling.
2. Genetics
Your skin color effects how your skin handles sun damage. If you have inherited a darker skin tone, then you will be less vulnerable to the sun’s impact on your skin.
3. Chronological Aging
Every year we get a little older and those added years negatively influence our skin, just as they do for the rest of our body.
4. Hormone Loss
Menopause changes the texture and elasticity of skin. The most common sign? Skin becomes crepey, thinner, and doesn't bounce back when pinched.
5. Fat and Bone Depletion
Your skin is supported by both fat and bone. As you age, some of that support is lost, which causes skin to sag.
6. Muscle Movement
The parts of your face you use the most wrinkle the fastest and deepest. Plus, facial muscles become lax over time, causing further sagging.
7. Disruption of Skin’s Protective Barrier
Unprotected sun exposure decreases vital substances in skin (such as ceramides and lecithin), leaving your skin more vulnerable to damage by the sun, smoke, air (oxygen), and pollution.

What About Collagen?
So, you’re at the cosmetics counter and the anti-wrinkle product you’re thinking of buying claims the collagen it contains can build collagen, resulting in firmer, less-wrinkled skin. That sounds great, but is it really possible?
No! Putting collagen in a skin-care product may sound like it can rebuild the collagen in your skin, but it absolutely cannot! Collagen as an added ingredient in a moisturizer can't make more collagen or bond to the collagen already in your skin. It just isn’t possible, no matter what the claims on the label say.
However, your skin does need collagen because it gives your skin its strength, resilience, and structure. The truth is, your skin actually loves making collagen already! It’s when the collagen becomes damaged by the seven reasons above that wrinkles begin to appear. Topically-applied collagen won’t fix the problem, but there’s a lot you can do to help repair the damage and bring your skin to a healthier, younger-looking state.
Any anti-wrinkle product worth your time and money is one that can help your skin function as younger skin. Keep in mind that to accomplish that, it takes an entire skin-care routine, not just one product. Carefully choose skin-care products that include lots of antioxidants, ingredients that can put back into skin what it has lost, ingredients that help generate normal cells again, and, of course, SUNSCREEN!

A couple more facts you need to know:
Fact1: Anti-wrinkle products that can’t live up to their claims are a waste of your money and will do nothing but cause you disappointment.
Fact2: There isn’t a miracle vitamin, plant extract, or any other ingredient anywhere in the world that can change one wrinkle on your face. Stop looking for one ingredient that does it all, because that just leads to disappointment. Just like your diet requires a variety of foods for you to be healthy, your skin needs a variety of ingredients to repair damage, strengthen its barrier, and make healthy collagen.

Source: CosmeticsCop.com


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