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How to treat the 4 types of wrinkles

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Known by many names crow's feet, laugh lines creases,


Unless you have found a way to cheat father time wrinkles are in your future.  Wrinkles are a defining characteristic of  the natural aging process.  Superdrug surveyed 2000 women.  The beauty retailer found that by age 29 women are worried about aging.  There top concerns are wrinkles and sagging skin.

Did you know that not all wrinkles are the same?

As a matter of course most believed that there were two types of wrinkles.

Dynamic Wrinkles - Those lines that develop from facial movements, such as smiling.

Static Wrinkles - Lines that form due to loss of elasticity and collagen, which causes the skin to eventually sag.  

In 2006 researchers at the university hospital of Liege, Belgium published a study in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. In this study they  identified four different categories of wrinkles.


This is a breakdown of the different types of wrinkles, what causes them and my tips treat them.  These tips will help you achieve healthy, youthful skin.

Wrinkles:  4 Types and their causes

1. Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids
These lines dissipate when your skin is stretch taut.  These wrinkles can be found anywhere on the body.  This loss of collagen and elasticity is caused by free radicals unleashed by UV exposure.  I can not say it enough or loud enough SPF protection should be a part of your daily routine.

2. Permanent Elastic Creases
These are crease lines that become permanent wrinkles as we get older.  They are most prominent on your upper lip, your cheeks and at the base of the neck.  Sun exposure make this type of wrinkle worse.  Smoking is a major factor.  Repeatedly pursing your lips while smoking.  You are also exposing the surface of your skin to carcinogens.  Plus when you smoking your body can not properly circulate oxygen to your skin. Your skin needs oxygen to heal and form new skin cells.  


Your complexion and your body will thank you.

In this example, Brenda (left) smokes 1/2 a pack a day and has had 7 times as much sun exposure as her twin, Barb (right) causing her to look years older.
A doctor Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University notes that Brenda's wrinkles around her mouth and under her eyes are telling signs of a smoker.  

3. Dynamic Expression Lines
These are caused by repeated muscle movement.  Most noticeable around he mouth, eyes and forehead.  These wrinkles are caused by life's moments.  Things like laughing with friends, squinting, because of the bright sunlight.  

4. Gravitational Folds
The aging process causes the skin to loose structure so it starts to sag and fold.  When you have plumper skin this is less apparent.

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The best approach to wrinkles is prevention

Please dont wait to see lines start a skincare routine now and make sure to include anti aging products.

This a vitamin A derivative that smooth by exfoliating, lifting dead skin and encouraging new cell growth. This in turn causes the production of collagen, which firms the skin.  

Retinol causes sensitivity to the sun so in my opinion it should be part of night time routine. 

This acid is a moisture humectant, which means it hold moisture to the skin. This fills in fine lines restoring suppleness to your skin.

As mentioned earlier free radicals cause damage, antioxidants stops this type of damage and encourage cell repair.  It is oh so important to have antioxidants in your daily routine.  

These amino acids which make make up the skin protein collagen.  Peptides fortify your skin and bring back the firmness.  This is the strong wall you can build to defend against wrinkles

Eat Skin Boosting Foods

The inside to outside approach

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It is important to get lots of nutritious whole foods to feed your skin.  Also the more vitamin C you get the fewer wrinkles and dry skin you will have.

Exercise, sleep and repeat

Stress releases cortisol, to much of this breaks down collagen.  This is why your complexion looks dull and tired when you are stressed.  To neutralize cortisol production you must sleep and exercise. 

My top picks to say goodbye to wrinkles

Skincarre Regimen

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